Communications Manager

Application deadline

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Position Type

Full time (35 hours a week)


$25/hour (group benefits available)



To apply

Send a resume, cover letter and 2 references to Caro Loutfi, Executive Director at

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

Job Description

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communications Manager is tasked with conveying Apathy is Boring’s internal and external messaging as well as managing communications needs for the RISE and VOTE programs. The Communications Manager will oversee the Communications Coordinator and together 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.


Communications 40%:

  • Implement the communications objectives as laid out in the organization’s five year Evaluations Plan to increase brand awareness and recognition for the organisation
  • Regularly update and maintain Apathy is Boring’s website content and design, and brand messaging ( and
  • Oversee the development of digital content series with the Communications Coordinator
  • Manage relationships with graphic designers, translators, video animators, and video production contractors
  • Support and oversee work for annual reports, newsletters, infographics, and additional campaign materials
  • Write articles, newsletters, and other public facing material
  • Manage our NationBuilder platform, our CMS AND CRM system  
  • Track and grow metrics and reach through testing and new initiatives

Public Relations 20%:

  • 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 online campaigns
  • Source and manage media and speaking enquiries from the press, and related organisations
  • Create opportunities for the ED, staff and/or Ambassadors to speak publicly at interviews, press conferences and presentations

Social Media 20%:

  • Oversee Apathy is Boring’s digital and social media engagement over Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and Facebook on a regular basis by supporting the Communications Coordinator
  • Provide measurement and analysis of Apathy is Boring’s online engagement metrics
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media

Project Management 15%:

  • Collaborate with the Program Manager and Evaluations Manager to echo brand strategy through all project materials
  • Manage relationships with sponsors, partner organizations and volunteers
  • Manage a significant communications budget, and report to the Finance Manager regularly
  • Take part in weekly check-ins with the Executive Director
  • Hold weekly check-ins with Communications Coordinator

Human Resources & 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 communications coordinator, interns and volunteers
  • Conduct performance evaluations and provide mentorship and training to the communications team


  • Bachelors in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in communications
  • Previous experience with management, overseeing a staff member
  • Well developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with staff, volunteers and consultants
  • Sound knowledge of NationBuilder, Google Analytics, MailChimp, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and/or Illustrator)
  • 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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