Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre (Boost CYAC) is situated on the traditional territories of the Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, who have been the traditional caretakers of this land for thousands of years. This land is covered by the Dish With One Spoon Treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share the territory and protect the land. Subsequent Indigenous Nations and Peoples, Europeans and all newcomers have been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect. We are grateful to share this land as treaty people who learn, work, and live in the community with each other.
Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre (Boost CYAC) is a registered charity that provides a range of services to children, youth and families, who have experienced abuse or violence, with offices in Toronto, Barrie and Peterborough. We provide individual, group, family and community services that include trauma assessment, counselling, and therapy, advocacy and support services during child abuse investigations, court support and accompaniment services and abuse and violence prevention materials and trainings. Boost CYAC is accredited by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation, an independent non-profit organization that offers accreditation specifically tailored to community-based health and social services across Canada.
Reporting to the Director of Fund Development and Communications, Boost CYAC is seeking a contract Communications and Events Coordinator, to support the implementation of the organizations communications strategy and assist with fund development and event planning.
- Assist in the development and implementation of communications strategies including media outreach that promote Boost CYAC’s mandate, brand, mission, vision and values.
- Oversee and produce content for Boost CYAC’s social media channels and implement innovative strategies to enhance and expand the organizations social media presence and outreach to various stakeholders.
- Assist in the development and implementation of communication strategies and materials for yearly fundraising events.
- Assist in the preparation of compelling and strategic content for major gift campaigns.
- Assist in the development of all print and electronic materials, including but not limited to Boost CYAC’s Annual Report, newsletters, and internal program/department materials.
- Assist in the development of content strategy and content management for internal and external stakeholders, including partner agencies.
- In collaboration with the Director of Fund Development and Communications, respond to all incoming requests from the media and execute planned outreach to targeted media outlets, in coordination with the Leadership Team.
- Monitor and report on established communications metrics.
- Coordinate translation of materials with third parties, as required.
- Monitor and update all Boost CYAC and National CAC/CYAC website content, ensuring that the information is current and accurate.
- Work with Boost CYAC staff to coordinate Boost CYAC website development/maintenance. Work with external parties, including the Department of Justice and National CAC/CYAC’s to coordinate National CAC/CYAC website development/maintenance.
- Coordinate website upgrades and maintenance, identifying areas for improvement and respond to and troubleshoot website issues.
- Ensure full compliance with all relevant legislation (e.g., Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Copyright Act, etc.).
- Assist in the planning, project management and execution of yearly fundraising events, with a particular focus on Boost CYAC’s Butterfly Ball and Toronto Polar Bear Dip.
- Work closely with the Director of Fund Development and Communications and fundraising committee members to ensure the seamless execution of events.
- Liaise with vendors, project manage event setups and breakdowns, and proactively handle any arising issues and troubleshoot any emerging problems on event days.
- Assist the Director of Fund Development and Communications in the administration and maintenance of fundraising and donor management database.
- Coordinate and oversee volunteer opportunities for fundraising events.
- An undergraduate degree or college diploma in Communications or Marketing or related field.
- A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in marketing and communications.
- Demonstrated experience in project management and event planning.
- Strong written, oral and new media communications including writing, editing, and formatting on different communication platforms.
- Demonstrated interest or knowledge in the field of communications for the children’s mental health and fundraising.
- The ability to work at several projects simultaneously and manage time according to established priorities with a results-oriented mindset.
- Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, volunteers and Board members to ensure organizational goals are met.
- Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, WordPress, and email marketing software
- Experience with website development/ re-development, administration and management.
- Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media to create fresh and engaging content for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn
- Ability to travel to and oversee in-person events in the Greater Toronto Area. Ability to work evenings and weekends when required.
- Support a workplace that embraces equity, diversity and inclusion, encourages teamwork and complies with all the applicable regulatory and legislative requirements.
- Satisfactory clearance under the Vulnerable Sector Screening process.
- 245 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 201, Toronto ON M4P 3B7
- Monday to Friday, thirty-five (35) hours per week.
- Weekly evening shift required.
- Flexible working hours.
- Hybrid working model with the opportunity to work from home up to two (2) days per week.
- Health Spending Account
- Employee & Family Assistance Program
- Three (3) weeks paid vacation, sick leave, and personal obligation days.
Boost CYAC is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the populations we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals including applicants from all cultures, racialized communities, abilities, diverse sexual and gender identities and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
Boost CYAC is committed to providing accommodation in all aspects of the recruitment and hiring process under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The Manager of Human Resources will work with applicants to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation at any stage of the recruitment and hiring process.
We thank all applicants for their submission; only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.