New Job: Communications Manager

Equal Voice is seeking an experienced bilingual Communications Manager to help us deliver our mission of electing more women in Canada.

Who We Are:

Equal Voice (equalvoice.ca) is a national, bilingual, multi-partisan, not-for-profit organization dedicated to electing more women to all levels of political office in Canada.

With an Ottawa-based staff of eight, supported by Equal Voice’s nationwide network of volunteers, Equal Voice is an innovative and nimble organization. We have a team-based structure where everyone plays a crucial and influential role. Every day is different and there are tremendous opportunities for growth. Multi-partisanship is at the core of our work and Equal Voice brings together people from all of Canada’s political parties, united in the common goal of increasing women’s representation in politics.

The Position:

This is a key position on the Equal Voice team. As Communications Manager you will solidify our brand and style, and plan and implement our communications strategy. Success in your role will lead to increased awareness of Equal Voice, greater engagement in our programs, national influence through our advocacy campaigns, and reaching our fundraising goals. The Communications Manager will play a major role in making a meaningful change for women in politics.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Executive Director, and working closely with the Director of Programs, the Fundraising Manager, and the Board of Directors, the Communications Manager will:

· Work directly with the Executive Director on government relations and advocacy strategies

· Be responsible for brand management across the organization.

· Develop and implement a communications (digital and traditional) strategy.

· Maintain and enhance our website, along with staff.

· Enhance our social media engagement across all platforms

· Collaborate with the team on our member engagement strategy, use communications tools to increase awareness of, and engagement in, Equal Voice’s programs including Campaign Schools, advocacy campaigns, networking events and celebrations.

· Develop and implement communication plans for multiple different audiences including the public, stakeholders, MPs and elected officials across Canada.

· Be responsible for media relations, including proactively seeking media opportunities throughout Canada.

· Represent Equal Voice with stakeholders and elected officials

· Work collaboratively in our small team, and manage staff and consultants as required

· Work occasional evenings and weekends, as required.

· Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Fluently bilingual with impeccable communication skills in person and in writing, in both official languages
  • At least five years of diverse experience in a not-for-profit and/or political environment and/or government relations
  • At least two years experience managing a bilingual digital marketing campaign and/or a bilingual social media campaign
  • Experience working with website platforms and CRM databases. Experience working with Nationbuilder is a big asset.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Strong insight into politics (for example through experience working in politics at any level) and capacity to interact with elected officials across the political spectrum and thrive in a multi-partisan environment
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and demonstrated experience working collaboratively with groups and/or individuals with diverse ideas, beliefs, and opinions
  • Clear commitment to EV’s mandate of working with all political parties to elect more women to all levels of government

Reports to: Executive Director

Employment Status: Full-time

Compensation: $70,000 – $90,000 annually

To Apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] The deadline for submission is January 17, 2023, but applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis as received so early applications are encouraged.

Equal Voice is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment. We welcome and encourage applications from members of equity seeking groups, including but not limited to, candidates who are racialized, indigenous, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

This leadership role offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, flexible work hours, as well as a good holiday schedule, and professional development opportunities.

The position is based in Equal Voice’s office in downtown Ottawa. This position is most suitable for candidates living in or close to Ottawa.