DeafBlind Ontario Services

Communications Coordinator

Nov 28, 2018
Newmarket, Ontario
Early Career

If 95% of what we learn comes through our ears and eyes, imagine what it must be like to be deafblind.

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FULL-TIME COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Take your skills to the next level with this unique opportunity!

DeafBlind Ontario Services provides support through Intervenor Services to deafblind adults by providing the visual and auditory information necessary to enable the person who is deafblind to interact with other people and their environment.

Summary
The Communications Coordinator is responsible for implementing strategies to support the organization’s marketing and fundraising goals as well as engage employees.

Job Duties
• Branding: ensures the branding standards are met in all publications, distributed materials and internal/external communications.

  • Fund Development: working with the Development Team and the Senior Communications Specialist, creates and executes an annual communications/promotion plan to ensure goals are supported. Maintain events portion of website.
  • Internal Communications: designs digital and print communication materials (e.g., fact sheets, infographics, etc.) as well as internal videos, SnapComms messages, and new methods of internal communications to engage employees. Coordinates the production (approvals, translation, printing, distribution) of internal digital and print communication materials for various committees and teams.
  • External Communications: works with the Communications Specialist to manage all social media platforms (including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube) and drive content creation. Designs digital and print communication materials for fundraising events, recruitment efforts, Community Services, etc. Coordinates translation of communication materials as required.
  • Communication Materials: maintain archive of communications materials, including photography, stories, printed material, videos, etc. Coordinates printing of various marketing materials as required.
  • Maintains key stakeholder mailing lists.
  • Represents DeafBlind Ontario Services in the community and participates in public awareness/fund development activities.
  • Promotes the values of the organization within the workplace and in the community by demonstrating positive and professional relationships with other agency employees, families, volunteers, advocates, and employers.
  • Reports all unsafe conditions, hazards or practices, accidents and incidents in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety Act and adheres to all Health and Safety requirements within DeafBlind Ontario Services policies and procedures and provincial legislation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Senior Communications specialist.


Requirements
• Completed degree in a related field

  • 1-3 years experience in marketing, communications, or graphic design, ideally in a non-profit environment
  • Strong technical skillset with proficiency in graphic design software (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop etc.), Mail Chimp/Constant Contact and all social media platforms.
  • Experience with Content Management Systems (WordPress)
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate production of marketing and communications materials
  • Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks within established deadlines, to take initiative and to work effectively within a team.
  • Bilingual (English & French) is an asset.

DeafBlind Ontario Services is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity and invites applications from Women, Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities and Visible Minorities. To receive this job posting in an alternative format or if you require accommodation measures for the selection process, please notify the Manager of Human Resources and Payroll.

Please note that only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

This position location is in Newmarket.


Please submit resume and cover letter through the careers section of our website.

www.deafblindontario.com

 

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