The Opportunity

Saint John, NB | Woodstock, NB | Miramichi, NB | Moncton, NB | St. Andrews, NB | Fredericton, NB
$50,648 - $70,772 / year
Competition Number: 24-6872-002

Join our dynamic team as a Communications Specialist! We need a talented individual who can craft compelling narratives, ignite engagement, and drive impactful connections. Get ready to unleash your creativity and strategic expertise in a vibrant and highly collaborative environment!

Position Type: Regular

Location: Any NBCC Campus location

Salary Range: $50,648 to $70,772 per annum

What you'll do


The Strategic Communications team leads internal and external communications efforts across various departments and divisions on behalf of the College.

The Communications Specialist plays a pivotal role in crafting compelling content to support both internal and external communication initiatives for NBCC. This includes collaborating with various departments and divisions within the college to coordinate communications activities and ensure consistent and well-timed messaging for a variety of communications portfolios.

In this role you will:

  • Bring a fresh perspective and high-level writing expertise to the development of communications strategies and materials, collaborating closely with various departments and divisions within NBCC to translate complex information into engaging narratives that resonate with target audiences.
  • Write and edit a wide range of communication materials, including but not limited to news releases, articles, blog posts, newsletters, speeches, letters, proposals, and reports as required.
  • Demonstrate exceptional storytelling abilities to convey the impact of NBCC's programs, initiatives, and successes to diverse stakeholders, including students, staff, alumni, donors, partners, and the broader community.
  • Conduct thorough research and interviews to gather relevant information and insights, incorporating data and personal narratives to enhance the effectiveness of written content.
  • Drive creativity and innovation in content development, generating fresh ideas and concepts to elevate NBCC's storytelling efforts and enhance audience engagement.

What you'll need


Education/Technical Experience:

  • Diploma/Degree in a related field (Communications, Public Relations, or Journalism) with relevant work experience.
  • Preference may be given to candidates who have a minimum of three (3) years of recent and related experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Teams, Excel, PowerPoint, Word).

Professional Skills:

  • Creative problem solver and strategic thinker.
  • Detail-oriented, with the ability to align with the big picture.
  • Take initiative and have strong follow-up and follow-through skills.
  • Ability to deliver tangible and positive results.
  • A highly collaborative attitude focused on providing the best products and solutions for the team.
  • Ability to work proactively and independently in a team environment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders.

Candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet these qualifications on their resumes.

Candidates must possess a valid Driver's License as travel will be required. All applicants must be eligible to work in Canada at the time of application.

Other combinations of education and experience may be considered as equivalent. Subject to competition response, the minimum qualifications may be raised.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Corporate Communications Strategic Communications Internal Communications External Communications

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A little bit about us

New Brunswick Community College (NBCC)

With six Campuses across the province, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) transforms lives and communities across New Brunswick and contributes to the social and economic prosperity of our province.

Why work with NBCC?

  • You want to make a difference. By working at NBCC, you can support students in achieving their educational and career aspirations, help meet the needs of employers and contribute to stronger communities across New Brunswick.
  • You want to belong to something bigger. NBCC welcomes the individual experiences and perspectives of our learners, our staff and our partners. We nurture a culture of belonging where everyone feels valued and has opportunities to add value. NBCC is an equal opportunity employer building a dynamic team that is representative of the communities and industries that we serve.
  • We're one of the best places to work in Atlantic Canada. For seven years in a row, we have been named one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers because of our commitment to families, community service and employee engagement. This includes, paid time off to volunteer, comprehensive benefits packages and professional development opportunities.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

  • A culture that is focused on nurturing a sense of belonging for all employees.
  • Become a member of the New Brunswick Public Service Pension Plan.
  • Opportunities for professional development and training.
  • NBCC supports the wellbeing of its employees. We provide free access to an Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP).
  • Paid sick and vacation leave.
  • Volunteer leave.
  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs (Employee: Tuition Reimbursement Program AND Family: Tuition Reduction Benefit - Spouse and Children).

All applicants must be eligible to work in Canada at the time of application. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

The New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) is committed to being flexible in its operations and to the wellbeing of its employees. This includes considering reasonable requests for alternative work arrangements, when feasible, to meet the changing needs of the College and its students. In order to ensure our student needs are met, flexible work arrangements cannot extend beyond the New Brunswick border. NBCC employees must be living in a location that is a reasonable distance from one of our seven work locations around the Province.

We promote an equal opportunity work environment.

All interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed application and resume online by May 17, 2024. All applications will be acknowledged upon receipt, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted further.