Job Opportunity: Communications Coordinator, CPAWS NAB

Communications Coordinator
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

From: CPAWS Northern Alberta

CPAWS Northern Alberta is seeking an enthusiastic, environmentally focused person to act as the Chapter’s Communications Coordinator. Reporting to the Executive Director, 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 Executive Director, Program Director, other staff, and volunteers, communications content 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 (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram)
    • Develop regular posts to engage followers of our for social media accounts
    • Increase followers of our social media accounts and newsletter list
  • Create content for a monthly newsletter to supporters
  • Write content for the website and oversee ongoing management and updating of website content
  • Create info graphics and compelling visual content to relay complex messages to the public about our work
  • Prepare communication materials promoting events, meetings, and announcements for social media, our website, and other venues
  • Collaborate with subject-expert staff members, draft, or edit, 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 assistance in scheduling interviews with CPAWS spokespeople
  • As required, serve as one of CPAWS Northern Alberta’s spokespeople addressing media, supporters, external stakeholders, and the public
  • Collaborate with our network of CPAWS National and other CPAWS chapter communications staff working across Canada
  • Collaborate with volunteers, NGO’s, Indigenous Governments and Organizations, the Government of Alberta, and Government of Canada
  • Coordinate and lead virtual or in-person outreach events and activities
  • Organize and manage volunteers for outreach events and activities
  • Create and manage materials for outreach events and activities
  • 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

Duties will be prioritized depending on workload and may change as you work with the Executive Director and Program Director to determine CPAWS Northern Alberta communications priorities.


  • Post-secondary education in communications or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating campaigns or events.
  • Excellent communicator, presenter, and writer with experience writing for various audiences on web, social media, and in print.
  • Demonstrated experience with graphic design and digital illustration.
  • Must work well as part of team, but also be 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 and proficient with social media platforms, Microsoft 365 (Office, Teams, Outlook), Zoom, design software (Adobe Creative Suite, Canva), and website management in Wordpress.
  • Enthusiastic, collaborative attitude, and strong interest in working with technical staff to break down and present complex topics in approachable and engaging ways for the general public.
  • Able to quickly learn and apply new digital tools and platforms (e.g., Engaging Networks, web and social media analytics tools) to support and enhance our digital communications and outreach.
  • Background in environmental/conservation issues is an asset.
  • Availability to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends, as required.
  • Meet eligibility criteria for Canada Summer Jobs funding

Additional Information:

This position is dependent upon confirmation of Canada Summer Jobs Funding. The position is initially a four-month, 35 hours/week contract, at a rate of $20/hour. There is potential for renewal beyond Aug 31, dependent upon additional funding.

The opportunity closes at 9 am (MST) on Tues. Apr. 6, 2021.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single pdf by e-mail to: [email protected] Name your file “CommsCoordinator_Yourlastname.pdf”. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Start date: is Apr 26, 2021.

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