Communications & Special Events Coordinator
(Maternity Leave Contract 18 months )
Reporting to the Director of Communications and Community Engagement, the Communications and Special Events Coordinator will be primarily responsible for assisting in the development, design and delivery of community targeted communications supporting St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation events promotion, advertising and appeals.
The Coordinator will play a key role in bringing to life the fundraising messages and event experiences planned for delivery to both donor and community audiences throughout the calendar year. Specific responsibilities will include content development, digital and social media management, graphic design and community communications.
In addition, the Communications and Special Events Coordinator will assist in the implementation of St. Mary’s signature events and provide support for third party events; helping to ensure that in association with the Foundation, organizers maximize their event potential and create a positive interaction and/or experience for the community.
The ideal candidate will possess:
Post-secondary education, and a minimum of two years’ experience in the areas of communications, marketing or public relations
Experience in event coordination and volunteer management
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Proven experience managing internet content using a Content Management System
Adept in the planning, development, scheduling and monitoring of social media content and accounts; Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram
Exceptional organizational skills and able to manage multiple, concurrent deadlines under tight timelines
Outstanding attention to detail and proven ability to proofread and audit website content for quality
Self-starter and problem solver
Experience working in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Adobe Illustrator
Well versed in all Microsoft Office products
Available to work weekend and evening hours, as required
Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required
An understanding of Search Engine Optimization
Past experience in fundraising or the not-for-profit environment
Experience with Raisers Edge software
Above all we are looking for a great team player with the ability to contribute quickly and an enthusiasm for connecting with their community.
Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and letter on interest in one document/attachment online no later than December 1st, 2017
We thank all applicants for applying, however, only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation
911 Queen’s Boulevard
Kitchener, On, N2M 1B2