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Communications Officer

Athabasca University

Description de L'emploi

Salary Range: $67,457.00 - $89,807.00

The Communications Officer will be responsible for providing both internal and external communication services by supporting a variety of projects and initiatives such as; maintaining and updating the news section of the AU website, media relations, online and print publications, conducting interviews (via phone or video), speech writing, copy writing, copy editing, and other writing as assigned.   

The Communications Officer will help to develop content, plan for upcoming writing needs, coordinate writing and/or video assignments internally and externally, implement writing/video projects, and evaluate the effectiveness of activities in support of areas of major responsibility.

The Communications Officer is expected to actively liaise with all departments, faculty, and staff within the university to promote the sharing of information, collaboration, and inclusivity and to ensure that the dissemination of information is consistent with branding and strategic initiatives. 


Education and Experience

  • A four year undergraduate degree in journalism, public relations, communications or related field and three years related experience, OR a two year post-secondary diploma in a related field and five years related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Must have excellent content writing, proof-reading and editing skills as well as good oral communications and interpersonal skills.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Project Management - Project management and time management skills are vital, as are strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with diverse individuals.
  • Decision Making - Ability to understand and interpret trends, addressing issues and challenges with clarity and confidence. Balanced by a creative and curious mindset, willing to take on and encourage smart risks.
  • Professionalism - High ethical standards and an honest, open, and consistent approach to working with internal and external stakeholders. Requires a solid understanding of privacy, confidentiality, and other legislative realities impacting modern communications.
  • Adaptability - Ability to interpret and adapt to new and changing situations and to change direction or modify approaches as required.
  • Service Orientation - A personal dedication to a service oriented, value-added culture of excellence.
  • Computer Skills - Intermediate proficiency with information and communication technology systems. Comfort with common communication applications.
  • Digital Media Skills – Knowledge of audio and video production and editing an asset. 

Comment S'inscrire

Please note that only applications received through our online recruitment system will be accepted. http://careers.athabascau.ca/

When submitting your application please provide two writing samples from two different mediums.

For further information regarding this position, contact Angie Zander at (780) 421-5827  or via email at azander@athabascau.ca

Athabasca University (AU) shapes and enables mutually supportive communities, regardless of where those communities exist. One of the strategic themes under AU’s Strategic plan, IMAGINE: Transforming Lives, Transforming Communities (http://imagine.athabascau.ca/) is Moving Beyond Place. Therefore, as AU is a semi-virtual organization anchored by three administration hubs across Alberta, this role has the option of being located in Athabasca, Calgary or Edmonton.

Where applicants have equal skills, abilities, and experience, candidates who are willing to relocate within the County of Athabasca will be given preference. The vibrant town of Athabasca is located in the heart of Alberta’s boreal forest on the banks of the Athabasca River. The community offers modern services, affordable housing, excellent public schools, and a variety of recreational activities to suit everyone’s lifestyle.

Educational credentials will be verified upon hire.  All educational credentials must be recognized in Canada. 

You must include your resume and letter of application when applying, along with the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Landed Immigrants will be given priority.

We are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

Contact Pour Cette Position
Angie Zander
Athabasca University


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Lieu de Travail
Athabasca, Edmonton, Calgary AB
Niveau D'emploi et Type
Intermediate Level
Full Time Permanent Staff Position
Annonce à publier jusqu'à
septembre 21, 2019
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