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Job Number:  39180
Communications and Engagement Coordinator
Job Posted: Tuesday, 24 October 2017
Closing Date: Tuesday, 21 November 2017
(63 days ago)
Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $50,000 per year

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada (PHA Canada) is seeking an energetic leader with a passion for storytelling and community building for the permanent, full-time position of Communications and Engagement Coordinator. The ideal candidate will possess enthusiasm for our mission, superior communication skills, a keen attention to detail, and comfort working with diverse individuals. A key member of our small team, this role requires the ability to take initiative, solve problems, manage competing priorities, and adapt to a fast-paced, non-profit work environment. This is a unique opportunity for a creative and ambitious communications professional looking to grow their skill set while contributing to a worthwhile cause.


Applications are being accepting on an on-going basis. The position is available until filled. 

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a serious and progressive disease affecting the arteries of the lungs that can lead to right-heart failure. PHA Canada exists to empower the pulmonary hypertension community through support, education, advocacy, awareness, and research. Working with and on behalf of the PH community, we aim to support all Canadians affected by PH and to increase the visibility of this rare, potentially fatal lung disease. Established in 2008, PHA Canada is a federally registered charity accredited through the Imagine Canada Standards Program.

Working under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Communications and Engagement Coordinator is responsible for managing PHAC’s internal and external messaging, and leading engagement activities with PHAC’s constituents across various print, electronic, and digital media platforms. This includes developing and implementing strategies for promoting PHAC and engaging with members and supporters of the PH community, both on/offline, with a primary focus on writing, editing, and designing content for educational, outreach, promotional, and fundraising purposes.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Works collaboratively with the Executive Director and other staff to develop an annual work plan to execute strategic priorities established by the Board of Directors
  • Leads the content development, production, and publication of PHAC’s publications and collateral, including the biannual magazine, electronic newsletters, and various educational, outreach, promotional, and fundraising materials
  • Manages PHAC’s websites and social media channels; leads community-building and engagement activities with the PH community through PHAC’s online/digital platforms
  • Coordinates PHAC’s brand strategy and ensures all staff, volunteers, and community members are equipped to implement established brand standards
  • Promotes awareness of PH among health care providers, at-risk patient populations, and the general public; expands support for and participation in PHAC programs through community engagement, media outreach, and partnership development
  • Provides support to community members to participate in awareness raising, advocacy, and fund development activities
  • Provides in-house translation and coordinates contracted translation (as required) of all published content; ensures PHAC operates at a high professional standard in both official languages
  • Liaises with external vendors such as website providers, designers, and printers; maintains inventory for collateral and print materials
  • Works collaboratively with volunteers and community members in the development of resources
  • Collaborates with other staff on volunteer and donor recognition
  • Assists with administrative tasks (i.e. distributing materials) as required

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree in communications, marketing, or a related field plus a minimum of two years relevant work experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and French is required
  • Demonstrated ability to produce and edit written copy in both English and French
  • Experience translating written copy between English and French is an asset
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Microsoft Office is required
  • Experience with photo and video editing is an asset
  • Familiarity with web content management systems preferred
  • Demonstrated success implementing outreach and marketing strategies both on/offline
  • Ability to build collaborative relationships with diverse populations
  • Experience in project management, volunteer management, and event planning is an asset
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Willingness to occasionally travel across Canada to attend events, meetings, etc.

Compensation & Hours:

The starting salary for this full-time position (40 hours per week) is $50,000 per year. PHA Canada strives to provide a flexible and enriching work environment that provides opportunities for both professional development and work/life balance. This position will be permitted a flexible work schedule; however, some travel and weekend/evening hours may be required during special events/projects.

PHA Canada is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from members of visible and invisible minority communities are encouraged. Special consideration will be given to applications received from self-identified persons with disabilities.


Applications are being accepting on an on-going basis. The position is available until filled. 

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Interested candidates are invited to apply via email only (no phone calls please). Applications should be sent as a PDF file and include a cover letter, current resume, and a brief professional writing sample in French (maximum 500 words).

We thank all candidates for their interest, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Interviews will be scheduled during the week of November 14th. Interviewees will be asked to bring a portfolio of relevant print and digital projects to their interview. Anticipated start date is November 27th.
Contact Details:
Jamie Myrah, Executive Director
Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada
750 West Broadway, Suite 917
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1H8

Tel: 604-682-1036
www:   www.phacanada.ca

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