The Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) is looking for a person to fill the position of Communication & International Development Week (IDW) Project Coordinator at the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation office in Edmonton.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communications & International Development Week (IDW) Project Coordinator will be responsible for planning, executing, and reporting on all International Development Week activities and initiatives. In addition, this position will implement the ACGC communication strategy for the duration of the contract. As a member of the ACGC team, this position will also contribute to the development, review and attainment of the organization’s vision, mission, values and strategic goals. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Work with the ACGC staff, board and members to plan and implement IDW activities and events. This will include collaboration with University of Alberta International staff in the planning and implementation of the ACGC sponsored I-Week events.
- Assist in the selection of 30 Alberta and international youth to be profiled as global citizens in the 6th Annual Top 30 Under 30 Magazine.
- Provide leadership in the development and creation of the Top 30 Magazine, including the selection of youth, production of content, and editing of written youth submissions and other materials.
- Develop a media campaign and communications strategy, including the creation of media kits, media releases, and resource materials.
- Contribute to the Council’s utilization of social media (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube) to promote events and share information.
- Play a lead role in moving content to ACGC's new website as well as maintaining and updating content.
- Develop and distribute e-bulletins on a bi-weekly basis.
- Assist with the development and maintenance of a social media strategy that will promote and publicize ACGC and member organization events and updates during IDW.
- Create and implement tools to evaluate the effectiveness of IDW programming, including reach and impact. Utilize evaluation results to prepare a final report to be submitted to the ACGC Executive Director based on Results Based Management tools and framework.
- Carry out additional tasks directly related to the successful implementation of ACGC programming as determined by the ACGC staff and board.
- Be responsible for working within the budget as assigned to the various areas of programming under this job description.
- Maintain organized and comprehensive files.
- Have demonstrated success in a similar role either through direct work experience or through interactions with the community on a regular basis via volunteering or other community opportunities.
- Have a strong understanding of international development and cooperation combined with exceptional understanding of global citizenship and public engagement principles;
- Have expert communication skills (both written and verbal), and the ability to adapt communications style in a manner that is suitable and appropriate for various stakeholders;
- Have strong knowledge of project management especially related to international development and social justice issues;
- Have excellent organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to organize multiple tasks and appropriately prioritize activities;
- Have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to respect the values and differences that all members of a small team bring to an office environment;
- Have a proven ability to problem-solve and work independently.
- Must have skills using the Adobe Creative Cloud, InDesign and Photoshop.
- Knowledge of and experience with Word Press is preferred.
Wage: $23.75/hour (full time – 37.7 hours/week)
Application deadline: 5:00 pm Friday, October 28, 2016.
This position will report directly to the Executive Director and it is envisioned that the position will be based at the ACGC office in Edmonton although alternative arrangements can be suggested if required. Hours of work can be flexible to accommodate successful applicants. The successful candidate must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends, and may be required to travel.
ACGC is strongly committed to diversity within its community, and especially welcomes applications from who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas in the workplace, including visible minority group members, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, and members of under-represented gender and sexual orientation groups.
To apply: Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, résumé, and the names of two references to by 5:00 PM on Friday, October 28, 2016.
While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC)
The Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) is a coalition of voluntary sector organizations located in Alberta, working locally and globally to achieve sustainable human development. We are committed to international cooperation that is people-centered, democratic, just, inclusive, and respectful of the environment and indigenous cultures. We work towards ending poverty and achieving a peaceful and healthy world, with dignity and full participation for all.
For more information about ACGC please visit www.acgc.ca