Communications Strategist

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

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Communications Strategist

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Positions Available


Closing Date

15 Dec 2023


Permanent Full-Time


Edmonton AB

Remote Option



Corporate Communications


Marketing & Communications


Main Campus


Detailed Job Description

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NAIT for thorough review and consideration, please apply directly through our
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is looking for a strategic, dynamic, innovative, and creative thinker with a
passion for developing and implementing successful communications strategies
and plans, crafting compelling content to advance NAIT business goals, objectives,
and key results.

to the Manager, Communications, this role will be a great choice for someone who
is a strong advisor, thoughtful decision-maker, and cultivator of positive relationships.
This role will integrate as part of the operating teams they support and are encouraged
to become a subject matter expert. They work with their clients to continually
seek opportunities to help achieve business outcomes while advancing and
protecting the NAIT brand and reputation. Areas of focus will include
stakeholder engagement, issues management, crisis communications, government
relations and media relations.

successful candidate will be a confident self-starter with a have a high degree
of professionalism to help develop strong relationships and influence decisions
with colleagues and clients.

this role you’ll also use your creative skills to develop content and make it
shine for a variety of internal and external channels. The Communication Strategist
is responsible for project intake from their client area(s) into the department
and works with other Marketing and Communications team members to plan
resources effectively for the projects they are leading and measure efforts to
ensure effective and valued communications support is provided.



  • Provide strategic communication management to clients
    and gain in-depth understanding of their needs and align with NAIT priorities.
  • Exceptional ability to cultivate relationships
    and engage as a collaborative partner with key internal stakeholders and senior
  • Create and develop strategic communications
  • Manage projects effectively and efficiently within
    the Marketing and Communications team on behalf of the client which may also
    include participating in the execution of project activities.
  • Develop content for a variety of communications


& Abilities:

  • Knowledge of communications theory, practices, and
  • Strong, versatile writing and editing skills.
  • Ability to analyze relevant data and analytics to
    inform insights and make sense of a high quantity of complex information.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with
    clients and colleagues.
  • Manages communication strategy timelines and budgets.
  • Measures and reports on their work to demonstrate
    effectiveness, and instill a culture of collaboration, feedback, and continuous
  • Knowledge of digital marketing and social media best
  • Superior organization, project management and client
    management skills.
  • Ability to engage in continuous learning.



  • Degree or Diploma in Public Relations or
  • Minimum 3 years of related experience.
  • Equivalent combinations of related education and
    experience may be considered.


Remuneration: $79,795.82
– $105,715.48 annual, plus a comprehensive benefits package.                          

Please submit a resume and cover letter
to be considered for this opportunity.



NAIT, people matter.

proud to have been named one of Alberta’s Top Employers  for 12
consecutive years. Developing an engaging, supportive, and rewarding work
culture is something we take seriously. We know that people are our biggest
asset – they are what makes NAIT a great place to work.   

NAIT, you are part of a community that makes a difference in the lives of
students, staff and industry clients and partners. The NAIT culture reflects
our shared values of respect, collaboration, celebration, creativity, and
accountability. We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion  and are a
proud partner of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion  and Pride at
Work Canada.  NAIT is committed to
advancing equity and cultivating inclusion throughout the hiring process. We
especially encourage applications from Aboriginal and Indigenous people, Black
and racialized people, gender and sexually diverse (2SLGBTQIA+ and women) people,
immigrants, and people with disabilities.


we offer

created a benefits package that focuses on health and wellness, professional
and personal growth, recognition, and work-life balance.

is a flexible workplace and depending on the nature of your role, you may
request flexible work arrangements with respect to where and when you work,
including being on-campus full-time, working off-site, or a combination of the

also have access to excellent vacation time, paid time off between Christmas
and New Year’s, a strong recognition program, learning opportunities, 2 annual
all-staff professional development days and so much more. 


and safety

You can find
the latest information on NAIT’s response to COVID-19 at



with education credentials earned outside of Canada who have not had them
previously assessed should have their credentials evaluated by World Education
Services or the International Qualifications Assessment
Service  (IQAS)



is an inclusive employer and strives to hire a diverse workforce. If you are
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us if you require any accommodation during the selection process. Please
contact us via email at [email protected].


thank you for your application, however, only those selected for an interview
will be contacted.

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