Communications Assistant

Job Title: Communications Assistant

Department: Engagement Team

Reports to: Communications Coordinator



Reporting to the Communications Coordinator this position is responsible for social media and content creation, storytelling and graphic design.  This position will work with many members of the engagement team.  It works closely with the Engagement Manager and the Executive Director.


Coordination of Social Media and Content Creation

  • Coordinate all social media based on content supplied by staff (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Web)
  • Intentionally plan social media to promote and leverage external events that celebrate and promote grassroots volunteers and community values (i.e. National Volunteer Week, Food Drives, Cultural Holidays, etc.)
  • Write and schedule all social for events listed above
  • Write social media for Executive Director as requested
  • Write articles on great community stories as provided by other staff and plan distribution
  • Update workshop information on website


Graphic Design and Content Addition

  • Design and create layout for Federation resources and publications
  • Design posters and other media for workshops, brochures and resources as requested


Administrative responsibilities

  • Update the database daily
  • Capture great stories from our members and share using existing communications tools
  • Prepare and provide summary reports of programs, services and connections, including recommendations for future improvement and change
  • Contribute to organizational strategy and policy development
  • Take actions to minimize risks and maximize opportunities as a whole for the organization.
  • Work with Communications to ensure brand elements are maintained
  • Assist in all Federation events
  • Other duties as required




18 hours per week.






Send a resume and cover letter to:

Leslie Evans, Executive Director
Federation of Calgary Communities
110 720 28th Avenue NE
Calgary, AB T2E 6R3


Board of Directors

We are Recruiting New Board Members!

Considering a New Board Opportunity?

The Federation of Calgary Communities is currently recruiting for prospective board members. These are volunteer position that will help you:

  • Gain a sense of belonging and accomplishment
  • Expand your network
  • Set a positive example as a community leader
  • Impact the broader Calgary community
  • Contribute to a cause you care about in a strategic big picture manner

At the Federation we want you to get something back from your volunteer experience.

What is required from you?

As a member of the board you are responsible for the effective governance of the organization.  You need to be prepared for each meeting by reading the materials and by participating in the conversations and decisions.  While the board is a governance board, we do have working committees, so you are expected to sit on at least one committee as well.

Time Commitment

6-8 hours per month for a director, and 8-10 hours per month for executive members (Past President, President, Vice President, Treasurer or Secretary).


  • Commitment to the objects and work of the organization
  • Lending your knowledge and skills. Initially participating on the finance and audit committee.
  • The Federation is committed to a culture of inclusiveness, equality, and diversity. We encourage applications from all individuals regardless of gender, race, heritage and physical and mental abilities.

Application deadline is March 27, 2020.  Interviews will be held in April.

Resumes should be sent to board@calgarycommunities.com

Internal Committees

The Federation of Calgary Communities has a few internal committees organized to provide support to the board of directors. A Federation of Calgary Communities board member chairs each committee, with the members being other Federation of Calgary Communities board members or interested individuals from the community at large who have skills or expertise in the following areas:

  1. Finance – to review current financial policies and develop policies that will meet the future financial needs to sustain a healthy organization.
  2. Stakeholder Engagement – to focus on communications and fund development efforts with the organization’s various stakeholders.
  3. Urban Planning – to work with staff to address planning-related matters that have citywide implications and provide education and resources to community associations (note that many individual community associations have planning, transportation or environment committees and are also seeking volunteers).
  4. Nominations– to solicit appropriate and qualified candidates to serve on the Federation of Calgary Communities Board of Directors.

If you find one of the above committees of interest and would like to be considered as member, please contact our office at (403) 244-4111 or send an e-mail for more information.

External Committees

The Federation of Calgary Communities has representation on a number of external committees with mandates related to community and the quality of life in Calgary. Staff members represent the Federation on some committees, and board members or other volunteers on others. If you are interested in our external committees, please contact our office at (403) 244-4111 or send an e-mail.

Casino Volunteering

Once every 18 months, the Federation of Calgary Communities receives a license to host a Casino. It takes 40 volunteers to fill the positions for a two-day casino. There are three shift options: the DAY SHIFT is from 11:00 am to 7:30 pm, the NIGHT SHIFT is from 7:00 pm to 3:30 am, and the COUNTROOM SHIFT is from 11:15 pm to 3:30 am. If you are interested in assisting us, please call our office at (403) 244-4111 or email your name and telephone number to be included in our casino database. Since this is an annual event, we keep your information on file.

Urban Planning

Interested in volunteering with our Urban Planners? Please send an expression of interest and a resume to fedyyc@calgarycommunities.com