Are you a dynamic, creative, and talented communications expert in Canada with lived experience of disability, who can work independently as well as part of a virtual team, and have excellent public and media relations skills?

Disability Without Poverty is building a movement to support the disability community to engage with and impact the ultimate Canada Disability Benefit. A Communications Manager Is required to develop and execute a superior communication strategy to reach, engage and inform our disability networks and the broader Canadian population on the objective, progress, and implementation of the Canada Disability Benefit Initiative and our vision of Disability Without Poverty.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the design, implementation, and management of a communication strategy. Duties to include executing and/or supervising communications support staff/consultants in the execution of the following duties:

·     Maintain an accessible website

·     Ensure the highest standard of accessible and bilingual communication

·     Produce regular update bulletins and all other forms of communications

·     Promote and manage webinars

·     Establish communication guidelines and ensure consistency of voice among all platforms and correspondence

·     Write and disseminate press releases and provide notes to spokespersons

·     Create and implement integrated social media strategies across platforms

·     Measure the success of social media campaigns through analytic tools

·     Monitor SEO, user engagement, and suggest content optimization

·     Stay up to date with the latest social media best practices and technologies

·     Work with the Arts & Culture Lead to develop and manage the execution of compelling, forward-thinking social marketing strategies with community engagement

·     Increase traffic and engagement on all social media channels and our website

Requirements:

·     Bachelor’s degree (or similar) in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism, or a related field

·     A minimum of 5 years of experience in communications or a similar role

·     Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills in both English and French

·     An understanding of accessibility issues and communication styles

·     Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple, often competing priorities in a timely manner

·     Experience with media relations and public relations

·     Excellent organizational and leadership abilities

·     Understanding of provincial and federal privacy regulations

·     Experience in the development and execution of social media and digital strategies

·     3 years experience in Instagram, Facebook, SEO, YouTube, or similar platforms

·     Strong analytical skills, with ability to handle audience engagement and offer campaign recommendations

·     An aptitude for staying up-to-date and utilizing current and emerging social media technologies, features and best practices

Compensation & Work Schedule:

·     This is a full time, contract position

·     Annual remuneration is $70,000, inclusive

·     This position may be remote, anywhere in Canada

How to apply:

  • Please apply through our application form, here.
  • Posting closes July 25, 2021
  • If you have any questions about the position, please contact hello@disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca
  • To learn more about Disability Without Poverty, please go to disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca