Job Details - Communications Coordinator

Communications Coordinator

Cape Breton Partnership

Full-Time Contract



The Cape Breton Partnership is looking for a driven multi-talented person to fill the role of Communications Coordinator for the Cape Breton Regional Enterprise Network (CBREN) program. Reporting to the Director of Communications, you will produce high quality work in a fast-paced environment to analyze, develop and implement communications and information programs, analyze advertising needs and develop appropriate advertising and marketing plans, publicize activities and events, and maintain media relations.


  • Oversee the implementation and annual evaluation of the CBREN program communications plan.
  • Writing for internal and external communications to various stakeholders, which include press releases, newsletters, presentations, corporate letters, and marketing collateral.
  • Work with Partnership staff to organize conferences, meetings, events and information sessions.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate communications strategies and programs designed to inform clients, employees and the general public of initiatives and policies of businesses, governments and other organizations.
  • Conduct surveys to identify the interests and concerns of key stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the CBREN program social media engagement process, and align campaigns with the CBREN’s communications priorities.
  • Analyze and report on social media campaign metrics as it relates to the CBREN’s business and marketing objectives.
  • Work with Partnership staff to increase interactions with the business community across Cape Breton Island by creating interesting and engaging content.
  • Maximize followers and engagement by leveraging various social media platforms, ex: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
  • Develop and manage the content calendar across all platforms ensuring a steady stream of relevant content.
  • Monitor traditional news media and social media for issues and updates that would have an impact and/or interest for the local economy and business community.
  • Scheduling and coordinating meetings and events in various locations across Cape Breton Island and liaising with vendors (venues, caterers, audio-visual, etc).
  • Develop event and campaign budgets.
  • Regularly attend external meetings and events across Cape Breton Island.
  • Regularly maintain and update a variety of websites and web-products.
  • Coordinate and manage webinars and other virtual meetings.
  • Attend Municipal Council meetings as required.
  • Assist with development of ELEVATE business magazine as required.
  • Other duties as required.

Working Conditions

The Communications Coordinator will work in an office environment and will work a standard work-week. Flexibility in working hours is required as some work will happen outside of office hours. Travel throughout Cape Breton is required, and travel throughout Nova Scotia may be required.

The Details

  • Work location is flexible, with office locations in Port Hawkesbury, Arichat, Port Hood, and Baddeck.
  • Salary range based on education and experience.
  • The successful candidate can start right away.

To Apply

Please forward a cover letter and resume as a single PDF file to:

Deadline 4 pm, November 6th, 2020

Additional Requirements

Must-have skills and qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical to the success of this role.
  • Post-secondary level education in a relevant discipline from a recognized academic institution; degree or diploma in Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism or similar designation.
  • 5-7 years of proven experience in a communications role.
  • Professional experience writing for and building online communities.
  • Valid Driver’s License and current driving abstract.
  • Attention to detail, and solid planning skills when approaching a project.
  • Needs to possess a positive, optimistic attitude.
  • Proven interpersonal skills, being able to exercise sound judgement, tact, and discretion when dealing with others.
  • Political acuity and sensitivity along with exemplary presentation and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and efficiently with minimal direction.
  • Experienced in working with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and other Microsoft office tools.
  • Experienced in working with WordPress, Four Square, and other website content management tools.
  • Ability to network with communities, businesses, economic development professionals and a wide variety of other organizations.
  • Ability to work effectively with community leaders, diverse community groups, and all levels of government.

Nice-to-have skills and qualifications

  • Bilingualism would be considered an asset.
  • Experienced in working with a variety of softwares and digital tools, such as:
    • Canva, Acrobat, Illustrator, and other graphic and document creation tools
    • Zoom, Skype, and other virtual meeting platforms
    • Eventbrite, Asana and other event/project management tools
    • Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and other social media platforms
    • HootSuite, Hubspot and other social media scheduling tools
Job Information
Cape Breton Partnership
NOC Code
Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations (1123)
Experience Required
Available Openings
Pay Type
To be Determined
Pay Rate
To be Determined
Estimated Weekly Hours
Start Date
End Date
Language Proficiency Level
Fluent (CLB 10-12)
Posted on
October 27th 2020