Responsible to: Executive Director
Starting Salary: $55,000 – $60,000 per year
Hours: Full-time: 37.5 hrs per week (Mon-Fri, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with flexibility)
Start date: July 29 or as soon as possible
The Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS) has a career opportunity for a strong communications generalist. MCoS is committed to promoting, fostering, improving and developing multiculturalism in the cultural, economic, social and political life of Saskatchewan while working to achieve equality of all residents. MCoS is a non-profit charitable provincial cultural organization that provides service and support to multicultural and ethnocultural organizations across Saskatchewan. The office is located in Regina. This position will help the organization to raise the profile and understanding of multiculturalism throughout the province; enhance communication linkages; increase engagement with the multicultural community; and build stronger relationships with government and funders.
The Communications Coordinator (CC) is responsible for coordinating the organization’s communication efforts, internally and externally, based on an overarching communications strategy that aligns with the organization’s mandate, strategic and operational plans. The CC plays a central role in establishing, strengthening and promoting MCoS’ public image and key messages in order to achieve the Ends as defined by the Board of Directors. The CC reports and is responsible to the Executive Director and works in accordance with the policies of the organization.
The Communications Coordinator will work both independently and collaboratively to be responsible for:
- Developing and implementing annual or multi-year communications strategies, in conjunction with Executive Director;
- Internal and external communications and campaigns designed to reach target groups with key messages associated with the overarching plans of MCoS;
- Developing, coordinating and maintaining a series of tools designed to effectively deliver various MCoS communication messages to target groups as required. Tools may include, but are not limited to: newsletters, brochures, publications (electronic/print), website, digital, advertising (print, web, television, radio and other), media advisories, news releases, stories, and surveys;
- Coordinating and ensuring consistency among membership and partnership communication channels;
- Developing and implementing communication campaigns to promote MCoS’ fundraising activities, including but not limited to, the annual promotion of the Multifaith calendar;
- Supporting MCoS’ advocacy role through research and development of advocacy tools designed to build awareness of the benefits of multiculturalism in the province;
- Building linkages with key target groups to further promote MCoS, such as businesses, multicultural community groups, educational institutions, and government representatives;
- Developing, maintaining and ensuring adherence to communication policies designed to guide MCoS communication decisions;
- Branding: maintaining the visual identity and branding of MCoS communication materials;
- Sourcing outside agencies and suppliers, through Request for Proposals and contracts, to support communication requirements and effectively managing the resulting contracts;
- Preparing and submitting campaign, project, and annual budgets to the Executive Director;
- Evaluating communication outcomes on a regular basis to provide input into impact assessment and future planning;
- Coordinating assessment tools to evaluate impact of MCoS activities for stakeholders, and plan for focused improvement as part of the team; and
- Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Requirements:
- Undergraduate degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or marketing; or a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience and on-the-job training;
- Three or more years of demonstrated communications experience – particularly experience in non-profit or community-based organizations is an asset;
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with the ability write, proofread, and edit website and digital content, speeches, stories, reports, presentations, annual reports, etc.;
- Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
- Graphic design with advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Adobe Premiere Elements, photography, video, and desktop publishing;
- Strong Media Relations skills – interviews, messaging, relationship building, and tracking;
- Advertising and promotion – create or outsource creative, media buying, and measurement using print, video, television, radio, digital, billboard, and social media,
- Website and digital content management – WordPress, Hootsuite, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn;
- Project management – creating, executing, and analyzing campaigns and projects, functioning as a leader and team member;
- Advocacy – experience in non-profit or community-based organizations, social issues, community mobilization, campaigns, messaging, and measurement;
- Strong organizational skills and a commitment to professionalism, including the ability to multi-task, managing timelines and multiple deadlines;
- Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills with demonstrated welcoming, respectful approach to interactions;
- Familiarity with the multicultural community, the issues it faces, and the benefits of diversity is a significant asset;
- Demonstrate a proven track record of working harmoniously within teams;
- Independent, energetic, analytical, self-starting and responsible worker, driven by successful, punctual and quality outcomes;
- Have the ability to travel in Saskatchewan from time to time, and have a valid driver’s licence; and
- Be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends.
We plan to move quickly on filling this position; we would like this position to start by the end of July. We will contact shortlisted applicants for interviews and all candidates must complete a written assignment as part of the interview process.
Include the following in your application:
- Cover letter and resume clearly outlining how you meet the education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and requirements for this position.
- Portfolio with the following examples: news release, media advisory, campaign or project plan, speech, and creative that you have designed (poster, website graphic, etc.).
- Three professional references (ensure they are ready and available to be contacted by email).
Please email your application (subject line: Communications Coordinator) to Rhonda Rosenberg, Executive Director, email@example.com by 4:30 p.m. on July 17, 2019.
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