Job Posting 78718

Marketing & Communications Director
Shelter Movers
Work From Home, Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba, New Brunswick, ...
closed 7 days ago (Fri, 21 Jan)
full time  •  $60 000 - $75 000 per year

Marketing and Communications Director - Shelter Movers National

Role Description            


The Organization

Shelter Movers is a national, volunteer-powered charitable organization providing moving and storage services at no cost to women and children fleeing abuse. We are the only service of this kind in Canada. Every year, in collaboration with business partners and community agencies, our teams contribute over 70,000 hours annually to support families transitioning to a life free of violence. 


Shelter Movers was founded in 2016 and currently serves families experiencing abuse in Vancouver, Waterloo, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Nova Scotia. We are growing and looking to add caring and compassionate people to our team.


The Role


The National Marketing and Communications (MarComm) Director reports to the Executive Director. Working collaboratively with peers and direct reports, this role provides expertise and leadership in execution of Shelter Movers’ marketing and communication strategy. 


Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Leading teams in the development and implementation of Shelter Movers’ national marketing & communications strategy including: 
    • Website management and content creation
    • Social media strategy
    • Ensure communications are offered in French and English
    • Supporting fund development and recruitment campaigns
    • Internal communications strategy
    • Media relations
  • Creating and updating key processes, in collaboration with colleagues across Shelter Movers;
  • Regularly assessing the communications needs of teams operating within Shelter Movers 
  • Manage and train up to 10 direct paid and unpaid reports across all chapters including managers and individual contributors
  • Oversee organization-wide messaging and tone in all official external communications
  • Develop and maintain relationships with relevant journalists, influencers, media personalities
  • Develop and support efforts to position Shelter Movers’ brand as a trusted source of information and opinion on Violence Against Women and related issues
  • Support survivors and SM Team Members with a trauma informed lens in preparing and managing interviews and media requests
  • Accountable for outcomes and national targets associated with the Marketing and Communications function of Shelter Movers


We’re looking for someone who has:

  • University level French and English oral and written communication skills
  • 5+ years of marketing experience including digital and social media marketing
  • 5+ years of demonstrated success in a leadership role, preferably in the nonprofit communications sector
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving skills with the ability to manage multiple projects under tight timelines
  • Strong content writing and editing skills
  • Knowledge of web design, WordPress and analytics
  • A collaborative and compassionate leadership style to build trust and inspire others to achieve common goals
  • Experience managing large teams using volunteer management approaches
  • Excellent judgment in setting priorities, problem, and solution identification
  • Experience with organizational and system-level strategic visioning and planning
  • Budget development experience, ability to understand a financial statement
  • Advanced verbal and written negotiation skills
  • The ability to learn new tools quickly and pivot to new trends
  • Understanding and interest in gender studies, including anti-racist, anti-oppressive frameworks and intersectionality of challenges faced by women and particularly survivors of abuse in the local community an asset
  • Strong ethics and strives for integrity and excellence in all areas of responsibility
  • Strong organizational skills and reliable work habits
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience


Role Details:

  • Flexible work schedule and hours (35 hours per week)
  • Remote position or hybrid work environment depending on your location
  • $60 000 - $75 000 per annum plus competitive benefits

Note that the successful candidate will be subject to successful completion of a criminal background check and reference check.

Shelter Movers is an equal opportunity employer. Racialized women, women who identify as LGBTQ+, and women living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply for this position. To request an accommodation, contact


Covid-19 Hiring Statement

Shelter Movers continues to operate and provide our unique moving and storage services, notwithstanding the COVID-19 pandemic. We have implemented stringent safety measures

to protect our volunteers, staff, partners, and clients. 


While we all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19, we acknowledge that home isn’t a safe place for many. Those experiencing abuse may be forced to spend more time in isolation with their abuser. Job loss and financial insecurity have also become more prevalent during the pandemic, statistically leading to an increase in gender-based violence. Shelter Movers has experienced a 30% increase in the demands for our services since the start of the pandemic.

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