Position: Communications Coordinator (Greenbelt Fund)
Duration: Contract position to February 2019, with possibility of renewal.
Hours/Week: 40 hrs (5 days/week)
Are media relations, project management, and writing great content the three things you need to help create your dream job? Are you driven to support meaningful causes and take a leadership role when it comes to developing and driving content? Do you love executing that perfect event or managing a project or content? If so, then joining the Greenbelt Fund as our Communications Coordinator will give you just that and more.
About the Greenbelt Fund:
The Greenbelt Fund changes the way we eat food in Ontario. Our innovative investments get more local food onto the plates of Ontarians. We work with businesses, institutions and NGOs to make Ontario's farmers the first choice for consumers. The Fund's work has generated a 13-fold return on our investments, permanently changed the food value chain, and improved local food awareness and education across the province. As a not-for-profit, the Greenbelt Fund is supported by public and private sources. The Local Food Investment Fund grant program is funded by the Government of Ontario and administered independently by the Greenbelt Fund.
Scope of Work:
The Communications Coordinator will report to the Communications Manager while working closely with the Vice President of Communications and Operations and Vice President of Strategy and Programs and Fund staff as follows:
- Coordinate, plan, project manage and successfully deliver key projects, materials and partnerships such as events, marketing materials, social media and website projects, etc.
- Project manage 4 webinars and 2 workshops, working in close collaboration with the VP of Strategy & Programs, Program Manager and Grants Officer
- Project manage and execute high quality projects from planning to client and team management to infield coordination and measurement
- Execute high quality communications for all aspects of the Greenbelt Fund’s work including web content, earned and paid media, newsletters and social media to promote local food and the Greenbelt Fund to wide-reaching audiences
- Maintain the greenbeltfund.ca website, including developing content and posting resources to the site
- Deliver on media marketing plans that communicate Fund messaging, and results
- Write and edit meaningful content for dissemination including proofing and copy editing
- Drive content management to intelligently repurpose/leverage existing and new content to increase visibility across audiences, mediums and timeframes
- Work with grantees and partners to collaborate on communication strategies and materials that successfully highlight successes
- Help plan and drive proactive media content and campaigns
Reporting & Administration
- Maintain media lists and oversee media tracking and reports on media presence
- Track and report on outreach metrics for web, newsletter, social media and other engagement tactics
- Deliver on administrative elements including data and contact management, coordinating meetings and action items, etc.
- Conduct all other duties as assigned
Qualifications - The successful candidate will have:
Knowledge and Experience:
- Minimum of two years’ experience in the communications/public relations field with excellent project management and event management experience
- Proven ability to manage all aspects of a communications rollout – from strategy to project management to generating media interest
- Proven ability to manage all aspects of a marketing rollout – from project management to content development to measurement
- Skilled in the use of social media tools including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn
- Experience in developing and posting web content, with knowledge and experience working in NationBuilder considered an asset
- Proficient in use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Adobe Creative Suite
- Experience working in/with the government will be considered an asset
- Knowledge of agricultural issues will be considered an asset
- A valid driver’s license will be considered an asset, though is not mandatory
- A great sense of humour
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Demonstrated proactive planning, organization, problem solving, coordination and negotiation skills
- Self-starter, energetic team member
- Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team
- Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and on tight deadlines
- Demonstrated ability to establish and manage relationships with multiple media outlets
- Ability to give and take constructive feedback
Terms of Employment:
The position will be based at our Toronto office (downtown) in a typical office setting. A compensation package will be offered, commensurate with experience. The Greenbelt Fund is an equal opportunity employer and we particularly welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.
Applications should be received no later than May 30, 2018. Interviews for successful candidates will be held in Toronto. Please send your resume, a cover letter and contact information through our apply now function. The Greenbelt Fund thanks all applicants for their interest, but please note only successful candidates will be contacted.