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Job Opportunity: Communications Officer (Digital Campaigns)

Deadline:

Summary

Under the general direction of the Director of Communications, the Digital Communications Officer is responsible for planning, developing and implementing the Council’s digital campaigns strategy. In particular the Officer will work to ensure the timely delivery of digital campaigns including the coordination of the Council’s social media platforms.

The Officer is further responsible for the production of graphics and visuals that aid in telling the Council’s story and making a greater impact with its campaigns, and cultivating and maintaining effective relationships with contractors engaged in design.

The Officer also contributes with writing, editing, and proofing of the Council’s general communications.

Major Responsibilities

Plans, develops, and implements The Council’s digital campaigns strategy: (60%)

  1. participates in the planning and implementation of the Council’s campaigns plans and strategies;
  2. leads the development and implementation of the Council’s digital campaigns strategies;
  3. through the use of the Council’s team collaboration tools, manage the Council’s upcoming digital campaigns and collaborates with the Campaigners and Organizers to ensure the timely execution of digital campaigns;
  4. maintains and promotes the use of templates for the drafting and production of digital campaigns;
  5. produces original digital content, including graphics and visuals to drive social media sharing and direct followers and influencers to political and fundraising digital engagement pages;
  6. runs the Council’s social media feeds and implements the organization’s social media strategy in collaboration with other staff;
  7. leverages the Council’s social media feeds to elevate the organization’s profile and grow our base of supporters and followers;
  8. tells the story of the Council’s work through our social media feeds with the timely posting of campaign updates and breaking news, celebrating organizational successes, sharing of photos, videos and other digital content etc;
  9. monitors emerging issues on social media for opportunities to amplify the Council’s work;
  10. occasionally supports the Communications Officer (Digital) in the publication of digital actions and email blasts using content creation and digital advocacy tools; and
  11. performs all similar and related duties.

Produces the Council’s communications content: (30%)

  1. with the assistance of the Research and Analysis Officer, drafts, edits, proofreads and produces the Council’s materials across all mediums, including Canadian Perspectives;
  2. oversees the production of materials (e.g. reports, handbills, brochures, fact sheets, etc.) by liaising with designers, translators, printing and mailing houses;
  3. writing, editing, and approving Council webpage content, and any other digital publications the Council may publish; and,
  4. edits, produces, and maintains all Council publications, the annual report; campaign tools and materials, including pamphlets, flyers, reports, and advertisements.

General teamwork and operations: (10%)

  1. contributes to an environment of respect, collegiality and professionalism within the work environment;
  2. utilizes tact, discretion, and judgement at all times, including within the Council’s teams and with external partners, allies, and stakeholders;
  3. contributes to cross-team projects, working-groups and campaigns while building a rapport with colleagues from other teams;
  4. participates in the planning and implementation of The Council’s long-term and annual plans and strategies;
  5. participates in regular joint work planning and work plan review sessions and annual performance evaluations;
  6. contributes to team coordination using current project management and collaboration tools;
  7. participates in team meetings to coordinate work, resolve operational issues and ensure harmonious relations amongst team members; and
  8. contributes to the preparation of reports to the (Co-)Executive Director(s) and the rest of the organization as required.

Position Qualifications

  • commitment to the Council’s values, vision and direction;
  • knowledge of current federal, economic, social and political issues;
  • at least four years of experience executing digital campaigns;
  • ability to create compelling visual elements consistent with and expanding on organizational brand objectives;
  • ability to write, edit, and proof-read written content across a variety of mediums;
  • experience with the following tools are considered an asset: Drupal, New/Mode, Mailchimp, Canva, Adobe Suite; as well as experience with CSS and HTML;
  • proven skills and experience in the planning and implementation of projects;
  • experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds is considered an asset;
  • excellent communication skills, both oral and written, in English; French is considered an asset;
  • ability to manage the work of consultants and contractors;
  • ability to organize many ongoing projects and meet tight deadlines;
  • proven skills and experience in the planning and implementation of projects;
  • strong interpersonal skills and the ability to exercise tact, discretion and judgement at all times;
  • curiosity and willingness to always be learning;
  • proven administrative skills and an organized approach with an ability to prioritize and effectively handle many demands;
  • capacity to work in a self-directed manner and demonstrated ability to work well within a team setting; and
  • strong computer skills including word-processing, team-collaboration tools, communications, spreadsheet and database software.

Location

This position is based in Ottawa, however applicants who wish to work remotely from elsewhere in Canada will be considered. Additionally, during the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will be required to work from home.

This is a full-time permanent position of 35 hours per week. Pay scale starting at $66,421.00 (Classification 5) per year.

The Council of Canadians is an equal opportunity employer and a unionized workplace represented by UNIFOR Local 567.

Employment Equity

The Council of Canadians is committed to employment equity. We seek to build a diverse and welcoming team. We encourage individuals from communities facing systemic barriers to apply, including people of colour, Indigenous people, the Black community, women, LGBTQIA2S and people with disabilities. Please indicate in your application if you would like to be considered for employment equity. Any such disclosure is voluntary, and you may identify with more than one community or group.

The Council further welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities and will make every effort to fulfill requests for accommodation. If you require accommodation to complete and submit your application and/or during the interview process, please advise the recruitment contact person, so arrangements can be made.

We appreciate all applications but only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 

You can check the status of the recruitment process on our website at http://canadians.org/jobs.