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Communications Officer

Alberta Chamber of Resources

Job Description

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.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Writing – crafting clear and compelling messages in a variety of formats

  • Communication plans
  • Articles
  • Website
  • News releases
  • Letters
  • Emails
  • Reports
  • Minutes

Design – create layouts which invite readers to engage


  • Brochures
  • Reports
  • Handouts
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Event advertisements
  • Logo creation for committees
  • Webpage design (HTML code knowledge considered an asset)

 Events – planning, development and execution of a variety of events

  • Working with third party companies (A/V, Printing, Convention Centers, etc.)
  • Developing and creating PowerPoint presentations to coincide with speaking notes
  • Agenda development
  • Procuring/organizing all event suppliers
  • Selling/managing sponsorships and ensuring recognition is fulfilled
  • Creation of marketing pieces for events
  • Understanding of online platforms for audience engagement (i.e. Slido)
  • Development of program – content, layout, etc.
  • Communicate with speakers/guests for all logistical purposes

Other – general tasks and responsibilities that will be required on a day-to-day basis

  • Ensure organizations always portrays a positive and professional image
  • Maintain clear, accurate and up-to-date files and ensure confidentiality of all records, reports and minutes
  • Knowledge of social media platforms (Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
  • Development and execution of internal surveys amongst members
  • Ability to lead and manage organization sub-committees to drive success

Other Duties & Responsibilities

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.

  • Scheduling meetings amongst stakeholders
  • Ordering and setting up lunch for board meetings
  • Strong editing skills
  • Update of internal database contact list
  • Providing additional administrative support (when required)
  • Working within the constraints of a tight budget
  • Assisting with the procurement and management of the venue, catering, audio visual, event materials and distribution, registrations, set-up, and other logistics, as required
  • Helping manage day-to-day office activities to ensure smooth office operations
  • Assisting the Administration Manager and Executive Director with managing and providing administrative support to the Committees and working groups, as required


  • Strong communication skills
  • Computer and digital media skills
    • Microsoft Office (word, PPT, excel, publisher)
    • Adobe
    • Google Analytics
    • Word Press
    • Slido
    • Basecamp
    • ZOOM
    • Others as required*
  • Positive and outgoing customer service attitude
  • Ability to work with a variety of groups as well as independently
  • Minimal supervision required
  • ‘Self-starter’ approach
  • Ability to lead and manage others
  • Robust networking skills

Required Education & Experience

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.

How To Apply

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 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.

Contact For This Position
Alberta Chamber of Resources
Job Location
Job Level & Type
Intermediate Level
Full Time Permanent Staff Position
Listing To Be Posted Until
February 05, 2020
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