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        The Centre for Women is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace

 

 

MANAGER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Reports to: Executive Director 

The Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women is seeking for immediate hire a full-time Manager of Communications and Community Engagement.

JOB SUMMARY

The Centre for Women is seeking a uniquely talented individual with an outgoing personality who has strong project management, marketing, special events and graphic design skills. The position requires the ability to multi-task, think creatively and execute on aggressive timelines with multiple stakeholders.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Develops and manages all aspects of internal and external communications, including a diverse array of print/electronic publications, website/s, and social media initiatives.

  • Establishes, nurtures, and maintains positive external relationships with individuals, businesses, and community-based organizations that support the Centre for Women.

  • Composes correspondence, media messages, articles, press releases, announcements, presentations and other oral/written communications to meet the Centre’s outreach needs. Arranges interviews for print and broadcast media and for special events.

  • Coordinates photography and audio-visual needs.

  • Plans and coordinates all logistics and relevant activities for special events including two major fundraisers: The Waves of Change Women’s Leadership Luncheon and the annual Gourmet Feastival.

  • Cultivates individual relationships and partnerships that support Fund Development initiatives.

  • Attends Board meetings, serves on pertinent committees and represents The Centre for Women at community and social events to cultivate relationships leading to philanthropic gifts.

  • Coordinates the creation and implementation of an operational plan for the communications and community relations functional area at the Centre.

  • Reviews, maintains and evaluates the budget for the communications and community relations functional area.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles, practices and ethics of public relations; principles of institutional advancement; media relations; print, electronic; social media and graphic design.

  • Expertise in special event planning and management.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

  • High level of energy and good sense of humor with the capacity for extraordinary time and effort demands.

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a concentration in communications, journalism, or related field.

  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible administrative experience in communications, public relations or related field.

  • Working knowledge of PC environments including Microsoft Office, InDesign, Photoshop and Wordpress as well as technology trends in the marketing/public relations arena.

  • Demonstrated experience in organizing, conceptualizing, and prioritizing objectives and managing a high volume workflow office.

  • Proficiency with use of e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, donor database, and presentation software and use of the Internet.

  • Demonstrated organizational skills in handling, directing and prioritizing multiple and complex assignments and projects.

 

Applicants should send a formal letter of application and a resume (including references and contact information) to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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