Avison Young

Internal Communications Specialist

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/8/2024 11:06 PM)
Requisition ID
2024-4169
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
ON
Category (Portal Searching)
Marketing

Our Story

About you:

You’re a creative problem solver who thrives in fast-paced environments. You take pride in owning work but are comfortable working with a team. Nimble as they come, you can manage through ambiguity and make solid recommendations with the information at hand.

 

You have a minimum of five years of experience in internal communications (corporate or media experience a plus) and are ready for the next step.  Strengths include writing, editing and providing communications coaching and recommendations. You’re adept at the Microsoft suite (Adobe suite a bonus), can work your way around an intranet (experience with digital communications platforms like FirstUp a big plus) and are comfortable with video as a medium.

 

Like working with a broad cross-section of people? Having healthy debates on how to meet common goals? Are coachable but self-directed? Well, this just might be the role for you.

 

About us:

Avison Young creates real economic, social and environmental value as a global real estate advisor, powered by people. Real estate can have an enormous positive impact on people’s lives – and we’re in the business of making spaces and places work better for people.

 

Avison Young is the challenger in a sector that needs a shake-up. Our people power the change by making a difference – through every client engagement, colleague interaction and global initiative.

 

We care about each other and we have each other’s backs, making Avison Young a great place to work. We support the whole person and their complete wellness – economic, mental and physical– because what’s best for our business comes from our people bringing their whole selves to work.

 

Do you value curiosity, diversity of thought, experience, expertise and sharing success?  If your answer is yes, Avison Young is a place where you can achieve your career goals.

Overview

Part of the global marketing and communications team, this role will work with leaders in corporate, operational, and client-facing roles to drive employee understanding and engagement around Avison Young’s purpose and strategy. This role will also have the opportunity to support content development and media outreach.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director, Media Relations – North America and working closely with the global internal communication team, this role will:

  • Work closely with Canadian Leadership (President, Chief Operating Officer, Director – National Operations) to implement national employee communications and engagement strategies
  • Develop internal communications plans in collaboration with stakeholders to execute strategic initiatives throughout the organization; support communications initiatives, both in Canada and globally (specifically around Avison Young’s rapidly evolving tech platforms)
  • Manage digital tools (Firstup) and relevant content for intranet designed to drive clear, consistent messaging across the business. Responsible for set-up, training, maintenance and driving adoption of Firstup
  • Oversee message cascade (action and effectiveness) to business, connecting country-specific to global initiatives
  • Coordinate French translation of all employee-facing materials, as well as any supporting external materials as required
  • Work closely with the Director, Media Relations – North America, to ensure all internal communications and plans are integrated/aligned with external activities and plans
  • Measure, report and adjust communications activities based on outcomes
  • Monitor communications plan milestone completion; identify process and operational roadblocks; own solution development
  • Own major end-to-end internal processes and events on a project, take initiative, and use problem solving skills to think beyond the task to the outcome that needs to be achieved
  • Develop content (PPT, talking points, videos) and delivery for large-scale meetings (Town Halls, Sales Meetings, Country All-Hands)
  • As required, support social and traditional media efforts, draft news releases and prepare content (i.e., briefings, social media) – familiarity with Hootsuite a plus
  • And, of course, other duties as assigned

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in internal communications
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing plans/strategies around employee engagement, executive communications, change management, and large-scale events/town halls
  • Commercial real estate experience preferred but not mandatory

 

SKILLS:

  • Demonstrate strong writing ability and attention to detail
  • Be self-motivated and reliable, with an ability to work independently and collaboratively in a heavily matrixed organization, with cross-functional team members
  • Ability to prioritize, solve problems independently, and work effectively under pressure
  • Effective listening, writing and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in Intranet (Firstup a big plus) products and MS Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

Workplace Type

On-Site

Our Equal Opportunity Commitment

Avison Young practices as an equal opportunity employer in all services locations around the world.  We are committed to building and maintaining a workforce diverse in experience, skills and knowledge with uniformity in service excellence, commitment and integrity. 

 

The firm maintains a strict policy to ensure employment opportunities are equal and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership/union status, protected veteran or military service status, or any other elements protected by law.

 

For those requiring assistance with disabilities, information relating to the need for accommodation and accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially. 

 

Avison Young is committed to employing the best talent with the most fair and equitable recruitment practices. Apply with us TODAY! 

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