Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) Communications Specialist
Fasken
Montreal, Quebec, CAN
3d ago

The Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) Communications Specialist will support internal EDI communications activities aimed at raising awareness within the Firm’s strategy, programs and progress.

This role also supports external communications activities aimed at raising awareness of our approach both internally and externally.

Hours of work are from 9 am to 5 pm. Occasional pre-authorized overtime may be required to meet client needs. We are currently working remotely and we will continue to offer hybrid work arrangements post pandemic.

At Fasken, success means :

  • Having a strong client service approach you’re ready, willing, and able to put our clients first and exceed their expectations
  • Caring about one another you possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build harmonious working relationships within your immediate team, across other departments in the firm, and the community
  • Working collaboratively you’re a self starter who values working in a collaborative team based environment
  • Possessing exceptional communication skills (both verbal and written) when dealing with lawyers, clients, staff and third parties
  • Approaching your work with agility and the willingness to learn and utilise new technology
  • Being adaptable to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment while being organized and maintaining accuracy with a high attention to detail
  • Demonstrating strong research, investigative and problem solving skills with the ability to exercise judgement to resolve issues
  • Treating sensitive and confidential matters with discretion and diplomacy at all times
  • Primary Responsibilities :

  • Draft, edit and finalize timely and relevant internal and external communications / collateral (i.e., Intranet, Award submissions, Awards, Rankings, success stories, EDI reports, articles, newsletters).
  • Work with Marketing on their dissemination through multiple communication channels

  • Generate ideas for content through research, collaboration with team members, and discussions with subject matter experts
  • Create presentations for internal and external audiences that reflect and build awareness of EDI strategy and initiatives
  • Stay up-to-date on EDI communication news, trends, best practices and competitive intelligence
  • Apply creativity and storytelling in the creation of presentations and content
  • Support communications operations and projects
  • Support the building and maintenance of EDI Intranet and Sharepoint
  • Participate in creation of EDI toolkits and other resources
  • Identify issues and escalate as required
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Post secondary diploma in Communications coupled with 2+ years of EDI experience preferably within a professional services firm.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience is acceptable

  • Demonstrated knowledge in EDI principles and up-to-date knowledge in this area
  • HR experience is an asset
  • A strong communicator with ability to create content for multiple channels
  • Strong technical skills within Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Sharepoint)
  • Experience using various internal and external communication tools and channels
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    At Fasken we are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive Firm. Our commitment includes ensuring equitable access to employment and equitable opportunities to advance and succeed at the Firm.

    Accessibility and Accommodation

    We always strive to provide an accessible candidate experience. Reasonable accommodations are available on request for eligible candidates.

    Background and Reference Checks

    Any offer of employment may be conditional upon references and full background checks including a criminal record check, a credit check, employment and educational verifications.

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