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Company Name:
Children's Cottage Society
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Communications Coordinator

Communications Coordinator

Competition #CC – 11/7/2017

The Children’s Cottage Society is a charitable agency established in Calgary in 1986. The Society’s mission is “Preventing harm and neglect to all children and building strong families through support services, respite programs, and crisis nurseries”; our vision is to achieve “Safe Children in Healthy Families”.

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Communications Coordinator will facilitate the implementation and development of communications strategies for the Children's Cottage Society’s current programs and operational needs as well as supporting the communication needs of the upcoming capital campaign. 

This individual will be the primary person responsible for the development and production of graphic design and marketing materials, communications; including written articles, website content, program guides, newsletters, etc. The successful candidate will split the hours of work between daily communication activities and capital campaign-related activities.

Major Responsibilities:


  • Provide organizational guidance to all staff to ensure established branding guidelines for the Society are followed.
  • Review appropriate internal and external, communication materials to ensure messages are consistent and adhere to branding.
  • Develop, monitor and evaluate communications strategies and campaigns.
  • Write, produce and distribute marketing and communication materials, including, but not limited to; Annual Reports, Impact Reports, donor recognition materials, videos, banners, program flyers, brochures, advertisements, training materials, and recognition items. 
  • Responsible to maintain and design all print materials, including, but not limited to; brochures, parent information, newsletters, business cards, annual reports.
  • Responsible for photography relative to events and the proper filing of pictures.
  • Participate actively in the development, coordination, and implementation of fund development materials and events.

Website/Social Media

  • Maintain, maximize, and track website impact, including content creation and working with the webmaster to update and implement improvements as needed.
  • Responsible to ensure that all social media forums are current and have daily and regular posts. 
  • Monitor the success of website/social media through analytical tools ensuring that this knowledge is used toward continuous improvements.

Community Relations

  • Coordinates planning, preparation, evaluation, and data collection for public awareness events/opportunities. 
  • Work with agency leadership/volunteers to train and develop “ambassadors” to speak on behalf of the Children's Cottage Society

Media Relations

  • Develop and maintain media relationships including building and maintaining a media database, media monitoring and reporting.
  • Responsible for writing and distributing press releases, media advisories, backgrounders, fact sheets, articles, key messages, speeches, PSA’s, media pitches and coordinating requests.
  • Coordinate media relations with fund development regarding events.


  • Post-secondary education required in Communications or Public Relations 
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience.
  • Proficient skills with Adobe Creative suite of tools (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro)
  • Proven skills and experience with website maintenance including CMS, HTML and UX.
  • Proven PC skills and experience with Microsoft Office suite of tools.
  • The ability to work well independently on several projects concurrently, and possess excellent communication, organizational and creative thinking skills.
  • Enjoys and is proficient in social media communications.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
  • Action-oriented; a strong and efficient problem solver and able to make appropriate decisions and take action when needed.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong, creative writer with strong knowledge of CP Style.
  • Positive attitude and ability to be a team player with an attitude of service.
  • Able to work independently in a small, hands on work environment.
  • Able to clearly articulate messages in written and verbal communications.
  • Display integrity, objectivity, confidence and commitment to excellence.
  • Experience and comfort in public speaking and presentations.
  • Must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check and Child Welfare Clearance Check.

Additional Assets

  • Experience in the non-profit sector.
  • Photography/videography skill and experience. 

Please send a cover letter and resume quoting Competition # #CC – 11/7/2017
Taryn Barrie, Human Resources Associate: [email protected]

Application Deadline: Until successful candidate is recruited
We appreciate the interest of all applicants however will only contact those invited for an interview.

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