Communications Specialist

If you have exceptional communication skills, a strategic mindset, and a passion for making a difference, we want to hear from you!

Our Background

At the University Hospital Foundation, we are Agents of Hope, driven to find bold solutions, inspire new ideas, and ignite new discoveries in health care by bringing the right people together and giving them the resources they need to achieve the impossible.

We are passionate promoters of the power of generosity to change and save lives in our community. Thanks to donor support, the University Hospital Foundation has raised $217 million in the past 10 years for the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, University of Alberta Hospital and Kaye Edmonton Clinic and that tally is growing every day. We inspire people to help advance our hospitals as world leaders in specialized and complex care.

Your Mission

Reporting to the Director of Marketing, Communications, and Signature Events, the Communications Specialist plays a multifaceted role in facilitating effective communication both internally and externally. This includes developing compelling written content, managing media relations, coordinating communication events, and implementing internal and external communication strategies. Ultimately, the role aims to advance the Foundation’s mission by enhancing its public image, supporting fundraising efforts, and fostering collaboration among stakeholders.

Your Role

As the Communications Specialist you will collaborate closely with the marketing and communications team to amplify impactful stories and provide guidance for campaign roll-outs and initiatives. You will develop internal and external communications plans to support our Strategic Priorities and Operational Plan including managing the development of compelling written content by gathering facts through research and interviews, building an internal editorial calendar, and collaborating on communication materials to support fundraising efforts. You will also support donor and media events, lead the development of communication metrics, and engage in public relations activities to generate earned media for our fundraising endeavors.

Your success will be measured by your effectiveness in increasing awareness and preference for the Foundation, boosting media pitches and coverage, and leading public relations efforts to enhance the Foundation’s public image and fundraising impact.

Our ideal candidate is highly collaborative, adept at building professional relationships internally and externally. With excellent communication skills, they can distill complex information into clear and concise communication products. They possess strong presentation abilities and excel at managing time and priorities in a fast-paced environment. Upholding professionalism and discretion, they enhance the Foundation’s reputation as a representative. Their attention to detail ensures accuracy in all tasks.



  • A post-secondary degree or diploma in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing or related field.


  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a communications role
  • Strong working knowledge of communications concepts, approaches and best-practices
  • Exceptional Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Membership with Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) or International Association of
  • Business Communicators (IABC) is an asset
  • Knowledge and experience using Adobe Creative Suite an asset
  • Social media experience an asset

A combination of education and experience will be considered.

What We Offer

We respect and value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity committed to building an inclusive environment for all applicants and team members

As an outcome-focused organization, UHF offers a flexible hybrid work environment where employees have the opportunity to collaborate on site a minimum of 2 days per week with the flexibility to work remotely up to 3 days per week.

Apply Now to Make a Difference! Visit, and attach your cover letter and resume into one PDF. We thank all candidates who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. As part of our recruitment process, you will be invited to participate in a Culture Index Questionnaire to help us get to know you better and will also be required to provide a Police Information Check. 

To learn more about us, visit our website at

Job Category: Marketing and Communications
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Edmonton

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