Employer: Council of Post-Secondary Presidents of Alberta (COPPOA)
Location: Edmonton, AB
COUNCIL OF POST-SECONDARY PRESIDENTS OF ALBERTA (COPPOA)
Founded in 2015 under The Societies Act, the Council of Post-Secondary Presidents of Alberta (COPPOA) is a not-for-profit organization comprised of the presidents of Alberta’s 26 post-secondary institutions (7 publicly funded and governed universities, 11 comprehensive community colleges, 5 independent publicly supported universities, 2 polytechnic institutions, and 1 specialized arts and cultural organization).
Meeting regularly to discuss common concerns and respond collectively to shared opportunities, COPPOA provides a venue for Alberta’s post-secondary leaders to build and strengthen research and teaching partnerships across the province to the benefit of their respective students and communities, as well as the province as a whole.
Alberta’s post-secondary education system is a critical engine for job creation and the economic and social prosperity of the province. Alberta’s 26 universities, colleges, and polytechnics produce leaders, innovators, and individuals with the knowledge and skills to ensure the continued success of Alberta’s key sectors (i.e., agriculture, energy, and health). Post-secondary institutions are instrumental in preparing the next generation of employees and entrepreneurs – and they are key in fueling the industries of the future.
For more than a century, COPPOA’s member institutions have shaped Alberta’s cultural and social development. We feed the optimism, entrepreneurship, and ambition of all Albertans in every corner of the province, and provide the learning and training they need to realize their potential, achieve their goals, and contribute to the well-being of their communities.
Please visit our website (www.coppoa.ca) for further information.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the newly created role of Manager Communication & Advocacy will drive the creation of strategic communication tools to support evidence-based advocacy, and build strong stakeholder relationships. The successful candidate requires a solid working knowledge of Alberta’s post-secondary system, have excellent writing skills, program management experience, and prior exposure to government and stakeholder relations.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & FUNCTIONS OVERVIEW
As the Manager Communication & Advocacy, you will be accountable for the following:
SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES OVERVIEW
You will possess the following:
In addition to meeting the above criteria, you will have a post-secondary Bachelor’s degree with a relevant specialization (i.e., Business, Policy, English, Communications, Marketing, etc.), in combination with 3 to 5 years of experience with communication, project management, and government and/or stakeholder relations.
A competitive and attractive salary is provided based on the above criteria and will be explored during further discussions.
Please note that this position may be filled as a full-time employment position directly with COPPOA, or through a long-term secondment agreement with an existing organization.