Internal Communications Coordinator
Program Services 3
Alberta Education, Edmonton. Alberta Education supports the needs of Alberta students, teachers and administrators from Early Childhood Services (ECS) through Grade 12. This includes overseeing education policy and regulations, developing curriculum and education standards among other responsibilities.
As the Human Resources Branch, we support this by working in collaboration with program areas to support workforce needs. We are committed to our work, our clients and to having a great work environment.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Ministry of Education as an Internal Communications Consultant. This position provides an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to gain valuable experience in delivering internal communications support for the entire Department.
This position will work closely with the Executive Director of Human Resources and will report to the Senior Manager of Organization Renewal. As the sole Internal Communications Consultant for the department, this position will have tremendous latitude to design and create a strategically-oriented and integrated internal communications program tailored to meet the needs of a department undergoing transformation.
In this role, you will work with a large degree of independence and as a team member to: provide strategic and professional communications support related to Divisional and Departmental priorities, provide effective, pro-active issues management support and co-ordinate graphic design and promotional material as required.
The ideal candidate will:
- be skilled in public relations tools and tactics
- be social media savvy
- be creative and innovative
- be able to think critically and to problem solve/ solution oriented
- have attention to detail
- have written, personal and formal communication skills
- in-depth knowledge of communication management
- self-starter and self- leader with a willingness to adapt
You must have the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with a diverse group of people. The ability to build relationships with professional integrity, credibility and humor are essential to being part of our team. Exceptional organizational, analytical and problem solving skills will assist you to prioritize multiple assignments and work effectively under tight timelines.
Salary: $2,420.93 - $3,175.47 bi-weekly ($63,186 - $82,879 annually). Closing Date: December 27, 2012. Job ID #1014848
Qualifications: A related post-secondary degree, preferably in communications or public relations, is required along with a minimum of two years related experience. Some public service and/or education sector experience is preferred. Equivalencies will be considered.
The Alberta Public Service is a great place to work.
What we offer:
- Comprehensive benefits plan: http://www.chr.alber..ist122.cfm
- Pension plan: http://www.pspp.ca/
- Professional learning and development
- Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies within the Government of Alberta. Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo a security screening.