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Position Overview
The Brenda Strafford Centre on Aging within the O'Brien Institute for Public Health in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Communications and Events Coordinator. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 12 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

The Communications and Events Coordinator reports to the Manager, Research & Scientific Programs.

The position will be responsible for delivering on Communications goals and priorities of the Brenda Strafford Centre on Aging and the other O'Brien Institute for Public Health entities it serves, based on a complete understanding of each unit's vision, communication standards, and operational requirements.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Developing and producing innovative tools to increase communication and collaboration among members, and other internal and external stakeholders
  • Writing or editing articles, event materials, brochures, fact sheets, reports, etc.; may be called upon to oversee the contracting out of such to external parties
  • Managing day-to-day website content and social media channels
  • Planning and implementing social media strategies
  • Planning and executing meetings, seminars, and special events
  • Tracking communications metrics
  • Planning, organizing, and staging internal and public events
  • Assessing the logistical and strategic requirements of events, from promotional materials, booking guest speakers, and contacting external collaborating organizations, to catering, venue booking, and travel and accommodation booking for guests
  • Coordinating photography, graphic design, audio/video production, and social media activities for events as required
  • Working with leadership to create, submit, and adhere to a budget for each event/activity
  • Coordinating volunteers for special events and activities
  • Developing event evaluation tools to assess the success/potential for improvement for each

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Post-secondary degree required, preferably in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3 to 5 years of related working experience
  • Superior writing skills and demonstrated ability to produce written material for several different media (web, print, etc.)
  • Highly developed verbal communications skills and ability to work with cross-functional teams effectively
  • Experience in event planning and implementation
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, with constantly shifting priorities. Comfortable with problem solving and decision-making and capable of working independently on projects when required
  • Comfortable using digital communication, collaboration, and planning tools, such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Meetings, Salesforce, Drupal, WordPress, LiveWhale, and social media platforms
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and photo editing software (Photoshop)
  • Must be effective at working both on site and remotely and managing workload independently
  • Experience working with graphic designers, ad agencies and printing services is an asset
  • Knowledge of UCalgary core business systems is an asset
  • Experience with design software (e.g., Adobe InDesign) is an asset
  • Experience working with web content management systems is an asset

Application Deadline: September 13, 2022

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase II.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding (diversity) EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (via Isarta) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources (via Isarta).

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