Communications and Engagement Coordinator

Dalhousie University

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Position Title Communications and Engagement Coordinator
Department/Unit Community Health & Epidemiology
Research Project AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub, Advancing Policies and Practices in Technology and Aging
Location Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Posting Number GP16-23
Employee Group Grant-Paid
Position Type Term
Duration of Contract (if applicable) May 1st 2023 – March 31st, 2024
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Salary $52,000 per annum (35 hours per week)
About the Organization The AGEWELL National Innovation Hub, Advancing Policies and Practices in Technology and Aging (APPTA) is a joint initiative of the AGEWELL NCE Network and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF). It aims to package innovative solutions to specific policy, program, and service challenges that impact older Canadians.
Job Summary Reporting to the Scientific Director of APPTA, the Communications and Engagement Coordinator will support the day-to-day planning, coordination, and execution of APPTA’s communications and program execution in support of the Manager of Operations and Scientific Director.
Key Responsibilities
  • Plan and coordinate communications for APPTA’s programs and events through social media, newsletters, website, including content generation, monthly and quarterly communications plans and schedules.
  • Contribute to the development and dissemination of APPTA’s knowledge translation products on all of APPTA’s platforms (i.e. website, portal, newsletter, podcast), including the KT blog, evidence briefs, policy briefs, environmental scans, infographics, and research roundups.
  • Monitor and track KPIs for communication efforts on social media and newsletter analytics.
  • Support the planning and execution of all APPTA’s virtual and in person events.
  • Contribute to the strategic planning and development of APPTA’s work including, but not limited to, highlighting funding opportunities, building new ideas for products, programs, events, and promoting a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Scientific Director and/or Manager.
Note The successful applicant will primarily work remotely, with occasional presence in-person on-campus to meet client needs and operation requirements.
Dalhousie’s vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary.
Required Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant field (Communications, marketing, etc.).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills.
  • Possess effective time management skills for project coordination, planning, and organization and be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Able to work in a team environment as well as independently.
  • Previous experience in communications of health research and/or policy.
  • Proficiency in computer-related document management (e.g., cloud-based storage systems) and communication programs (e.g., Microsoft Teams, HootSuite).
  • Bilingual in English and French.
Additional Information Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a voluntary RRSP, health and dental plans and an employee and family assistance program.
Application Consideration We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Diversity Statement Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit .

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 03/15/2023
Close Date 04/12/2023
Open Until Filled No
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