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Communications Manager

Date Posted: January 9, 2018

Position Summary

Reporting to the CEO, the Communications Manager supports the development of proactive and effective communications that reflect the Foundation’s brand and values. H/She leads communication activities including newsletters, the website, displays, brochures, media and public relations, the blog, and social media. H/She will champion the Foundation’s brand identity and public image.

Primary Responsibilities


  • Develop and implement communications plan, including advertising campaigns
  • Compose, edit, design and produce publications such as newsletters and correspondence
  • Write new releases, speeches, articles
  • Develop and monitor implementation of key messages
  • Prepare PowerPoint presentations
  • Edit and organize the publication of documents
  • Update and maintain the website—content, blog
  • Manage social media accounts
  • Manage visual identity
  • Build strong and positive relationships with key Foundation partners  
  • Working with the CEO, Director of Development, and Community Investment Managers, develop key messaging and marketing strategies
  • In conjunction with the Fund Development department, develop and manage the marketing and communications for the organization
  • Assist with various special projects as requested to ensure the Foundation operates effectively and meets donor, volunteer, staff, families, partnering agencies and the general public requirements

Key Competencies

  • Strong strategic communications skills and abilities
  • Ability to organize workload, set priorities, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously with short deadlines in a busy work environment
  • Demonstrated outstanding attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and exercise initiative yet also work as part of a team
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with confidential information
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel PowerPoint, Publisher)
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite an asset
  • Flexible work schedule—some evening and weekend work necessary
  • Access to a personal vehicle, and a driver’s license
  • Demonstrated ability to foster and support relationships with key external stakeholders


Qualifications and Experience

  • Post-secondary education with a focus on professional writing, journalism, communications, public relations, or a related discipline with a minimum of three years of working experience, or an equivalent mix of education and experience
  • Direct experience developing and writing marketing and communication collateral materials
  • Supervision experience required
  • Experience working in the non-profit and/or charitable sector is an asset
  • Demonstrated successful execution of marketing and communications plans


Please forward your cover letter and résumé to Veronica Carroll, Chief Executive Officer, at The application deadline is Friday, January 26, 2018. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those shortlisted will be contacted.