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Communications Assistant

Communications Assistant (Permanent and Temporary – positions may be full or part time), National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health 

The National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, located at St. Francis Xavier University, a top-ranking Canadian university, is seeking one short-term Communications Assistant, and one permanent Communications Assistant. Their role will be to contribute to the translation of evidence and the uptake of effective health equity enhancing practices and policies by Canadian public health organizations and practitioners. 

The NCCDH, located at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish NS, focuses on evidence and knowledge related to social and structural determinants of health and health inequities. St. Francis Xavier University, a top-ranking Canadian university focused on academic excellence, innovation in teaching and research, service to society and international outreach, hosts the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH). As one of six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health, the NCCDH promotes the use of scientific research and other knowledge to strengthen public health practices and policies in Canada.

Reporting to the Program Manager, the Communications Assistant carries out the following duties: 
⦁    Coordinates the Centre’s websites, social media activities, and promotion.
⦁    Coordinates resource and document production, including contributing to copy-editing and engaging with translators, designers, web host and other vendors.
⦁    Works with staff to promote NCCDH and disseminate Centre products at conferences and other events (both in-person and online).
⦁    Contributes (as assigned) to the development of conference abstracts and presentations; publications; and A/V resources (e.g. videos, spoken slideshows).
⦁    Represents (as assigned) the Centre in selected initiatives, e.g. committees to further collaborative projects with partners and other NCCs. 
⦁    Represents NCCDH at an all-NCC communications committee. 
⦁    Contributes to Centre planning, communications and evaluation. Works with staff to support good communication practices. Participates in Centre’s staff meetings.
⦁    Stays informed about communications methods, media trends and communications practices used by other NCCs and partners. 
⦁    Departmental duties/special projects as assigned.

Your application must demonstrate your qualifications as they relate to:
⦁    Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, marketing or a related field and 1-3 years’ relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of experience and education. 
⦁    Advanced communication skills – oral, written and interpersonal, with exceptional writing skills (samples required) and meticulous attention to detail. 
⦁    Demonstrated expertise using social and traditional media and related tools (e.g. Twitter, blogs, Google Analytics, Facebook, YouTube, video/audio production, media tracking, analytics and databases.) 
⦁    Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and Adobe Pro or equivalent program. 
⦁    Self-motivated. Able to work independently as well as part of a team. Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of stakeholders. 
⦁    Bilingual (English & French) preferred, a definite asset. 

Preference will be given to bilingual (French and English) candidates and candidates wanting to work in Antigonish, N.S. These are permanent and term positions, dependent upon annual receipt of funding. Anticipated location of work is StFX. Consideration of applications for this position will begin immediately, with a closing date of October 29, 2021. A letter of application including detailed resume should be directed in confidence to: 

Human Resources, StFX University
Email: [email protected]

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. StFX respects diversity and welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities and members of sexual minority groups.

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