Communications Officer

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is an independent, national, not-for-profit, multi-sport organization with a vision of sport that is fair, safe, accessible, and inclusive. We believe the fundamental purpose of sport can and should be to make a positive contribution to Canadian society and that ethical sport is the best way to achieve that. We are looking for someone who has demonstrated competency in the following areas.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Program Communications

  • Research, write, edit, and proofread for a variety of media, including backgrounders, speaking notes, articles, and other writing projects as required,
  • Edit and organize document publication,
  • Coordinate the development and distribution of various publications such as the CCES annual report, monthly True Sport newsletter, and other correspondence,
  • Coordinate the communication, promotion and dissemination of True Sport tools and resources,
  • Assist in developing, strengthening, and presenting tracking and metrics for digital content, including for web, social media, and other communications activities,
  • Assist in the promotion and protection of the organization’s brand identity and public image,
  • Provide feedback and guidance for organizational projects,
  • Coordinate the quality approval process for external communications.

Communications Planning

  • Collaborate with supervisors and project teams to develop communications plans and strategies to inform internal processes, the sport community, and target audiences,
  • Gather, research, prepare and evaluate communications material for internal and external audiences,
  • Support engagement strategies with surveys, member inquiries, presentations, and outreach activities,
  • Assist with internal communications as required.

Website Communications

  • Collaborate in the development and implementation of creative website strategies and update process,
  • Prepare and compile information on an ongoing basis for inclusion in corporate websites (i.e., cces.ca, truesport.ca),
  • Assist with the website content, update, and maintenance.

Media

  • 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.

Social Media

  • Create and publish useful and timely social media content,
  • Coordinate the social media content calendar on both CCES and True Sport platforms,
  • Assist in responding to inquiries submitted through social channels and interact with followers when appropriate,
  • Help steward online relationships with followers,
  • Be aware of and implement industry best practices.

Design and Resource Production

  • Coordinate the design, layout, and production of various resources and promotional materials using Adobe Creative Suite,
  • Coordinate selection, design, procurement, and inventory of promotional items,
  • Coordinate the promotion and dissemination of tools and resources.

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of communications, education, sport, health and/or social science or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of one year of 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 common social media platforms.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, and familiarity with standardized style guides.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite an asset.
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent French verbal and written communication skills preferred.

Applications for this position (resume and cover letter) should be submitted in confidence electronically using this link: https://cces.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=29 by July 29, 2022 to the attention of Byron MacDonald, Manager, Human Resources, Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport.

Throughout its recruitment process, the CCES is committed to Canada’s linguistic duality and diversity of its people. The CCES is committed to fostering diversity within its organization as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome expressions of interest from those who contribute to the further diversification of our organization including, but not limited to women, Indigenous peoples, persons of all races, ethnic origins and religions, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

This position is made possible with financial support from the Government of Canada. We thank all applicants for their interest but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.