Communications Manager (maternity leave contract)
The communications manager is a key leadership role to create and lead strategies and tactics in communications, media relations, messaging and social media to strengthen CIAC engagement with the chemistry industry and key decision-makers.
• Work collaboratively with the senior management and business units to develop comprehensive communications and media relations strategies, activities and tools that support and contribute to the achievement of the Association’s objectives and advancement of key advocacy initiatives;
• Lead the development of messaging to support the delivery of advocacy initiatives with diverse audiences;
• Manage and leverage social media platforms to promote the organization and its advocacy agenda;
• Lead, manage, write and edit communications content for web, social and print, including press releases, fact sheets, advertising copy, reports, etc.;
• Lead the development and delivery of brand guidelines to ensure the organization’s brand and brand standards remain consistent across all communications channels;
• Manage external suppliers including designers, writers, etc.;
• Build, develop and nurture meaningful relationships with members, partners and stakeholders and staff;
• Lead and manage all media relations including enquiries, advisories, press releases, statements and messaging;
• Build meaningful and effective relationships with key media channels and journalists at the national and provincial level;
• Act as a spokesperson for the Association with the media when called upon;
• Monitor and assess the external environment to identify emerging issues impacting the Association and its members;
• Manage the communications budget, track and report expenditures and ensure cost effective utilization of funds.
Education and Experience
• University degree in communications, journalism, or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training in a related field;
• Knowledge and understanding of working in a non-profit association is an asset;
• Minimum 3 to 5 years of experience in a communications and/or public affairs role.
• Demonstrated exceptional written and verbal communications skills;
• Energetic, proactive self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision, results oriented, innovative and creative with strong analytical skills;
• Demonstrates sound judgment and logical thinking when making decisions;
• Able to multi-task, prioritize and deliver on multiple demands;
• Demonstrated ability in leading and working with cross-functional teams;
• High comfort and tolerance to manage stress and role demands;
• Holds interpersonal qualities necessary to generate enthusiasm, integrity and build consensus with other staff members;
• A willingness to undertake professional development;
• Accountable and committed.
• Fluency in English is essential
• French is an asset
Deadline: October 18, 2019
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