Coordinator, Communications

Website Canadian Cancer Society

Full Job Description

This role can be based anywhere in Canada as it’s fully remote (option to be hybrid if the candidate prefers)


The Canadian Cancer Society works tirelessly to save and improve lives. We fund the brightest minds in cancer research. We provide a compassionate support system for all those affected by cancer, across Canada and for all types of cancer. As the voice for people who care about cancer, we work with governments to shape a healthier society. No other organization does all that we do to make lives better today and transform the future of cancer forever.

Help us make a difference. Call 1-888-939-3333 or visit today.


At CCS, we embrace everyone’s uniqueness and recognize the strength that lies in differences. We believe in the power of our collective potential and strive to achieve a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace to empower and create opportunities for all. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their gender, age, religion, race, ethnicity, and nationality. Particularly equity deserving groups, such as members of the BIPOC, and LGBTQ2+ communities, people living with disabilities, veterans, and anyone who may contribute to the further diversification of the Canadian Cancer Society. Together we unite and inspire all Canadians to change the future of cancer.


As a member of the Strategic Communications team at the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), the Communications Coordinator is CCS’s initial point of contact for all national media inquiries, working directly with media, key stakeholders and the general public. Reporting to the Senior Communications Manager, the role provides writing and communications support for CCS’s mission work, specifically advocacy and cancer information and support services. This includes but is not limited to writing and content development, project management and coordination, and proactive and reactive media relations.

This role is ideal for a results-driven communicator with strong organizational and project management skills, who has an understanding of the Canadian media landscape and communications fundamentals.


  • Act as first point of contact on behalf of CCS for all nationwide media and manage media requests with the oversight of the Senior Communications Manager.
  • Act as primary contact for media vendors & overseeing all vendor invoices for the Communications team.
  • Maintain good relationships with identified key media stakeholders.
  • Monitor media for CCS mentions and proactively identify emerging issues or opportunities.
  • Analyze media coverage and develop specialized media reports to demonstrate effectiveness of communications about CCS initiatives.
  • Support in the execution of media relations and PR plans as required.
  • Support in the execution of engaging advocacy and cancer information and support services communications materials such as news releases, key messages, fact sheets, speeches, presentations, digital content and more, ensuring all tools reflect the standard for high impact, high quality and on-brand communications.
  • Help pitch and write content for the external-facing, bimonthly CCS e-newsletter.
  • Project manage content approvals and sharing between internal and external stakeholders in a timely, collaborative and professional manner.
  • Work with Senior Communications Manager to respond to public inquiries in a timely and professional manner, collaborating with internal experts and stakeholders for information and fact-checking.
  • Post content to or the newswire service as required.
  • Work with the Senior Communications Manager to produce, review and post content for the Canadian Cancer Society’s advocacy Twitter channel.
  • Provide ad-hoc support to the Strategic Communications team.
  • Actively contribute to our culture of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion by encouraging dialogue that respectfully considers a wide variety of ideas, opinions, and suggestions.


  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in communications, public relations, journalism or related field and 2 years of experience in media relations or communications, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • French/English bilingualism is an asset
  • Experience in deploying communications and public relations strategies and tactics, including working with media
  • Exceptional oral and written skills
  • Positive, can-do attitude along with ability to self-motivate, work well independently and contribute to the positive culture of the team
  • Superb organizational, project and time management, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated flexibility, resourcefulness, resiliency and the willingness and capacity to produce quality results under pressure and to deadline
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build and sustain positive relationships
  • Proven ability to present creative solutions to challenges and issues management
  • Experience with media monitoring (Meltwater and Cision), reporting and analysis
  • Proficiency in Microsoft tools including PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams as well as SharePoint
  • Experience in advocacy or government relations is an asset
  • Experience in a health-related environment, cancer organization or non-profit setting is an asset


CCS offers meaningful opportunities to help make a difference in the lives of Canadians with cancer, their caregivers, families and communities. We are committed to building and nurturing an inclusive community for our employees by highlighting their unique experiences. We value diverse skills and strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates. CCS is committed to fostering a culture that is inspiring, supportive and exemplifies our core values:


In return for your skills and dedication, we offer an attractive compensation package that encompasses a competitive salary, excellent benefits, which include paid parental leave, paid family sick time and health insurance, and the opportunity to have a rewarding employment experience where your contributions can make a true difference every day.


Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume, cover letter and salary expectations.

For internal candidates, this position is assigned to salary band 2.

CCS is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. In accordance with the local provincial Accessibility Act, accommodation will be provided as requested throughout the recruitment process. We want to make the interview process a great experience for you!

We thank all candidates for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note that in keeping with the mandate of CCS to model and promote healthy lifestyles, employees are not permitted to smoke in or about CCS premises or while carrying out CCS business.

As an employer, occupational health and safety legislation requires that we protect our workers from health and safety risks in the workplace. CCS has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy requiring that all staff who work in any of our physical workplaces must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All employees will need to attest to their vaccination status through a secure online form or automated applications. Reasonable accommodation and remote working will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

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