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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:


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