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Communication Specialist (Intermediate)

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 14/01/2020
  • Duration: 12 months renewable
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The Role:
Our HR communications team is responsible for:
* Ensuring efficient and effective communications to support core HR programs and operations, including total rewards and HR Services
* Building client's reputation as an employer of choice and delivering recruitment marketing strategies to attract top talent
* Fostering a diverse and inclusive culture of strong leadership, employee engagement, high performance and results

The successful candidate is a multi-faceted communications professional who has knowledge and experience in a broad range of communications tools, tactics and approaches with exceptional collaboration and writing skills.
What you'll do:
Under the direction of the HR communications client lead, the successful candidate will:
* Understand the business challenges and opportunities for HR;
* Provide communications recommendations and support on projects and initiatives in the areas of total rewards and HR Services including technology changes, compensation programs, annual benefits communications and various employment practices;
* Create engaging, informative and audience-centric communications including: employee and leader emails and briefings, intranet and external website content, program guides, presentations, videos, brochures and collateral, and content for social media and other digital marketing and communications channels, as appropriate;
* Manage the delivery of communications tools and tactics, collaborating with our corporate communications centres of excellence, and our external vendors;
* Monitor and measure communications results and continually improve effectiveness.
* Collaborate with appropriate subject matter experts to establish requirements, determine subject material to be developed, and ensure accuracy and thoroughness of contents
* Organize, write and present information in an appropriate format for the intended audience;
* Edit, standardize, and polish communications written by subject matter specialists;
* Develop original supplementary communication aids such as info graphics, charts, tables, process flow diagrams, conceptual illustrations;
* Coordinate review and revisions processes involving multiple stakeholders;
* Manage the communication tools, templates and processes required to deliver standardized, efficient and effective HR communications.

In completing assignments, the HR Communications Specialist/Technical Writer will:
* Demonstrate independent project management and time management skills to proactively manage long-term projects with multiple deliverables;
* Build in-depth knowledge of HR programs and subject-matter to enhance their ability to offer effective solutions;
* Build effective, collaborative, relationships with internal clients;
* Adhere to client's corporate communications style guide, and apply client's corporate brand standards;
* Maintain thorough records and files of work and revisions.

Minimum Qualifications:
* University degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or business;
* Minimum of 5 progressive, related experience in various aspects of corporate communications

Preferred Qualifications:
* Communications expertise - able to contribute to internal/external communications plans and digital marketing activities;
* Consulting - able to think critically, weigh alternatives, and recommend effective solutions; able to work with ambiguity;
* Strong, versatile writing - able to write in many styles for a variety of internal and external audiences; ranging from developing technical and detailed program information to storytelling and producing engaging content for digital and social media;
* Project management - able to prioritize and organize communications project work, and coordinate the work of team members;
* A team player with a customer service focus - able to build strong relationships and rapport with clients and team members, and meet customer requirements under the pressure of tight deadlines;
* Curiosity and motivation to learn about the HR function and subject-matter;
* Experience working in employee communications and/or HR communications in a complex corporate environment is an asset.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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