[Sust-mar] Communications Specialist, contract, SSG, Ottawa/Vancouver/Montreal/Tatamagouche/from home
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Position: Communications Specialist
Organization: Sustainability Solutions Group
Location: Ottawa, Vancouver, Montreal, Tatamagouche or other (You will work from home or a shared office (eg: HiVE Vancouver), SSG staff and Directors work in Vancouver, Montreal, Tatamagouche, NS, Ottawa, New York and Bristol, UK, thus proficient virtual communications (ie: online) is required. The successful candidate can work from their place of choosing and rent will be covered by SSG.
Jeremy Murphy, SSG Director
Hours per month
Job application closing date
Friday 26th February 2016 (Midnight Eastern Time)
Job start state
Monday 14th March 2016
SSG is an inspired group of the foremost sustainability thinkers and consultants working together since 2001. Our base is in Canada, our mission is global. We deliver meaningful change with communities, organizations and institutions through open source technology and sustainable innovations. We empower citizens with open source tools, and policy makers with knowledge to inform their decisions to solve complex issues. Our areas of work are:
Sustainable Development and Research
As a workers cooperative, we believe it is the most equitable, accountable and active business model that enables cultural change from within. Our members expertise crosses disciplines, cultures and generations to create a different working experience that makes essential sustainability impacts possible.
The primary purpose for all that work with SSG is to provide meaningful work for our members.
We are seeking a Communications Contractor to work 40 hours per month. At a key stage in SSGs growth, we are looking for an experienced communicator to coordinate a sophisticated and coherent communications plan, raising our profile in accordance with our Strategy into key markets and strengthening the following that we already have.
Our voice should be raising our profile, we should be joining aspirational conversations and following these up with increased projects and work
To accurately present a clear and coherent message around who and what SSG is and what SSG wants to do
Key responsibilities include and are not limited to:
Develop, implement, and evaluate the communications plan across our audiences in collaboration with the SSG team
Lead the generation of online content that engages audience segments and leads to measurable action. Decide who, where, and when to disseminate
Put communications vehicles in place to create momentum and awareness as well as to test the effectiveness of communications activities
Use our applications Hootsuite, Mailchimp and Wordpress
Manage development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, presentations, social media, webinars, brochures, white papers, annual report, blog and website content
Proofread key reports
Coordinate website maintenance and content ensure that new and consistent information (article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly
Track and measure the level of engagement within the network over time with annual reports to the Board and team
Manage all media contacts and mailing lists
Liaise with Administrator on Contact Management
Newsletters: at least two a month
Mailing lists: use and manage our mailing lists in Mailchimp and coordinate with Admin on CRM
Webinars: two - three a month (one - two project based, one with Associates)
Social media: two active Twitter accounts that have different voices and audiences; one Facebook and one LinkedIn account
Press: write and send press releases as when there is something to shout about or contribute our voice to
WordPress sites: our main site SSG.coop, and project sites require adding to, and maintaining
Sustainability Assessment: working closely with Admin, write the content for the report
Essential skills and experience
Experience developing and implementing communications strategies
Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with SSG staff and partners
Experience with Google Apps sharing software
A high degree of self-motivation and self led management
Able to work to clear processes, with attention to detail
Flexibility to adapt to different levels of workloads and schedules
A commitment to continual improvement and best practice
Comfort with working virtually with a distributed, non hierarchical workforce
An ability to explore and navigate technology
Familiarity with key sustainability issues
Responding to needs from the members and embracing a collaborative sharing culture
Familiarity with and enthusiasm for workers co-operatives
You will work from home or a shared office (eg: HiVE Vancouver), SSG staff and Directors work in Vancouver, Montreal, Tatamagouche, NS, Ottawa, New York and Bristol, UK, thus proficient virtual communications (ie: online) is required. The successful candidate can work from their place of choosing and rent will be covered by SSG.
Remuneration is based on hours worked, up to a current maximum of 40 hours a month. The current remuneration rate is $24.50/hour.
Application submission instructions
Please send a covering letter explaining why you are right for this position, why it is right for you now, and a current CV to:
rebecca at ssg.coop
in PDF. Please include contact details for Skype or Google Hangout. If you have any queries, please email her.
The deadline for applications is Friday 26th February 2016 by midnight Eastern time. You must be available for an online interview Thursday, March 3rd, 2016.
For more information about SSG, visit our website at http://www.SSG.coop.
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