Communications and Operations Officer

Job Detail

Company: World Skills Employment Centre
Industry: Non-profit Sector
Job Type: Full Time
Salary Level ($):
Job Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Highest Level Of Education: Other
Job Posting Date: 28-Jul-2017
Apply by: 13-Aug-2017

Job Description:

World Skills Employment Centre Job Posting

Job Title:                                 Communications and Operations Officer
Status:                                     Full time (35 hours/week) Contract to March 31, 2018
Open to:                                  Internal / External
Reports to:                              Executive Director
Deadline:                                 Sunday, 13 August 2017
Application process: Submit your online application (cover letter and resume) saved as one file with Your Name_ Communication and Operations Officer as the subject heading to
POSITION PURPOSE: World Skills, a not-for-profit employment service for New Canadians, is seeking a highly efficient and experienced Communication and Operations Officer to join our team. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Communications and Operations Officer will contribute to the overall planning, implementation and communication strategies, fund development and social media.
  • Write, edit and produce a broad range of communications and marketing products, including written print, online materials and video scripts
  • Assist in managing all online digital content and work closely with managers to ensure content is updated on a regular basis
  • Shared responsibility in writing and editing the content of monthly & annual reports.
  • Apply for funding through call for proposals and grant applications
  • Provide support to the Executive Director including board support, strategic planning and communication support where needed
  • Collect information and develop content to share on Social Media
  • Other duties as required

  • The ideal candidate will possess a degree in communications, journalism or a related field, or a combination of similar work/experience
  • Exceptional knowledge of social media tactics (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube) and proven experience with word press and Microsoft Office Suite; other software would be considered an asset (including video editing software, other design packages, etc.)
  • Superior English language skills; must possess the ability to communicate verbally (public speaking, public and media relations) and in writing (drafting, editing, etc.)
  • Ability to work to a very high level of accuracy, with excellent attention to detail while working under pressure and managing tight deadlines
  • Ability to function effectively in a diverse environment with the inherent challenges of the not for profit sector is a must.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with newcomers and employment, labor market trends and business community and employment resources
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including initiative and resourcefulness in achieving goals
  • Ability to take ownership of tasks, take initiatives and be motivated to follow through to completion, with close attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a team respecting the values and differences that all members of a small team bring to an office environment
  • Ability to establish strong and trusted relationships with colleagues and stakeholders
  • Fluency in French is considered a definite asset