The CSPC-T has a full-time Communications Officer position available. This position will be of interest to individuals who have a proven track record in working in the area of communications and who enjoy working in a busy team environment that is focused on community development and action.
This position encompasses the development and implementation of the overall communications, public relations and media strategies of the CSPC-T.
- Develops and implements internal and external communication strategies/policies;
- Prepares annual communication plan.
- Develops and disseminates all CSPC-T publications, printed and promotional materials (e.g. reports, newsletters, journals, periodic publications, texts, brochures, written and electronic bulletins, flyers, press releases, etc.);
- Provides content, artistic and production direction of the CSPC-T website
- Manages information on the CSPC-T website including editing, updating contents, creating pages for new information and products and new graphics and visuals.
- Prepares materials using current software technology including communications software, website and other Internet applications and desktop publishing;
- Proofreads all documents
- Ensures that materials are effectively translated where appropriate;
- Negotiates with off-site suppliers (e.g. printing, design etc.).
- Develops and maintains media contact list;
- Writes and develops press releases, articles, speeches, media advisories, media kits, and cultivates media relations;
- Responds to media enquiries and acts as liaison with media.
- Designs resource development strategies.
- Supervises placement students and volunteers as appropriate.
- A minimum 3 years progressive experience in communications or media relations;
- Undergraduate education in a discipline appropriate and relevant to communications or journalism or equivalent experience in the field;
- Certificate program or equivalent in design, print production, promotional planning;
- Strong editorial skills for ensuring accessibility of CSPC-T's communications;
- Demonstrated experience in working with media;
- Established media relationships/contacts;
- Good negotiation, and interpersonal skills including the ability to train/teach colleagues;
- Creative talents in developing community education resource materials;
- Experience in popular education and clear language tools;
- Good organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines, ability to work independently, flexibly, creatively and able to take initiative;
- Knowledge and awareness of social justice issues affecting the not-for-profit community sector;
- Knowledge of database systems;
- Strong computer skills and excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office
- Familiarity with web 2.0 technology
- Experience in a variety of desktop publishing programs such as Adobe Professional, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop
- Ability to maintain and update websites.
- Demonstrated experience in the development, design and layout of journals, texts, and pamphlets;
- Excellent writing and communications skills, knowledge of a second (or more) language and culture an asset;
- Public relations and/or marketing experience in the not-for profit sector an asset
Salary Range: $42,500 - $58,250
Interested applicants are invited to submit a letter of application and resume to:
Maria Serrano, Director of Operations
c/o Margaret Hau
Community Social Planning Council of Toronto
2 Carlton Street, Suite 1001
Toronto, ON M5B 1J3
Deadline for Applications: Friday, July 25, 2008