Mar 31, 2022

We're hiring: Manager, Communications

Source: CRIN

The Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN), a Canadian non-profit organization, is looking for an energetic, collaborative and trusted professional with a vision and passion to be part of an organization that is driven to makes things happen and to make a difference for our world.

CRIN has built out an operations team with expertise from communications, membership engagement and outreach, technology enablement, finance and contracting, to operations and administration.

We are looking for a new team member to fill a leadership role of Manager, Communications. You will be part of team with national scope with regional, national and global impact working in a highly collaborative environment.

The role:

The Manager, Communications role is a contract position based in Calgary, Alberta. The consultant will be a member of the CRIN Operations Team led by the Director of Operations.

The Manager, Communications is a key member of the CRIN Operations team working directly with the Director of Operations and the Chair of the Membership Engagement and Outreach Sub-Committee (MEOSC) while collaborating with several additional committees and functions across the organization and the Network. This position supervises the communications and events team members, and is responsible for all communications, marketing, membership engagement, events and stakeholder outreach activities including vendor management.

Why you should join us. You will be responsible for:

  • Integrated communications, membership engagement, event and outreach strategies and plans that support CRIN’s objectives including growing and retaining the network
  • Team members (direct reports and indirect functional reports) and service providers including full and part-time contractors and vendors
    • Contract management and resource deployment aligned to prioritized portfolio of work
    • Role descriptions and compensation levels, recruitment and contracting, and/or RFP or RFQ processes
    • Team structure and task assignments to ensure CRIN has adequate skills and resources to effectively execute its marketing communications strategies and programs
  • Communications budget in consultation with the Director, Operations and Chair of the MEOSC 
  • Communications counsel to support all committees and functions of the CRIN organization including the MEOSC, Technology Enablement Sub-Committee, Steering and Executive Committees, Board Chair and Board, the Director of Operations and the CRIN Operations team to grow membership and engagement, ecosystem development and technology enablement. 
  • Collaborate to execute the strategy, realize tactical goals and administer management systems and policies
  • Act as the media contact and evaluate media opportunities and coordinate responses as appropriate
  • Support monitoring and reporting of key metrics and achievements important to the organization and the Network
  • Act as the main point of contact with the Government of Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund communications team for CRIN communications updates, decision-making, reviews and approvals
  • Fulfill other duties and carry out responsibilities as reasonably requested by CRIN from time to time in connection with the general objectives of the role.

We’d like to review your application if you have:

  • 10 years or more of experience in communications, preferably within a corporate communications environment, including:
    • Strategic communication planning, content development (traditional and digital), and measurement, analysis and reporting 
    • Knowledge of current tools and best practices
  • A university degree or related post-secondary diploma/certificate in communications, public relations, business, marketing or associated field
  • Experience as a trusted and essential communication consultant managing client expectations, building strong partnerships and resolving communication issues and reputational challenges
  • Resourcefulness and are open-minded with a creative approach to communications strategy and tactics
  • Relationship building skills
  • Led or supported unstructured projects or worked within matrix organizations in a fast-paced and a changing environment
  • Worked successfully with different types of people at many organizational levels
  • Strong communications and presentations skills
  • Proficiency within the Microsoft Office suite and savviness in assessing, adopting and using relevant business and collaboration platforms and processes to improve operational effectiveness
  • Demonstrated experience in the design and utility of multiple media and approaches to optimize stakeholder engagement and community development including assessment for effectiveness and utility, e.g., website, emails, newsletters, social media, print, etc.
  • Know-how to engage diverse interests, build alignment and disseminate information
  • Aptitude to successfully manage multiple projects and priorities and deliver results to tight deadlines in a complex and dynamic environment
  • Ability to act as a supervisor, project leader and coach to team or network members where formal reporting relationships may exist or not
  • Proven ability to anticipate, assess, and develop solutions and improvements to workflow to meet objectives
  • Superior customer service acumen
  • Ability to help build a culture of engagement to support the execution of CRIN’s vision

Preference for: 

  • Experience in the clean technology development, energy or other natural resource industries
  • Familiarity with both change and reputation management
  • Experience with membership-based organizations
  • Bilingual in English / French

Where you’ll be working, your work schedule, and other meaningful information:

You will be expected to contribute to and agree upon working norms, including workdays and location, etc. The role will be centred out of Calgary with a combination of remote work and work in an office environment located in downtown Calgary as permitted by local regulations to leverage shared-services and expertise from other organizations.

There may also be some irregular hours throughout the week including weekends (e.g., event-specific activities). 

Travel within Canada may be required for meetings and / or event-specific activities according to travel policies and procedures.


To be considered for the role, provide supporting information as to the suitability of candidacy by email to

Review of applications is in progress. Qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications soonest to be considered for the role until an appointment to the position in made. The position posting will remain open until the position has been filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

CRIN is strongly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. CRIN encourages applications from all qualified candidates. We are committed to attaining leadership that is representative of Canada’s diverse populations.

About CRIN

CRIN’s vision is to make Canada the global leader in producing clean hydrocarbons from source to end use. A network of networks, CRIN accelerates the development and commercialization of ground-breaking solutions by establishing industry priorities and by connecting innovators within the ecosystem (researchers, small and medium enterprises – SMEs, governments, non-governmental organizations -NGOs, other innovators) to resources (funding, talent, labs, and facilities), investors and industry partners (producers and service companies) who deploy technology solutions.

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