Communication and Public Relations Officer

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Kennedy House Youth Services Inc.
  • Marketing / Communications / PR
  • Design / Graphics
  • Fundraising / Giving
  • Writing / Editorial / Translation
Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Scarborough
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-02-132019-04-12

The Communication Public Relations Officer will  be responsible for:

  • Development of and the oversite of the Kennedy House Communication Plan;
  • Development of and the oversite of the Kennedy House Marketing and Promotion Plan;
  • Maintaining funder/stakeholder relationships for the identification, preparation and submission of Grant and Program proposals;
  • Management of Media Relations;
  • Preparing content and monitoring the various Social Media sites;
  • Preparing the Newsletter, and Annual Report;
  • Maintaining and updating website content;
  • Preparing correspondence, media releases, issue/briefing notes, presentations, speeches and other promotional material;
  • Organize and coordinate Civic Leader visits.


  • Post-secondary education in a discipline relevant to communications, public relations, marketing, journalism, or a related field, required.
  • 1-3 years of experience in a similar position for a non-profit youth organization, preferred.
  • Clear Police Check and Vulnerable Sector Search, required.
  • Superior Verbal and Written Communication skills, required.
  • Media Training, preferred.
  • Valid Driver’s Licence, preferred.
  • Fluent in other languages, an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, work under pressure, and meet tight deadlines, required.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency in MS Office programs, WordPress, and desktop publishing programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, fundraising database programs and Publisher, required.
  • Knowledge of Blackbaud software, an asset.
  • Experience and proven success in digital and social media marketing, required.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in implementing communications strategies that support the achievement of organizational goals, including researching and writing a variety of materials, including e-mail blasts, newsletter articles, website content and social media content, required.

No phone calls please.  We thank all candidates for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be notified.

Kennedy House is an Equal Opportunity Employer who values diversity in the workplace. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes

At Kennedy House Youth Services, we are committed to a supportive work environment, where employees have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential.  Diversity and inclusion is a central part of our culture and we aspire to be a workplace that is respectful to everyone.

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