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Thursday, October 5, 2017

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Public Interest Alberta | Oct. 05, 2017

Employment Opportunity | Public Interest Albertahttp://www.pialberta.org | Position: Communications Officer | About: Public Interest Alberta, a progressive, province-wide, membership-based political advocacy organization, is seeking applications for the position of Communications Officer. Founded in 2004 to build a network of organizations and individuals committed to advancing the public interest on issues such as child care, democracy, K-12 and post-secondary education, environment, human services and poverty, and seniors’ care, Public Interest Alberta is a progressive organization run by a volunteer board of directors. The organization advocates to protect and strengthen public services, programs, and spaces. Areas of Responsibility | Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communications Officer is responsible for managing media relations and communications.

Key Responsibilities | Provide general communications support to the Executive Director; Contribute to guiding and implementing the organization’s strategic directions; Research, write, and produce multimedia and print materials for the organization's advocacy campaigns; Manage, design, and edit a print newsletter using Adobe InDesign; Design, write, edit, and distribute an e-newsletter using NationBuilder; Develop and implement social media strategy: Develop and edit website content; Support the organization’s media spokespeople, act as backup spokesperson; Represent the organization at meetings as needed; Write and coordinate advertising, publications, and media releases to ensure accurate and timely communications: Manage timelines and work effectively with vendors to create communications and advertising products; Coordinate and promote special events and media conferences; Contribute to the development and implementation of the organization's communications strategy, including all aspects of internal and external communications, media relations, membership growth, fundraising, and public engagement.

Qualifications | The successful candidate will possess: A degree or diploma in a related field; equivalent combination of education/experience will be considered; Demonstrated commitment to progressive, social justice, public interest values; A strong understanding of politics in Alberta; Excellent networking, organizational, and interpersonal skills; A strong background in public policy analysis/writing; Effective written and oral communication skills; Basic graphic design skills and experience; Proficiency using MS Office, Facebook, Twitter; Demonstrated initiative, resourcefulness, and an ability to work independently; Experience using Adobe Creative Suite, NationBuilder, and video editing software is an asset.

Compensation | This is a 35-hour-per-week position in our Edmonton office at $25-27 per hour, commensurate with experience, and includes health and retirement benefits. Collective bargaining is currently underway. 

TO APPLY – Submit your CV/cover letter with references and two writing samples to: office@pialberta.org by 11:59pm on Thursday, October 19, 2017. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. This position is unionized with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 474.

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