Work From Home -
Montreal Metro area
closed yesterday (Tue, 31 Jan) part time
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 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
complete promotional campaigns as required (e.g. videos, public transportation campaigns).
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
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)
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 Relationspreferably 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
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
Hourly rate between $27.00 - $30.00
Health benefits after three months employment
Email your resume and cover letter to
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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