Employment Opportunities

Communications Assistant

Communications Assistant

Job Purpose:

The Communications Assistant provides administrative and communications support to the CIRN Program Manager, and general communications support to CCfV as needed.


The Communications Assistant will perform a wide range of duties including some or all of the following: communications, report writing, publications database maintenance, website content, and assisting with the planning and execution of special events/conferences.



  • Responsible for maintaining publications database for all CIRN Networks and CCfV Investigators
  • Draft, prepare, and track progress of sub-site agreements as needed
  • Schedule meetings, prepare meeting documents, and take minutes
  • Assist with website management, annual reports, and newsletters
  • Assist with special event/conference planning
  • Assist with study recruitment and media relations
  • Support CIRN Trainee program, Education Committee, and CCfV Education Series as needed
  • Implement strategic initiatives as outlined in the CCfV Communications Plan

Skills, Knowledge, Education and Experience:

  • Able to establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; able to speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance Center effectiveness
  • Demonstrate a high level of time management and decision-making skills in regards to setting priorities based on deadlines (both internal and external)
  • Organization skills and planning, including developing a work schedule, monitoring progress towards goals, and tracking details, data, information and activities
  • Project management experience in a research or academic setting

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree education or equivalent diploma in Public Relations/Communications or a related field.
  • 2+ years of relevant experience within a university, hospital, or comparable institution
  • Experience in a non-profit/research setting strongly preferred
  • Excellent time management skills and experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, MS Project) Adobe Acrobat, WordPress, Campaign Monitor and social media platforms.
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Status: 37.5 hours/week, 18-month contract
Pay Scale: $45,604 – $50,045 per annum, commensurate with experience
Start Date: December 11, 2017

Deadline for application: November 10, 2017

Interested parties should forward a cover letter, current CV and contact information of 2-3 references to:

Allison Young

We thank all applicants, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.