Share this Job

Communications Coordinator


We are seeking a Communications Coordinator to provide support in developing and executing a full range of communication services, with a focus on the corporations digital and social media presence for the organization. The coordinator will support communications planning and implementation, crisis communications, and issues management.


Are you our Communications Coordinator? 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 digital media and the application of social platforms in business
  • Are innovative, solutions-driven, adaptable, and approach your work with creativity
  • Enjoy hosting tours and events; representing the organization at tradeshows and speaking engagements


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 members of the Marketing and Communications team, the Coordinator gives form to our brand and culture across all digital platforms and channels and is actively focused on engaging stakeholders by executing best practice social and digital marketing methods and metrics. The successful incumbent will:


  • Ensure Alberta Innovates marketing communications initiatives are integrated and consistent with the vision, mission and objectives and effectively champions and represents the brand.
  • Oversees all web communications and social media and maintains a user friendly, updated and fully functional internal and external websites.
  • Writes and edits web content and designs creative campaigns that leverage and integrate traditional, digital, and social marketing to promote and support the organization’s business efforts.
  • Supports development of high-integrity social influencer and digital activations, and partner/program cross-promotions as requested.
  • Participates in podcast, audio and video production (including scripting, storyboard, editing), and the production of webinars, townhall and related events using established online platforms.
  • Supports Marketing & Communications colleagues, vendors and others to plan and implement high impact partner events, media announcements, client/dignitary tours, tradeshows, career fairs, exhibits and hosting activities that strengthen the corporation’s brand image and reputation.
  • Assumes roles as assigned on specific public outreach, partnership events and activities, including liaising with counterparts at partner organizations as required.
  • Coordinates and manages internal communications and external vendors to ensure the integrity and adherence to AI brand message architecture and visual identity guidelines, and that timelines are adhered too.
  • Ensures positioning in all internal/external stakeholder communications is done in a compelling and clear manner that reinforces AI’s value to its target clients and stakeholders.
  • Provides content/publishing guidance to optimize corporate and subsidiary website(s) as integrated enterprise channels and client-supportive tools.
  • Complies with all department and workplace wellness, safety, culture/values guidelines to help ensure a resilient working environment for self and co-workers.


Qualifications and skills we are looking for:

  • Diploma in communications, public relations, journalism, broadcasting or English.
  • Two years related experience.
  • Experience coordinating advertising, publications and events
  • Knowledge of emerging media, social media, and technical solutions supporting enhanced effectiveness of tools like the external website.
  • Good understanding of the communication planning process.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of marketing, communications, public relations, economics, business;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Strong consulting, project management, and organizational skills.
  • Adept negotiation, problem solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Innovative and energetic; presents ideas effectively;
  • Confident, solutions-driven, adaptable;
  • Strong, effective, and creative communicator – both written and oral.
  • Ability to provide accurate, error free and professional communication services in all mediums.
  • Familiairty with SEO, Google Analytics, and web-design principles.
  • Working knowledge of the Adobe suite of products an asset, specifically InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to travel.


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.