Job Posting Details

National Research Council of Canada

Communications Officer

Job Description

Working with clients and partners, the National Research Council Canada provides strategic research, innovation support, scientific and technical services to develop and deploy solutions to meet Canada's current and future industrial and societal needs. Guided by our core values of impact, accountability, leadership, integrity and collaboration, NRC is a dynamic and vibrant organization that, in its ongoing evolution, is seeking a Communications Officer to support its communications activities.

Your Challenge

Under the direction of the Communications Team Leader, the Communications Officer works as part of a small team focused on providing communications support to their assigned clients. The Officer plans, coordinates and implements a wide range of communications projects, products, services, and activities as part of a broader strategic plan aligned with the clients’ internal and external communication priorities. The Officer drafts relevant, high quality content for web and other client outreach tools. With a clear understanding of partner and stakeholder relations and the business objectives of their client(s), the Communications Officer supports the client’s overall communications direction while factoring in overarching and corporate approaches and messaging. Communications Officers work closely with Central Communications Services and network with other communications colleagues across the organization on best practices, approaches and in problem-solving.

NRC's Communications Branch is evolving with the organization to be more client-focused and business-driven. The Branch responds to the communication needs of NRC’s employees, research programs and services, and to the organization's corporate priorities.


Screening Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates.


A university degree in a communications related area of study, which could include marketing.


Significant experience in planning and managing communications projects in a fast-paced, client-oriented environment, including planning and monitoring resources.

Significant experience in planning and drafting a wide array of communication content/material including web content, fact sheets, backgrounders, speeches, and news releases.

Recent experience in planning and coordinating special events, including tours, open houses, and town hall meetings.

For alternate qualifications please refer to equivalency heading below.


Candidates with a degree in a related field combined with relevant experience may be considered.

Language Requirements

Bilingual imperative BBB/BBB

Salary Range

From $71,657 to $76,860 per annum plus the Bilingualism Bonus of $800 a year.

How to Apply

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Interested in being considered?

All applications must be submitted on-line.

Please do not fax or email your applications. Applications must be received no later than 11/15/2013 (23:59 Eastern Standard Time).


As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

Accommodation is available to all candidates retained for further assessment.


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Contact for Position

National Research Council of Canada
1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa ON K1A 0R6


Job Location

Job Level & Type
  • Intermediate Level
  • Full Time Permanent Staff Position

Listing to be posted until:
Sunday, December 01, 2013