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A key role within the organization, the Communications Specialist will develop, implement, and evaluate the French language communications plan for all the Association’s communications efforts.  Principal activities will include crafting internal and external communications that convey how the CPA supports and services members and affiliates of the Association, illustrate to the public and stakeholders how psychology contributes to societyand help to attract new members.  This role will be 3 days per week with hybrid work arrangements on site and remote.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

This role will promote the value and contributions of psychology to the to the French speaking public, media, and stakeholders with responsibility to:

  • Participate in the planning, execution, and analysis all the association’s social media and communication activities.
  • Build relationships with French language stakeholders through communication pieces in all platforms (social media, media, web, print).
  • Work with marketing to create and execute the annual MarCOMM plan.
  • Gather and prepare French content for the monthly newsletter, typically in digital format.
  • Draft French content for mass media and public website as well as for CPA’s electronic newsletter and other communication media.
  • Liaise with French language media and handle requests for interviews, statements etc.
  • Promote convention and execute on-site communications.
  • Assist with speech writing/editing, particularly those developed for other partner associations and government.
  • Provide input for French ads for the Association.
  • Assist executive officers as needed in crafting and disseminating key messages to stakeholders.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • Undergraduate or other post-secondary training and/or experience in communications
  • Two to five years experience as a communications specialist
  • Experience as a communications specialist in health, science and/or not for profit sector a strong asset
  • -Superior French language reading, writing, oral communication skills
  • Ability to write captivating content for various platforms (social media, web, print)
  • Strong background in using social media and other communication platforms
  • Strong writing and copy-editing skills
  • Ability to tailor content to different audiences
  • Project management
  • Time management/priority setting
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work on a team
  • Social media analytics

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