Career Opportunity: Digital Communications Advisor, Alberta College of Pharmacists

You are a creative force. You take pride in your work and your work stands out because of it. It speaks to its audience with striking visuals. It gets the intended message across effectively. Does this sound like you? And your work?

If so, you might be the next Digital Communications Advisor at the Alberta College of Pharmacists (ACP).

About the job:

The Digital Communications Advisor plans and executes digital and visual communications projects and programs that support ACP’s strategic goals, priorities, and regulatory responsibilities (more about us in a minute). That means the Digital Communications Advisor builds and maintains trusting relationships with internal and external clients, and provides creative, effective communications advice and support.

As Digital Communications Advisor, you would join a highly skilled communications team that thrives in a fast-paced working environment. Your creativity and expertise will help enhance the ACP brand. You’ll be challenged to find new, effective ways to communicate. And you’ll have fun.

Key duties and responsibilities:

Digital and visual communications (80%)

  • Designs and develops compelling, creative concepts for print and online materials in support of college projects, programs, and events. Ensures creative is engaging and consistent, supports messaging, and strengthens the college’s brand identity.
  • Liaises with vendors throughout the production process (e.g., printers, supply houses, and external graphic designers).
  • Supports the development of multimedia presentations, webinars, videos, and consultations.

Content management

  • Leads the planning, gathering, editing, publishing, and optimization of website content in collaboration with internal clients ensuring consistency of creative, navigation, and usability.
  • Monitors evolving trends, technologies, and usage, and explores new opportunities to enhance the college’s digital platforms and improve the overall user experience.
  • Develops and executes strategies to manage and grow the college’s social media presence, spreads awareness of college initiatives, and builds relationships with relevant audiences.
  • Designs and creates digital assets (images, graphics, and video) to be used in social media campaigns.
  • Manages day-to-day social media activities on multiple platforms. Actively monitors conversations and engages with audiences where appropriate to protect and enhance the college’s reputation.

General communications responsibilities (20%)

  • Researches, writes, and edits content for a variety of print and digital materials. Ensures messaging is clear, accurate, approachable, and consistent—in other words, on brand.


  • Supports the planning and execution of impactful events aimed at building and strengthening relationships between the college and its stakeholders.

Media relations

  • Supports the development, design, and distribution of news releases, media advisories, and backgrounders to create awareness of college initiatives, inform the public, and enhance the profile of pharmacy practice in Alberta.
  • Triages media requests and inquiries as needed.

About you:

  • You’re current. If there’s a new way of doing something, that’s how you do it.
  • You’re innovative. If there’s a better way of doing something, that’s how you do it.
  • You’re a passionate storyteller. Sometimes with words. Often with pictures.
  • You’re organized. And so is your website content.
  • You’re flexible. When a last-minute project lands on your desk, your reaction is: “I got this.”
  • You have a degree or diploma in graphic design, visual communications design, or communications.
  • You have at least five years of related work experience.
  • You know your way around the Creative Suite.
  • If you’re handy with still photography, videography, and editing, that would be a bonus.
  • You know that “creative” is both an adjective and a noun.

About us: The Alberta College of Pharmacists is the regulatory body for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and licensed pharmacies in Alberta. We are responsible for quality pharmacy care through developing and enforcing pharmacy practice standards and guidelines. We also ensure only qualified pharmacy professionals are licensed and that all pharmacies provide a practice environment that supports quality practice and patient safety.

It’s a big responsibility.

ACP is a global leader in the advancement of pharmacy practice. Alberta’s pharmacy professionals have the broadest scope of practice in North America. You could say ACP is a trail blazer. Our team members are collaborative, thoughtful, respectful, encouraging, and committed to quality. In fact, that’s our team charter, which was created by our team members.

Interested? Send your resume and portfolio to:
Ashley Edwards Scott

Human Resources Advisor

Alberta College of Pharmacists

1100, 8215 112 St. NW

Edmonton, AB T6G 2C8

This career listing expires at 11:59pm on Friday May 25th, 2018

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