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Communications Specialist

(Full-time, Permanent)

Are you:

  • Passionate and excited about being a part of a dynamic team?
  • Looking to take the lead on the communications support for a growing national charity?
  • Strong communicator, adaptable and organized?

The Huntington Society of Canada (HSC) is a leading Canadian charity dedicated to a world free from Huntington disease (HD). Our passionate and collaborative team is in search of an experienced Communications Specialist who will be a key member of the team.   This position reports to the National Director of Development.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Coordinates and controls various corporate communications: electronic newsletters, publications, digital assets, media, and community engagement activities
  • Controls and maintains corporate website
  • Drives brand awareness and works to achieve consistency
  • Liaise with external suppliers and agencies as well as internal project teams
  • Develop schedules and timelines to ensure communications projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Support events team with promotional material for the HSC conference, YPAHD days, and community education forums
  • Plan for social media and digital properties
  • Coordinate the design of annual reports and other flagship documents
  • Create graphic assets to support materials and fundraising initiatives
  • Monitor media and social media
  • Document HSC media coverage

Specific Requirements:

  • 4 years or more communications experience preferably with a non-profit or charitable organization
  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in communications, marketing, or a related field
  • Demonstrated expertise with project coordination and various communications
  • Strong knowledge of social media – Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • 2 years or more hands on experience managing website(s)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficient with WordPress, Canva, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite

Resumes with cover letters can be emailed by end of day on November 30, 2020 to:

 HR@huntingtonsociety.ca

Please enter “Communications Specialist” in the subject line of your email.

Thank you for your interest – only qualified candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

HSC will provide reasonable accommodations for any applicant, as requested during the hiring process.


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