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Communications Coordinator - Permanent position, full time

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October 13, 2022

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR - Permanent position, full time

ORGANIZATION MANDATE

The Vimy Foundation was established in 2006 and is a charity focused on raising awareness of the role Canada played in the First World War. In 2022, the Foundation amalgamated with the Canadian Centre for the Great War, a Montreal-based community museum dedicated to the First World War. The Foundation works to preserve and promote Canada's ongoing legacy of leadership and all activities originated by the Foundation have this aspect in mind and aim to help educate and raise awareness for youth and all Canadians. The First World War victory at Vimy Ridge in April 1917, a milestone where Canada came of age and was recognized on the world stage and acts as a symbol of this rich legacy.

The Vimy Foundation is a registered charity founded in 2006. The Foundation works to preserve and promote Canada’s ongoing legacy of leadership as symbolised by the First World War victory at Vimy Ridge in April 1917, a milestone where Canada came of age and was recognised on the world stage.

Salary: $45-55k.
Competitive benefits package offered, hybrid work environment, flexible hours.

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
Leads the development of print and digital media strategies and integrated communications campaigns for Foundation constituencies, with the goal of promoting the mission of the Foundation to audiences and stakeholders, including community members, youth, media, and donors.

Works with the Executive Director, Communications Committee and other staff members within the organization to create internal and external communications pieces in French and English and ensure that content is placed throughout appropriate print, online and social media communications channels.

Serves as the Foundation’s media liaison facilitating media opportunities for the Executive Director and select Board Directors. Serves as lead of all items related to the Foundation website, all social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube) and other regular digital and print communications. Responsible for the implementation of current communications projects, including working with communications partners, reporting on initiatives, and planning virtual events.

***Hybrid or remote work options***


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare (and follow up on) pitches to local, regional and national media outlets
  • Write and edit across different writing platforms including for social media, print and digital media
  • Coordinate social media and lead communications efforts for special projects
  • Develop and update content for website and social media channels - Coordinate digital and print advertising
  • Liaise with existing communications partners to develop co-branded initiatives
  • Perform English and French translation as required


Qualifications

  • Bilingualism in French and English required
  • Minimum 2 years in communications, or outreach/networking
  • Strong writing skills in both official languages
  • Knowledge of the Canadian media landscape
  • University undergraduate degree or commensurate experience
  • Interest in Canadian history and culture
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Intermediate level of MS Office
  • Experience with WordPress or other CMS, MailChimp, Google Analytics, Google Ads, Go to Webinar, Zoom and other virtual conferencing tools
  • Ability to focus on achieving desired outcomes while managing competing priorities
  • Proven ability to lead collaborative processes engaging diverse stakeholders, including board directors, in developing, supporting and implementing strategic directions
  • Proven ability to work effectively and constructively under pressure
  • Experience with graphic design products (Adobe) and graphic design a plus

Please submit your resume and cover letter to vimy@vimyfoundation.ca by 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, 21 November. We thank all candidates for their interest, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.**Please note: If applying through the 'Apply Now' button on Indeed, please include your cover letter in the 'message to employer' box.**

This organization is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs. We support diversity in our work environment and ensure that applications from members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under the employment equity policy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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