Currently Hiring: Communications Manager

 

Title: Communications Manager

Position Type: Full-time, 35 hours a week

Compensation: 20-24$/hour depending on experience

Location: 1514 Docteur-Penfield Avenue, Montreal, QC H3G 1B9

To Apply: Send a resume, cover letter and 2 references to Caro Loutfi, Executive Director at info@apathyisboring.com

 

Interested? Don't delay in applying, the application deadline is September 18th, 2017. 


*We thank everyone for applying but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Description

Founded in 2004, Apathy is Boring is a national, youth-led, non-partisan, charitable organization that supports our peers in being active citizens in Canada’s democracy. Apathy is Boring supports youth to make a difference in the civic life of our communities through both political and non-political processes. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communications Manager is tasked with conveying Apathy is Boring’s internal and external messaging as well as overseeing communications needs for programming. The Communications Manager will be responsible for supporting Apathy is Boring’s ongoing outreach campaigns, manage Apathy is Boring’s online and media presence, and coordinate with partner organizations.

Responsibilities:

Communications 40%:

  • Develop and lead Apathy is Boring’s brand identity, web site content and design, and brand messaging

  • Create and implement communications plans to increase brand awareness and recognition for the organisation

  • Update and maintain Apathy is Boring websites

  • Research and write blog posts, articles, newsletters, and other public facing material

  • Support and oversee work for annual reports, quarterly newsletter, infographics, donor letters and additional campaign materials

  • Oversee the optimization of CRM, Project Management, Email, Newsletter and Website platforms

  • Track, evaluate and grow metrics and reach through testing and new initiatives

Public Relations 25%:

  • Develop a media relations strategy, seeking continued placements in print, broadcast and online media

  • Manage incoming media requests and build relationships with journalists and the media

  • Create, execute, and measure media campaigns

  • Source and manage speaking and sponsorship opportunities for the ED

  • Foster community relations through events such as open days and through involvement in community initiatives

  • Manage enquiries from the public, the press, and related organisations

  • Create opportunities for the ED to speak publicly at interviews, press conferences and presentations

Project Management 15%:

  • Collaborate with the Program Manager and Evaluations Lead to echo brand strategy through all project materials

  • Manage relationships with sponsors, partner organizations and volunteers

  • Take part in weekly check-ins with the Executive Director

  • Support the Executive Director as needed with writing tasks, including grants and fundraising documents

Social Media 15%:

  • Manage Apathy is Boring’s digital and social media programs over Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and Facebook on a regular basis

  • Provide measurement and analysis of Apathy is Boring’s online engagement metrics

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media

  • Conduct regular influencer outreach and identify and build ties with social media accounts and personalities of interest

Admin 5%:

  • Ensure the achievement of expected timelines and deliverables, and the efficient use of human and practical resources

  • Support and fulfill staff technical requirements

  • Confirm staff attendance at various national events, research networking opportunities

  • Oversee translation and design contractors

  • Oversee communications assistant, interns and volunteers

Skills/experience:

  • Bachelors in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing or related field

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in communications

  • Well developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with organizational staff and volunteers

  • Sound knowledge of Squarespace, Weebly, Google Analytics, Mailchimp, Adobe Suite, Pages and Basecamp

  • Knowledge of graphic design is an asset

  • Excellent written and oral English and French skills

  • Excellent knowledge of computer and database/spreadsheet/word processing software

  • Effective communication skills including verbal, written and presentation skills  

  • Proven ability to work effectively both independently and in a team based environment

  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities  

  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills

  • Strong writing, editing, proofreading, layout and design, professional printing/publishing skills are essential, including ability to present concepts verbally

  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude

 

 

 

 

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