About the Position
The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Executive Director and be required to identify communications opportunities for these organizations, create and implement communication plans, and evaluate the success. Event planning and management is also a vital role in this position as there are approximately three large events per year and several smaller events. This position requires knowledge on multiple online platforms, include ZOOM, Basecamp, SharePoint, WordPress and others. You will help to develop and drive initiatives to help meet each organization’s goals.
This position requires a hardworking and driven individual who has a passion for the Alberta’s resource and construction industries. You will be working closely with team members and the board on a daily basis. Direct communication (email, face-to-face, meetings, etc.) is required with a number of stakeholders and therefore, the candidate must able to be highly professional at all times. In a small tight knit office, this position works closely with other staff and must work collaboratively with Board of Directors, Members, Committee Members and External Agencies.
Specific areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to communications, industry knowledge/relations, media relations, event planning, government affairs, strategic planning, outreach programs, etc. Ensuring a cohesive message and brand within each organization is vital.
Writing – crafting clear and compelling messages in a variety of formats
Design – create layouts which invite readers to engage
Events – planning, development and execution of a variety of events
Other – general tasks and responsibilities that will be required on a day-to-day basis
As an NPO office with minimal staff, duties may be required that do not necessarily fall directly under communications. It is important for the successful candidate to be ‘all hands in’ and able to work in a flexible and rounded environment.
The ideal candidate will have a Degree or Diploma in Public Relations or Communications with a minimum of five to seven years of experience in a communication position, ideally in the private or public sector and/or with a recognized association. Knowledge or previous experience working in the resources, heavy industrial construction or maintenance industries are considered an asset.
Hours: Full-Time (Flexible)
Anticipated Start Date: February 2020
Salary Range: Negotiable
Benefits Package: Standard Benefit Program
Location: Edmonton, AB
Please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Communications Officer Application. In addition, we ask you to please submit two writing samples (design, newsletter, website creation, etc.). Please also note that only successful applicants will be contacted and may be asked to provide a work portfolio.