Corporate Communications Coordinator

Job city: 
Toronto
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 11:30pm
Job terms: 
Full-time

COSTI is a multicultural organization providing settlement, employment, English language training, and other social services to newcomers. For more information about COSTI, please visit our website at www.costi.org.

The Corporate Communications Coordinator is responsible for providing support in the implementation of communications programs and activities, primarily in the area of web/online outreach, social media, print publications, media relations and other outreach initiatives. The Coordinator acts as the technical web and multimedia specialist team member.

This is a full-time non-union position scheduled to work 35 hours per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops content and updates agency website using content management system and HTML, ensuring that content is accurate, links are current; updates on time sensitive material made as needed.
  • Conducts general website maintenance including optimizing search engines, addressing deficiencies; makes recommendations and implements changes/improvements where appropriate.
  • Writes content and updates agency intranet information and materials.
  • Compiles and performs monthly checks of agency information, listings and resources on external stakeholder social media platforms.
  • Coordinates various projects relating to the production of communications materials and tools from the creation phase to distribution, including liaising with suppliers.
  • Prepares and creates high-level PowerPoint presentations, information package, brochures and other marketing materials.
  • Prepares content, layout and release of frequent electronic communications to stakeholders including brochures, mass mailings, e-newsletters, event listings, media/public announcements, social media posts and other communication elements.
  • Supports all aspects of internal and external public relations and corporate activities, events, and campaign elements, including research and preparation of communications material: brochures, fact-sheets, media kits, exhibit and display materials, public relations materials, direct mail campaign, etc.
  • Maintains, files, and circulates record of media appearances and publications including: print/online clippings; radio and television appearances. Drafts accompanying summaries.
  • Maintains electronic and hard copy files of client photographs and events; agency brochures, flyers, display, and other marketing and exhibit materials.

Qualifications

  • Community College or professional certificate in Communications, Marketing, or relevant domain, and three years’ experience in a similar position.
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge understanding of web design, structure, position, and search engines; including website administration, editing and writing, working with content management system; and editing tools such as HMTL.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, or other design programs.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word; HTML; Adobe Photoshop.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high-end multimedia presentations.
  • Demonstrated communication, writing, copyediting, and research skills.
  • Ability to speak and write in French is an asset.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with particular emphasis on attention to detail.
  • Excellent inter personal skills with external stakeholders, third parties, and staff at all levels.
  • Previous work experience in media relations an asset.
  • Interest in and experience of social media and communications approach an asset.
  • Demonstrated success in contributing to effective teamwork coupled with the ability to work independently in a high pressure demanding environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, take decisions, and respond to multiple priorities and to meet deadlines successfully under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to accept and perform additional duties as needed to meet the mission of the organization.
  • Please note that a written and technical assessment will be administered to demonstrate both written and planning skills as well as proficiency with desktop publishing applications, MS Office applications and Outlook at an advanced level.

    Location: 1710 Dufferin Street, Toronto
    Start date: July 31, 2017 ,br />
    Starting salary range: $45,819 to $51,228 per annum + Benefits

    How to apply:

    If you are interested, please quote Reference #90-17 and send your resume with a cover letter to:

    Mr. Michael Politi
    Manager, Staffing and Orientation
    COSTI Immigrant Services
    1710 Dufferin Street
    Toronto, M6E 3P2

    Email: resumes@costi.org

    Fax: 416- 658-8537

    Thank you to all applicants for their interest in COSTI. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.

    COSTI encourages applications from individuals reflecting the diversity of our community. COSTI is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and when requested, will make reasonable effort to accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes when filling positions.