Communications, Public and Government Relations Manager

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Canadian Parents for French, Ontario - Head Office (Ottawa)
  • Marketing / Communications / PR
  • Government Relations
Full Time
  • Ontario - Ottawa Area
Manager (Supervisor of Staff)$56,000 - 72,0002019-06-122019-07-02

Canadian Parents for French, National is looking for a



Job Title:                     Communications, Public and Government Relations Manager

Reports to:                  Executive Director

Location:                     Ottawa


Job Summary:  


The Communications, Public and Government Relations Manager will be responsible for developing the strategy to promote CPF and our initiatives, helping to inform members and parents about the various opportunities available to support youth learning French as a second language (FSL) and to influence key decision makers in both education and official languages on the importance of access to FSL learning opportunities.


The Manager is responsible for guiding and developing content for internal and external communications through our various online and print communication platforms. He /she guides communications for our events and media relations and marketing our products and services delivered via our Network across Canada.


Employment Conditions:  

This is a full-time, 1-year contract position with annual opportunities for renewal. Hours will be Monday to Friday, typically 8:30 to 4:30 with plenty of flexibility in terms of start and finish times. There will be some weekends and travel involved in this position.  In addition to a starting salary between $56,000 – $72,000 per year (commensurate with experience and qualifications), you’ll receive an excellent benefits package, eligibility for 3-weeks’ vacation after the completion of a three-month probationary period.



  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both French and English. Bilingualism is essential.
  • 3-5 years’ work experience in a communication / public relations / government relations position.
  • University degree or postgraduate college certificate/diploma in a relevant field (communications, marketing, journalism, media relations); or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in the volunteer/not-for-profit sector is considered an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal and public relations skills, adaptable and able to lead and work well within a team; experience connecting and networking with partner groups.
  • Motivated with a track record of taking initiative; autonomy, flexibility, and decision-making ability.
  • Experience coordinating content for member newsletter and magazine for publication: experience managing organizational/company social media accounts and websites.
  • Strong writing and story telling skills, attention to detail, editing, proofreading, and reviewing translations; Clear, catchy persuasive, attention grabbing writer with the ability to pull out key stories to share and make an impact with funders, donors and supporters.
  • Strong technology skills (Microsoft Office Suite, Publisher) and Web-based applications (WordPress, GoToMeeting) is a requirement.
  • Familiarity with graphic design programs (Adobe Illustrator/InDesign) is an asset.


Additional Criteria:

  • Candidates must legally be entitled to work in Canada.
  • Able to work evenings and weekends as required.
  • Knowledge and experience in writing blogs, producing infographs, creating podcasts is an asset.
  • Experience planning and executing communications pre-, during, and post-
  • Experience in member and volunteer driven organizations are strong assets.
  • The position will require occasional travel.



Please send your resume and cover letter in either French or English telling us why you think you’d be a great addition to the team at Canadian Parents for French, National.  Send by end of day July 2nd, 2019.  Interviews will be scheduled between July 8th and 12th, 2019. Ideally start date is August 6th, 2019. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  Canadian Parents for French is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.



Canadian Parents for French is a nationwide, research-informed, volunteer organization that represents 25,000 members across Canada.

Working as part of a small team in Ottawa, we believe in collaboration, communication, and working together to meet goals. If you’re looking for an organization that supports its staff while making a big difference, your search is over.

The National office supports 11 provincial and territorial Branches and Offices across Canada, who directly promote and create French second language educational opportunities for youth to learn and use French.


At Canadian Parents for French, we believe the ability to communicate in more than one language fosters creative, empathetic and adaptive people who access far-reaching opportunities and enhance the social and economic prosperity of our country. Canada has an enviable capacity to ensure that upcoming generations develop this ability in both official languages. We work to ensure that all learners have the opportunity, support and motivation to learn and use French.


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