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Event Communications & Digital Media Specialist - Diabetes Canada Professional Conference

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Position description: 

The 20th anniversary Diabetes Canada/CSEM Professional Conference will be held from November 1st to the 4th, 2017 at the Shaw Convention Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. This is a great opportunity for a Communications, Digital Media or Event Management student who would like some on-site social media training.


Assist the Communications team with on-site needs, such as:  

  • Taking photos and notes at sessions for potential use on social feeds
  • Assisting with set-up and production of Facebook Live events, Instagram videos and podcast recordings
  • Coordinating interview subjects
  • Staffing the social media office/press room when needed


  1. Familiarity and comfort with using social channels
  2. Strong photography skills
  3. An interest in learning more about diabetes research and event social media
  4. Knowledge of what content works well for each social media channel
  5. Excellent communication skills
  6. Ability to write clearly, accurately and succinctly.
  7. Ability to take initiative, be creative, and self-directed
  8. Attention to detail and customer oriented
  9. Engaging and outgoing personality
  10. Capable of working independently and collaboratively
  11. Ability to stay current and adapt to changing social media trends and technology
  12. Experience engaging and working with diverse groups of people

Experience or background in Communications, Digital Media or Event Management would be an asset.


  • Volunteer Orientation –via webinar
  • Position-specific Orientation and Training – in-person
    a)    Processes & Tools
    b)   Expectations
  • Ongoing support during the Conference
Role is suitable for: 
How to apply: 
For more information contact volunteeralberta@diabetes.ca
Contact person: 
Volunteer Alberta
Volunteer Centre: 
LEAD the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes LIVE healthy lives while we work to find a CURE.
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Position type:
Skilled Role:
Position start/end date:
1 Nov 2017 to 4 Nov 2017
Time Committment:
24 Hours Total
Time of day:
Work location:
Shaw Convention Centre
9797 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, AB T5J 1N9