Employment Opportunity: Communications & Campaigns Manager

Did you dig our Bloor Loves Bikes campaign? Do you want to be the architect of the next big wave to shake up our transportation system? Cycle Toronto is searching for a creative, collaborative, entrepreneurial Communications & Campaigns Manager to help grow our organization.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Communications (60%)

  • Help to increase brand recognition and maintain brand consistency for Cycle Toronto and our programs

  • Create compelling graphic and web design materials for campaigns, programs, and events, ensuring engaging and accurate messaging

  • Lead the strategy, production and distribution of new communications/promotional pieces (e.g.,graphics/print materials, promotional messaging, presentations, infographics, merchandise) for campaigns, programs and membership

  • Work with web developers to provide regular updates to Cycle Toronto web applications

  • Generate content for and maintain our website, database, Ring & Post e-newsletter, social media applications and online profiles

  • Produce presentation materials including slide decks, partnership packages, and set value of Cycle Toronto’s communications assets (promotions, services)

  • Work with Executive Director to manage communications deliverables for our partners to ensure their delivery: track and deliver online mailings, web content, and social media promotions

  • Develop media releases and Action Alerts related to priority advocacy campaigns

  • Work with the Executive Director on public policy and government relations – representing Cycle Toronto at relevant meetings and consultations.

  • Evaluate and maintain up-to-date records of media coverage, web analytics, events attended, and other items.

Campaign Management (40%)

  • Develop and implement Cycle Toronto advocacy and education campaigns

  • Organize and attend Cycle Toronto campaign meetings and ensure excellent communications between campaign team members

  • Utilize grassroots planning and organizing tools to ensure success

  • Develop and maintain relationships and builds alliances with community, business and other relevant stakeholders

  • Understanding of how to trigger the media cycle on advocacy issues

  • Develop innovative and strong evidence-based materials and determine the best methods for distribution

  • Organize part-time and volunteer canvassers to extend Campaign Manager’s impact

  • Blend campaign and fundraising focus to increase donor revenue

Our candidate should have demonstrated experience with the following:

  • A post-secondary degree in communications, marketing, political or social sciences, or a related field, and 2-4 years of professional experience in: communications, political and or grassroots campaign management

  • Proficiency leading graphic campaigns and/or using Adobe Design Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) and HTML. Experience with Drupal and CiviCRM are assets.

  • Background/interest in community/city building, politics, transportation, and grassroots advocacy

  • Project management

  • Strong understanding of social marketing and advocacy campaigns

  • Canvassing residents and businesses on a campaign or local issue

  • Engaging with a broad spectrum of stakeholders of diverse interests and backgrounds in an inclusive environment

  • Recruiting and leading a team of staff and/or volunteers is a strong asset

  • Sound judgement on when to keep people informed and solving problems creatively

  • Ability to prioritize projects under competing deadlines

  • Developing vibrant communications materials and website management

  • Producing compelling oral and written communications

  • Rides a bicycle

Terms of Employment:

Full time employment contract. 3 month probationary period. 40 hours per week starting in mid September. $40,000 - $45,000 per year (pro rated) commensurate with experience, with competitive vacation and benefits package. Successful applicant must be a member of Cycle Toronto. Reports to Executive Director.

Application Procedure:

Please submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume, one writing sample and one design sample of your work in one package by Monday August 15 at 4:00pm to keagan@cycleto.ca with the following subject line: Communications & Campaigns Manager.

Cycle Toronto values diversity and we are an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

By Jared Kolb on Aug 02, 2016