Communications Specialist – Career Opportunity
Please submit cover letter, resume and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
This position is a term position funded through the Government of Canada – Canada Summer Jobs Program. The hours of work are negotiable; the term is September 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021, with the possibility of extension. The start date is also negotiable, but no later than September 15, 2020. A valid driver’s licence and transportation to PSC is required.
Eligible applicants are those individuals who are between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive); are a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*; and those who are legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations. (*International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents).
The role of the Knowledge Transfer program is to deliver results from the Centre’s research programs to the Canadian pork industry and to encourage on-farm adoption. Research activities are focused on projects aimed to address sustainability and increase efficiency – communicating these results will be an essential part of the position. The work will include the development and delivery of communication strategies, extensive writing, participation in protocol development, and installation of equipment associated with on-farm demonstrations. Some travel will be required. Training will be available to assist in developing the necessary skills and techniques required to succeed in the position.
Key responsibilities of the position include:
- Write articles and reports related to pork production, specifically in the areas of nutrition, swine behaviour and engineering.
- Assist with the development and setup of on-farm demonstrations on commercial pork production operations throughout western Canada.
- Communicate directly with producers (on-farm and at industry events) the results generated from the Centre’s research program.
- Follow established protocols related to data collection, sampling and other monitored parameters.
- Perform additional functions related to knowledge transfer, research and development activities as assigned.
Specific job skills required for the position:
- Strong writing skills
- Ability to interpret and summarize research reports
- Effectively communicate to multiple stakeholder groups
- Organize, prioritize, and plan work schedules
- Good computer literacy – including knowledge of publication software
- Work independently
Ideally a post-secondary degree with an Agriculture or Communication focus is preferred. At least six months experience in a similar type of position is preferred and experience with swine production, working with large animals or agriculture would be considered an asset.
PSC makes reasonable efforts to employ those youth who are part of groups which are underrepresented or have additional barriers to the labour market (new immigrant/refugee, visible minorities/racialized youth, women in STEM).