Environmental Public Relations Resume Sample

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Communications / Public Relations Professional

A focused and intuitive professional offering a passion for strategic communications and an intense commitment to positive public relations imaging. Acknowledged throughout career for demonstrating rational decision making: weighing facts and parlaying the most pertinent information accordingly. Confidently and clearly articulates direction, plans and tasks while employing intuitive problem solving strategies. Maintains utmost regard for procedural adherence. Tactful and discreet, with unwavering ethical integrity displayed in all endeavors. Well-developed people skills interacting with high profile individuals, general public, colleagues, and multiple agencies in a diplomatic, polished yet personable manner.

Core Competencies:

  • Media Relations
  • Executive Liaison
  • Press Releases
  • Bilingual English/French
  • Staff Leadership & Training
  • Multi-cultural Awareness
  • Crisis Response
  • Research, Writing & Reporting
  • Public/Corporate Affairs
  • Dispute & Issues Resolution
  • Public Management
  • Confidentiality Assurance

QUALIFICATIONS IN ACTION

BOARD COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, ECOSYSTEMS AND
SUSTAINABILITY REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS ADVISOR

April 2006 – Present
May 2005 – Aug 2005
Mar 2001 – Mar 2006

Environment Canada, Ottawa and Vancouver Offices
Promoted to this most senior level role primarily to integrate and deliver departmental objectives into the communications frameworks. Secondary accountabilities are to foster a more stable team-based workplace climate. Act as an expert advisor to the Minister and Minister's staff, and all subsequent divisional work groups, to develop successful positioning against emerging or high profile issues. Provide direction and HR functions for a team of four professionals. Co-manage a 100K O&M budget. Member of Deputy Minister’s Committee on Water Conservation and the Communications Management Committee.

  • Project manages the policy development of tenuous files such as Avian Flu, Vancouver 2010 Olympics, Wildlife Enforcement, Species at Risk, and Canada/US Ecosystem Initiatives and Water Quality Planning.
  • Environment Canada’s delegate for the Managers’ National Professional Development Forum in April 2006.

As the Regional Director of Communications, requested to fill this more senior role in Vancouver to oversee a six-member work unit, HR issues, and budgetary requirements during departmental transition processes. Conceptualized, actualized and evaluated many simultaneous and different public information campaigns.

  • Acted in a Change Agent capacity, strategically mapping out all communicates and subsequent activities for the Pacific & Yukon Region. Relied upon by the Minister of the Environment within the Pacific & Yukon Region as the key contact. Selected as Communications Management Committee Member. Attended Leadership for New Challenges Course to ready and provide insight to the incoming executives.

Initially retained from a competitive candidate pool as a Regional Communications Advisor. Responsibilities were diverse and included organizing critical events, campaigns, and opportunities. Partnered closely with other departments, stakeholders, and various NGOs. Delivered internal media relations and communicating science training sessions.

  • Regarded as a senior source. Appointed Chair of the Regional Clean Air Communications Team; BC’s designate for the Environment Canada Action Network and Pacific Committee for Empowerment of the New Generation of Government; and the representative of Society of Environmental Journalists' Annual Conference in Pittsburgh. Vital member of the Environment Canada French Connection, Green Team, and Health and Wellness Committees.
  • Granted autonomy for all science, risk and crisis communications response to oil spills, train derailments, ferry sinkings.
  • Earned significant national recognition receiving the government’s Instant Award for United Nations Environment Program Children's Conference (May 2002), and the Instant Award of Excellence for Contributing to Employee Well-Being and Programming (Dec 2004).
  • Recognized the importance of contributing back to the community. Headed the Environment Canada United Way Charitable Giving Campaign.
COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER May 2000 - Mar 2001

Health Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia
Retained to organize and participate in ministerial visits, press conferences and prepare ministerial advice. Monitored media coverage of health-related issues and wrote regional weekly media reports. Managed the content for Health Canada’s employee newsletter for BC and Yukon regions.

  • Researched region-specific communications initiatives.
  • Attended media relations training for federal government employees.
  • Served as Volunteer Advisor, Health Canada BC/Yukon Region for the United Way Fundraising Campaign.
BILINGUAL FREELANCE WRITER/ COMMUNICATOR May 2000 - Present

Nation-wide
Recognized the opportunity to capture public policy and government relations, strategic communications planning and output opportunities in a bilingual context. Client list includes but is not limited to Realm/Sphère Magazine, M. Fitzpatrick Inc., and the Yukon Territorial Government. Exceptional time management skills allow for workload completion in tandem with other professional accountabilities.

EDUCATION & SPECIALIZED TRAINING

POST BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA IN COMMUNICATION (with Co-op Certificate) 2003

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia

FIRST CLASS HONOURS ENGLISH DEGREE 1999

Saint Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Earned Dean's List Member status; Margaret MacGillivray-MacDougall Award for English; the Reverend R.J. MacSween Prize for Best Senior Thesis; Allard Tobin International Travel Scholarship; and Silver X Student Union Award for Outstanding Service.  Volunteered as Public Relations Assistant.

HIGHEST LEVEL FRENCH PROFICIENCY (Perfectionnement) completed 1998

Saint Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia

COMPUTER SKILLS:Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, HTML, and Internet Research.

ACTIVE PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Golden Key International Honours Society | International Association of Business Communicators

VOLUNTEER INITIATIVES

Member/ National Director of Communications/ Vancouver Coordinator

Responsible for all internal communications, bilingual media relations, policies and strategic planning.
National Leadership Core Team Member. Attend policy forums and team to compile nationally released reports. 

Focused - Intuitive - Resourceful


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