Communications Coordinator

Who We Are

Construction Safety Nova Scotia is a non-profit founded and funded by the construction industry in Nova Scotia with the goal of reducing injuries and fatalities in the workplace. We provide training, education and consultation to construction companies to help them keep their workers safe. Based in Burnside, Dartmouth, our team is passionate about safety and identifying new, innovative ways to serve our membership. https://constructionsafetyns.ca/

The Role

The Communications Coordinator is a team player with a strong work ethic and exceptional time management skills. This full-time position requires a talented writer, who is able to design, draft and edit organizational content for public consumption both through social media and print promotion. The ideal candidate is proficient in Microsoft Office, with familiarity in graphic design programs such as InDesign and Canva. The ideal candidate is not afraid to think outside of the box and offer fresh ideas and strategies to help CSNS communicate to our members. Experience with photography, videography is desired but not required. The Communications Coordinator will report to the Communications Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

Social Media: CSNS currently has platforms on Facebook, Twitter, Tik Tok and LinkedIn and is expanding to Instagram and YouTube. The Communications Coordinator will be tasked with developing social media strategies for all platforms and post dynamic and engaging content to our channels.

Media Monitoring: Conduct daily media scans in the morning using our Meltwater software. Using the Meltwater newsletter application, compile content and send out to staff and members.

Event Management: The Communications Coordinator will be tasked with updating a yearly events calendar comprised with internal and external events for CSNS to attend. The coordinator will also attend events and tradeshows, engaging with our members and the public about our services. Some local travel may be required.

AGM: Every year CSNS holds an Annual General Meeting and awards ceremony in May. The event requires a lot of advance planning and support. This involves managing award nominations, writing speaking notes, promoting the event in the media and online, planning event logistics, and writing and producing other materials.

Content Creation: The Communications Coordinator will create content for digital and print, including CSNS's newsletter, social media channels, video, advertisements, website and other promotional items. The coordinator is encouraged to pitch new ideas for content creation.

Internal Communications: Subject to different projects throughout the year this role will require some communications planning and support for internal projects. This could be staff events, internal documents such as our operational plan, or communication support for our LMS project. In the case that we do not have a communications student, this role will be responsible for the monthly internal staff newsletter.

Strategic planning: The Communications Coordinator will support the Communications Manager in creating strategic plans for various initiatives to increase brand awareness and engage key stakeholders in the construction industry.

Stakeholder Engagement: Management of stakeholder email list, relationship building with key stakeholders.

Other Tasks as Assignment: Other special projects may arise from time to time.

In alignment with our Inclusion and Diversity Initiative and as we evolve and grow as an organization, CSNS is committed to increasing representation in our organization and strives to institute active measures to eliminate discrimination and to do our part to reduce the historic under-representation of Indigenous peoples, racially visible persons, people with disabilities, women and persons belonging to sexual orientation and or gender minority groups within our board and workforce. Applicants may feel free to self-identify in their application.

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