Location: 22 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M4T 2S7

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Wittington Investments Limited is a private family Canadian company which holds a variety of investments, including a controlling interest in George Weston Limited, the Selfridges Group, and Wittington Properties Limited. It also supports the philanthropic activities of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation.

As the Weston family's charitable foundation recently celebrated its 60th anniversary, it renewed its commitment to collaborate with a broad range of Canadian charities to further world-class research, implement innovative ideas that promote positive change, and create tangible benefits for Canadian communities. The Foundation currently has two Pillars of focus, Health and Landscapes with the following mission:

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation invests in innovation and learning in Health and Landscapes that deliver measurable impacts to the well-being of Canadians.

THE ROLE:

The Communications and Events Coordinator supports the overall communications strategy and execution based on the Foundation's mission to improve the well-being of Canadians. This is an exciting opportunity to help build a full communications program for one of Canada's largest philanthropic foundations. The Communications Coordinator will report to the Director of Communications while offering support to the executive director , program directors and operations team.

RESPONSIBILITIES :

General

  • Support director of communications in all Foundation outreach including events, publications, media relations, recognition and digital communications
  • Ensure brand and visual identity consistency with all internal and external materials
  • Offer communications support to program directors and operations team
  • Oversee planning and logistics for Foundation events

Internal communications:

  • Ensure consistency in internal communications
  • Design Powerpoint presentations as requested
  • Maintain updated brand resources and update staff as needed on brand guidelines

External communications:

  • Digital communications
  • Update web site
  • Execute social media strategy
  • Track outreach analytics

Recognition

  • Ensure compliance of Foundation recognition based on guidelines
  • Liaise with grantees for recognition needs and ensure appropriate recognition for all grants
  • Coordinate sign off on all signage and permanent Foundation logo/name use including director sign off when appropriate
  • Monitor Foundation recognition regularly and correct misuse or lack of recognition

Media Relations

  • Gather, share and archive all Foundation media coverage
  • Liaise with grantees to gather relevant program coverage
  • Monitor online activity about Foundation and programs
  • Coordinate sign off on media materials (press releases, briefs)
  • Proofread all materials

Annual Report & Foundation Materials

  • Support Director of Communications as needed
  • Get quotes and facilitate the hiring of report designer
  • Liaise with designers
  • Write copy as needed
  • Gather data and images from Program Directors
  • Proofread report before publication
  • Organize publication

Events

  • Coordinate information between various groups
  • Scout venues as needed
  • Create guest list and oversee RSVPs
  • Ensure invitations reach appropriate directors and guests
  • Create and update event brief
  • Organize logistics as needed
  • Act as point person on day of event

Qualification:

  • Excellent Powerpoint, Word, Excel and WordPress skills
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Degree or diploma in Communications, Journalism or English
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Experience in social media campaigns and analyses
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • French oral and written skills an asset
  • Knowledge of Adobe creative programs an asset

George Weston Limited recognizes Canada's diversity as a source of national pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation's evolving diversity in the products we sell, the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants and colleagues with disabilities.

In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing. Upholding the law is part of our Code of Conduct

  • it reinforces what our customers and stakeholders expect of us.

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Toronto, ON, Canada
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