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Current Opportunity

Communications and Outreach Coordinator 

Position Overview 

Reporting to the Director of Impact and Strategy, the Communications and Outreach Coordinator supports all aspects of the organization’s engagement and communications efforts. The position coordinates aspects of social media, publications, events, website maintenance and digital communications. The Communications and Outreach Coordinator plays a key role in fostering a positive organizational culture and provides expertise in managing SHRF’s brand across all mediums to enhance the organization’s reputation for excellence.   

Areas of Responsibility

Work with SHRF staff to: 

  • Develop content for social media that maximizes SHRF’s outreach and presence, enhances target audience engagement, and increases awareness of SHRF’s programs, research stories and impact. 

  • Create engaging and impactful content for SHRF’s website. Works to increase website assets, and to maintain an effective and efficient website design and functionality that enhances SHRF’s image and serves SHRF’s stakeholders in an optimal way. 

  • Support production of regular newsletters and other communications outputs including annual reports, print publications, stories, advertising, and media releases. 

  • Maximize the marketing and outreach potential of special events like Health Research Week, Santé and SHRF awards. 


Independent responsibilities: 

  • Track and report engagement analytics (website, email, social media) and investigate/recommend strategies to maximize engagement. 

  • Investigates, recommends, and implements new ideas for marketing, communications, and outreach initiatives that enhance public awareness of SHRF, its programs and its impact. 

  • Serves as an editor to ensure that all communications are appropriately worded (both in grammar and in content) 

  • Support events and sponsorships, including coordinating sponsorship recognition. 

  • Upholds SHRF’s core values and actively works to positively influence SHRF’s culture while contributing to the effectiveness of internal communications 

Required Competencies

  • Experienced communicator and listener  

  • Strong written and oral communication skills 

  • Creativity in generating new ideas and effective solutions to a wide range of challenges 

  • Organization and project management skills, including the ability to multitask, manage competing deadlines and prioritize under pressure, while maintaining sharp attention to detail 

  • A team player with the ability to forge new relationships and strengthen existing ones 

  • Responsive to requests from multiple stakeholders, internally and externally 

  • Able to work independently or as a productive team member 

  • Able to see the big picture while paying attention to the small details 

Technical Proficiencies

  • High proficiency with social media platforms 

  • Strong and practical knowledge of website and SEO best practices 

  • Understanding of internal management systems 

  • Microsoft suite of products including Teams, SharePoint, PowerPoint, Word and Excel 

  • Knowledge of design software and graphic design skills would be an asset  

Education and Experience

The incumbent requires prior training / education in the area of Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations or related field with a minimum 3 years of experience in these areas. A science or research background or understanding is an asset. 

Working Conditions and Compensation

This is a full-time permanent position based in Saskatoon. The incumbent works in an office environment during core office hours (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.), with the ability for hybrid work. Working evenings and weekends may be required, driven by circumstances and deadlines. Travel to represent SHRF or carry out position duties may be required.  


The SHRF office is located in Innovation Place, Saskatoon, with good parking and access to the many features of this vibrant research park, located next to the University of Saskatchewan campus and South Saskatchewan River. 


SHRF offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience.  

About SHRF

Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation is the provincial funding agency that funds, supports and promotes the impact of health research that matters to Saskatchewan. SHRF collaborates with stakeholders to contribute to the growth of a high-performing health ecosystem, culture of innovation and the improved health of citizens by strengthening research capacity and competitiveness, increasing the investment in health research in Saskatchewan and aligning research with the needs of our stakeholders. 

SHRF values employees who are professional, courteous, talented, and knowledgeable in their field, well-organized, self-starters and strong team players, and provides a work environment that encourages and supports employees to excel.  


This position effectively promotes and applies SHRF’s core values of accountability, adaptability, collaboration, excellence, and integrity. These represent a vital part of SHRF’s strategic foundation and exemplifies the fundamental beliefs and guiding principles for how all staff work with each other and all stakeholders. 

Application Deadline 
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2022 (11:59 p.m. CST) 

How to Apply 

Please submit your application using the submission form below. For assistance with this form or questions about the position, contact

Your application must include: 

  1.   Cover letter outlining your interest in and fit for the position 

  2.   Resume 

  3.   Names of three references with contact information 


We appreciate the interest of all candidates, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

Application Submission

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