Sr. Communications Coordinator
The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world (representing over 57,000 pilots at 33 U.S. and Canadian airlines), seeks an experienced Sr. Communications Coordinator for our Ottawa, ON office. The Sr. Communications Coordinator provides strategic and tactical communications support for assigned Canadian pilot groups as well as for the ALPA Canada Board’s advocacy initiatives and communications to members, especially as they pertain to aviation and labour issues.
For pilot groups, s/he will work collaboratively with assigned pilot groups to build effective pilot communications plans and provide professional support in all areas of communications. Day-to-day s/he will provide leadership in helping individual pilot groups determine the proper development, packaging, placement, and timing of communications to advance specific pilot group goals.
For the ALPA Canada Board, s/he will execute programs and campaigns to promote the Board’s strategic priorities. Day-to-day, s/he will handle general communications, including media relations, social media, community/stakeholder relations, and other outreach support.
Overall, s/he will exercise leadership and initiative, influence the decision-making process, and ensure that project benchmarks and deadlines are met. S/he must exhibit exceptional writing, problem-solving, consensus-building, and interpersonal skills to establish credibility with pilot leaders and ALPA’s professional staff and be a skilled media and social media tactician, able to take complex issues and transform them into clear communications for multiple audiences.
Interested applicants are requested to submit online portfolio link(s) showing previous work.
Local, national, and international travel: 10 - 25%.
Minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Note: The physical demands described herein are characteristic of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential physical activities of this position described below.
Constantly operates a computer/smartphone/tablet. Regularly required to maintain a stationary position, move about the office and the local metropolitan area, determine what others have said or written, and converse with others and exchange accurate information.
Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, and move about the office and travel (locally, nationally, and internationally). Also include occasional bending, stooping, squatting, and/or pushing and pulling or moving, e.g., to pack, unpack, and/or move cases.
Occasionally required to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, books, boxes, and files up to ten (10) pounds (lbs.). While on travel, could be responsible to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, boxes, cases, and/or files weighing as much as 50 lbs. (Assistance may not always be available.)
ALPA offers competitive salaries with enhanced benefits, including:
Relocation not provided.