Position Title: Manager, Communications
Reports to: CEO, or their designate, including the Senior Manager, Member & Stakeholder Relations
Level: Unionized, Level 6, Step 0
Location: Ottawa, Ontario (remote work may be possible)
Contract type: Indeterminate
Full professional competence in both of Canada’s official languages is required. This will be tested during the recruitment.
Applications are encouraged from all candidates, particularly those who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of colour, persons with disabilities (visible or not), people of diverse gender identities and expressions, and other marginalized groups in our sector who share Cooperation Canada’s mission. We kindly encourage (but do not require) members of these groups to self-identify in their cover letters. Cooperation Canada is committed to an inclusive, diverse and safe workplace. This includes removing barriers to employment that are faced by equity-seeking groups.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Cooperation Canada is the national association of international development and humanitarian organizations working to achieve sustainable human development. Cooperation Canada brings together and advocates for Canada’s international development and humanitarian organizations by convening sector leaders, influencing policy and building capacity. Together, we work with partners both inside and outside Canada to build a world that’s fair, safe and sustainable for all. Learn more about Cooperation Canada at www.cooperation.ca
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Communications Manager has full leadership on everything related to Cooperation Canada’s communications, including but not limited to, strategic communications planning, external communications, content development & marketing, digital media, media relations and more, ensuring that best practice and quality are always top of mind.
Cooperation Canada being a member-based organization, the Communications Manager ensures that our voice (both member and public-facing) reflects our principles, as well as our commitments to anti-racist change. The role serves all teams within the organization by directly developing, advising on, implementing, and elevating their communications work. The role ensures our membership and main stakeholders are always informed, aware and engaged, by tracking key performance indicators and metrics to improve our approach. They can also write and edit in a clear, incisive, and inclusive way, unafraid of creativity and innovation.
Overall, the Communications Manager provides internal leadership & capacity on all communications throughout the organization and ensures consistent, values-driven outputs throughout.
Under the present structure, this role supervises two positions: Web & Database Administrator, Communications Assistant. This can be subject to change over time.
You are a passionate, well-rounded communications generalist with an understanding of the issues impacting international cooperation today. You have deep knowledge of how to talk about our sector in anti-racist ways, using decolonized language and know that we have a lot to learn. Collaborating and engaging with others is your preferred way of working – you know how to build trust and identify the needs of internal stakeholders in order to reach shared ambitious goals. You are a do-er as much as you are a leader in your technical area; you know that in small organizations, everyone is needed to get things done. You are extremely self-motivated and organized, and you love making improvements and solving problems. You have experience leading staff to reach their full potential and shine in what they do.
If you are applying for this job, you are fully bilingual (French and English). You know how to listen, adapt, and shift and aren’t afraid of being wrong. You have a commitment to gender equality and anti-racism which allows you to engage in self-reflection, leading you to adapt and change your approaches when needed to better align to our values.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To find out more about the job duties & responsibilities, please visit this link: https://cooperation.ca/job/manager-communications/
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
- Fully bilingual in French and English (written and spoken) ;
- University degree or equivalent experience in communications, journalism, or other relevant field ;
- Over 5 years of experience in developing and implementing strategic communications, content marketing and social media strategies ;
- Knowledge and understanding of the international cooperation sector, as well as development and humanitarian issues, as well as how to communicate for and about it.
- Experience in media and press relations;
- Experience with InDesign and MailChimp;
What would make you stand out?
- Deep knowledge of international cooperation and experience in programmatic work
- Knowledge of federal Canadian political system;
- Experience with advocacy and campaigns
Interested, but not sure if you are the right person? Tell us why we need your skills. We want to hear from you. We recognize that some excellent candidates may only have part of these requirements and we encourage you to apply so that we may consider what you bring.
HOW TO APPLY
The deadline for applications is October 28. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; don’t wait until the deadline to submit your candidacy.
As part of your application, you will be required to provide a CV and a Cover Letter, and answer the following questions within our system:
- Do you have the legal right to work in Canada?
- What is your level of professional proficiency in both French and English?
- Why do you want to work for Cooperation Canada?
We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
We will be happy to work with those requesting accommodation at any stage of the process.