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Marketing and Communications Director


Marketing and Communications Director

Position type: Full Time, Parental Leave, 1-Year Contract

Location: Based at the 4-H Canada office in Ottawa, Ontario – Remote during COVID-19

Purpose: Reporting to the COO, the Marketing and Communications Director is responsible for the oversight and implementation of all marketing, communications, and brand strategies at 4-H Canada.

The director drives and oversees all initiatives that enhance the 4-H identity and position within the marketplace and the general public as one of Canada’s leading positive youth development organizations.

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer (COO)


  • Establishes and drives the communication and brand strategy and the business plan that actively engages a variety of stakeholders and aligns with our national strategic direction.  
  • Oversees all operations related to marketing and communications within the organization.
  • Actively leads and manages the Marketing and Communications team to produce high-quality strategies, content, promotional tools, and communications materials on time, within budget, and with exceptional service.
  • Engages and consults with provincial stakeholders in understanding needs, while supporting the national utilization and promotion of the 4-H brand.
  • Builds and manages key relationships with media, organizations, and individuals across various sectors.
  • Advises and provides strategic communications and brand insights to 4-H Canada senior management, 4-H Canada Board of Directors, Canadian 4-H Foundation and provincial stakeholders as required.
  • Supports key spokespeople for the organization in external public relations activities
  • Represents 4-H in a positive manner during any internal and external opportunities and assignments.
  • Performs any other duties as required by the COO or CEO.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Degree in marketing, public relations, communications, or related field
  • Minimum 5 to 10 years’ experience leading and managing a team of staff members
  • Proven track record in effective communications with a focus on brand identity and written communications in a corporate or non-profit environment
  • Demonstrated experience in public relations and media relations, including excellent competency in navigating various media vehicles and outlets
  • Understanding of digital technologies and data management tools within the workplace
  • Self-directed work ethic, with demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced team environment
  • A high degree of efficiency, accuracy, discretion, professionalism and attention to detail
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and travel occasionally
  • Demonstrated interest and knowledge in the field of youth engagement and positive youth development
  • Experience working with the agriculture and agri-food sector is considered an asset
  • Bilingualism in English and French is considered an asset

Deadline to apply: Saturday, November 28, 2020, 11 p.m. ET

To apply for this position, please submit your application through Charity Village.

Please address your cover letter and resume to:

Hiring Manager
4-H Canada

Deadline to apply: 
Saturday, November 28, 2020