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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 [email protected] 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







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