WANTED: Enthusiastic Digital & Social Engagement Specialist, 3-5 years progressive experience engaging & growing audiences through digital & social channels.


Location: Ottawa or GTA preferred, other locations in Canada considered

Job Requirement: Must be currently eligible to work in Canada

Closing date: February 24, 2023.  Qualified candidates will be contacted for interview upon expression of interest. Candidates are encouraged to apply early, prior to closing date. Interviews will be conducted week of February 27, 2023

SOS Children’s Villages Canada is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Digital and Social Engagement Specialist with 3-5 years of progressive communications experience, specializing in engaging and growing audiences through digital and social channels. This is a creative, hands-on role and the ideal candidate will not only demonstrate a passion for emerging digital trends, but also for making a global impact and helping vulnerable children, families and communities shape a brighter future.

As an integral part of the communications team, the Specialist will lead and implement a digital and social engagement strategy to raise awareness and public action in our fundraising, partnerships and programmatic initiatives. Working closely with key stakeholders across the Canadian team and internationally, your ability to collaborate and take initiative to create compelling stories and content will be key to your success.


Founded in 1969, SOS Children’s Villages Canada is a member of the SOS Children’s Villages International Federation. SOS Children’s Villages is dedicated to protecting children and advancing their rights in 138 countries and territories. We believe that children deserve more than just survival. They have a right to grow up in a safe and caring family environment, giving them the best chance of a secure future. Using a holistic approach, we work to empower vulnerable children, families, and communities to ensure children’s rights are met. Through programs focused on child protection, education, health, nutrition, women’s economic empowerment and humanitarian responses, SOS Children’s Villages serves over 1 million people annually.


Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Digital and Social Engagement Specialist will be a key team member in helping drive the communications objectives that support the strategy and impact of SOS Children’s Villages Canada (SOS Canada).

Core Responsibilities

  • Create, manage and execute SOS Canada’s annual strategic social and digital media content plan to support brand awareness, fundraising and program objectives.
  • Lead the digital and social content development in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Plan and manage the SOS Canada website content updates, reviewing and creating all web content for branding, accuracy, SEO best practice and objectives alignment.
  • Create the content and visual asset development for monthly, campaign and event e-newsletters.
  • In collaboration with key stakeholders, develop and execute strategic social media campaigns (organic and paid), aligning with key international dates and fundraising events and initiatives.
  • Support SOS Canada as a go-to for digital media, digital design and SEO best practices.
  • Develop, collect and analyze data and KPIs on digital and social media channel performance monthly and for individual campaigns.
  • Project manage vendors for digital marketing projects, as needed.
  • Liaise with SOS Children’s Villages International Programs and Communications.
  • Assist in the development of print publications such as newsletters, annual reports and other materials as needed.
  • Support media outreach and materials development as needed.
  • Support the graphic design and printing of SOS Canada promotional and event materials as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Communications.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years progressive communications work experience; non-governmental organization experience a plus.
  • A degree/diploma in digital media, marketing, communications, and/or equivalent related experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; fluency in French is an asset.
  • Exceptional writer and storyteller with a passion for creating engaging content.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social media platforms, analytics, and evolving best practices, and proven experience delivering desired results.
  • Familiarity with running online advertising campaigns with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, and their analytics tools.
  • A passion for, and knowledge of, child-focused international development and humanitarian assistance programming. 
  • Experience using content management systems such as Drupal, SharePoint, Canva, WordPress, and Facebook Business Suite.
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite and knowledge of graphic design, video, and other visual communications.
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a team, yet a self-starter comfortable running a project or task independently.
  • Meticulous attention to detail with excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

SOS Children’s Villages is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified applicants.

We are committed to safeguarding children and adults in the communities where we work from deliberate and unintentional harm or abuse caused by SOS Children’s Villages staff. We have zero tolerance towards any behavior violating our Code of Conduct, including workplace violence, harassment and sexual harassment, any form of exploitation and abuse, corruption, and fraud. Offers of employment will be conditional upon satisfactory results of professional reference checks and provision of a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check.

** As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, SOS Children’s Villages employees are working in a hybrid model partially from home. Due to the nature of the position, occasional presence in the office or at events will be required.

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février 3, 2023

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février 25, 2023


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