Coordinator, Communications

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Nature Conservancy of Canada

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Victoria, Canada

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29 days ago

Position:Communications Coordinator
Location: British Columbia
Position details: Full-time Permanent


Taking care of our environment has never been more important than it is today. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking for a Communications Coordinator to join a team committed to protecting our most important natural areas and the plants and animals they sustain.

NCC is the nation’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962 NCC and its supporters have protected 15 million hectares (more than 35 million acres) of ecologically significant land across Canada. NCC takes a collaborative, science-based approach to achieve conservation success for the sake of nature and Canadians.

Position summary

NCC is seeking a dynamic individual to join the regional Development & Communications team in British Columbia to help raise the profile of conservation in the province and grow our network of supporters. This team is responsible for raising the funds needed for conservation projects across BC, stewarding major donors and helping to communicate NCC’s work to a broad range of audiences.

The Communications Coordinator reports to the Communications Director and is responsible for contributing to the delivery of communications, donor stewardship and fundraising products. The Communications Coordinator plays a key role in coordinating the flow of information and creative assets within the BC Development & Communications team, and ensuring communications activities stay on schedule and conform to national standards and policies.

This position can be based in Victoria or Vancouver.

Duties and responsibilities

The Communications Coordinator will be responsible for the successful accomplishment of the following duties:

Content Creation and Distribution - 75%

  • Working closely with the Communications Director, develop regional communications products for a wide range of development and public outreach needs. This includes, but is not limited to, fundraising materials, media releases, web content, social media copy, impact reports, property and interpretive signs, speaking notes, and presentations for use by regional staff for both internal and external audiences.
  • Help to foster a culture of storytelling by providing writing and editing support to program and development staff for outbound donor and partner communications.
  • Maintain and enhance the quality of communications products and ensure technical information is readable and appealing for various audiences.
  • Provide proofreading and quality control process support for all outgoing communications materials.
  • Support the planning and execution of communications deliverables for specific conservation projects, or deliverables required to fulfill NCC’s contractual obligations of partnership agreements and grants.
  • Develop and maintain story gathering relationships with regional staff.

Information and Creative Asset Coordination - 10%

  • Source and coordinate with external contractors including, but not limited to, photographers, videographers, printers and signage companies.
  • Create, edit and catalogue digital assets (both photos and videos).
  • Coordinate the review and updating of evergreen communications products.
  • Monitor and track communications, marketing, and media deliverables and respond to requests from regional and National staff.
  • Coordinate technical/logistical elements of development and communications creative work including, but not limited to, webpage creation, translations, eblasts, social media posts, etc.;

Media and Public Outreach - 10%

  • Under the guidance of the Communications Director, develop news releases, media advisories, speeches, backgrounders, opinion editorials and commentaries, and stories;
  • Contribute to coordination of media and other public events;
  • Support and contribute to digital marketing and communications platforms, including the Leaflet and NCC’s social media channels (LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook etc.)
  • Coordinate and implement ongoing updates and new content development for the regional section of the website.
  • Track media statistics in cooperation with National staff.

Other - 5%

  • Provide support as needed to the Development & Communications team


Position Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years demonstrated successful experience in a communications role or similar.
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in communications, public relations, Humanities, or other related field.

Skills/Experience

  • Exceptional verbal and written communications abilities.
  • Demonstrated experience writing a variety of communications products including backgrounders, briefs, news releases, speeches, articles, blogs, etc..
  • Demonstrated experience in graphic design and visual communications; an understanding of design principles, branding and visual storytelling is preferred.
  • Proficiency working with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud and web publishing tools, as well as the ability to learn new software.
  • Experience and interest in communicating natural sciences, with a knack for sharing technical language in an easy-to-read and engaging way.
  • Experience in fundraising, marketing, communications and/or community relations.
  • Project management skills and experience, and ability to lead projects from start to finish while achieving results.
  • Bilingual (English and French) is an asset.

Key Competencies

  • Ability to be proactive, take initiative, anticipate problems and/or issues, and address these in a timely manner with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent organization skills or other logistical skills to support projects.
  • Appreciation for different and multiple ways of knowing, and the ability to represent connections and understandings between them.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Detail-oriented and accurate.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple and changing priorities and work to deadlines.
  • Ability to work with diverse individuals from different levels of the organization.
  • Interest and openness to equity, diversity and inclusion in both internal and external facing work duties.
  • Passion for nature and commitment to the mission and values of NCC.


How to apply


NCC is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit (maximum 1-page cover letter and maximum 2-page resume) through our Career Centre by January 29,2023 at 11:59 PM PST.


NCC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We value and incorporate diverse traditions, heritage, knowledge and experiences in our mission and in our workplaces. We celebrate the full participation of people from all walks of life as we work towards common goals. We strive for a conservation movement in which equity, diversity and inclusion are the norm. This is our continuous commitment: to promote healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet for everyone.

NCC thanks everyone who applies for their interest, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.