Communications Coordinator - Ontario SPCA

Mar 03, 2021
Stouffville, Ontario

The Ontario Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) is a registered charity committed to the mission of preventing cruelty and promoting animal wellbeing across Ontario. The Ontario SPCA’s Provincial Office currently has the following contract position available:


Communications Coordinator - One Year Contract Position

Working remotely, reporting to the Associate Director, Communications, the Communications Coordinator will assist in the execution of the objectives in the Marketing & Communications Operational Plan.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Draft media releases, blog posts, eblasts and other written pieces for the Society
  • General copy editing and proofreading
  • Research and monitor hot topics, media angles and issues impacting advocacy goals
  • Assist in the delivery of public relations plans and programs that promote the organization
  • Assist in the execution of the Society’s social media program
  • Monitor social media sites
  • Provide social media training and support
  • Update websites and Luminate fundraising pages as requested
  • Create eblasts and newsletters using the Luminate platform
  • Update various Ontario SPCA websites as requested
  • Support the Society’s internal communications plan using SharePoint
  • Other duties as required


Skills and Specifications

  • Experience in the areas of communications
  • Excellent written and speaking skills
  • Self-motivated, confident, energetic and creative
  • Ability to operate under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Effective understanding of social media and how to apply them in marketing
  • Experience working on a variety of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and LinkedIn)
  • HTML and WordPress experience
  • Previous experience with Luminate and SharePoint an asset
  • Video production and editing skills an asset
  • Experience writing media releases and pitching to media
  • Highly organized, able to multi-task  and prioritize
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Good team player
  • Prior experience working for a charity an asset


If you have a passion for animal welfare and possess the required qualifications, please forward your resume and cover letter by email before March 3, 2021 to:


Alison Cross

Senior Director, Marketing & Communications

Ontario SPCA and Humane Society

Please Quote “Comm Coordinator” in the subject line


We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at 888-668-7722 or


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