Director of Communications

Director of Communications
Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Collaboration Partners
  • Board Member / Leadership
  • Committee Member
  • Marketing / Communications / PR
Long term (6 months to 1 year)
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area
2019-05-202019-07-31

Collaboration Partners Volunteer Details

Collaboration Partners is a volunteer professional services organization providing pro-bono consulting and advisory services to not-for-profits in need of assistance.  We seek to assist not-for-profits in creating and pursuing a sustainable long-term vision to achieve their strategic goals and create greater social impact within their communities.  We believe in a collaborative approach to creating social impact and work closely as an internal team and with our clients to provide sound recommendations and strategies that produce positive social value.  Our experienced volunteer consulting team members play a large role in delivering this value to our clients, and ultimately, our larger community.

To learn more about our organization, please visit us at www.collaborationpartners.ca.

Executive Director of Communications

The communications lead will be responsible for executing the strategic marketing plan and work on delivering marketing and communications materials to be used by Collaboration Partners.

Responsibilities:

  • Determine adequate channels to engage clients and potential volunteers (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, CP website, etc) and create communication plan for most impactful channels
  • Execute and administer comprehensive communication strategy including establishing branding/messaging and promoting CP culture and a positive awareness both internally and externally
  • Manage social media strategy for continuous growth, through social media campaigns, content-partnerships, and in-house creative content
  • Proactively prepare and present evaluations of media content opportunities, content trends and key updates in the rapidly evolving content space.
  • Commit to ongoing professional development by keeping up to date in nonprofit industry literature and publications, attending industry events, consuming the news and being active on social media
  • Compose material for the intranet, e-newsletters and various internal communications pieces



Qualifications 

We are looking for young professionals with at least two years of work experience in a marketing role.  Non-profit volunteering involvement is beneficial but not required.  Our core recruitment areas include corporate strategy, investment banking, management consulting, and private equity. We welcome individuals seeking to broaden and supplement their work experience with not-for-profit exposure.

  • Demonstrated capacity for successfully developing and executing a marketing strategy
  • Experience in developing content strategies and content calendars
  • Experience working in advertising a plus (particularly online channels)

·        Proven creative capability and ability to evaluate work in progress and apply strong qualitative analysis to ensure effective messaging & branding, digital production experience an asset

  • Self-starter, self - directed, individual who works well in a remote setting
  • Drives change and innovative problem solver
  • Effectively recognizes important information and is able to escalate high-risk issues to others clearly and in a timely fashion
  • Bachelor degree in Business or MBA with marketing focus
  • 2 years+ of work experience in marketing either in for-profit or non-profit sector

You are an ideal candidate if you have a proven record of exceptional academic, extracurricular achievement and leadership experiment.  You must possess an aptitude for leadership, numbers, critical analysis and problem solving skills, as well as outstanding communication skills. In addition, Collaboration Partners highly values teamwork, as without the crucial ability to work with others, we are ultimately unable have an impact on our clients and the communities which they serve.

Time Commitment

Collaboration Partners takes our client engagements seriously; those who wish to apply should expect to commit an average of 5 to 10 hours a week for project work, meetings, events, and travel.  Volunteers schedule meetings with their team, client, and advisor based on the availability of the participants, and make their own travel arrangements to and from meetings and events.

How to Apply / Contact

How to Apply

Please provide your most recent resume and answer each of the following questions in 250 words or less:

1.      Why do you want to volunteer with Collaboration Partners?  

2.      What experiences have you had which you believe will make you successful in the marketing role?

3.      In your opinion, what leadership style is the most effective for non-profit organizations such as Collaboration Partners?

4.      In your opinion, how can non-profits and young professionals collaborate to achieve social impact?

 

Please send your completed answers and resume to cynthia.lo@collaborationpartners.ca.

All applications will be pre-screened.

 

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