Are you passionate about creating a Calgary with enough for all? Are you a stellar communicator with innovative strategies to advocate and educate? Then we'd love you to join our team! We are seeking a talented Communications Coordinator to support communications, marketing and media relations. This position has an expected start date in August 2024.

What you'll do

As part of a collaborative team, the communications coordinator plans, executes, and measures social media activities; provides communication support designed to highlight VCC's research and policy advocacy, as well as the work of our champions, collaboratives and stakeholders; develops fun, original, and engaging social media content and marketing campaigns; and seeks out opportunities to amplify our communications.

  • Posting, content moderation and advertising on Facebook, X, Threads, Instagram, TikTok, Google and LinkedIn.
  • Maintaining a strong knowledge base and keeping?up to date?in topics related to?the Enough for All strategy and poverty in Canada and abroad.
  • Collaborating?with VCC staff and stakeholders to ensure information presented?digitally?is accurate and consistent, and that it meets the values,?objectives?and strategic priorities.
  • Compiling, writing and editing newsletters, reports and an assortment of internal and external communications.
  • Assisting with the coordination and production of podcasts and videos.
  • Interpreting Google and social media analytics to measure the success of marketing efforts.
  • Planning and coordination of events.

What you bring to the team

  • Post-secondary education in communications, marketing, public relations, or journalism.
  • A minimum of 2-4 years' work experience in a communications environment including demonstrated social media and marketing experience.
  • Highly skilled in both written and verbal communication with a strong knowledge of CP Style.
  • Strong proficiency?in MS Office Suite,?Prismic or similar web platforms, Mailchimp, Canva,?Google?Analytics and social media platforms.
  • Experience building comprehensive and creative marketing and social media campaigns that reach a specified target audience.
  • Experience and success in creating engaging and impactful social media content using graphics, memes and video.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Audition) would be considered an asset.
  • Must be a self-starter, demonstrate initiative and ability to work independently and take appropriate action based on analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Video, audio and photography editing skills.
  • Outstanding organizational skills and a keen attention-to-detail.
  • An interest in current affairs and a passion for poverty reduction in Calgary would be considered an asset.

Who we are

Vibrant Communities Calgary stewards the City of Calgary's poverty reduction strategy Enough for All. We advocate for changes that address poverty in our city by convening stakeholders to understand issues and solutions and examining research to form evidence-based positions. We also work to inform the development and implementation of public policy that improves the economic and social well-being of Albertans through the Social Policy Collaborative.

What we offer

This position is full-time salaried position with a salary range of $49,500-$59,000. VCC offers a comprehensive benefits package including professional development opportunities, RRSP matching and flexible work hours within core hours of work.

We're excited to hear from you

If you're interested in joining a small but mighty team that operates with passion, creativity and a drive to make things better, we invite you to apply with the following requirements:

  • Showcase your incredible skills and writing ability with a stellar one-page cover letter.
  • Tell us how your skills align with this job positing through your resume.
  • Show us your design and production chops with a link to your portfolio.

Send your application as a single PDF via Isarta before May 31, 2024. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Additional Information

Calgary, AB, Canada
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