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POSITION DESCRIPTION

 Organization:             Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada

 Position Title:             Communications Coordinator

 Position Type:             Independent Contract Worker: Part-time (average 65 hours/month @ $30/hour – less work in summer and more in the fall)

 Note: This position is currently shared by two people. The immediate need is for technical skills to maintain the website (Word Press) and e-newsletter (MailChimp) – 15 hours/month

 Start Date:                  January 2022

  

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITY

The Communications Coordinator is accountable to the Executive Director for developing and maintaining strategic communications for the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada (WICC) in order to represent and promote WICC to volunteers and donors, church partners, and the public, and for coordinating the production of WICC’s resources.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

 The Communications Coordinator takes direction from the Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for the activities of WICC and is accountable to the Board.

 

NATURE AND SCOPE

 The Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada is a national Christian women’s non-profit organization restoring hope to women touched by injustice. It does this by empowering Christians to pursue justice, peace and reconciliation by standing together in prayer and action.

The role of the Communications Coordinator is to provide the link between WICC and its stakeholders. The vast majority of this program work is related to the World Day of Prayer in Canada.

The Communications Coordinator, working with the Marketing Communications team and the World Day of Prayer team, will coordinate and participate in the editing and production of WICC publications across multiple communications vehicles, including printed material and social media (website, e-newsletter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Podcast channels). The Communications Coordinator will be responsible to ensure timeliness of production and accuracy of content in conformance with established editorial standards and communications protocol.

The Communications Coordinator, working with the Marketing Communications team, will recommend modifications to the overall Communications Strategy.

 

SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES

  1.  In conjunction with the World Day of Prayer working team, participate in the preparation and production of the WDP worship service program, leadership planning guide and related resource materials, coordinate translation of WDP materials into French (bilingual service booklet and French language leadership guide), and initiate the liaison for WDP services in other requested languages.
  1. In conjunction with the Fellowship of the Least Coin Liaison, participate in the production and distribution of the annual FLC Ingathering Service and related materials.
  1. In conjunction with the Executive Director, supervise and participate in editorial activities to include the compilation, editing, and production of brochures, posters, website updates, e-newsletters, and printed matter ensuring consistency, high quality and conformity to established editorial standards; solicit, compile, edit and proofread articles; design the computer layout using desktop publishing skills; arrange for production of any publications.
  1. Prepare print materials to promote WICC’s programs. As required, liaise with outside production companies to obtain quotes, place order and monitor progress of all jobs to ensure adherence to production schedules and deadlines.
  1. Prepare budgetary recommendations as needed.
  1. Maintain the WICC website, wicc.org.
  1. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director, including an annual report of WICC’s Communication activities.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Communication, analytical and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree program. University degree and/or equivalent experience in a field related to communications, theology, justice, peace and development issues, or women’s studies.
  2. Knowledgeable of the Christian faith, church structures and ecumenical networks, and social justice as it relates to women. Familiar with the Canadian ethos.
  3. Experience with preparing educational resources for adult group use; demonstrated skill as an editor and experience with magazine/newsletter design and layout.
  4. Skills in writing, editing, production, and managing of a publication, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
  5. Good presentation skills; good teamwork skills; strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated competence in written and oral communication skills in English; courteous and tactful. French language would be an asset.
  6. Demonstrated computer skills including desktop publishing and word processing.
  7. A self-starter, well-organized, able to juggle multiple tasks and discern priorities; capable of working with minimum supervision; able to achieve deadlines.
  8. Able to work in a collegial fashion with a small staff team.
  9. Able to work from a virtual office using own computer and phone.
  10. Experience with ecumenical theological writing would be an asset. 

 

SPECIFIC DELIVERABLES

  1. E-newsletter once a month
  2. Facebook and Instagram posts twice a week
  3. Fundraising letter twice a year (April and October)
  4. Communications report for Annual report once a year (due in August)
  5. World Day of Prayer resources (project from March to October) including Grant stories
  6. Emails and meetings on a regular basis as required as these tasks are in collaboration with ED and teams

Please email [email protected] if you are interested in applying for this position.