We’re hiring: Communications Co-Director (parental leave)

Employment Opportunity: Communications Co-Director (parental leave)

Deadline to apply: Sunday October 17, 11:59pm EST

Start date: January 10, 2022

If you believe that:

  • Social change is possible
  • Feminist principles and process can help change the world
  • Social justice activists, in Canada and the global South, can support and learn from each other
  • You have a contribution to make in helping strengthen and manage a Canadian organization devoted to promoting social justice and human rights around the world

…you may be interested in applying for a Communications Co-Director – (parental leave) position at Inter Pares, a social justice organization based in Canada. To globalize equality, Inter Pares collaborates with people and organizations who are dedicated to building more just societies and creating positive change.

As part of our institutional co-management team, the successful candidate will be expected to share responsibility for Inter Pares’ financial, administrative, and political well-being and direction. The co-management team operates on a parity basis – equal salary, equal responsibility – guided by principles of consensus-based decision-making. All co-managers participate in management committees, administration, raising funds, donor relations, board relations, external representation, and public engagement.

The position of Communications Co-Director

We are looking for a communications co-director to share with one other person, the work of coordinating and implementing our communications program, in both French and English. Assignment of responsibilities between the co-directors will be established based on the profile of the successful candidate.

Language Requirements:

  • Excellent writing, speaking, and editing skills in English

Responsibilities of the Co-Directors:

  • Produce internal publications such as e-newsletters, bulletins, special projects and assignments
  • Create rich and creative website content that is optimized for search engines
  • Creating content for and coordinating our social media presence
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media
  • Self motivated with a positive and professional approach to management
  • Good French writing, editing and proofreading articles, reports, releases and other publications
  • Website management & strategy
  • Coordinating media relationships
  • Coordinating advertising and event publicity
  • Collaborating in public engagement activities; public speaking as required
  • Participating in the communications & fundraising cluster and carrying out its activities
  • Overall strategic & financial management

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Good written and oral communication skills in French
  • Paid or unpaid work in non-profit and/or charitable organizations
  • Paid or unpaid work in the global South or in an international solidarity context
  • Managing websites using a content management system, particularly Drupal, and some HTML
  • Using an e-mail marketing service, particularly MailChimp
  • Fundraising or donor relations experience with institutions and/or individuals
  • Public engagement and/or volunteer management

Salary and benefits

All co-managers receive the same annual salary of $68,834 with a generous benefits package that includes extended health coverage and retirement planning benefits. The contract includes four weeks of vacation.

Duration of contract: One year (January 10, 2022 – January 2023) with the possibility of extension

Candidates must be available and equipped for virtual interviews mid-November. The primary interview will be in English and if applicable will include some questions asked in French. The interview will also include a writing and editing test in English, and a writing test in French if French language skills are indicated. We are happy to provide an accessible interview and employment environment and accommodation if required.

Inter Pares is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and pluralistic staff, and strongly encourages applications from women, racialized people, Indigenous people, people with marginalized sexual or gender identities, and persons living with disabilities. We invite candidates to share how they personally identify in their application if they wish to do so.

For more information about Inter Pares please consult our website: www.interpares.ca

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octobre 1, 2021


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