Job Posting 69886

Marketing and Communications Specialist
YWCA Saskatoon
Saskatoon area, Saskatoon, SK
closed 4 days ago (Fri, 9 Apr)
full time  •  Based on Experience

POSTION SUMMARY: As part of a dynamic team in Administration and under the direction of the Director of Development & Engagement, the Marketing and Communications Specialist will work independently and proactively to assist in the planning and implementation of marketing and communication projects related YWCA Saskatoon initiatives. This is a permanent full-time, out of scope position.

 

POSITION REPORTING:

Reports to the Director of Development & Engagement

 

HOURS OF WORK:

This is a permanent full-time position working 37.5 hours per week primarily Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  1. Marketing and Branding
  • Work with the Director of Development & Engagement to refine and enhance YWCA Saskatoon’s brand and raise the organization’s profile in the community by developing an effective branding, marketing and advocacy strategy.
  • Development and coordination of all marketing for YWCA programs, services, events and new business ventures.
  • Develop and manage all YWCA external communications including website, Facebook page, twitter, Instagram, advocacy, advertising pamphlets, signage, posters, etc. in order to create an effective awareness of YWCA Saskatoon.
  • Plan, develop, implement and monitor media relations and community engagement opportunities.
  • Champion the YWCA brand both internally and externally.
  • Assist Directors with the marketing of their programs.
  • Seek out and develop a variety of advertising opportunities.

 

  1. Communications and Public Relations
  • Develop both an internal and external communication strategy that enhances the ability of program areas and external agencies to work together.
  • Oversee the preparation of pamphlets, posters, social media, presentations etc. to ensure that a high-quality, accurate product is presented to the public.
  • Act as a representative (under the direction of the Director of Development and Engagement) of the organization in the community for the purpose of advocacy and promoting the YWCA.

 

  1. Advocacy and Awareness
  • Develop an advocacy strategy with a special focus on issues facing women and girls.
  • Keep updates of current issues facing all of our client groups as well as the overall issues facing women and girls.
  • Assist Directors with advocacy development when required.
  • Raise awareness of all YWCA programs both internally and externally.

 

  1. Event Support
  • Support women’s advocacy/empowerment events each year to coincide with the YWCA Canada’s Week Without Violence (October) and International Women’s Day (March 8th).
  • Sit on all other major event committees either in a coordinator or support role (under the direction of the Director of Development and Engagement).
  • Support as needed in the coordination of all fundraising events as they come up.

 

  1. All other duties as requested

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Post-secondary education with a focus on marketing, communications, public relations or equivalent experience.
  • Professional poise and confidence to interact with multiple internal and external audiences and levels of organizational professionals including senior management.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional technical skills including website design, social medial channels, and relevant Microsoft software.
  • A great attitude and a strong work ethic.
  • Reliable vehicle, driver’s license and good driving abstract.
  • Must pass YWCA security clearance (criminal record check and vulnerable sector check).

 

A full position description can be found at www.ywcasaskatoon.com

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