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
• 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 duties as required.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
No phone calls please.