Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) is a provincial Treasury Board Crown Corporation, under the portfolio of the Ministry of Agriculture. SCIC's strategies align with the goals and direction of the Government of Saskatchewan. While the Government aims for economic growth, accountability and support of Saskatchewan families, SCIC focuses on producers, innovation, teamwork and community, accountability and leadership. As a values-based organization, these core values guide our thinking, our behaviour and our actions. Our mission is to provide an exceptional customer experience to farmers and ranchers through diverse programs and superior service. Our full suite of Business Risk Management programs include Crop Insurance, Agristability, Livestock Price Insurance and Wildlife Compensation and Prevention Program. In addition to our Operations, we have several support units, including Information Technology, Human Resources, Finance, Business Services, Strategy, Marketing and Communications and Central Support. Together, we work towards a vision to be the most trusted and relevant agriculture risk management partner in Canada.

Keep reading to learn more about how you can plant your roots, and grow your career at SCIC within the Strategy, Marketing and Communications Unit!

Reporting to the Manager, Marking and Communications, this position works out of the Strategy, Marketing and Communications (SMC) unit and is responsible for communications leadership and services within the Corporation. This position provides strategic communications, marketing advice and direction, public and media relations, writing, research, editing, and project and event co-ordination services to the Corporation and is concerned with the proper implementation and use of all communication tools used by the Corporation.

  • Research, coordinate, and provide advice and guidance to executive management and business units on branding, communications and marketing strategies, corporate advertising campaigns, media relations, digital campaigns, social media, writing, print/video/radio production, and internal communications strategies.
  • Develop and build innovative marketing strategies and campaigns within a defined budget based on solid data, market research and analysis and present recommendations to management.
  • Collaborates with a creative team to brainstorm and come up with branding ideas, graphic designs for the campaign and other promotional tactics that support business strategies and direction.
  • Implements and follows brand marketing guidelines to ensure consistency throughout all SCIC campaigns.
  • Work closely with customer service and program delivery on campaign execution.
  • Understand social media platforms and develop external and internal strategies.
  • Research, prepare, write, create, design and coordinate corporate news releases, annual reports, promotional print materials, articles for Ministry of Agriculture or industry publications, speeches, calendar, internal newsletters, and customer bulletins; and implement communications strategies that align with business goals.
  • Help drive employee engagement and create a culture of enhanced information sharing through internal communications strategies.
  • Create video storyboards and produce videos to align with corporate projects and initiatives.
  • Monitor social media and traditional media (print, television, radio, and public perception) for issues regarding SCIC programs to advise management and prepare responses and key messages.
  • Help generate executive communications such as presentations, media briefs, customer letters, and speaking points.
  • Review and edit corporate documents for clarity, grammar, and consistency.
  • Provide coordination and planning for trade shows, media events and other special events.

Qualifications:

To be successful in this position you will need a university degree in journalism, business administration or commerce majoring in marketing and a minimum of three years of experience in a marketing role. An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be considered. Other qualifications include:

  • Superior communications and interpersonal skills, with the ability to write and communicate complex concepts to senior leaders and senior government officials.
  • Ability to work with Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and web-based content management systems and social media content management systems.
  • Demonstrates integrity with a focus on service excellence and innovation.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Customer-focused with the ability to relate and appeal to the farming community.
  • Self-starter with a promotional and creative aptitude.
  • Familiarity with marketing methods, public relations techniques and social media.
  • Familiarity with print and/or digital media.
  • An in-depth knowledge of government operations and programs is preferable.
  • A criminal record check is required.
  • Should the successful candidate participate in the Crop Insurance or AgriStability Programs, their account must be in good standing.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.

Competencies:

  • Service Excellence: Delivers and provides additional information or service beyond customer expectations. Builds rapport and committed relationships. Uses customer feedback to make changes in work and personally commits to resolving customer issues.
  • Personal Leadership and Development: Balances organizational, team and individual commitments. Listens and influences others to generate enthusiasm. Recognizes strengths and is open to feedback on enhancing skills.
  • Strategic Thinking: Develops, leads and ensures meaningful communication to inspire and influence others to support strategies and key actions. Anticipates trends and develops strategies to move the organization forward. Commits to achieving success at the team and organizational level.
  • Decision Making: Explains the rationale for decisions and how it may impact the workplace. Decisions are aligned with position responsibilities, boundaries and organizational policies and practices. Will move the decision making to the appropriate level when the decision is outside of the position scope.
  • Innovation: Adapts methodology and ideas quickly for immediate or anticipated changes in the environment. Seeks opportunities for innovation and continuous improvement. Is a self-starter.
  • Analytical Thinking: Asks pointed questions and does research to learn more about the issue. Involves or moves the issue on to the right person. Makes revisions and alters solutions when required.
  • Team Collaboration: Uses different behaviours appropriate to the situation at hand to achieve desired results. Promotes an inclusive environment by working successfully with a wide range of individuals. Builds cooperation and communication between multiple teams, recognizing when teams could work together for improved success.
  • Building Organizational Community: Works toward solutions that all team members can support. Facilitates the discussion of issues between individuals, teams and divisions. Actively builds relationships by establishing respect, trust, support and understanding.
  • Communication: Identifies and presents information that will motivate, persuade, engage or influence others. Communicates strategically, considering such aspects as optional message timing, and form of communication. Uses several different arguments or points of view to support a position.
  • Accountability: Promotes integrity in others by maintaining consistent values and performance standards. Seeks and/or provides challenging assignments as learning opportunities. Honours commitments.
  • Performance Management: Takes/provides opportunities to learn and demonstrate new knowledge and skills. Reviews performance against clear standards of expectations.
  • Planning and Risk Management: Creates a personal work plan that contributes to the goals and work assigned to self and team. Divides objectives into manageable tasks and sets deadlines to keep projects moving forward.

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Melville, SK, Canada
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