JOB POSTING

The Riverbend Community Association (RCA) is seeking a part-time contracted Communications Assistant position to join our team.

ROLE SUMMARY

We are seeking self-motivated individual to join our team as a Communications Assistant. If you are passionate about keeping our community up to date about all things Riverbend, have interest and/ or background in communications, have superb organizational skills, are very intricate with details as well as comfortable working independently as part of a virtual team this may be a perfect opportunity for you! You will be responsible for all aspects of RCA external communications and keeping our community connected to all things Riverbend. This position works on a variety of tasks making each day unique and interesting. Previous communications experience is a strong asset.

HOURS: 40 -45 hours per month on contract

SCHEDULE: flexible, working from home as part of the virtual team

REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent communication abilities (oral and written)

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Organizational skills

  • Solid editing and researching skills

  • Understanding of communications principles and digital media strategies an asset

  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills within a MS Office, Google environment and various social media platforms

  • Previous experience in communications, especially in digital and social media marketing

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to establish and maintain positive and constructive internal and external relationships with a variety of people including Board members, staff, volunteers, tenants and customers

  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills including strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and manage own workload

COMMUNICATIONS RESPONSIBILITIES

The Communications Assistant will be responsible for communicating the programs, events and activities taking place in the community of Riverbend. They will be trusted with maintaining and enhancing the brand of the community as a friendly, welcoming and fun place to live and work.

  • Work closely with all community stakeholders to stay current on upcoming RCA programs, events and activities taking place at or in connection with RCA and communicate these programs to Riverbend, our neighboring communities and Calgary, using our website, newsletter, social media, bulletin boards and other communication channels

  • Engage with the Board of Directors and the volunteer Communications team when required

  • Coordinate content for the printed newsletter, Riverbend Connects, as well as the emailed newsletter

  • Manage, monitor and create content for RCA’s active social media platforms to enhance engagement and increase community involvement using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

  • Maintain RCA website with relevant, current and dynamic content

  • Support RCA programs and events with marketing and promotional activities

  • Research and stay current on the latest trends in digital and social media marketing

  • Research and stay current on successful peer community marketing strategies and plans

  • Attend board meetings as ex-officio member to stay updated (monthly 2.5 hours)

  • Attend RCA Annual General Meeting and prepare meeting recap in a timely manner for posting on the website and social media (24hr turnaround time) (2hrs, typically in November)