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
Required Skills and Abilities
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 email@example.com
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.