Communications Coordinator


Competition Number: LAA-21-70

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Location: Alberta

Posting: External

Competition Ends: January 7, 2022

Who We Are

As a publicly funded, non-profit organization, Legal Aid Alberta provides affordable legal services in family law, domestic violence, child welfare, immigration, and youth and adult criminal defense. We are Alberta-wide, with 300 staff and 1,200 private practice lawyers helping people overcome their legal challenges in more than 75 communities across the province.

Who You Are

You eat, live, and breathe communications strategy and brand-building. You know how to write and deliver messages to the right people at the right time on the right channel. You’re a creative storyteller who is up on trends in the digital marketing space. You enjoy learning new things, solving problems, and can adapt to change quickly. Working here means you care about people and empathize with their situation. You care deeply about the success of our team and our organization. Above all else, you understand and embrace the unique challenges that come with being a good communicator in a large, fast-paced, growing organization.

Job Description

Reporting to the Manager, Communications, some of the key responsibilities include:

  • Research, interview, write and edit compelling communications materials, including blog stories, social media posts, website and intranet content, brochures, newsletters, videos, and various collateral materials.
  • Collaborate with business units and staff in the preparation of Communications plans (e.g., identifying target audiences, key messages, Communication tools, etc.)
  • Under direction of Manager, Communications plan, develop, design, and arrange for printing/publication of various marketing and communications materials.
  • Assist in ensuring print, digital, social media, and video publications are compliant with LAA style and branding guidelines.
  • Independently creates and schedules social media posts, monitors LAA social media and advises the Manager of emerging issues.
  • Assist with the inventory and distribution of LAA promotional materials.
  • Provides promotional support for LAA hosted and community events as needed.


Education and Experience:

  • A degree or diploma in communications or a related discipline from a recognized institution.
  • 2 to 4 years of experience in communications or a related discipline.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Strong online communication abilities.
  • SharePoint and WordPress environments are an asset.
  • Proficient in Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop are an asset.
  • Ability to use or gain experience in photography and videography.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently.
  • Project management, time management and the ability to multi-task effectively.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to build strong client relationships.
  • Inquiring and analytical mind with an on-going interest in the non-profit and legal environment.

What We Offer

Perks of working with us

  • Competitive wage
  • 7 % RRSP employer contribution
  • Paid vacation time
  • Paid holiday closure
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Health and wellness accounts
  • Employee assistance program

How To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Reference competition number LAA-21-70. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


  • Legal Aid Alberta has implemented a COVID 19-Vaccination Policy, requiring employees provide proof of vaccination, OR negative results of a privately administered, Health Canada approved rapid antigen, rapid PCR, or lab-based PCR test performed within the preceding 48 hours of attending the office or workplace. This policy will be reviewed monthly and revised or repealed as the COVID-19 situation in Alberta changes.
  • Successful candidate will be required to provide an acceptable criminal record check.

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