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Company Name:
Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Social Services
Position type:
Part Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Associate Degree

Communications Associate

The Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network is a non-profit organization that was developed after a need arose to address the social issue of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in the Calgary Region. CFAN requires a permanent part time Communications Associate with the ability to support and contribute to organizational performance and excellence.



 Reporting to the Coordinator, the Communications Associate is a vital member of the CFAN team providing communication support for all functions of the Network.

The Communications Associate position is part time; working approximately 20 hours per week and requires a high level of confidentiality, flexibility and adherence to professional standards in order to meet the changing needs of the organization. Occasional evening and weekend work is required as well as a valid driver’s license.



- Develops and implements a social media strategy for CFAN

- Assists with the production of communications materials

- Improves, updates and maintains the CFAN website

- Attend interagency meetings as a CFAN representative as necessary

- Attend resource fairs as a CFAN representative

- Developing partnerships with local media and advertising contacts

- Maintaining local media database and public contacts for disseminating information;

- Acting as media contact and prepare key messaging for media releases, public service announcements, media kits, etc.

- Managing the production of the quarterly newsletter from timeline development, assignment of articles, editing/layout and distribution




- Post-secondary education in a related field

- 2 to 5 years’ experience in non-profit and charitable sector an asset

- Excellent writing and communication skills are essential

- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail 

- Demonstrated experience with media relations

- Self-motivated, proactive, energetic and goal-oriented

- Knowledge of and/or experience in social media is beneficial

- Proficient in using MS Word, Excel, Outlook

- Ability to work independently and in collaboration

- Understands different communication tools to articulate impact of programs and services



Please submit cover letter, resume and salary expectations to Erin Palashniuk, Coordinator at with Communications Associate in the subject line. 

We thank all interested applicants, only those selcted for an interview will be contacted.

Closing date: November 14, 2013