Communications Coordinator

Advancement | Full-Time

Our Approach

At the heart of everything we do is the child. For over 35 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.

Headwater Learning Foundation (HLF) is the primary fundraising arm and is the organization that safeguards the assets of Calgary Academy. Housing all business services, HLF provides the resources necessary to unleash possibilities in learning and innovation as well as fundraising initiatives.

About the Role

The Communications Coordinator role is a critical storyteller supporting the strategic initiatives of three leading learning organizations: Calgary Academy, Headwater Learning Foundation, and Headwater Learning Solutions. This highly collaborative role will work within the Advancement department to bring a storyteller’s lens to major projects, executing a number of communication tactics designed to build connections and inspire action. With projects that include an upcoming 40th Anniversary, the launch of an innovation incubator, and a mandate to support the transformation of education, this is a great role for an individual with outstanding prioritization skills, technical writing chops to back up their storytelling lens, and a passion for content strategy.

Highlights of Key Responsibilities

  • Draft and edit communications materials for a variety of mediums and channels, such as newsletters, web, speaking notes, presentations, and social media.
  • Advance the brands of three distinct entities through intentional communications tactics
  • Execute a variety of key communications tactics, including a variety of weekly and monthly newsletters for audiences that include staff, parents, and alumni
  • Support content management for the Calgary Academy and Headwater Learning websites and staff portal, leveraging it as a tool for employee communications, storytelling, and business development.
  • Support social media efforts with exceptional content creation
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders


  • Degree or diploma in Communications, Public Relations, Business or related accredited program
  • 1-2 years experience in communications, blogging, or copywriting
  • Professional copywriting and editing skills with the ability to create content for various purposes and/or a variety of mediums
  • Experience writing for social media, web, educational and work tool documents
  • 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
  • Flexibility in managing a challenging and dynamic workload while maintaining attention to details and deadlines
  • Familiarity with Adobe InDesign an asset

Our Assets

We offer a collaborative work environment and professional learning opportunities, all driven by our strategic plan. We also offer competitive salary, flexible benefit package, Wellness Allowance, matching RRSP program, and generous vacation entitlement.

Our Application Process

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Your application must include:

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.


Work representing 1-2 years of writing projects. Please ensure to put all samples in one PDF file.

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