Career Postings

WEB AND COMMUNICATIONS WRITER

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) is a diverse business operating in the agriculture, food, energy and home and building sectors. Based in Saskatoon, Sask., FCL is owned by independent retail co-operatives from across Western Canada that are committed to local investment, community mindedness and lifetime membership benefits. FCL is involved in wholesaling and manufacturing, including refined fuels and lubricants. It also provides administrative and marketing support to its member-owners. For more information, visit www.fcl.crs. The Co-operative Retailing System is a network composed of Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) and over 200 independent retail co-operatives that help build, feed and fuel individuals and communities in Western Canada. From Vancouver Island to northwestern Ontario and into the Arctic, retail co-ops serve 1.8 million active members and many more customers at 2,500 locations. FCL centrally supplies and supports these retail co-ops. By working together under the CO-OP® brand, we are all committed to local investment, community mindedness and lifetime membership benefits. For more information, visit www.coopconnection.ca.

FCL invites applications for the position of Web and Communications Writer in our home office located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Reporting to the Communications and Public Relations Manager, responsibilities for this position include the following: 1. Write, record, edit, design and proof content and visuals for FCL’s web sites, social media and other corporate communications according to corporate standards and formats. 2. Serve as in-house support for the online experience. 3. Support overall growth of the corporate intranet, public websites and various social media vehicles. 4. Assist in the development of editorial, brand and web style, standards and formats. 5. Support contributing writers, content providers and local administrators. 6. Ensure content is aligned with FCL’s vision, mission, values and business goals. 7. Handle sensitive information in a professional manner. 8. Other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will have a University degree (preferably in a communications related field) and 2 – 3 years of related experience working with social media tools, video-editing, web-editing software and web content management systems. Basic ability to capture photos, video and audio with experience in related editing software. Above average writing, editing, proofing and creative skills.

FCL offers a competitive salary, ongoing personal and professional development, and the opportunity to work with one of western Canada’s most successful organizations.

Please submit a detailed resume in confidence on or before October 30, 2017

Submit your resume to careers@fcl.ca. Please indicate position applied for in “Subject” line. Talent Acquisition Specialist, Federated Co-operatives Limited Box 1050, 401 – 22nd Street East Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 3M9 www.fcl.crs

 


 

Communications Officer

The Saskatchewan Teachers Federation is looking for a creative communicator to develop and implement strategies and content to build meaningful connections amongst teachers and engage the public in issues and activities in PreK-12 education in Saskatchewan.

This position requires extensive knowledge of various social media platforms and tools, paid digital services and tracking platforms such as Google Analytics. Strong writing skills are required to complement and collaborate with an in-house design and production team to generate a wide variety of original content including text, images and video.  Other responsibilities include monitoring and responding to social media posts while growing the STF presence on existing platforms as well as looking for opportunities to expand to other channels.

The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in marketing, communications, journalism, public relations or English, combined with 2-3 years of related experience in activities such as reporting, writing, editing and video production. This position requires some travel throughout the province. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.

For a complete job description and application procedures, please visit the career page of our website at www.stf.sk.ca.

Please note that the deadline for applications is 4 p.m., October 27, 2017.

 


 

 

 

 

AVP COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING

The Associate Vice President (AVP), Communications & Marketing reports to the Vice President, Strategy and Business Development and is accountable for leading and inspiring approximately 17 FTEs, five of which are direct reports. Employees are based at the four locations across the province. This position is located ideally in Saskatoon, or alternatively in Regina.

The AVP is instrumental in sharing the story of Saskatchewan Polytechnic and inspiring their future, while leading key internal communication strategies that are critical to their strategic priorities and employee engagement initiatives. A dynamic and flexible manner is required to inspire Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s brand and communicate their vision. Saskatchewan Polytechnic is the leader of post-secondary applied education and training in the province. The AVP is key in leading the promotion of their communications and institutional strategies to achieve their goals and advance their standing in the national post-secondary education market. Through the development and execution of strategic communications and marketing plans and campaigns, the AVP will lead internal and external communications, and develop advocacy strategies for a wide array of key stakeholders including government and industry partners. This includes creating key communications and briefing documents for the President and Senior Leadership Team. This position is as much anticipatory as it is responsive. Bridging the needs of internal partners through effective and attentive client service is important to the success of this role.

The AVP’s portfolio includes:

  • being a member of Senior Management Assembly (SMA) and Senior Leadership Team (SLT), and will provide support to the Senior Management Council (SMC);
  • will focus on supporting government relations and partnerships with key industry leaders; and will ensure communications and marketing strategies and activities enhance the organization’s reputation and culture, and advance the goals and objectives of Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Communications Leadership and Strategic Planning

  • Create enterprise-wide marketing and communication strategies and initiatives that capture and advance the organization’s strategic vision and goals. Determine strategies to best connect with audiences in a manner that advances organizational goals and objectives. Audiences may include Saskatchewan Polytechnic employees, students and alumni; national and provincial decision-makers; taxpayers; potential students and people who influence them; public and private sector employers; donors and potential donors; and training system partners.
  • Create organization-wide systems and practices through the use of analytics to drive to change.
  • Determine the vehicles, modes or methods to communicate, leading best practice and championing for new and innovative ways to develop communication strategies and actions. Promote and develop communications initiatives that advance Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s reputation with provincial and national policy-makers and funders and senior business leaders.
  • Develop partnerships with internal and external stakeholders and leaders. Listen and understand how to respond to needs and maximize opportunities.
  • Demonstrate transparency and effectively articulate communication and marketing strategies and plans that support a vision for change in the department, division and the enterprise as a whole.
  • Provide direction in implementing policies, guidelines, processes and practices that govern all aspects of communications and marketing strategies aligned to operations or organizational requirements, including published materials and key communications documents (e.g. Annual Report, Strategic Planning materials).

Relationship Management

Internal

  • Demonstrate influence and professionalism in creating and maintaining key relationships with internal partners such as student and academic services, alumni and development, school leaders (deans, associate deans and program heads), and administrative services partners.
  • Oversee development and implementation of communications strategies that build community, and inform and engage internal audiences in the pursuit of Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s mission, vision, goals and objectives.
  • Serve as a resource to the President and Board of Directors on communications and advocacy issues. Provide advice, conduct research and make recommendations for action.
  • Show strong leadership presence and accessibility, enable and encourage open-mindedness and bold thinking, generating new ideas that continually enhance the organization, the division and the department.
  • Build a culture of entrepreneurial spirit, curiosity, and experimentation in the Communications and Marketing team. Create a safe environment for risk taking, learning, and supporting others through mistakes. Where needed, remove barriers and build systems and processes that encourage and reward innovative ideas.
  • Demonstrate and coach others to engage in cross-enterprise collaboration, open and honest relationships, and a respectful understanding of one another.

External

  • Partner with Saskatchewan Polytechnic Deans and senior leaders on strategic and tactical communication initiatives that inform and engage the full range of external audiences, including business leaders, taxpayers, provincial and federal government departments, municipal governments, agencies, associations, training partners.
  • Engage in consultations and relationship building with external audiences to support the President, the Board, the Vice President, Strategy and Business Development and other senior management. Represent Saskatchewan Polytechnic externally, in partnership with the President, the Vice President, Strategy and Business Development and other senior managers.
  • Support collaborative and strengths-based relationships with senior government officials (Federal and Provincial), non-governmental organizations, industry and private sector business leaders.
  • Ensure appropriate engagement of media relations partners in support of announcements and issues management with Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Develop a network of media partners to grow our external media agency support.
  • Develop and oversee the development of briefing documents, media releases, key messages and speaking notes as assigned by the President or Vice President, Strategy and Business Development.

Risk Management and Mitigation

  • Provide leadership in the development, review and dissemination of the Risk Assessment and Risk Management plans.
  • Ensure appropriate issues management and crisis communications plans and procedures are in place.
  • Monitor key business performance indicators to identify needs for support; e.g., program applications vis-à-vis student recruitment advertising campaign requirements, program marketing needs, etc.

People Management

  • Ensure a positive, diverse and inclusive work and learning environment.
  • Recruit, orient and retain outstanding staff in pursuit of service excellence aligned to Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s values: respect, integrity, sustainability and excellence.
  • Coach, develop and mentor direct reports to inspire their creativity and success. Develop and monitor performance objectives and plans for divisional employees that are aligned to overall strategic objectives. Remove barriers to maximize execution and client service. Build a culture of entrepreneurial spirit, curiosity and experimentation in the division.
  • Hold employees accountable for outcomes and a high level of performance by addressing people management issues within the division in a timely manner. Attend to issues in a sensitive and professional manner.
  • Plan for future key leadership roles by ensuring succession and workforce planning initiatives are implemented within the division.
  • Promote strong employee engagement.

Resource Allocation

  • Ensure resource allocation for all divisional programs and services is aligned with the Multi-year Business Plan.
  • Assist other parts of the enterprise to identify communication and marketing operating and capital requirements.
  • Develop and manage both operational and capital budgets in accordance with divisional objectives; monitor the division’s progress in meeting divisional objectives, project plans and priorities as set in out the Multi-year Business Plan.
  • Develop innovative solutions to resource challenges while ensuring alignment with, and support of, Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s strategic plans.
  • Provide monthly and ad hoc reports to the Vice President, Strategy and Business Development as required.
  • Ensure divisional resources are allocated according to budget.
  • Ensure efficient and effective expenditure of resources.

THE PERSON

A graduate degree in communications, public relations or marketing is preferred. Applicants should be experienced in leading a creative team with minimum 7 years of experience in a marketing and communications position, including five years at the senior management level. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

Leads Transformation
Anticipates emerging trends and creates opportunities that shape and transform the organization and the polytechnic sector in Canada.

Inspires Courage & Innovation
Models and enables creative thinking, curiosity, and calculated risk taking to create new solutions and enable transformative change.

Cultivates Strong Relationships
Builds strong and trusting internal and external relationships and brings a stakeholder and learner-centric mind set and focus to all elements of the organization.

Drives Operational Excellence
Leverages business insight, financial acumen, and operational rigor to maximize productivity and build long-term, sustainable success.

Builds Leadership & Culture
Brings authenticity, emotional intelligence and accountability to develop leadership effectiveness in individuals, teams and our culture.

COMPENSATION

A competitive compensation package will be provided including an attractive base salary and excellent benefits. Further details will be discussed in a personal interview.

FOR INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT

Allan Nelson or Heather Fookes
Davies Park Executive Search
530, 1000 – 7 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 5L5
Phone: (403) 263-0600 Email: calgary@daviespark.com

Additional information can be found at: www.daviespark.com

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Volunteer Reporter
Communications – Saskatchewan

The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is seeking a volunteer Reporter for the Communications department. Reporting to the Saskatchewan Communications Coordinator, the volunteer Reporter will assist in researching and writing various pieces to appeal to audiences across multiple channels. All materials produced remain the sole intellectual property of the Canadian Red Cross. This position is ideal for students looking for workplace experience as part of a course requirement, or experienced professionals looking to give back in a creative and fun way. The Canadian Red Cross will help to fulfill evaluations and reporting as necessary.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with Red Cross staff to identify, research, and write stories for our website and blog
  • Interview volunteers, research and write volunteer profiles
  • Interview individuals, and research and write stories highlighting Red Cross work
  • Write and edit copy for varying promotional materials

Qualifications

  • Exceptional writing, editing, and communication skills
  • Photography skills
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, Canadian Press Style
  • Ability and desire to work independently
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to write for different audiences and channels including various web and social media platforms

Optional: First Aid Certification (training provided)

            Working Conditions

  • A maximum of 4 hours per week
  • Flexibility to work in the Prince Albert, Regina or Saskatoon Red Cross office during business hours, or remotely on evenings and weekends.

This position requires a successful Canadian criminal record and vulnerable sector check. The Canadian Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested parties may submit their cover letter, resume, and two sample works quoting the position title in the subject line.

The Canadian Red Cross
Megan Evans
Communications Coordinator
E-mail: megan.evans@redcross.ca

While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.  Please note that relocation funding is not available for this position


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