6 month contract
$35,000 - $42,000 prorated, pending experience
Location: Open to candidates throughout Ontario, with preference given to those based in either Toronto or Guelph.
be 30 years old or younger at the start of the project and unemployed or underemployed;
have graduated from a university, college or CEGEP;
not have participated in any other Youth Employment Strategy programs (that is, Career Focus); and
be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
Hiring is dependent on confirmation of funding.
About the Organic Council of Ontario:
The Organic Council of Ontario (OCO) is the voice for organics in Ontario. It represents Ontario’s organic sector value chains and has a membership of over 120 producers, processors, retailers and consumers and includes organizations such as the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario.
About the Job:
The primary duties of the Communications Specialist will fall into three main categories:
General Communications and Design:
Continually improve and update the content, design and functionality of the Organic Council of Ontario’s main website;
Design beautiful and incisive monthly e-newsletters with relevant information for our industry and consumer members;
Monitor and develop our social media channels and content;
Monitor relevant media and google alerts;
Support the development of media releases and monitor relevant media hits;
Improve internal communications systems (e.g. aggregate relevant stock photos, improve tagging procedures etc.)
Set up and track communications performance metrics;
Design online and print communications materials & infographics using graphic design software and/or online tools;
Ontario Organic Contributions Program Microsite
Manage the development and design of a new campaign webpage and/or microsite for the Ontario Organic Production Contribution Program;
Develop web tools and campaign site to solicit new contributors;
Build education tools and infographics to illustrate how the program works;
Promotion, Marketing and Design Support
This position will support OCO’s program and projects with design, marketing and promotions support including:
The creation of membership promotional materials, advertising and classifieds opportunities;
Event promotion, sponsorship and registration;
Fundraising and engagement campaigns;
Business-to-business directory promotions and maintenance.
The Ideal Candidate:
Is highly motivated and can work independently and in a team;
Is passionate and knowledgeable about organic agriculture;
Has 2-3 years experience with Wordpress and/or other website development platforms;
Has experience working with Mailchimp or similar online newsletter applications;
Has experience managing multiple social media channels simultaneously including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (familiarity with Buffer or Hootsuite an asset);
Has experience using fundraising databases and contact management tools;
Has strong written communications skills and an eye for design;
Has strong graphic design experience (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator);
Has an understanding of the Ontario agri-food landscape (specifically with regards to organic);
Experience with communications strategy, marketing and designing campaigns an asset;
Experience with cloud file storage and sharing systems;
Experience designing infographics an asset;
Photography and video skills an asset;
French language skills an asset.
To apply, send a CV and cover letter in one pdf document to:
by June 28th by 5pm with Digital Communications Coordinator in the subject line. A sample of previous communications work is also strongly encouraged (e.g. graphic design or website work). Interviews will take place July 4th.
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FoodWork ID: 40991 Date posted to FoodWork.ca: Jun 16 2017