Communications Coordinator

Full-Time Continuous Support Staff

Our Approach

At the heart of everything we do is the child. For 40 years Calgary Academy has been providing an unparalleled environment that embraces students’ unique learning profiles, providing individual pathways to student success! We design engaging, student-centered experiences that nurture a love of learning. Our approach to teaching and learning is supported by our four pillars, beliefs, and the CA Way which empower diverse learners to pursue lives of passion and purpose.

About the Role

The Communications Coordinator role supports the strategic initiatives set out by three entities under Headwater Learning Group umbrella to promote the value and the vision behind each organization Calgary Academy, Headwater Learning Foundation and Headwater Learning Solutions brands. This highly collaborative role will work within the Advancement departments to execute a number of communication tactics for effective communication and storytelling. With multiple projects on the go, this would be a great role for someone with outstanding prioritization skills, attention to detail and an understanding of how various communication pieces impact each other.

Highlights of Key Responsibilities

  • Research, write, edit, and source stories, photos and content for the web content, newsletter(s), and other print and web publications.
  • Execute a variety of key communications tactics, including a variety of weekly and monthly e-newsletters, including content management, subscriber management, and analytics monitoring.
  • Support content management for the Calgary Academy and Headwater Learning websites and staff portal, leveraging these digital platforms as tools for stakeholder communications, storytelling, and business development.
  • Support social media efforts including content creation, posts, managing comments and tracking photography consents.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with teams internally and externally to coordinate and create shared content.


  • Degree or diploma in Communications, Public Relations, Business or related accredited program
  • 1-2 years’ experience in communications, blogging, or copywriting
  • Experience in updating and maintaining a website using a content management system.
  • Familiarity with WordPress, Mailchimp, and Sharepoint an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to write for different mediums, including speaking notes, internal briefing notes, website content, social media posts.
  • Familiarity with the Canadian Press Style Book.
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills; written and verbal.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint), Adobe Pro DC, WordPress, and Mailchimp.
  • Familiarity with emerging communications trends.
  • Familiarity with Adobe InDesign is an asset. 

Our Assets

Our culture is defined by REACH and that is visible in everything we do, including continuous efforts to be the employer of choice and to provide the best workplace for all employees. We offer a collaborative work environment and professional learning opportunities, all driven by our strategic plan. We also offer competitive salary, flexible benefits package, wellness allowance, matching RRSP program. This position is not tied to the school calendar, and offers four weeks of vacation to start, as well as additional two and a half weeks paid winter break!

All positions with the Headwater Learning Group require a positive outcome of a current Criminal Record Check, inclusive of Vulnerable Sector.

Our Application Process

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Cover Letter

Demonstrate how your skills and experience align with Calgary Academy’s philosophy and mission. After exploring the Headwater Learning and Calgary Academy websites, share what makes you feel particularly connected to the work we do and how you can help us achieve our goals!


Demonstrate your skills and applicable experience.

We wish to thank all candidates in advance for their interest in this role, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.