During these challenging times, Federated Co-operatives Limited is working to serve our local co-ops, customers, and communities. We are committed to supporting our local co-ops and the communities they serve. Working together to provide essential services to communities across Western Canada, we are hiring a Communications Advisor (temporary, up to 12 months) on a temporary basis at our Home Office in Saskatoon, SK.


Who we are:

As a co-operative, we do business differently. We believe in working together to serve Western Canadians, delivering profits back to our communities and investing in sustainable growth. Our work is guided by our values of integrity, excellence and responsibility and driven by our vision of building sustainable communities together. To learn more about who we are, visit https://www.fcl.crs/


What you’ll do:

You will be responsible for delivering employee communications advice and support to internal clients throughout the organization, as well as to local Co-ops. They also support the coordination of communication with key stakeholders and audiences, including local Co-ops leader and team members as well as FCL leaders and the 25,000 team members across the Co-operative Retailing System.

  • Co-develops communication plans with clients including: FCL Business Units, project leads or local Co-ops to deliver effective communications strategies that aid in reaching business objectives.
  • Coordinates, develops and edits content for the following communications vehicles: Hub intranet, FCL.crs, external websites, corporate publications, internal e-blasts, content marketing vehicles (e.g. blogs; commodity-specific landing pages), news releases, media relations materials, enterprise portfolio initiatives, and other corporate projects.
  • Takes a supporting role in planning communications activities that support FCL and CRS-wide brand initiatives. Provides guidance to other functions (e.g. Human Resources, Retail Operations) to ensure consistent voice, tone and message across various modes of communication.
  • Acts as a resource for other Team Members within Marketing and Communications who may have questions on writing, communications planning, media relations, or coordinating content on content management systems.


Why it matters:

We help local Co-ops grow and thrive by offering a range of professional services, including marketing, market research, information technology, human resources, accounting, risk management and business development.


Who you are:

You are looking for a career in Strategy & Communications and:

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Commerce (Marketing), or another related field.
  • You have a minimum of 3-6 years of relevant progressively responsible experience in Communications in a large, complex, multi-stakeholder organization (A combination of relevant education and experience may be considered).
  • Affiliation with a relevant professional body such as IABC or CPRS preferred.
  • You’re familiar with the following areas:
  • Communications planning;
  • Employee communications
  • Project management;
  • Digital content management systems;
  • Crisis communications;
  • Media relations.
  • You’re honest and trustworthy, are results oriented and strive to be the best in what you do.
  • You believe in collaboration, building relationships and value the perspectives of others.


Our Team Members receive competitive salaries, short-term incentives, a comprehensive benefits package and an employer-contributed pension plan. We encourage our Team Members to take advantage of learning opportunities, to grow and develop, and to foster a culture of teamwork and innovation.

FCL embraces diversity and inclusion and we’re working to create a workplace that is as diverse as the communities we serve. We support and provide an environment that allows every person to bring their whole self to work.

We take the health and well-being of our team members and customers very seriously. We continue to take steps across all areas of our business and locations to keep our team members and customers safe and healthy.


If this opportunity speaks to you, we invite you to apply by February 5, 2021.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected to continue in the recruitment process will be contacted. If you require support to apply for this opportunity please contact us at fclhr@fcl.crs.

Please note you may be required to undergo a background and substance test in accordance with FCL policies. FCLHP