Communications Assistant

This position is for supporting the delivery of high quality internal and external communication strategies across a range of channels including digital, print, and communications events. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Essential
    • Communications degree or diploma; Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

    • A minimum of one year of experience in corporate communications, journalism or marketing.

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Experience producing excellent written material.

    • High level of social intelligence and interpersonal skills.

    • Proven ability to work with, and understand, interpret and conceptualize the vision of executive leadership.

    • Understanding the scope of different media channels and how they can best be used to communicate to different audiences.

    • Experience using a range of social media channels within a work/professional context.

    • Proficiency in using various computer programs including MS Word, Excel, Google Docs.

    • Flexible and open to changing priorities, and managing multiple tasks simultaneously, within compressed timeframes.

    • A passion for Catch the Fire values.

  2. Desirable

    • Experience working with graphic designers and common design software tools to create and adapt artwork as necessary.

    • Working knowledge of using strategic communications to achieve specific objectives.

    • Fluency in multiple languages would be an asset; Primarily English and French. Other key languages are German, Spanish and Portuguese.

    • Experience using content management systems to update websites.

TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Global Strategies and Initiatives

    • Support the World Communications Director to develop and implement communication strategies for Catch The Fire World.

    • Administrate and implement approved strategies and initiatives.

    • Work closely with the communications team to work on new initiatives and ensure messaging is consistent with overall marketing and communications objectives.

  2. Build and Develop Relationships

    • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders including pastors, staff, speakers, guests, associated ministries and media.

    • Manage media relations, research editorial opportunities and build relationships with key industry media.

    • Liaise with leaders at all levels within Catch The Fire, to source relevant updates., information and media assets as required.

    • Maximize internal communications technologies to develop meaningful relationships.

    • Maintain global staff list and organizational chart, ensuring all information is accurate and up to date.

  3. Marketing and Implementation of Communications

    • Draft copy of print and digital channels, including interviewing, editing, proofreading and collating amendments from colleagues and wider stakeholders.

    • Work with the media team to develop media content that raises the brand profile and general awareness of Catch The Fire, our Churches and our initiatives.

    • Work with the communications team to write articles, develop press releases, draft press materials and liaise with journalists as necessary.

    • Manage the production and distribution of e-newsletters, including writing content, editorial and sourcing images.

    • Implement and manage a global communications calendar.

    • Work with our in-house designers to co-ordinate and produce high quality materials as required.

    • Manage the content of CatchTheFire.com and related websites, ensuring all content is up-to-date and relevant;

    • Work closely with the World Communications Director to help implement our social media strategy and support the day to day management of our social media profiles;

    • Develop and maintain internal communications, through consistent use of internal email and intranet platforms;

    • Perform related communications work as required.

 

IMPORTANT DETAILS

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week

Staff Category: Full-time/Salaried/Temporary Assignment

Hourly Rate: $15.38/hour 

Place of Work: CTF buildings at 268 and 272 Attwell Drive, Toronto.

Duration: May 14, 2018 - October 23, 2018

Special Conditions: May involve worldwide travel on a quarterly basis in support of Catch The Fire World Leadership Team Communications

APPLICATION

Please send resume by May 11, 2018, to the attention of Linda McCormick, Human Resources Manager linda.mccormick@catchthefire.com or fax to 416-674- 8465. Applicants must have the legal right to work in Canada. Employment is conditional upon a clear police reference check.

Only applicants selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be contacted for an interview.

The successful candidate must be able to submit to Catch The Fire Toronto's Code of Conduct and Statement of Faith Agreement.

Catch The Fire welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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