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College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta

Job Description

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is a non-profit, non-government, regulatory organization. CLPNA exists to protect Alberta healthcare users. Our first responsibility is to the public. We regulate the profession of Licensed Practical Nurses, setting and maintaining standards to ensure the public receives safe, competent, and ethical healthcare services. Our focus and commitment to public protection and regulatory excellence underscores everything we do.

This is a full-time temporary one-year appointment.


The Director of Communications is responsible for leading a team of communications staff and contractors to develop, implement and evaluate communications strategy to ensure relevant and timely information is available for stakeholders. Reporting to the Executive Officer, this position is responsible for developing innovative and integrated communications that translates key priorities within the CLPNA to useful, engaging information.  The Director manages internal and external communications, ensuring consistency and regulatory alignment, ensuring messages build on the positive regulatory reputation with the public, the health professions, and other stakeholders.


  • Develops, implements and updates communication strategies, policies and techniques that advance the organization’s ability to effectively communicate with targeted audiences
  • Oversees brand management and creative development of branded content to ensure that the CLPNA brand is current and relevant
  • Manages communications, marketing and public/media relations, ensuring communications are proactive, responsive and support regulation
  • Supports the organization in communication messaging, and plans for and executes crisis communications, anticipating, preventing and responding to complex issues and urgent needs
  • Establishes criteria and measures the effectiveness of the department’s strategic plan and implements a quality assurance process by establishing policies and processes that outline requirements
  • Acts as Editor in Chief of all organizational publications, including quarterly magazines and annual reports and websites, social media, etc., including assigning appropriate staffing and budgetary resources
  • Leads and participates in events, including planning, sponsorship management, implementation and evaluation


  • Demonstrates competencies of a leader, including self-awareness, self-management, self-development and demonstrated ethical behaviour
  • Builds collaborations and partnerships
  • Elicits engagement – mentors, encourages development, employs exceptional communication skills, builds opportunities for involvement and appropriate delegation
  • Thinks strategically, analyzes issues, builds consensus and identifies opportunities
  • Well defined interpersonal skills including diplomacy, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills, with the ability to build and maintain engaging relationships with stakeholders
  • Attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy
  • Demonstrate ability to manage multiple and conflicting priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Must speak, read and write English fluently
  • University degree (Bachelors or Masters) in a related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a Director or Manager role in communications, public relations or marketing, preferably within a regulatory environment
  • Experience in people leadership, strategic thinking, project leadership and evaluation
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and policies impacting the regulated healthcare professions is an asset
  • Proven ability to operate within a regulatory framework is an asset
  • Advanced PC/computer skills with solid understanding of MS Office and emerging communications technology and a variety of social media platforms
  • Must speak, read and write English fluently
  • Ability to travel provincially and nationally
  • Must own, properly register and insure own vehicle
  • Possess a valid Alberta Class 5 driver's license
  • Satisfactory professional and criminal reference checks

How To Apply

For further information on this opportunity, please contact Jodi Lindgren, Human Resources Consultant at

Please email your cover letter and resume, referencing Competition 21-101 to
Applications are accepted until January 28, 2021
CLPNA is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Contact For This Position
College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta
13163 146 Street
Edmonton AB T5L 4S8

Telephone: (780) 484-8886

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Job Location
Job Level & Type
Senior Level
Full Time Contract Position
Listing To Be Posted Until
February 14, 2021