Communications Manager

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Part-time (24-hours per week)
11-month contract position: May 01, 2021 to March 31, 2021
Salary: $48,600

Posting closes: April 20, 2021

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This project is funded by the Government of Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada. It is managed and delivered by Energy Mix Productions and Basic Income Canada Network in collaboration with Basic Income Canada Youth Network, Coalition Canada: basic Income - revenu de base, national experts and local partners.

Project Description

As Canada transitions to a low-carbon economy, we are undertaking a dialogue with 25 to 35 communities across Canada to explore and demonstrate the extent to which the low-carbon transition and reimagined income security can complement each other to create a foundation for community resilience and stability.

The local dialogues will seek to create a “brave space” for people whose jobs may be directly affected by the transition, but also for people who are often left out of the discussion on climate change, such as those who emerged as essential workers during the pandemic (for example, in care facilities and groceries) and others who are currently unemployed, marginally or precariously employed. The dialogues will be focused on developing a broader understanding of how the shift away from today’s carbon-intensive economy can also create new opportunities, new jobs and local self-reliance, which income security is meant to support.

Job Description

Reporting to the Project Manager, the Communications Manager is responsible for planning, overseeing and implementing communications-related duties and responsibilities related to this project from ideation through to completion.

Key project deliverables include:

  • A concept paper on the links and synergies between community resilience, income security, and the low-carbon transition.
  • Identification of 15 to 25 community partners drawn from the climate and energy, income security, and worker communities. Local partners are responsible for organizing, facilitating, notetaking and reporting the results from each local dialogue.
  • Overall management, logistical advice and technical support for 25 to 35 local dialogues provided to local partners, including: a virtual kick-off for community partners; a train-the-trainers module and discussion guide; arolling, online calendar and summary of local sessions as they occur; moderated online discussion forum and a twice-monthly news update for local partners; check-ins with partners to encourage follow-up action from each local session; and a wrap-up session for community partners to close out the project, synthesize lessons learned, and act as a catalyst for continuing dialogue, collaboration, and next steps.
  • Ongoing communications, including asteady stream of results and updates through partner organizations and their publications, social media channels, and through the wider climate and energy, income security, and trade union communities. A Special Report on community resilience, income security, and the transition to net-zero will be published to The Energy Mix.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Leading strategic communications planning and execution to meet project goals.
  • Designing campaigns and developing messaging that is consistent, targeted and impactful, and collecting performance data to support recommendations for future projects.
  • Managing relationships with partners, stakeholders and communities.
  • Working with leadership to identify cross-marketing opportunities.
  • Managing internal and external communications resources, supporting all internal and external media-production specialists.
  • Adapting work and pivoting as required.
  • Meeting/managing deadlines.
  • Overseeing all incoming and outgoing communications-related documentation.
  • Developing/managing communications-related contracts (design and review)
  • Leading any communications-related tender processes (design, submission and review)
  • Optimising and improving communications processes and the overall approach, where necessary.

Job qualifications and requirements

  • Two years of communications/campaign experience in the not-for profit sector.
  • Experience developing and delivering public engagement processes.
  • Experience and familiarity with all current forms of communications across digital and conventional media platforms.
  • Desire to take full ownership of communications projects and can work independently.
  • Possesses a sense of urgency; is self-motivated and detail minded.
  • Strong copywriting skills across channels.
  • Strong organizational, planning and coordination skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple communications tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build collaborative relationships.
  • Proactive approach in resolving problems and issues.
  • Proficiency in French is an asset.

We are committed to developing a diverse and talented project team. Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour, people with disabilities and people of diverse gender expression are encouraged to apply.

SOURCE: GoodWork

20 Apr 2021
Energy Mix Productions and Basic Income Canada Network
Virtual/anywhere  --
Conceptual Frameworks & Approaches
Organizational Development