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