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Business Partner, Communications  

The Alberta Innovates Marketing and Communications team is seeking a Business Partner, Communications to provide strategic advice, plans and support to business divisions and corporate functions to advance program outcomes and desired enterprise impact.

 

Are you our Business Partner, Communications? You would be a good fit for this position if you:

  • Enjoy working with diverse teams to provide professional communication services in a variety of mediums both internally and externally
  • Are passionate about using your creativity to develop and execute communications plans that meet an organizaitons goals

 

We are game changers

Alberta Innovates is a provincially funded corporation with a mandate to deliver 21st-century solutions for the most compelling challenges facing Albertans. We do this by building on our province’s research and technology development strengths in the core sectors of health, environment, energy, food and fibre, and platforms such as artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and omics. We are working with our partners to diversify Alberta’s economy, improve our environmental performance and enhance the well-being of Albertans through research and innovation.

Our subsidiary, InnoTech Alberta, offers a diversified range of scientific engineering and technological research and testing capabilities, and the facilities to support technology scale-up. Our multidisciplinary team has the depth of experience to work across all sectors, from energy to health to food and fibre. InnoTech Alberta offers you access to research talent, technical expertise, and unique facilities that can help accelerate technology development that serves both the private and public sector.

 

Intrigued? Here’s some more information about the position:

Working closely with the marketing and communications team, internal business clients, and external partners, this role works to assure organization culture, brand and operational practices and behaviours are well-aligned in all communications. The successful incumbent will be accountable for .

 

  • Develops strategic communications plans, and implements internal and change communications working closely with corporate services and operational colleagues
  • Leads identified projects, programs and subsidiary initiatives ensuring alignment with overarching corporate goals
  • Researches, conducts interviews, writes, edits and tailors communication materials for intended audience to achieve sustained engagement
  • Monitors and maintains communication systems, processes and procedures for optimal effectiveness and initiates adjustments when appropriate
  • Works closely with business partners and communication colleagues to reveal and tell program stories through sponsorships, community events and speaking engagements
  • Implements business program social/digital strategies in concert with corporate brand positioning and stakeholder engagement goals, and reports on the effectiveness of these strategies
  • Identifies potential issues and coordinates messaging and response for business divisions and corporate functions as assigned
  • Prepares program leaders for media announcements and coordinates technical briefings and materials to pitch stories and respond to media inquiries
  • Identifies relevant program audiences, arranges and facilitates in-person/hybrid events and workshops and prepares promotional, educational, and informational materials, maintaining congruence with corporate brand voice and strategy

 

Qualifications and skills we are looking for:

  • Diploma in communications, public relations, journalism, broadcasting, or English
  • University degree in business, communications, public relations or equivalent is considered an asset
  • 5 years of varied experience in business, non-profit, or association communication roles, with 2 years prior experience in a similar role
  • Membership with International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), Canadian Public Relations Society (CRPS) or related professional association
  • Knowledge of media trends, social analytics, and digital tools and platforms, and the communication planning process
  • Strong, effective, and creative communicator – both written and oral.
  • Manages time effectively, is self-motivated, organized, and results-oriented
  • Superior interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently, as part of a team, and collaboratively with clients
  • Creative flair for visual presentation, writing, web and digital asset production and social media
  • Strong computer and digital media literacy; proficient in design, publishing, video, photography, and email marketing programs.
  • Familiar with Canadian Press Style Guide
  • Solid research, writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Strong consulting and project management skills
  • Ability to work with senior level officials
  • Exhibits sound judgment when making complex decisions

 

Why Alberta Innovates?

We offer our employees opportunities to work on projects that will expand their skill sets while witnessing the visible impacts of their efforts. We value the development of our employees and create opportunities for working in capacities that allow new skills to be learned. We know that the wellness of our team is the most important part of our business so we offer a strong benefits package and generous vacation and paid time off programs to promote work-life balance which includes flexible work and wellness programs.

 

At Alberta Innovates, we respect diversity and embrace an inclusive culture. We value uniqueness and different perspectives as they play a critical role in our success. To achieve this, individuals are selected based on qualifications, merit, and abilities and we encourage applications from all backgrounds to apply.  

 

Alberta Innovates offers a competitive salary and benefits package in addition to opportunities for personal and professional achievement.  The final candidate will be required to undergo a security clearance. All interviewees must be able to meet the requirement specified in the Physical Demand Analysis. This document will be supplied during the interview process to the successful candidate. This competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.

 

ALBERTA INNOVATES IS COMMITTED TO THE PRINCIPLE OF EQUITY IN EMPLOYMENT AND ENCOURAGES APPLICATIONS FROM ALL QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS. WE WISH TO THANK ALL APPLICANTS FOR THEIR INTEREST. HOWEVER, ONLY THOSE INVITED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED.