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Communications Coordinator (Term Replacement), MCCM
Canada - Manitoba
Oct 24, 2022
The Communications Coordinator is a resource for communications expertise for MCC Manitoba and is responsible for helping to develop provincial communications plans and oversee their coordination and collaborative implementation. This role provides expertise in brand management, digital marketing, advertising and public and media relations. This position includes a strong focus on written content creation and telling stories of impact with the goal of raising the profile of MCC in the province.

This position reports to the Communications & Donor Relations Director and works closely with the Design & Digital Media Associate. Both positions form the communications unit which functions as part of the larger Communications & Donor Relations department (CDR). The communications unit works collaboratively with provincial colleagues from program, social enterprise and CDR, as well as national marcomm network counterparts to achieve organizational objectives.

This is a full-time salaried position with a generous benefits package. General work hours apply with flexibility to travel within the province and to be available for occasional evening, weekend and overnight commitments. Flexibility with a hybrid home/office schedule may be possible.
All MCC workers are expected to exhibit a commitment to: a personal Christian faith and discipleship; active participation in a Christian church or Christian community; and nonviolent peacemaking. MCC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity. MCC values diversity and invites all qualified candidates to apply.
  • Degree or diploma with a focus on communications or combined equivalent experience will be considered
  • Two or more years of experience in a similar role, with responsibility for creating content, managing projects, and daily workflows
  • Excellent written communications skills with experience writing for different audiences and mediums including web, print, digital
  • Expertise in all aspects of storytelling, from brainstorming ideas to interviewing, writing, editing, and publishing
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Familiarity with website and social media account management, as well as email marketing tools
  • Experience or training related to promotions/marketing
  • Experience or training in media relations
  • Excellent time and project management skills with keen attention to detail
  • Available for occasional evening and weekend work
  • Valid Manitoba driver’s license
  • Must be able to legally work in Canada
• Collaborates with the Director of Communications and Donor Relations to implement strategic goals and manage an annual communications calendar
• Collaborate with national communications/marketing staff and colleagues from local provincial departments on shared goals and initiatives
• Develop media contacts and maintain relationships
• Work closely with the design & digital media associate and third-party contractors

• Collaborates closely with and some delegation of duties to the design and digital media associate.

• Able to synthesize information and manage deadlines and expectations generated within a collaborative organizational culture
• Able to bring communications best practices to the foreground in a variety of contexts including fundraising, serving and resourcing partners, and working with a large volunteer base

Independent Action:
• Self-starter who can collaborate and complete projects on time.
• Pays attention to details and accuracy.
• Ability to develop timelines and meet deadlines.

Initiative and Ingenuity:
• Effective manager who can maintain priorities and move projects forward while incorporating input from a variety of stakeholders
• Creative thinker who can embrace current frameworks while positioning new ways of achieving objectives

Communication/Interpersonal Skills:
• Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
• Able to work comfortably and with sensitivity within a diverse cultural and theological context

Mental/Physical/Visual Demand:
• Prioritizing projects, deadline pressure, collaborating with multiple stakeholders


Communications Coordination & Content Production – 70%

• Lead in developing, implementing, and overseeing the annual communications plan encompassing the strategic goals of the CDR national network, as well as the priorities of the department and broader organization in collaboration with the communications & donor relations director

• Act as lead for all primary components of use of MCC’s brand provincially including developing key messaging, editorial direction, design and production of provincial materials

• Use analytics tools to measure the effectiveness of digital efforts and facilitate the incorporation of reporting, tracking and data into decision-making

• Identify and coordinate opportunities for storytelling on all aspects of MCC Manitoba’s work

• Produce stories and other written content for various communication media including the website, newsletters, supporter communications, promotional materials, and print publications

• Oversee the production and content for monthly radio program and possible podcast series focused on the local programming of MCC Manitoba

• Support communications requests from other departments as needed and approved

Media & Public Relations – 30%

• Manage existing contacts and build new relationships with key media to secure and grow earned media

• Research and maintain an up-to-date list of media contacts

• Prepare and distribute press releases, briefs and updates for media

• Collaborate closely with other departments and partner organizations to ensure timely, accurate information is available for both media and staff

• In cooperation with the CDR director, act as the organization’s representative with the media, and/or coordinate appearances with appropriate staff and spokespersons

• Work together with provincial staff and thrift network colleagues to ensure proactive preparation for media interviews and to increase awareness of public and media relations field

• Produce speaking notes, key messages and talking points for other staff members as required

• In collaboration with the CDR director, plan, develop and execute internal communication plans consistent with organizational policies and procedures

• Respond to issues management concerns proactively as they emerge and work together with the CDR director to address appropriately
MCC Manitoba (MCCM) has a Group Benefit plan which is paid by MCCM, it includes; The Long Term Disability (LTD), Employee Life Insurance, Employee Accidental Death, Dismemberment and Specific Loss, and Dependent Life Insurance, Healthcare, and Dental. This benefit package is effective on your first day of employment with MCC Manitoba.
Start Date Flexible
14 months with possible extension up to 20 months