Communications Officer

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is an independent, national, not-for-profit organization. We want to make sport better because we recognize that quality sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. We work collaboratively with the Canadian and international sport communities to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protect the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocate for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone. The CCES is seeking an individual to fill this full time permanent position.

The Communications Officer contributes to the operations of the CCES by developing and implementing internal and external communication programs to support the organization’s vision and strategic goals. The Communications Officer is responsible for drafting media releases, advisory notes and providing assistance in maintaining corporate websites. The incumbent will research, write, edit, and proofread media, education, promotional and marketing materials, including brochures, website copy, presentations, scripts and briefing notes as well as other communication tools. The Communications Officer also assists in the promotion of the organization’s brand identity and public image and manages social media accounts as required.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Program Communications

  • Support in the implementation of communication strategies, including tracking program statistics, assisting with testimonials and general administrative and communications support;
  • Provide writing support for a variety of media, including backgrounders, speaking notes, articles for distribution or publication and other writing projects as required;
  • Edit and organize the publication of documents;
  • Manage the development and distribution of various publications such as the annual report, newsletters and correspondence;
  • Co-manage the CCES approval process for all external communications.

Communication Planning

  • Develop communications plans and strategies to inform internal processes and to inform external stakeholders and our various publics;
  • Gather, research, prepare and evaluate communication material for internal and external audiences;
  • Assist with internal communications as required.

Website Communications

  • Collaborate in the development and implementation of creative website strategies and the quarterly update process;
  • Prepare and compile information on an on-going basis for inclusion in numerous corporate websites;
  • Assist with the website content, update and maintenance.


  • Write news releases, advisory notes, speeches, blogs, articles;
  • Maintain contact with the media, arrange interviews and news conferences;
  • Respond to email and phone requests to provide information and resolve any concerns or issues;
  • Prepare key messages and background briefs for corporate spokespeople.

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Bachelor degree in the field of communications, education, sport, health and/or social science or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum two years’ experience in a relevant position, knowledge of the Canadian sport community preferred.
  • Proven project coordination skills including the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, work under pressure and adapt to a fast paced changing environment while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to learn quickly and self-motivate while working independently and/or collaborating as part of a team.
  • Experience with various social media platforms and the ability to write and develop various communication pieces.
  • Ability to give presentations.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent French verbal and written communication skills.

Starting Annual Salary Range: $40,000 - $48,000

Location : Ottawa

Applications for this position should be submitted in confidence electronically by October 30, 2017 to the attention of Rosemary Foerster, Manager, Human Resources, Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport at

Throughout its recruitment process, the CCES is committed to Canada’s linguistic duality and diversity of its people. We welcome expressions of interest from all qualified applicants including Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups, and all gender identities and sexual orientations. Upon request, accommodation will be provided during the hiring process.

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