Communications Coordinator

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Communications Coordinator
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
February 13, 2014


EnviroCentre is an Ottawa-based, non-profit organization which helps individuals, families and organizations conserve energy, save money and reduce their impact on the environment. We have an immediate opening for a talented, team-oriented and quality-minded individual to plan and implement a wide variety of communication initiatives that support EnviroCentre’s corporate and program priorities. The ideal candidate is both strategic and hands-on, detail-oriented, and comfortable working in a small, non-profit environment.

Job Duties:

  • Write, edit and produce communication materials in a variety of print and electronic formats, including brochures, posters, publications, e-newsletters, media releases and advertising.
  • Work collaboratively across the organization to develop communication and marketing plans/materials that support corporate and program-specific objectives.
  • Ensure consistent and compelling communications and maintain quality control of all communication materials.
  • Write and disseminate communications materials, including blog posts, media releases, briefing materials, and content for our social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter.
  • Act as an expert resource on communications to the management team and other staff colleagues.
  • Monitor industry news and analyze sensitive and complex communication issues.
  • Develop relationships with journalists, bloggers, environmental stakeholders and other audiences.
  • Administer and update EnviroCentre’s website.
  • Coordinate and work with partners, contractors, and suppliers as required.
  • Participate in internal EnviroCentre committees and activities which support broader organizational objectives.

Requirements (skills and experience)

  • A Diploma or Degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism or Public Relations.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience along with a track record of successful development and implementation of communication plans and materials.
  • Superior verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong project management skills with demonstrated ability to work with internal teams, manage deadlines and effectively problem-solve issues.
  • Experience in web content development and all aspects of web presence.
  • Solid working knowledge of social media tools and tactics.
  • A general understanding of sustainability and environmental issues.
  • Computer proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Bilingualism (English/French) a strong asset.

Core Competencies

  • Team player with the ability to work independently
  • Oral and written communication
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Time Management
  • Creative and Innovative Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Research and Analysis

Working Conditions

  • Small office environment
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals
  • Ability to ride a bicycle, take public transit and walk
  • Willingness to work overtime and on weekends as required
  • Driver’s license, an asset

Other incentives offered by EnviroCentre:

  • Group Benefits package (available after 3 month probationary period).
  • Bike fleet available for use during work hours.
  • Inclusion in business membership to VrtuCar, Ottawa’s car sharing service.

To apply:

Please submit your cover letter, CV and salary expectations to hr msk* or in person at EnviroCentre, 366 Rideau Street. Note: If dropped off in person, please also send an electronic copy.

Closing date: Thursday, February 13, 2014

Anticipated start date: Immediately

Please note - We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.