We're hiring a Director of Communications

Application deadline is on January 28, 2022.

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced strategic communications leader to design, develop, and implement our communications, brand, and media relations strategy. Reporting to and working in conjunction with the Executive Director, the Director of Communications will work on an annual plan and strategy to communicate Efficiency Canada’s work. In addition to providing supervision, guidance, and mentorship to the Communications team, the Director of Communications will also regularly collaborate with the Policy and Engagement team members.

We are committed to fostering a diverse and equitable workplace, which is why we have committed to the 50-30 Challenge. We highly encourage applications from Indigenous, Black, racialized individuals, and other equity-deserving groups. If you share our passion for creating a more inclusive planet, we invite you to apply regardless of your previous education or experience.

Specific Duties

  • Leads all communications and media relations; develops organizational messaging, digital campaigns design, branding, report production, and dissemination of our work.
  • Demonstrates leadership in strategic thinking and implementation to earn media coverage for Efficiency Canada’s research and campaigns.
  • Responsible for branding, communication, and public framing of research.
  • Works with the Engagement team to identify supporters and industry partners through direct communication and social media monitoring.
  • Provides mentorship and leadership to the communications team, including working alongside the Operations Lead on determining professional development plans and ensuring continued growth for the team.
  • Creates and implements an annual communications plan and strategy with the Executive Director.
  • Manages external agencies and contractors on project deliverables such as French translation, report design, copyediting, media buying, and technical website management.
  • Supports technology infrastructure needs for the Communications team and procurement process with the Operations Lead (e.g., evaluating our website, working with our CRM, tendering quotes, and integrating new technologies with existing tools).

Qualifications

  • Established experience in strategic communications, media, public relations, branding, digital marketing, or similar progressively responsible experiences.
  • Leadership experience managing dynamic and highly collaborative teams.
  • Experience in developing strategy and implementing long-term communications plans.
  • Strong knowledge of the media environment: social media, websites, national publications, podcasts, blogs, webinars, etc.
  • General interest and experience in policy advocacy and political change.
  • Proven writing, editing, and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to organize work to meet deadlines.
  • Proven experience with relationship management of internal and external partners and peers.
  • Ability to work with collaborative and design tools such as Google Workspace, Dropbox, MS Office, Slack, Trello, Adobe Creative Cloud, Hootsuite, and Canva.
  • Experience working with CMS such as WordPress, and CRM tools (NationBuilder, Engaging Networks).
  • Completion of a post-secondary degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Science Communication, or related field.
  • Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency is a requirement for this role.

Nice to have:

  • Written and spoken fluency in French.

Working at Efficiency Canada

Efficiency Canada is made up of a small group of mission-driven and passionate advocates for a better world. Our core values of sustainability, inclusivity, resourcefulness, and people have created a strong work culture that enables us to achieve our mission. We invest in our employees, empowering them to make decisions and contribute meaningfully. And we’re a fun place to work!

We are housed within Carleton University; however, our team works in a remote, online environment. This position is open to anyone living and working within Canada. Access to a reliable computer and internet connection is required. Device access accommodations can be made available.

Compensation & Benefits

The annual salary for this position is $90,000.

Benefits

Enjoy a rewarding career by working with a passionate team. Join colleagues who come to work every day with a smile, because you’re having fun while doing purposeful work. Highlighted below are just a few of the benefits we offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • Flexible and remote working arrangements
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Four weeks’ vacation
  • Extra long weekends during the summer, plus annual winter holiday shutdown
  • Training and development budget to support your professional goals

Application deadline

The deadline for application is January 28, 2022. Applicants are encouraged to apply earlier and up until the deadline. The ideal start date for the successful applicant is February 2022.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume through this application form.

Please include a cover letter and resume as a single PDF file following the file naming convention ‘Last Name, First Name’. Please outline your pronouns (optional) and availability in your cover letter.

If you require accommodations during the application and interview process, please do not hesitate to reach out to Erica Chan Glueck, Operations Lead at erica.glueck@efficiencycanada.org.

    We thank all applicants in advance for their application, but be advised that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Employment Equity Statement

    Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

    About Efficiency Canada

    Efficiency Canada is the national voice for an energy efficient economy. We envision a future where Canada uses energy efficiency to its fullest potential. This means maximizing the benefits of energy efficiency resulting in a sustainable environment, a productive economy, and a just and equitable society.

    Efficiency Canada is housed at Carleton University’s Sustainable Energy Research Centre, which is located on the traditional unceded territories of the Algonquin nation.

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