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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

Communications

  • 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 veronica.carroll@viha.ca. The application deadline is Friday, January 26, 2018. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those shortlisted will be contacted.