Communications Coordinator

Currently Hiring: Communications Coordinator

Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 24th

Position Type: Full-time, 35 hours a week

Compensation: $20 / hour (Insurance benefits available.)

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 apply@apathyisboring.com

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

 

Job Description

Under the direction of the Communications Manager, the Communications Coordinator is responsible for supporting with the internal and external aspects of communications for Apathy is Boring. This involves regularly updating the organization’s social media channels and website. In addition, the coordinator will support with running campaigns to promote projects and coordinating with external contractors as needed including photographers, videographers, designers and translators. The Communications Coordinator will also lead outreach for events, coordinating the production of merchandise, printed materials and other items required.

 

Responsibilities:

Online Communications 60%:

  • Manage Apathy is Boring’s social media platforms on a regular basis, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube
  • Manage relationships with online community, including partner organizations
  • Actively participate in the brainstorm and development of online content series; liaise and oversee the work of external contracts including graphic designers and videographers
  • Coordinate with photographer to capture and share event photos, including headshots of staff and ambassadors
  • Advise on communications for RISE hubs for promoting projects on social media
  • Update and maintain Apathy is Boring’s website to reflect current projects
  • Draft and send out organizational newsletter to mailing list
  • Coordinate holiday and thank-you card lists, including all relevant contacts
  • Support on other communication materials as needed (annual report, press releases etc.)
  • Arrange for translation of materials, including preparing transcripts for videos and updating graphics

 

Outreach 30%:

  • Liaise with supplier to select, design and produce relevant merchandise for projects and events
  • Create print materials to promote and support recruitment of programs in the community
  • Attend events and create content for social media (Including live-tweeting, photographs, etc).

 

Media 5%

  • Track and record media appearances and contacts
  • Manage photos and other stock footage to share upon request

 

Admin 5%

  • Submit invoices as need to the finance department for external contractors
  • Organize merchandise in office and communication files in Google Drive
  • Support in updating the communications policies and procedures

 

Skills/experience:

  • Post-secondary education in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing or related field
  • 1-2 years of related experience in a similar role, within a not-for-profit context an asset
  • Excellent written and oral English skills, and proficiency in written and oral French
  • Regularly uses a variety of social media platforms and up to date with online trends
  • Comfortable using CMS and CRM platforms; Knowledge of Nation Builder an asset
  • Familiar with Adobe Suite InDesign or Illustrator
  • Well developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with organizational staff, volunteers and external contractors
  • Excellent knowledge of computer and database/spreadsheet/word processing software
  • 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

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