Choices for Youth (CFY) is seeking a Technical Communications Officer to join our Fund Development & Communications (FDC) Team. The FDC team oversees all aspects of communications, marketing, and fundraising for CFY, and provides support to all programs and social enterprises at CFY.

CFY programming has been recognized provincially and nationally for its work, and focuses on four key life areas: housing, employment, family, and health & outreach. The Technical Communications Officer will play a key role in demonstrating and sharing our impact; engaging our broader community through digital and traditional channels; and developing compelling, creative content to support campaigns, branding, events, reports and general communications.

Scope
The Technical Communications Officer will report to the Fund Development and Communications Coordinator and will work closely with all members of the FDC Team. Projects will include a variety of independent work, assigned tasks, and collaborative initiatives both within the team and across the organization.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • CFY branding
  • Social enterprise branding
  • Design and branding for reports and publications
  • Campaign and event photography and videography
  • Digital community (social media, lists, etc.) growth and engagement
  • Social media planning, posting and scheduling 
  • Analysis of performance for traffic and engagement in digital spaces
  • Maintenance and updates for all CFY websites and potential intranet spaces
  • Ensure adherence to all communications related policies and waivers
  • Support the FDC Team with creative content and design needs
  • Support CFY programs with creative content and design needs
  • Nurture and contribute to the unique culture of the organization
  • Advise on budgetary needs for communications portfolio
  • Manage activities within allocated budget
  • Help foster a social justice approach among employees
  • Marketing support as needed
  • Grant writing as needed
  • Other duties as required

Required Skills & Specifications

  • Excellent planning, time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability in photography 
  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite of design software
  • Exceptional written communication skills
  • Able to exhibit a high level of confidentiality and flexibility towards change
  • A clear certificate of conduct required and must be bondable

Qualifications & Experience

  • Post-secondary degree in communications, marketing, design or equivalent combination of education and relevant experiences
  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in design, fundraising, communications, marketing or in a business development environment
  • Proven success creating and managing brand identities
  • Photography and editing skills
  • Experience with social media platforms and monitoring tools
  • Basic knowledge of coding, HTML, Squarespace and WIX platforms
  • Experience in project cost estimations and budgeting

Assets

  • Experience working with marketing agencies
  • Experience working directly with clients on design deliverables
  • Experience developing websites
  • Experience designing publications and developing infographics
  • Experience with online fundraising
  • Experience working with databases and database systems
  • Ability to think strategically and holistically about branding and integrated marketing

Work Hours
The position will be 35 hours per week from Monday to Friday. Some flexibility in work hours will be required.

Compensation
The salary for this position will be $45,281 to $50,323 annually. CFY offers a competitive compensation package, including a health and dental program, employer-matched RRSP, and four weeks’ vacation to qualifying employees.

How to Apply
Please include FDC-07-2018 in the subject heading and send your resume, cover letter, and portfolio of communications work to:

Email: employment@choicesforyouth.ca
Fax: (709) 726-3125
No phone calls please.

Deadline
Applications must be submitted by 4pm on Monday, August 13, 2018. Only selected interviewees will be contacted. No phone calls please.  

Equity in employment is essential to a just society. Choices for Youth enthusiastically welcomes applications from all qualified people, including racialized people, people of all sexual orientations, women and trans* people, Aboriginal and First People, those with disabilities, mental illness, and from all social strata.