Position Title: Stakeholder Relations Coordinator

Reporting Structure: Reports to the Executive Director

Organizational Status: Full-Time Contract

Compensation: $36,000 per year

Application deadline: July 3, 2013

Position Summary: The Alberta Students’ Executive Council (ASEC) is currently seeking a Stakeholder Relations Coordinator to help connect internal and external stakeholders to the work of our advocacy organization. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Stakeholder Relations Coordinator will be a key member of ASEC’s home office. The ideal candidate for this role will be outgoing, organized, self-motivated, collaborative and politically savvy.

Duties: The responsibilities of the Stakeholder Relations Coordinator will include:

External Stakeholder and Government Relations

Under the guidance of the Executive Director, monitor the external environment for news items on political matters salient to ASEC 

Organize meetings with elected officials and sector partners

Gather, read, analyze and interpret topical post-secondary education research, studies, and policy documents

Support the senior executive team by preparing briefing notes, fact sheets, research summaries and issues backgrounders

Provide research and analytical support as required 

Contribute to the enhancement and maintenance of ASEC’s public reputation, including acting as a public spokesperson of ASEC at functions and events

Provide information support for presentations, government briefing packages, public relations materials, and other publications

Help identify, lead and nurture relationships with potential sponsors and supporters of ASEC.

Member and Alumni Relations

Proactively manage ongoing communications with ASEC members and alumni, including preparing monthly newsletters and fielding calls with ASEC members

File and maintain ASEC’s physical archives and records

Create, organize and maintain relevant templates, documents and records within a cloud-based storage system 

Assist members in coordinating internal conferences 

Maintain internal wikis and microsites

Help draft internal orientation manuals, training documents and other key deliverables

Assist in managing special projects, member-related events and initiatives 

Media Relations

Maintain up-to-date contact list of media contacts and inventory of press materials

Assist in writing and distributing media kits and press releases

Fielding media inquiries and making pitch calls

Other

Other duties as required.

Qualifications:

Self-starter with good organizational skills;

Exceptional research, writing, policy analysis and critical thinking skills;

Able to work independently and collaborate remotely, as needed;

Minimum of two years of post-secondary education with strong academic background in political science, communications, public policy, or related subject;

Good understanding of and keen interest in political and post-secondary landscape in Alberta;

Previous experience working with student advocacy or not-for-profit organizations is a bonus.

Experience with making quantitative analysis media / public ready

Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Office, and Wordpress

Excellent English written and oral communication skills

Ability to work as a team member and on his/her own initiative when the situation demands.

How to apply: 

Send cover letter and resume via email to ed@albertastudents.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

No phone calls please.