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You don’t want just any job; you want a meaningful career that allows you to make a positive difference in the lives of young Canadians.

Is this an accurate depiction of your career goal? If so, we want to hear from you! As one of the world’s leading youth organizations, 4-H Canada offers the chance for passionate, enthusiastic, and dedicated individuals to help support, empower, and engage today’s youth.

If you are interested in joining our team, please check out our current job postings:

Description:

The Marketing and Communications Coordinator is responsible for the implementation and support of marketing and communications strategies and initiatives that enhance the organization’s brand and profile as the leading positive youth development organization in Canada.

Working closely with all members of the Marketing and Communications team, the Marketing and Communications Coordinator will deliver compelling marketing and communications tactics, while ensuring they run efficiently, effectively, and within the parameters of brand guidelines.

Position type: Full time

Location: This position is based at the 4-H Canada office in Ottawa, Ontario

Reports to: Marketing Manager

Responsibilities

  • Support in the planning and implementation of 4-H Canada’s marketing and communications strategies, goals and activities, including but not limited to: programs, initiatives and campaigns
  • Plan, write for and manage 4-H Canada’s social media channels, ensuring a consistent and engaging voice, tone and style for various audiences
  • Manage 4-H Canada’s websites, updating and creating new content
  • Plan and manage editorial and social content calendars
  • Assist with the content production and layout of email campaigns
  • Assist in the execution of club outreach initiatives, including drafting content, preparing marketing materials and coordinating shipping to clubs
  • Perform media monitoring and participate in public relations activities
  • Help source business intelligence information, gathering metrics and data from digital insights on a regular basis
  • Graphic design and marketing collateral for programs, events, initiatives, campaigns, alumni, sponsorships and government relations
  • Assist with the development of communications plans
  • Develop communications toolkits and related materials to assist stakeholders in the promotion of programs, initiatives and campaigns
  • Represent 4-H in a positive manner during any internal and external opportunities and assignments
  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications and Skills

  • A degree or diploma in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, or related field
  • Ideally two years of progressive marketing and/or communications experience, preferably from a not-for-profit background in the youth or agricultural fields
  • Experience managing social media channels across various platforms
  • Experience managing, updating and creating web content and possess a robust understanding of digital best practices and user experience
  • Excellent writing and content development skills
  • Strong graphic design skills, particularly using InDesign and Photoshop
  • Experience using email marketing services such as MailChimp or Constant Contact
  • Self-directed, with demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • A high degree of professionalism, efficiency, creativity and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Strong analytical, communication, organizational and time-management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, work a flexible schedule and travel at times
  • Demonstrated interest in the field of positive youth development
  • Ability to provide a clear criminal background check
  • Bilingualism is preferred

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

Please address your cover letter and CV or resume to:

Erin Smith
Senior Director
4-H Canada

Deadline to apply:
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Description:

Reporting directly to the Corporate Giving and Sponsorships Manager and working alongside the Marketing and Communications team, the Sales and Events Coordinator is responsible for organizing 4-H Canada’s activities and events and supporting initiatives to generate revenue for 4-H in Canada.

As a key member of the Sponsorship team, you will work toward supporting the efforts of increasing stakeholder engagement within the 4-H movement in Canada.

Position type: Full time

Location: This position is based at the 4-H Canada office in Ottawa, Ontario

Reports to: Corporate Giving and Sponsorships Manager

Responsibilities

  • Act as project coordinator for the annual 4-H Canada Leadership Awards including auction, ticket sales, venue management, running events and supporting the sponsorship team with partner relations
  • Act as project coordinator for the fundraising elements of the annual Show Your 4-H Colours campaign (retail sales and grassroots fundraisers)
  • Issue tax receipts and enter database information on alumni, members, donors and prepare reports with accuracy and integrity
  • Work with the Marketing and Communications department to execute the distribution of communications for the various stakeholder groups, e.g. membership newsletter, holiday giving, alumni magazine asks, etc.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to a variety of stakeholders including donors, provincial partners, alumni, members, corporate sponsors and public partners
  • Support the senior leadership team with reporting and requests for information, e.g. voter lists, Annual Report information, etc.
  • Work with the Marketing and Communications department to coordinate outreach initiatives and their distribution through the retail store
  • Carry out other duties as determined from time to time by the Director of Sponsorships and/or CEO
  • Represent 4-H in a positive manner during any internal and external opportunities and assignments
  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications and Skills

  • Preferred degree/diploma in event management, fundraising, communication, marketing or public relations, or a combination of experience and education
  • Minimum three years’ experience in event management or sales
  • Minimum three years’ experience in the charitable, youth or agriculture sectors and understanding of not-for-profit practices and tax receipting
  • Experience in a customer service role working with donors and customers
  • Able to work under pressure and demonstrates strong organizational, planning and goal-setting skills as well as a keen attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects with multiple priorities on time and within budget
  • Excellent computer skills and experience using databases – Software proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications and donor database or CRM software
  • Ability to travel within Canada occasionally
  • Willingness to accommodate flexible hours, and attend events as needed
  • Demonstrated leadership in working collaboratively as a team member
  • Demonstrated interest in the field of positive youth development
  • Ability to provide a clear criminal background check
  • Bilingualism is preferred

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

Please address your cover letter and CV or resume to:

Amanda Neadow
Corporate Giving and Sponsorships Manager
4-H Canada

Deadline to apply:
Wednesday, January 22, 2020