City of Grande Prairie Communications and Research Coordinator (CSD) Full Time in Grande Prairie, AB

City of Grande Prairie

Branch Grande Prairie AB CA

Communications and Research Coordinator (CSD)
Grande Prairie, AB

We have wellness events, social activities, community fundraising activities and a supportive work environment where you can grow your career….

As the Communications and Research Coordinator, you will play a key role in the planning, development, and implementation of a strategic communications plan for the Community Social Development (CSD) department. You will also be responsible for research, analysis, advisory consultation, and preparation of materials that will be used by CSD to evaluate/ monitor program delivery, events, initiatives, and marketing.

Main responsibilities

The Communication and Research Coordinator plays a key role in the Community Social Development’s success.

You are involved in day-to-day communications activities internally and externally to ensure residents, community partners, and other stakeholders receive the timely and accurate information they seek. You will be responsible for ensuring that CSD is able to educate and provide awareness on social issues, highlight successes, and promote the resources offered in our community. You are an integral role for developing CSD’s brand.

You develop top-level copy for all communications vehicles including media releases, publications, the website, social media and advertising. You will work very closely with CSD staff, the City’s Communications and Citizen Engagement Department and other stakeholders to develop and promote innovative awareness campaigns, events, and other engagement opportunities, with a focus on addressing social issues.

Your strong background in communications and knowledge of Canadian Press Style Standards allows you to share best practices with colleagues at the department level. You are creative, and look for unique ways to market and disseminate information to the public.

You are skilled at producing high quality graphics design, photography, and digital storytelling. You possess strong computer skills, including demonstrated capabilities with Microsoft Office Suite. Desktop publishing experience with the Adobe Creative Suite would be an asset. You are adept at writing in all styles and oral communication.

You have experience in conducting research, evaluating initiatives to demonstrate outcomes, and have strategies to measure impacts and report successes.

Your interpersonal skills enable you to develop and maintain strong working relationships internally and externally. You are very passionate about community building and want to be a part of dynamic team!


One to three years’ experience in a communications role.

Demonstrated experience in doing research within the community development context is preferred.

Post-secondary education in Public Relations, Communications, Business Administration, Journalism, or equivalent experience

Municipal communications experience considered an asset

What we offer

At the City of Grande Prairie, we recognize and value that people have lives outside of work. We offer flexibility with scheduling, have higher than minimum vacation entitlements and comprehensive benefits that not only cover you when you’re sick but encourage you to be well. We have wellness events, social activities, community fundraising activities and a supportive work environment where you can grow your career. The City of Grande Prairie is proud to be an Employer of Choice!

J ob base location

Community Social Development Department

10030-102 Avenue, Grande Prairie, Alberta

Hours of work

8:30am to 4:30pm. May be some evening work to attend meetings and events.

Salary / Wage

$27.54 to $33.52

Selection process

We thank you in advance for your interest. Those selected for an interview will be contacted by phone or email. We will contact those who did not make it to the interview stage by email within 1 month of the closing date of this job posting.

1. Submit your cover letter and resume using the “Apply Now” tab on this web page.

Note: Once you apply and upload a resume you should receive an email confirming that your application has been submitted for this position. If you receive this email, there is NO further need to contact us regarding this position.

2. Applications will be reviewed, short-listed and interviews will be scheduled.

This posting may be used to fill future vacancies in this position.

This posting will be open until a suitable candidate (s) is /are found.

Who to contact for more information?

Due to the high volume of applications that we receive per job posting, we are not able to answer job specific questions before the interview stage. If you are successful in getting to the job interview stage, we will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have at that time.

Applications are being accepted until April 14, 2017

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Grande Prairie, AB, CA
Posted on: 2017-04-01
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