Job Opportunity with The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA)
World Skills Employment Centre is working with The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) to recruit for the position of Communications Advisor.
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World Skills works with newcomers/immigrants to help them integrate into the Canadian labor market. http://www.ottawa-worldskills.orgPosition Title: Communications Advisor (Term to March 30, 2018)Reports to: Director, Public Affairs and Communications
The Communications Advisor, reporting to the Director, Public Affairs and Communications (PAC), is responsible for communications strategies and operations to increase the reach and impact of the organization's work.
Contribute to the implementation of CCSA's overall strategic communications plan, including supporting outreach strategies, specific projects, and events and activities, through the use of both traditional and new media
Actively participate in cross-functional project teams to provide communications advice, skills and expertise to drive forward corporate priorities
Public Affairs and Media Relations
Proactively analyze the broader public environment and factor the analysis into appropriate communications, issues management and media responses
Create specific communications, media relations and outreach strategies so that CCSA issues are linked with government priorities at the federal, provincial and territorial levels
Contribute to the development of media messaging and liaise with journalists to provide information and arrange interviews with CCSA subject-matter experts
Social and Digital Media
Contribute to the ongoing development and implementation of CCSA’s social media strategy
Actively monitor and contribute to communications and engagement activities on key platforms
Brand and Thought Leadership Management
Develop, implement and distribute communication materials to support CCSA research and knowledge products, solidifying CCSA's reputation as a national and international thought leader
Working closely with subject-matter experts, proactively seek out opportunities to demonstrate CCSA’s knowledge and leadership through outreach to government officials, as well as the media through opinion pieces and contributions to targeted platforms and publications
Provide support and advice to ensure that all communications reinforce and leverage CCSA's positioning and brand
Assist with marketing and communication activities for public and professional events and meetings
Assist with gathering and reporting on key public affairs and communications metrics
Qualifications and Experience
Completion of a Bachelor's degree or college certificate in public relations, journalism or communications plus three to five years of relevant experience
Exceptional writing skills with experience conceptualizing and producing a variety of documents and multi-media materials, including news releases, backgrounders, articles, Op-eds, web content, PowerPoint presentations, videos and speeches
Proven experience in developing and delivering strategic communications plans
Awareness of, and ability to respond to, political, governmental, media and research priorities in the area of substance use disorders
Knowledge of communications tools and techniques, including the practical application of new technologies and social media
Well-developed analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills
Client-oriented and solutions-focused
Excellent organizational skills
Strong interpersonal relations
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while exercising flexibility and sound judgement
Ability to establish priorities and manage deadlines
Ability to take initiative and think ahead
Bilingualism English/French (spoken)
Experience working with senior Government of Canada officials, including staff in ministerial offices
Experience working directly with elected officials at the federal or provincial/territorial level
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