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The Communications Coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of the external marketing and communications tactics of the organization.

We believe in endless possibilities.

DeafBlind Ontario Services provides accessible residential and customized support services across the province. Our holistic approach empowers people who are deafblind, hard of hearing, deaf and non-verbal to achieve their goals and dreams.

YOU ARE

  • Flexible
  • Committed to Personal Growth and Development
  • Engaging to others, Influence and Confidence
  • Team player
  • Demonstrate Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Show Passion, Enthusiasm and Dedication

YOUR ROLE

  • Develops strategic communication plans to engage volunteers, supporters, potential supporters, partners and the general public to raise awareness about DeafBlind Ontario Services. Oversees the daily administration of the plans.
  • Ensures brand standards are met in all publications, distributed materials and internal/external communications. Maintains content for website using SEO practices on a CMS platform. Measures and tracks reach and engagement on website. Presents recommendations based on tracked patterns of engagement.
  • Defines and writes key messages, blogs, stories about people supported and other articles for external publications. Determines appropriate communications channels for sharing of organization stories/messaging.
  • Writes and pitches media backgrounders and press releases, and manages relationships with media outlets. Approaches media outlets for sponsorship for fundraising events, maintains an up-to-date media list relevant to the organization.
  • Designs and coordinates the production (approvals, translation, printing, distribution) of external digital and print communication materials, including annual report and bi-annual newsletter.
  • Provides marketing support for DeafBlind Ontario Services projects with partner organizations when required. Ensures the representation of a positive organizational image to the public, stakeholders and the community, including provincial, national and international partnerships.
  • Represents DeafBlind Ontario Services in the community and participates in public awareness activities. Participates in crisis communication procedures as required.
  • Analyzes potential new products/media to enhance communications tactics
  • Promotes the values of the organization within the workplace and in the community by demonstrating positive and professional relationships with other agency employees, families, volunteers, advocates, and employers.

Requirements

  • Completed degree in a related field
  • 1-3 years experience in marketing, communications, or graphic design, ideally in a non-profit environment
  • Strong technical skillset with proficiency in graphic design software (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop etc.), Constant Contact and all social media platforms.
  • Experience with video editing is an asset.
  • Experience with Content Management Systems (WordPress).
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate production of marketing and communications materials.
  • Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks within established deadlines, to take initiative and to work effectively within a team.
  • Bilingual (English & French) is an asset.

WHY WORK WITH US

At DeafBlind Ontario Services, we want you to be your best. We provide a collaborative culture, supportive environment, open communication, and commitment to your personal and professional development.

OUR CULTURE

  • Create and provide unique opportunities for growth, extensive training for new employees, and ongoing learning;
  • Celebrate and recognize our valued employees through an Employee Recognition Program;
  • Motivate and encourage one-another, as well as the people we support, to achieve our goals and dreams;
  • Believe that compensation is more than paid wages. We offer our team members an employer sponsored Group RRSP, a comprehensive benefits plan, as well as competitive vacation time and personal emergency leave.

Make a difference in the life of someone with deafblindness. Discover the difference it will make in you.

Start your career with DeafBlind Ontario Services today.

DeafBlind Ontario Services is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity and invites applications from Women, Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities and Visible Minorities. To receive this job posting in an alternative format or if you require accommodation measures for the selection process, please notify the Human Resources Team.

Please note that only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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