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Communications Assistant

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Communications Assistant REF#: JG28948
Polytechnics Canada
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posted: December 5, 2017
Deadline: December 18, 2017
Salary:

Description

Polytechnics Canada is a national association of Canada’s leading colleges, polytechnics and institutes of technology.  Our mission is policy advocacy for federal action in two primary policy areas: innovation and talent.  We are a small team of professionals located in downtown Ottawa, seeking a Communications Assistant, reporting to the Communications and Events Coordinator.
The ideal candidate will operate with a high level of detail and organization, enjoys collaborating with a small team, has the ability to manage multiple projects while meeting deadlines, is self-motivated and creative. Applicants should be comfortable working in a fast-paced, not-for-profit organization, managing projects and working both independently, and as part of a team.
*Hours are Monday-Friday, 10-6. Work on weekends and some overtime hours may be required around expeditions and events.
 
Beginning with an initial four month contract, this position can be extended into a permanent position.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Maintains, updates and continuously verifies association's electronic database of contacts.
  • Supports the Association’s Media Relations activity by maintaining media contacts, monitoring media items of relevance to our advocacy.
  • Supports the maintenance of our web presence and growing Twitter activity.
  • Supports the implementation of our social media strategy.
  • Use necessary applications to create graphics for social media use.
  • Manages social media calendar, using Hootsuite.
  • Supports the organization and delivery of Polytechnics Canada annual events – both public and member-only.
  • Contributes to the development of content and digital storytelling across all platforms.
  • Proofreads, edits and logic checks reports, articles, etc.
  • Manages the organization’s photo library, YouTube and Video Archive.
  • Develops and tests email distribution templates, monitors online mailings, email blasts and communication materials.
  • Supports advocacy efforts of team, and members.

Qualifications

  • Degree in Communications, Graphic Design, Journalism, Marketing or related field.
  • Experience developing a variety of content (photo, video, blog) for social media and web and engaging in an online community.
  • Experience with various social media platforms, including Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
  • Experience in website and social media traffic analysis.
  • Experience using online contact management systems and media monitoring.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel, Word and PPT & Access.
  • Experience with CRM platform.
  • Proven ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • Professional manner; ability to exercise tact, discretion and judgment at all times.
  • Strong writing skills; strong organization skills.
  • Precision-oriented in all communications.
  • Experience working with a membership based organization and/or not-for-profit organization is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Drupal is an asset.
  • Willingness to travel within Canada.
  • Bilingualism is an asset.


Please send a cover letter stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Job Board and resume to:

Frank Tersigni
Polytechnics Canada
Ottawa , Ontario


E-mail: ftersigni@polytechnicscanada.ca
Web address: http://www.polytechnicscanada.ca/
 
 

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