Communications Specialist – Energy Futures Lab

About the position:
The Energy Futures Lab is seeking an experienced communications professional to join its team. This is a full-time (37.5 hours/week) remote position and will work closely with other Communications professionals in the Lab.

A bachelor’s degree in a related field, obtained from an accredited university
A minimum of 5-7 years working in communications
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
A strong understanding of how various factors (social, technological, political etc.) are currently shaping Alberta and Canada’s energy system
Comfort working within a virtual environment (using Zoom, Google Workspace, etc.)

What you’ll do:
Work across the EFL platform to support the Lab’s ongoing and evolving communications efforts
Supporting the development of communications strategies
Track developments and emerging trends shaping Alberta and Canada’s energy landscape
Help increase the EFL’s influence and credibility through the deployment of honest, well-researched stories
Foster existing and new relationships with key media contacts
Write, revise and copy-edit EFL communications to ensure all messaging is strategic, succinct, on-brand and thoughtfully executed
Create interesting and timely content for the EFL’s social media channels
Support and attend EFL events and workshops as required
Attend the EFL’s weekly team meeting

The ideal candidate:
This role requires a proactive, self-motivated professional whose willingness to learn and dive in lets them thrive in a dynamic and fast-changing environment. The Energy Futures Lab also fosters a unique workplace culture and we are looking for someone who values being part of a team focused on creating lasting and meaningful change. While the EFL team works remotely, occasional travel may be required (Covid-19 measures will apply to in-person workshops).. Proven, related experience is required for this full-time position.

What you’ll bring:
A passion for writing and synthesizing complex information for a variety of audiences
An ability to engage in strategic and systems-level thinking and planning
Confidence communicating complex information in accessible and unique ways
Independent decision-making ability and a desire to continue learning
An awareness and openness towards the multitude of perspectives and identities sewn into Canada’s social fabric
Excellent social skills and the ability to collaborate with different stakeholders and members of the EFL community
Social media expertise, especially with LinkedIn and Twitter
Knowledge relating to Canada’s evolving energy sector
A strong sense of initiative and ability to spot emerging communications opportunities
Understanding of Alberta context
Strong media connections
Experience with design tools such as Adobe Creative Cloud and Canva
Experience with communications tools such as Meltwater and Hootsuite

To apply for this position:
We encourage interested applicants to familiarize themselves with the Energy Futures Lab vision, Fellows and Innovation Challenges. To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to by midnight on February 22nd, 2022. We accept and encourage applications from applicants of all backgrounds and abilities.