Internal Communications Manager

Avison Young

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 AY 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.


Part of the global marketing and communications team, the Communications Manager/Specialist, Canada 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 media outreach and content development.


  • Reporting to the Senior Manager, Media Relations and Content, Canada, this role will:
  • Implement employee communications and engagement strategies in Canada
  • Leverage digital tools and relevant content designed to drive clear, consistent messaging across the business
  • 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
  • Develop internal communications plans in collaboration with sponsors and stakeholders to execute strategic initiatives throughout the organization; support regional/seasonal comms initiatives, both in Canada and globally (specifically around Avison Young’s rapidly evolving tech platforms)
  • Work closely with the Senior Manager, Media Relations and Content, 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 press releases and prepare content (i.e., briefings, social media) – familiarity with Hootsuite a plus
  • Pay strong attention to detail
  • And, of course, other duties as assigned

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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