[sust-mar] Communications & membership officer, contract, ACIC, Halifax NS

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Position: Communications and Membership Officer
Organization: Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC)
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Term: 4 months, 32 hours/week (contract position), August 28 - December 15, 2017
Pay: $37,142 per annum, (pro-rated at 80%) for a 16 week contract

Applications due: August 3rd, 2017
Interviews: the week of August 8th, 2017
Beginning: August 28th, 2017


The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) is a coalition of individuals, organizations, and institutions working in the Atlantic region, which are committed to achieving global sustainability in a peaceful and healthy environment, with social justice, human dignity, and participation for all. For more information, please refer to our website at www.acic-caci.org .

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communications and Membership Officer will work closely with ACIC staff, members and other stakeholders in the planning, coordination and delivery of membership services and communications. The ideal candidate will have experience working with social media platforms, websites and organizing events. As a key member of a small staff team, they must be able to work independently on a variety of tasks, and to motivate others to participate.

Scope of Work:

Responsibilities include:


* Create, manage and update website, e-bulletin and social media content highlighting ACIC and members' initiatives, opportunities, key sectoral issues, research, and resources
* Coordinate the development and distribution of various communications materials as required, including announcements, blogs, news releases, annual reports, promotional materials and newsletters
* Coordinate and/or support other ACIC staff in the development of key messages and communications tools and materials for programs, campaigns and events
* Ensure ongoing coherence between ACIC's communications strategy and all ACIC programming
* Coordinate communications technology at public events, such as photography, video, etc.
* Manage budget lines of relevant communications and programming
* Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of key communications activities and report on outcomes
* Project monitoring and evaluation, including data tracking, documentation of good practices and lessons learned, and contribution to reports


* Organizing and promoting capacity-building trainings and networking opportunities with a focus on the Sustainable Development Goals and ACIC's Strategic Plan
* Maintain the membership database and track finances related to membership fees
* Liaise with members and conduct outreach to potential members on an on-going basis
* Support the Membership Committee and Board of Directors in reviewing and maintaining membership policies and procedures, as necessary
* Implement annual capacity-building training plan - liaising with consultants, developing contracts, organizing and promoting workshops, and adhere to budget
* Organize, and attend where possible, networking events in collaboration with provincial representatives
* Provide leadership, support and supervision to Provincial Coordinators
* Create and lead 2018 Symposium Ideas Committee through meetings and mandate
* Form and lead 2018 International Development Week Planning Committee through meetings and mandate

The Communications and Membership Officer is also responsible for:

* Actively participating in staff meetings and providing input towards the development of other organizational activities, operational practices and policies as required
* Providing general administrative support
* Representing ACIC at events or external meetings, when requested
* Responding to general telephone and email inquiries
* Other duties, as deemed necessary

Desired Qualifications:
• Post-secondary credential, related to the job requirements
• A minimum of three years recent and related experience, preferably within international cooperation, not-for-profit or public engagement spheres
• Knowledge of global development issues and concept of global citizenship
• Strong interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse groups
• Commitment to open communication and collaboration in a team environment
• Clear, engaging and effective written communications skills and an ability to adapt to various audiences
• Demonstrated good judgment and discretion
• Demonstrated ability to organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines, monitor progress towards goals, and track information
• Demonstrated initiative and creativity
• Ability to communicate in both official languages an asset
• Experience using social media and web platforms (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Square Space)
• Experience creating promotional materials with Adobe Suite and Canva
• Experience in editing, layout, and publishing of newsletters and other documents
• Experience organizing logistics for workshops and networking event
• Ability to work independently
• Excellent organizational and time management skills

Application Details:

Please submit, as one document, your resume, cover letter (include where you heard about the job posting) and the names and contact information of three references. The attached document should be titled in the following format "FIRST and LAST NAME Communications and Membership Officer" and submitted by e-mail to hiring at acic-caci.org by 8pm AST on August 3rd, 2017. Please ensure that you indicate the job title in your subject line. Thank you for applying. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted to arrange for an interview.

As an equity seeking organization, ACIC encourages applications from individuals that represent the full diversity of communities in Canada, including complexities of intersecting identities such as ability, age, class, gender, race and sexual orientation.


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