AIC Administrator January 22, 2019 No Comments

Communications Advisor

Welcome to the Alberta Insurance Council. We protect Alberta insurance consumers.

The Alberta Insurance Council (AIC) mandated by and in collaboration with the Alberta Treasury Board and Finance; works to protect Alberta insurance consumers and ensure companies, insurance adjusters, and insurance agents operate at the highest standard through licensing and regulation.

AIC is the financial and governance arm of all Alberta insurance councils including the Insurance Adjusters Council, the General Insurance Council, and the Life Insurance Council. Providing investigative and administrative services to the councils, as well as administrative services to the Continuing Education Accreditation Committee.

The Councils are formed under the Insurance Act and derive their authority from delegations from the Minister of the Alberta Treasury Board and Finance.

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The Opportunity: Communications Advisor

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, Calgary, the Communications Advisor is accountable for supporting all corporate and project specific communications activities on a part time basis.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Maintenance of AIC’s and Alberta Accreditation Committee’s (AAC) corporate website, intranet and social media presence;
  • Preparing written messaging using a variety of communication mediums;
  • Support strategic policy related communications efforts;
  • Coordinate the successful implementation of the strategic communications plan and calendar;
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of innovative and creative communications strategies for organizational and project-level initiatives;
  • Champion the AIC’s intranet (through Confluence)
  • Create content regarding AIC’s mission, vision, mandate, people and culture, driving employee and stakeholder engagement and collaboration;
  • Uphold all aspects of AIC’s policies and practices;
  • Assist in the maintenance of media and government relationships;
  • Coordinate the review of and/or development of corporate graphics/brochures/presentations and other visual materials, including accountability to ensure corporate presentation templates are current, accurate and functional;
  • Support activities related to increasing public awareness and licensee education;
  • Develop a communications plan to supplement the Business Continuity Plan to be executed in the event of an emergency or crisis;
  • Work closely with project stakeholders to drive the development and support of the execution of project communications plans targeting specific audiences;
  • Manage development and production of project-specific communications materials including letters to the editor, fact sheets, newsletters, web content, video, news releases and social media content;
  • Assist in coordinating external events such as public open houses, stakeholder meetings, community events, project milestone celebrations;
  • Contribute towards achieving and continuously improving AIC’s communication strategy, best practices and processes, as well as identify new opportunities for improvement and efficiencies within the AIC;
  • Consistently enhance the image and reputation of the AIC.

 

Education and Experience:

  • A Degree (and/or near completion of a degree) in Marketing, Business, Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or a related field and/or experience equivalent;
  • 1 – 2 years of experience in a communications role;
  • Experience developing and executing tactical communications strategies, with demonstrated success in the execution of those strategies;
  • Experience using web analytics and social media monitoring/measurement tools;
  • Experience crafting editorial calendars and in re-purposing stories across platforms and diverse audiences.

 

Attributes and Skills: 

  • Strong work ethic and high integrity;
  • Superior ability to write and speak effectively for a wide range of mediums conveying messages clearly and concisely (print, advertising, media relations, web, social media and related technology);
  • Highly motivated, action oriented, and results driven with a ‘can do’ attitude;
  • Demonstrated effective use of social media and other online tools to achieve a variety of communications goals;
  • Familiarity with and experience using web development software such as Word Press, or similar;
  • Computer literacy in MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Analytics, Hootsuite, Social Media platforms and video editing software would be an asset;
  • Proven ability to manage concurrent projects with varying deadlines;
  • Ability to think creatively and make the best use of technology available;
  • Able to exercise good judgement, show initiative, and be proactive;
  • Able to work with minimal supervision;
  • Passion and enthusiasm for the role and AIC.

 

This role is a part time 1 year contract role, with the expected hours to be equivalent to 2 to 4 working days per week.   The hourly wage is $35-$45/hour commensurate with the education and experience of the successful candidate.

The structure of the role will be reevaluated at 9 months into the term, or sooner if warranted.

Some travel within Alberta may be required.

Interested and qualified applicants should send their CV to careers@abcouncil.ab.ca

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