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Coordinator, Communications (12 Months Contract)
Summary
Title:Coordinator, Communications (12 Months Contract)
ID:122368
Subsidiary:Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp
Department:Transformation
Location:Oakville, ON
Country:Canada
Zip/Postal Code:L6J 2X1
Description

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.

Purpose

With direction from the Communications Manager, the Communications Coordinator will be responsible for implementation and coordination of comprehensive internal and external communication initiatives for Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (APUC) and its two subsidiaries: Liberty Utilities and Algonquin Power Co. (APCo). The primary focus will be on communication relating to a large organizational change project using a variety of tools such as a SharePoint intranet portal, company newsletters, town hall meetings, emails, and other media as required. The Communications Coordinator will also be responsible for supporting the organization’s external communications needs for the project through the development of public-facing documents, maintaining the brand identity, and managing community relations activities. The successful candidate will be an effective, self-governed, and experienced communications generalist with strong background in project communications. The successful candidate should have: experience developing communications plans for both internal and external audiences, vendor management skills, solid writing and editing skills, and keen technological proficiency in working with websites, social media, video and graphic design tools and applications.

Accountabilities

  • Collaborate with Communications Manager and project team in developing and implementing components of internal and external communications strategies.
  • Support communications needs by providing strategic direction, support developing communications plans and tools within a complex organization with a variety of unique audiences.
  • Assist in developing overall communications strategy and brand identity at the corporate level.
  • Provide photography, videography, web design and graphic designed to aid in the creation of visual communications such as slide presentations, company videos, promotional materials and other items as deemed necessary.
  • Sourcing and liaising with vendors to suit a variety of business needs including print, website creation, video production, event planning, catering, production of promotional items, etc.
  • Responsible for updating and maintaining content within the SharePoint intranet site and digital asset management site. This includes supporting and liaising directly with the business in the pursuit of editorial content, preparing articles and working to ensure that content on the websites is up-to-date and accurate.
  • Additional responsibilities as determined by project requirements.                                       

Education & Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree or a diploma from an accredited college or university with a focus on communications, journalism, English, or a related field.
  • 2+ years of consecutive and increasingly responsible experience in communications, with a proven ability to understand communication principles and practices, including experience in web-based communications.
  • Experience creating communication plans and content for projects, understanding the requirement for tactical project messaging
  • Business knowledge and skills: simplified communication, organizational skills, vendor relations
  • Superior writing and verbal abilities to effectively communicate at all levels, both within the company and externally
  • Knowledge and experience using Microsoft SharePoint software or other similar Content Management Systems (CMS).
  • Knowledge of Adobe Suite, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Premiere an asset.
  • Strong technical background with advanced computer skills and experience with all Microsoft Office tools including PowerPoint, Publisher, Word, and Excel.
  • Detail oriented and organized, with exceptional prioritization skills to help balance conflicting priorities and tight deadlines. Candidate must be able to self-govern.
  • High comfort working in teams and with all levels of management in a collaborative manner.
  • Experience and strong knowledge of the energy and utility industry an asset.                                                         

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $10+ billion of total assets. (APUC) delivers continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of renewable energy development projects, organic growth within its regulated distribution and transmission businesses, and the pursuit of accretive acquisitions.

The distribution business group (Liberty Utilities) provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission business group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada.

The generation business group (Liberty Power, formerly known as Algonquin Power) owns a portfolio of regulated and long term contracted North American based wind, solar, hydroelectric and thermal powered generating facilities representing more than 1.5+ GW of installed capacity.

 

What we offer

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

Share purchase/match plan

Defined Contribution savings plan

Free refreshments

Top Talent Program

Volunteer paid days off

Employee Assistance Program

Achievement fund

Free parking, including free electrical charging

 

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role, and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition Team.

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