Job Posting 86506

ICN Communications Officer
Atlantic Council for International Cooperation
Work From Home - New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island
Remote or 2099 Gottingen St., Halifax, NS (resides in Atlantic provinces)
closed 6 days ago (Thu, 11 Aug)
part time  •  51,999 per year (pro-rated to 50%)

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Position: Communications Officer, Inter-council Network
Location: Atlantic Canada Based
Hours: 18.5 hours weekly (50% FTE)
Remuneration: 51,999 (pro-rated to 50%)
Start Date: September 2022
Reporting To: ICN Communications Manager
Application deadline: Thursday, August 11, 2022 (11:59 p.m. AST)

 

ABOUT ICN

The Inter-Council Network (ICN) is a coalition of the eight Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation. These independent member-based Councils are committed to global social justice and social change and represent more than 350 diverse civil society organizations (CSOs) from across Canada. The ICN provides a national forum in which the Councils collaborate for improved effectiveness and identify common priorities for collective action. Rooted in communities across Canada, we are leaders in public engagement at a local and regional level and are recognized for bringing regional knowledge and priorities to the national level. Learn more about the ICN at www.icn-rcc.ca

 

ABOUT THE POSITION
This position calls for a communication whiz who will provide support to the ICN communications and programs team in interacting with and engaging our members, partners, stakeholders, and Canadians at large. They will create products and campaigns, to be shared across ICN channels – social media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, website, newsletters, and media releases. The position requires a highly organized, and collaborative individual. The position will appeal to someone looking for an opportunity to work in the nonprofit and development sector, and using their skills to create a more just, sustainable world.

 

WHAT YOU’LL DO (TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES):

Design, and Development: Draft and design content including graphics, photographs, copywriting, and internal and external communique for promoting the ICN’s programs and public engagement activities based on its branding and style guide. A typical program promotion may include the creation of posters, brochures, reports, infographics, and social media and website promotional images.  

Website Updates: Help keep the ICN website up to date with the latest information on ICN programs, and updates. The updates will include blogs, galleries, program updates, calls for applications, opportunities from the sector, etc.

Social Media: Assist in designing and implementing social media strategies by creating, editing and posting content as per schedule on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube. Help organize information to ensure all updates are shared through most apt channels and analyze the effectiveness and reach of social media campaigns.

Content Creation, Curation and Management: Help create and manage ICN communication content, including key messages, copywritten content, graphics, photographs, videos, infographics, and icons. Create and curate content for e-newsletter from staff, councils, partners and members. Manage database of media contacts, members and potential communication-oriented networking opportunities.

Event Support: Support event organizing by setting up registration, logistics, interpretation, and promotion for online and onsite events using Zoom and/or Eventbrite and facilitate the technical aspects of hosting an event.

Communication Brainstorming and Strategy: Regularly brainstorm with program and communication staff on project/ organization dissemination needs and strategy. Support implementation of strategy for different levels of engagement.

 

WE’RE LOOKING FOR (QUALIFICATIONS):

The Communications Officer will have:

  • Experience or education in media, communication or marketing

  • Experience creating designs and/or familiarity with using design software to create promotional and communication materials (Canva, Adobe and Affinity Suites)

  • Experience in curating, editing, repurposing content for different channels including websites, newsletters, and other internal and external communication (MailChimp, WordPress and Hootsuite)

  • Ability to work both independently, and in a collaborative environment

  • Knowledge of or interest in international development, non-government organizations and sector organizations across Canada will be considered an asset

  • Excellent organization, time management, and communication skills

  • Experience in organizing events, implementing, and developing communication strategy will be appreciated

  • Bilingual in French and English will be considered an asset

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