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Lakeland Roman Catholic Separate School Division, is seeking an experienced, highly motivated individual to provide diverse division-wide services in a dynamic work environment, in the position of:

Communications Officer

Lakeland Catholic School District is a student focused, publicly funded jurisdiction serving approximately 2600 students (K-12) in eight schools in the communities of Bonnyville, Cold Lake and Waskatenau. And Lac La Biche

Reporting to the Superintendent of Schools, the Communications Officer is responsible for maintaining effective internal and external communications and public relations between Lakeland Catholic Schools, our staff, our parents and our communities.

Duties include:

Board and school related communications, preparation of system communications publications (brochures, media releases, coverage of special events, professional development and school activities)

maintenance of division website social media, organization and facilitation of division staff recognition events, achievement of communications outcomes established for the division

Other duties assigned by the Superintendent.

Coordinate the information flow with all parts of the organization to ensure consistency and accuracy of messages

Assist with the development, implementation and maintenance of internal websites

Responsible for the relevant, timely, and quality production of all internal and external communications

Support media activities including daily media monitoring, coordinating media interviews and events, drafting media releases/advisories/photo opportunities, developing and pitching story ideas, maintaining media distribution lists, and other duties as assigned

Researching, writing and editing communications materials for LCSD such as community newsletters, reports, feature stories, fact sheets, speeches, presentations, letters, Board meeting highlights, and other products as needed

Create, Generate and post dynamic original content, from a variety of sources stakeholders, blogs, web to social media, website, digital signage, blog, and other communication tools.

Support crisis communications efforts

Build relationships with key media contacts and the community.

Identify opportunities, as appropriate to proactively promote Lakeland Catholic Schools with all stakeholders

Education/Experience

Post-secondary degree in communication, with specialization in journalism or public relations (an equivalent experience will be considered)

Three or more years related experience in communications

Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite including Adobe Creative Suite and web-based applications including Office 365 ?

Understanding of an educational environment and commitment to Catholic Education

Lakeland Catholic School District is located approximately 250 km North East of Edmonton. This position is a 12-month position, located in Bonnyville AB. We offer a competitive wage and benefit package.

To apply, please visit our website, www.lcsd150.ab.ca under Careers > Career Opportunities > and follow the steps

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