Communications Associate

  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • START DATE: 07/08/2019
  • Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, Canada
  • CONTRACT TYPE: Full-Time (Permanent)
  • North America
Management / Administration K-12 Schools

Job Overview

Shawnigan Lake School is looking for a Communications Associate to join our team, ideally August 26, 2019. The successful candidate will work as part of a team to promote the School to external audiences, while supporting communication efforts across Shawnigan Lake School.

 This is a permanent, full-time position, with an attractive benefits package after three months. The selection process will favour candidates with significant related experience in communications, journalism, or professional writing.


  • Demonstrated expertise in writing and editing at a professional level
  • Skilled at working in a team environment, shifting easily from one project to another
  • A relevant Bachelor’s degree is required, additional education and/or experience in journalism and writing is beneficial
  • Working knowledge of digital photography, post processing, and Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Able to take initiative and to prioritize daily tasks and expectations
  • Exposure to marketing techniques via social media platforms in order to communicate effectively with stakeholders
  • Experience using photo management software, on-line file sharing programs, and digital publishing platforms

Additional Details


Reporting to the Communications Manager, the responsibilities of the Communications Associate include:


  • Editing, writing, and proofreading communications content across mediums
  • Developing print advertising and marketing collateral
  • Completing daily news and updates for the School’s website
  • Layout and design for the departments of Advancement and Admissions, in addition to External Programs


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter expressing your interest to the attention of Maureen Connolly, Communications Manager, via email at hr@shawnigan.ca. Applications may also be mailed or delivered in person to the General Office at:


Attention: Human Resources

Shawnigan Lake School

1975 Renfrew Road

Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W1


Competition closes when filled.

Employer Description

Shawnigan Lake School is a leading co-educational, university preparatory boarding school on Vancouver Island. Nestled along the shores of the lake that shares its name, Shawnigan has a 100-year tradition of excellence, specializing in a complete education. It is the largest boarding school in Canada. We offer a very competitive compensation package and a nurturing, family-friendly workplace.

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