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STARS Career Opportunity

Communications Coordinator

Location: Edmonton base

Closing Date: Mar 4, 2013

The Communications Coordinator is responsible for providing a full range of communications and marketing support to STARS. This includes writing, editing, communication planning, assisting with media relations, and designing layout for a variety of communication materials. This position will also have responsibility for several ongoing deliverables that contribute towards the communications team’s higher-level goals. Working closely with the STARS Foundation team and Communications team, the Communications Coordinator will ensure consistency of messaging and branding.

When assessing your competencies for this role, you recognize your excellent writing, editing and copywriting skills, and a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe design products. Your ability to balance priorities and multiple projects is strength and your attention to detail is excellent. You have excellent collaborative and team building skills, particularly in soliciting and incorporating feedback from multiple stakeholders.

Your resume highlights three years of professional communications, public relations or marketing experience, as well as experience in developing content and creative for both traditional and non-traditional campaigns. You have a post-secondary degree or diploma in communications, journalism, public relations, marketing or graphic design. Experience in a not-for-profit environment is considered an asset.

We offer a competitive salary based on education and experience, as well as an excellent organization-paid benefit package with a matched RRSP program.

More importantly, you will be a key member of the STARS organization and a link in our ability to execute our mission of saving lives safely within the chain of survival.

To explore this opportunity further, please submit your resume to by March 4, 2013.

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The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) is a charitable non-profit organization that provides a safe, rapid, highly specialized emergency medical transport system for critically ill and injured patients.

STARS is a well recognized leader in critical patient care, rapid transportation, and emergency medical training and education. We have a unique model of community, corporate and government support that has led to an exemplary record of excellence in patient care and continuous innovation.

STARS has flown more than 27,000 missions since 1985, and operates from six bases across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, including Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.