Community Support & Communications Specialist
at The North West Company

Date Posted 2019-05-17

Job Description

As Community Support Communications Specialist at The North West Company (NWC), you will support the planning, development, and implementation of corporate communications activities, both external and internal. You will assist with the development and administration of corporate social responsibility initiatives, including administration of NWCs Healthy Horizons Foundation.

Joining NWC gives you the opportunity for growth and development throughout the company, a competitive salary and benefits package, and to be part of a dynamic and diverse culture.

NWC is a leading retailer to under-served rural communities and urban neighbourhood markets in the following regions: Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands, and the Caribbean. Our stores offer a broad range of products and services with an emphasis on food. Our value offer is to be the best local shopping choice for everyday household and local lifestyle needs. Check out northwest.ca for more information.


Your Role:
Support Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives including monitoring and tracking implementation;
Plan and execute corporate communications activities including drafting press releases and bi-weekly newsletter;
Administration of NWCs Healthy Horizons Foundation including fundraising initiatives and event coordination;
Maintaining the community relationship database, community reports and coordinating community relations initiatives;
Work cross-functionally to coordinate CSR strategy; and
Manage Community Support requests.

Desired Skills Experience:
Marketing diploma or degree and 2-5 years experience in professional services in a marketing and communications leadership role;
1-3 years of supervisory experience is considered an asset;
Superior written and verbal communications skills, coupled with highly developed interpersonal skills;
Strong project management skills with ability to multi-task and set priorities within tight timelines and high client expectations;
Flexible and open to changing priorities and managing multiple tasks simultaneously within compressed timeframes;
Demonstrated successful experience writing press releases or corporate communications, making presentations and interacting with media;
Experience overseeing the design and production of print materials and publications;
Computer literacy in word processing, data base management and page layout;
Must possess a valid passport; and
Ability to travel.

Location: Gibraltar House, 77 Main Street

Reports to: Director, Business Development

You may include your resume and cover letter together as a single document. A competitive salary is being offered along with opportunities to learn, develop and advance throughout the organization. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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About Us

Looking for a Rewarding Career Opportunity?

The North West Company (NWC) has a rich enterprising legacy as one of the longest continuing retail enterprises in the world and we can trace our roots back to 1668 with many of our store locations in Northern Canada and Alaska having been in operation for over 200 years. If you’re looking for a new career, consider NWC as we’re proud to offer a broad range of rewarding opportunities that will allow you to develop and contribute to the growth of our organization.

At NWC, our mission is to be a trusted provider of goods and services within hard-to-reach, underserved and less-developed markets throughout Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands and the Caribbean. While our stores offer a broad range of products and services with an emphasis on food, we strive to be the best local shopping choice for everyday household and local lifestyle needs. Our stores include; Northern, North Mart, Giant Tiger junior discount store, AC Value Center and Cost-U-Less, Inc.

Between our Canadian and International Operations, we offer a variety of career opportunities across a geographically diverse area. From our Corporate roles, Distribution, Canadian Retail to International opportunities, we provide challenge and meaningful work, growth and development and competitive pay and benefits packages.

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