The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is the national voice of municipal governments, representing the interests of cities and communities with the federal government.
Position: Digital Communications Officer
Department: Policy and Public Affairs
Classification: Level 4
Salary Band: $63,650 - $80,150
Languages: Bilingualism (English & French) is required
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is the national voice of municipal governments, representing the interests of cities and communities with the federal government. FCM’s Strategic Plan calls upon FCM to work collaboratively to: a) expand national understanding and support of the role local governments play in meeting national objectives; b) shape the national agenda by influencing decision-makers and opinion-leaders to ensure that the interests of municipalities are met or exceeded; c) build capacity and knowledge, thereby encouraging initiative and innovation, which in turn helps local governments rise to the challenges they face; and d) share its knowledge and experience on the world’s stage, so that others may improve the quality of life in their communities.
The Policy and Public Affairs department integrates three functions that are central to the fulfillment of FCM’s mandate: Outreach & Engagement, Policy & Research and Communications & Events. The team operates in real-time, responding to fast moving political events and policy opportunities. Our influence and relevancy is built on the quality and depth of our work, and is deeply informed by our members who represent over 90% of the Canadian population. The department provides policy, advocacy and communications support to FCM’s National Board of Directors, Standing Committees and Forums, including the Big City Mayors’ Caucus, and develops national advocacy and engagement strategies with internal and external partners including FCM member municipalities.
FCM relies heavily on its digital communications channels (social media, website, email) to leverage its advocacy and program work with a range of stakeholders, to engage with members, and to share the lessons and expertise gained from program initiatives.
Under the general direction and supervision of the Manager, Digital Communications, the Digital Communications Officer designs and implements digital communications/marketing strategies designed to engage audiences and enhance the visibility of FCM across corporate communications channels. Working with communications advisors and other colleagues, the Digital Communications Officer helps develop individual social media strategies, is responsible for the implementation of these strategies, creates and curates compelling written and visual digital content, manages day-to-day social media activities, and curates campaigns for FCM’s corporate events and external opportunities as well as FCM’s advocacy efforts.
The Digital Communications Officer leverages current best practices and emerging trends to expand FCM’s reach and impact across corporate communications channels, ensuring alignment with corporate standards and objectives. The incumbent is called upon to provide social media guidance and training for FCM staff and identify opportunities to optimize digital communications.
Knowledge and Experience:
The benefits of joining the FCM team include summer hours (Fridays off between July 1st and Labour Day); office facilities located in the ByWard Market; FCM’s commitment to employee development and a competitive range of employee benefits and services. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, FCM is currently under a temporary work from home protocol until further notice. The successful candidate must have the ability to work from home during this period.
For additional information on this posting, or for further information on FCM, access our website at www.fcm.ca.
Visit the careers section of our website to apply. Deadline for applications is April 5, 2021.
We thank all candidates for their interest; however we will only contact those selected for an interview. All the applications will be kept in file for six month following the hiring.
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