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6/13/2018

​Career opportunity

Communications Specialist


Company description

Established in 1939, the CSS Pension Plan (the Plan) supplies retirement products and services to over 350 co-operatives and credit unions across Canada through a member-owned, non-profit pension society. With over $4B under administration and more than 46,000 members, the Plan is one of Canada’s largest defined contribution (DC) pension plans.

Summary 

Reporting to the Communications Manager, the Communications Specialist will play a key role to support the planning and execution of communication strategies to meet the information needs of CSS members, employers and other stakeholders.

Responsibilities 

In this challenging and exciting position, you will use your superior writing, design, organizational and interpersonal skills to transform complex information into engaging communications. You will help evolve the overall member experience provided by CSS, growing the Plan’s new digital communication initiatives along with developing print-based information materials. 

You are a proactive self-starter, capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously and have a flair for creating top-notch content for social media, video, e-newsletters, websites, and publications, including annual reports and magazines. You will support the Communications Manager in telling the Plan’s story in an impactful way, creating brand awareness and engagement across multiple, diverse audiences.

Qualifications

  • A degree or diploma in a relevant discipline such as Journalism, Communications, Marketing or Public Relations.
  • A strong communicator with three to five years’ recent, related experience.
  • Experience working in a pension environment would be an asset.

Requirements 

The ideal candidate will have: 
  • Demonstrated experience preparing quality communication materials including: 
    • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills
    • Excellent organizational and verbal communication skills 
    • The ability to communicate complex information to non-experts 
  • Demonstrated experience with social media, electronic communication technologies (MailChimp) and front-end web design (HTML, content management systems)
  • Demonstrated experience with video editing software such as Adobe Premiere
  • Proficiency in Adobe CS6 platforms (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word and Excel)
  • Demonstrated content planning skills for both print and digital media
  • Demonstrated experience in assessing stakeholders’ communication needs
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team

This will be a full-time, permanent position that offers a competitive salary and benefits.

For more information about the CSS Pension Plan, please visit the Plan’s website at www.csspen.com.  

Application information 

Please email your resume and a cover letter, including salary expectations, to: 

CSS Pension Plan
Attn: Communications Manager

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Competition closes July 18, 2018; however the position may be filled sooner.