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Job Number:  30266
Communications Manager
Job Posted: Thursday, 13 October 2016
Closing Date: Wednesday, 19 October 2016
(90 days ago)
Dance Umbrella of Ontario
Region: Toronto Metro area Type: Full time
Location: Toronto Salary: $33,000 - $43,000

Organization Description

 

Dance Umbrella of Ontario (DUO) is a not-for-profit provider of management services to Ontario’s dance enterprises. DUO was founded in 1988 by the Arts Councils to support dance enterprises with their administrative and business activities. In addition to providing a suite of tailored and flexible services, DUO strengthens the dance sector by undertaking new strategic and progressive initiatives.

 

DUO supports dance artists and enterprises in the creation, production and dissemination of their art. Our typical clientele includes: independent artists, small- and mid-scale organizations based in Ontario. DUO supports dance artists by providing the best and most appropriate administrative and management services allowing them to grow as they focus more fully on their art. We do not guide the artistic product of clients. DUO is committed to diversity in all of its activities and the enterprises it serves. We envision DUO to be the place where new growth in the sector is fostered.

 

Job Description

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the position will:

  • Work closely with DUO clients execute and implement deadline driven social media, marketing and communications activities for current and new clients.
  • Write online content, including social media, blog and web posts on behalf of clients writing in their specific voice.
  • Writing and proof reading deadline driven publicity content for approval by Communications Manager. This includes; e-newsletters, programs, press releases, etc.
  • Managing and coordinating and updating DUO’s and clients’ websites.
  • Strategically growing client’s profiles online to achieve their revenue goals.
  • Provide research for client specific events and activities that further project goals.
  • Strong experience in creating critical and strategic marketing and social media plans
  • Work collaboratively with DUO team and provide assistance when needed, such as during critical or peak workload periods.
  • Meet regularly with dance companies to solicit new clients.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Your duties and responsibilities shall include such duties and responsibilities as DUO may from time to time request you to perform. You shall report to DUO's Executive Director. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, your duties may be described as follows:

  • Execute and implement deadline driven social media, marketing and communications activities for current and new clients
  • Develop and executive long term creative marketing and outreach strategies for the organization
  • Act as lead to initiate consultations with potential clients to discuss and pitch DUO’s marketing, publicity and social media services
  • Write online content, including social media, blog and web posts on behalf of clients writing in their specific voice
  • Manage and oversee the writing, production and distribution and communications including newsletters, print and electronic communications for DUO and clients
  • Writing and proof reading deadline driven publicity content for approval by clients designated contact. This includes; e-newsletters, programs, press releases, social media, etc.
  • Coordinating and updating DUO’s and clients’ websites
  • Hire and oversee freelancers (interns, videographers, photographers etc.) to capture footage and edit media for client productions, according to annual budgets
  • Provide research for client specific events and activities that further project goals.
  • Work collaboratively with DUO team and provide assistance when needed, such as during critical or peak workload periods
  • Other administrative duties as assigned

 

Requirements:

  • Experience working in an Apple environment
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe
  • Experience in gathering data to support critical and strategic paths and create reports for clients to update their statistics
  • Plan and implement social media campaigns and schedule according to client and DUO deadlines
  • Write press releases and create press kits for clients and DUO
  • Experience in maintaining and growing online databases of contacts
  • Experience of analysis with SEO, Google Analytics, analytics and Hootsuite
  • Maintain paper and electronic files for client and DUO activities
  • Seek out and execute cross promotional partnerships
  • Demonstrated experience working with multiple clients and multiple deadlines
  • Working knowledge of Google Mail, Calendar and Google docs
  • A minimum of three years of social media marketing experience, which could be gained through internships or similar employment
  • Strong writing, research and proof reading skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including written and oral
  • Ability to multitask, problem solve and prioritize
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures
  • Working knowledge of customer service principles and practices
  • Professional personal presentation

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual, with an experience in the non-profit sector. The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in Communications, or equivalent business experience and 2+ years of progressively responsible experience.

 

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume, cover letter and 3 references to;

 

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Those selected will be contacted within one week of the submission deadline. No phone calls, please.

 

Deadline to submit applications is 5pm on October 19, 2016

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How to Apply:
Please submit your resume, cover letter and 3 references to;

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Those selected will be contacted within one week of the submission deadline. No phone calls, please.

Deadline to submit applications is 5pm on October 19, 2016
Contact Details:
Dance Umbrella of Ontario
476 Parliament
Toronto, ON, M4X 1P2

E-mail:
www:   www.danceumbrella.net


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