Manager, Digital Communications
We are seeking a bilingual (French and English) Manager of Digital Communications to expand the Canadian Women’s Foundation’s digital engagement capacity to increase new followers and supporters and better connect with existing followers and supporters.
This position is both strategic and hands-on. It supports efforts across the Foundation’s departments to strengthen fundraising, grant making, systemic change, and thought-leadership activities. Reporting to the VP of Public Engagement, this position is key to the Foundation’s work to advance gender justice by supporting women, girls, and Two Spirit, trans, and non-binary people to move out of poverty, out of violence, and into confidence and leadership. The Manager of Digital Communications will be part of a close-knit, creative, and results-oriented team driven by shared values and purpose, in a collaborative environment with many internal and external stakeholders.
The ideal candidate will have experience using several forms of digital media strategically for acquisition, (re)engagement, and action-taking (e.g. donations, subscribing). They will have excellent communication skills and be proficient in English and French, both written and verbal, and be able to translate between the two. They will enjoy and be comfortable with a range of applications related to websites (e.g. Wordpress, NewMode), email marketing (e.g. Luminate), social media (e.g. Sprout Social, Facebook ads, Pixel, and Events), and podcasting (e.g. editing apps). Even where they may not be familiar with everything, they will have an affinity, be curious and current with promising/best practices, and enjoy learning new things.
They will be results-oriented and understand basic principles of SEO, web analytics, and evaluation of digital engagement. They will incorporate constructive feedback and evaluation results, and be flexible on approaches to optimization. We are looking for a candidate who will bring enthusiasm, curiosity, and vision to this role. Opportunities for coaching and mentoring will be available, and internal and external supports will be in place to support success.
The ideal candidate will be committed to anti-racist/anti-oppressive practice and have an understanding of intersectional feminism.
Education – University degree or certificate program related to relevant discipline or equivalent experience
Experience – Minimum 3-5 years related experience in non-profit marketing, communications, and/or digital media
Location – This position may be a remote work position. No or little travel is required. Candidates from all over Canada are encouraged to apply. Some flexibility will be required to support efforts in several Canadian time zones.
We are seeking a candidate who has a blend of skills and abilities including some of the following:
The Canadian Women’s Foundation is a national leader in the movement for gender equality in Canada. Through funding, research, advocacy, and knowledge sharing, the Foundation works to achieve systemic change that includes all women. By supporting community programs, the Foundation empowers women and girls to move themselves out of violence, out of poverty, and into confidence and leadership.
Launched in 1991 to address a critical need for philanthropy focused on women, the Canadian Women’s Foundation is one of the largest women’s foundations in the world. With the support of donors, the Foundation has raised more than $130 million and funded over 2,500 programs across the country. These programs focus on addressing the root causes of the most critical issues and helping women and girls who face the greatest barriers.
The Canadian Women’s Foundation aims to be inclusive of diverse people across gender and sexuality spectrums. We focus our efforts on supporting those who face the most barriers and have least access to relevant services. This includes people who identify as women, girls, trans, Two-Spirit, genderqueer, non-binary, and 2SLGBTQI+.
The salary for this position starts at $60,000 and can be negotiated based on experience. There is a competitive benefits package and a generous vacation package. A computer with applicable software will be provided.
NOTE: this is a full-time, permanent position.
The deadline for submission is 5:00 PM PST on September 18, 2021. Please email the document to and indicate “Manager, Digital Communications” in the subject line.
The Canadian Women’s Foundation is strongly committed to equity in employment and seeks to attract, select, and hire a diverse team with a high level of professional skills, passion for and belief in our vision and mission. If comfortable, we encourage candidates to share information about their identities, lived experiences, and the communities they are part of in their covering letter.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for a first interview will be contacted. We anticipate 2-3 rounds of interviews before the successful candidate is selected.
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