Communications Manager - GriefStories

Oct 18, 2020
Various Locations, Ontario

Grief Stories is a non-profit organization. We make short video stories and podcasts with hope, insights and information about grief. This virtual video platform is created by professional filmmakers and vetted by health care experts. Privately accessible anywhere, anytime this library is a community health resource for people facing grief and loneliness. Helping grief make story at a time. 


You will primarily work virtually from your location using technology.

The Role:

This is a unique opportunity to be on the leading edge of a virtual resource that is designed to utilize new media to help people who are grieving. You will be working with filmmakers, grief professionals and people in all stages of grief. Our goals are to:

  • Increase accessibility of and diversity in bereavement support resources
  • Remove barriers or stigma by talking openly and honestly about grief
  • Facilitate strong emotional connections between people in mourning
  • Increase public awareness and understanding of the many facets of grief

We are looking for a strong compassionate professional to help us achieve our goals. We would want you to hit the ground running and help us grow! 


The Communications Officer reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for the following:

  • Developing, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive and integrated communications plan.

  • Social media: Develop and implement a strategy based on “storytelling” and adapted to our audiences on different platforms

  • Supervise and participate in the creation of content for social media

  • Analyze our presence on social media and make recommendations

  • Stay abreast of technological developments to stay on the cutting-edge of the platforms used by our audience

  • Supervise the creation of an active and committed online community and encourage interactions

  • With the support of an external designer create  e-blasts,, newsletters, and other collateral marketing and communications materials.

  • Scheduling and briefing subjects for media interviews;

  • Preparing press releases

  • Supporting fundraising events produced by the Development Team;

  • Contributing to the content development for grant funding opportunities;

About you:

If you are a leader with a good heart, we would love to meet you!

Compassion and sensitivity toward the bereaved a must. 

Since this isn’t an average job, just looking at your resume may not tell us everything about you, and we would hate to miss a good candidate who is perfect for this role. So, please feel free to send us anything about yourself to show us that you have the right background and sensitivity.

How to Apply / Contact:

Please submit your resume and a cover letter describing your interest in this volunteer leadership position influencing and supporting the development of this virtual resource for the bereaved. If you wish, you may include additional items such as relevant project examples you have worked on or a list of previous volunteer experiences with your application package. Two references who can speak to your leadership strengths will be requested from candidates who progress to the second interview stage.

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