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Position: Communications Coordinator
Organization: Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Northern Alberta
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Term: initially a six-month, part-time (0.5 FTE) contract

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Communications Coordinator will perform the following duties in support of building awareness of conservation issues and opportunities in Northern Alberta:

  • Develop, in collaboration with the ED and other staff, a communications strategy for CPAWS Northern Alberta, with the goal of engaging people in our mission and conservation priorities
  • Coordinate with staff to communicate elements of their assigned work
  • Ensure that the organization retains a strategic social media presence
    • Manage all social media accounts
    • Develop daily posts for social media accounts
    • Increase subscription to our social media pages and e-news list
  • Create content for a monthly e-news to supporters
  • Increase subscription to our e-news list
  • Write content for the website and oversee ongoing management and updating of website content
  • Prepare communication materials promoting events, meetings, and announcements for social media, our website, and other venues
  • Draft press releases and opinion-editorials for distribution to the media
  • Maintain relationships with the media (locally, nationally, and internationally) via communication of our press releases and chapter news, and making ourselves available for interviews
  • As required, serve as one of CPAWS Northern Alberta’s spokespeople addressing media, supporters, external stakeholders, and the public
  • Collaborate with volunteers, NGO’s, Indigenous Governments and Organizations, the Government of Alberta, and Government of Canada
  • Collaborate with our network of CPAWS National and other CPAWS chapter communications staff working across Canada
  • Serve as a CPAWS Northern Alberta staff representative on our Communications and Engagement Committee, composed of members of our Board of Directors and other volunteers
  • Other duties as required

Duties will be prioritized and may change as you work with the Executive Director to develop a CPAWS Northern Alberta communications strategy.


  • Post-secondary education in communications or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating campaigns/events.
  • Excellent communicator, presenter, writer including experience writing for various audiences on web, social media, and in print.
  • Demonstrated expertise in media relations, including writing press releases.
  • Must work well as part of team, but also comfortable and capable of working independently.
  • Must be capable of responding quickly and flexibly to changing events, work assignments, and media requests.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including an ability and passion for developing and fostering enduring relationships with communities, governments, and the non-profit sector.
  • Positive, results-oriented, problem-solving attitude.
  • Technologically savvy with proficiency with social media platforms, Microsoft Office, design software (Photoshop, InDesign, Canva), and website management.
  • Background in environmental/conservation issues is an asset
  • Availability to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends as required

Equivalencies will be considered.

Additional Information:

This position is initially a six-month, part-time (0.5 FTE) contract, with potential for renewal, dependent upon funding. Salary will be $22,000 – 24,000/year for 0.5 FTE, depending on experience.

The opportunity closes at 5 pm (MST) on Fri. Sep. 20, 2019. Preferred start date is mid-October.

Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single pdf file, name your file “CommsCoordinator_Yourlastname.pdf”, and send by e-mail to: . Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Sep 4 2019    ID: 54672