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Internal Communications Specialist


Job Description

Do you want to be part of our innovative and entrepreneurial team? 

Do you thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and enjoy working in a team atmosphere? Are you an “outside the box” thinker who strives to implement continuous improvements? Do you take a strategic approach to your work? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced culture where your opinions are valued and respected?  

Mitacs is a national not-for-profit that helps industry and non-profit partners solve strategic challenges by leveraging Canada’s world-class post-secondary talent and a global network of industry, academic, and government partnerships. Through these collaborations, Mitacs helps business and community partners succeed, improves students’ on-the-job skills development, and strengthens Canada’s world-class innovation ecosystem. At Mitacs, we strive to develop the next generation of innovators with vital research and business skills. In partnership with domestic and international companies, governments and academia, we support a new economy using Canada’s most valuable resource – its people. To get a better understanding of Mitacs and read more about our values, please visit our website  


Internal Communications Specialist  


The Internal Communications Specialist leads internal communications for Mitacs, a not-for-profit organization that fosters growth and innovation in Canada. The successful candidate will align all internal communications with Mitacs’s strategic plan with a focus on increasing employee engagement and facilitating the understanding of corporate direction. The Internal Communications Specialist will help connect 180+ staff at four key Mitacs offices and dozens of remote locations from Victoria to St. John’s. 

The Internal Communications Specialist reports to the Manager, Communications, and is an integral member of the communications team. Serving as the Mitacs internal-beat reporter, you are adept at asking questions, listening, and developing well-crafted, informative, and inspiring communications. You understand how to take the organization’s temperature, and keep your finger on its pulse. Self-motivated, outgoing, and proactive, you are an excellent communicator with a track record of professionalism, initiative, and success. Your strength as a team player balances with your ability to work independently in a fast-paced and flexible environment. You have an entrepreneurial spirit; innovation inspires you. And your ultimate goal is to make your workplace a better place by leveraging your communication skills, talents, and expertise.  

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Under the supervision of the Manager, Communications, lead internal communications 
  • Develop and implement communication strategies focused on aligning and engaging Mitacs employees 
  • Develop communications materials from ideation to final product, including videos, intranet content, and other collateral 
  • Assess and address barriers to optimizing internal communications 
  • Craft messages that may be of a delicate nature 
  • Use employee feedback, metrics, and data to drive communications improvements 
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of team processes, operations, and best practices 
  • Collaborate with internal teams, ensuring appropriate focus on important internally relevant communications 


Skills, Abilities and Requirements:  

  • A degree or diploma in communications, journalism or related field with at least five years progressively responsible experience 
  • Extensive experience in the planning, execution, and evaluation of internal communications 
  • Experience with employee engagement and change management communications 
  • High degree of emotional intelligence, including the ability to adapt to different working and communication styles 
  • Ability to exercise tact and discretion when working with sensitive communications 
  • Excellent writing, editing, speaking, and presentation skills 
  • Advanced web and video editing ability and knowledge of related software 
  • Sophisticated, strategic understanding of social media in a corporate environment 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deliver under tight deadlines 
  • Experience with industry, academic institutes, and/or government funding agencies an asset 
  • Written and verbal fluency in French an asset 
  • Understanding and awareness of important topics and movements, such as #Blacklivesmatters and #Pride, building appropriate messaging internally to support our culture 
  • Understanding of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Report, interest to learn more about the calls to action and to support those in our workplace  

Mitacs fosters a culture where creativity, innovation, diversity, and inclusion are valued, encouraged and fostered. We offer a comprehensive benefits package and a team-based work environment, and we are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian immigration laws may dictate that Canadians and permanent residents are given priority. 

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Job Location
Vancouver BC
Job Level & Type
Intermediate Level
Full Time Permanent Staff Position
Listing To Be Posted Until
July 19, 2020
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