Job Posting 90729

Communications Manager
Shelter Movers
Work From Home - Montreal Metro area
closed yesterday (Tue, 31 Jan)
part time  •  $27-$30



The Organization:

Shelter Movers is a national, volunteer-powered charitable organization providing moving and storage services at no cost to individuals and families fleeing abuse. We collaborate with local businesses and community agencies to support people, primarily women and children, as they transition 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 Communications Manager will have an integral role in Marketing, Promotion and Fund Development for Shelter Movers Montreal (TSRM). The main responsibilities of this position include promoting the Montreal chapter through marketing and communications projects, cultivating relationships with partners and donors, and securing philanthropic commitments from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies. Primarily reporting to the Chapter Director, the Director of Fund Development and closely collaborating with the Marketing and Communications Director, this is a self-directed, results-oriented role. The Communications Manager will align communications and fund development activities with the organization’s strategic priorities. 



  • Marketing and Communications 
    • Advise and provide strategic input for improving social media presence and earned media coverage to meet SM objectives, such as donor engagement, improved volunteer recruitment practices, and advancing awareness of TSRM and our brand.  
    • Supervise, review, and create (as required) copywriting for social media posts, blogs, newsletters, press releases, and other marketing materials
    • Engage with, develop rapport, and where applicable, reach out to local media to promote the chapter
    • oversee TSRM Marketing and Communication volunteers, and assist with coordinating content development 
  • Promotional Campaigns
    • complete promotional campaigns as required (e.g. videos, public transportation campaigns).
  • Grants
    • lead a volunteer grant team
    • Manage pipeline for grant opportunities for TSRM 
    • Coordinate grant appeals and funding requests so that applications are balanced
    • Offer final edits for grant applications produced by team members; 
    • Write grants in consultation with the Chapter Director and/or Director of Fund Development  
  • Partnership Engagement
    • Write thank you messages to donors
    • Track in-kind and corporate partner visibility that has been promised to partners to ensure TSRM is fulfilling our obligations
    • Ensure deliverables are being met (eg. logo placement on the website, promised content such as blog and social media posts)
  • Third-Party Events
    • Ensure brand guidelines are being maintained, third-party agreements are signed and the party has access to assets
    • Build custom donation pages and plan social media content, including acknowledgement posts

Qualifications and Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and French, including proficiency in public speaking and a high comfort level in making presentations.  English is required to engage with media representatives, donors, volunteers, clients, and corporate sponsors who do not speak French.
  • Experience in Marketing, Communications and Media Relations preferably with a charity or non-profit, is required
  • Experience creating digital marketing assets including engaging social media content, blogs, web content and e-newsletters.
  • The ability to maintain a voice that is supportive, approachable, trauma-informed, anti-racist, anti-oppressive, client-centered, LGBTQI+ inclusive and accurate in all areas of communication
  • Previous fundraising experience is an asset 
  • Innovation and creativity are highly valued in this position, as well as the ability to work in a virtual space and recommend alternatives to traditional styles of fundraising
  • Comfortable soliciting donations and engaging potential donors; confident in representing Shelter Movers’ mission
  • Dynamic, outgoing personality with sound judgment and the ability to use discretion
  • Familiarity with Google Workspace, MailChimp, Canva, Zoom and donor management software
  • Membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals or the Canadian Association of Gift Planners is an asset
  • Comfortable remotely leading teams of volunteers
  • Strong ethics and strives for integrity and excellence in all areas of responsibility
  • Strong organizational skills and reliable work habits


Role Details:

  • 21 hours/week
  • Flexible work schedule and hours, must be available for a minimum of 1 hour each day, Monday - Friday
  • Some evening and weekend availability as needed
  • Remote position
  • Hourly rate between $27.00 - $30.00 
  • Health benefits after three months employment

To Apply


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, people of diverse genders, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and women living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply for this position. To request 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. 

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