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Hiring: Bilingual Communications Coordinator
Organization: Birds Canada
Location: Qualified candidates who are legally entitled to work in Canada are encouraged to apply - this is a fully remote position.

Are you looking to channel your skills into meaningful, energizing work that will directly contribute to protecting our natural world? Do you want to work with an exceptional group of passionate and caring colleagues?

Birds Canada is the country’s premier national organization dedicated to bird conservation. Every day, our thousands of caring donors, 80+ dedicated staff, and 70,000+ outstanding volunteers are taking action to help us better understand, appreciate, and conserve birds and their habitats. Together, we are Canada’s Voice for Birds – will you join us?

Position Overview

The Communication Coordinator is responsible for creating and implementing a variety of tactics that ensure a strong and consistent message is delivered across all channels. The successful candidate will have experience in creating content for diverse audiences and a passion for sharing stories that showcase how we are protecting birds and their habitat. This Communications role will support the coordination of French translation for the organization and execute campaigns and social media in French. They will also support digital communications like website, social media and content creation.

This full-time role reports to the Manager of Brand Communications and is fully remote, with the possibility of periodic travel for offsite team meetings and public engagement events. Applications for this role are due by Friday, December 8, 2023.

Total Compensation

Birds Canada is proud to offer an exceptional Total Compensation Package, including a competitive starting salary and 5% RRSP matching after 12 months of service. In addition, staff enjoy a primarily employer-paid extended benefits package including health and dental coverage, Basic Group Life Insurance, Group out-of-province travel insurance, Vision, ADD&D and short- and long-term disability coverage. We offer all staff 4 weeks’ vacation per year to start along with 12 personal health days and additional paid vacation days between Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Starting Salary: $46,154 - $49,231 commensurate with your experience.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the Brand Communications Manager to develop and implement a strategic communications plan, including being responsible for writing and editing copy and ensuring all communication is on brand.
  • Administer our National social media accounts in both French and English, leading implementation of social media campaigns and engaging directly with followers.
  • Manage French translation between Birds Canada staff and outside translators for products like the Annual Report and our periodic magazine, BirdWatch Canada.
  • Support preparation of key fundraising products and campaigns, including reporting to donors, sponsors and partners on the outcomes of our campaigns and bringing donor campaigns to life through social media channels.
  • Working with the Sr. Director, Communications and Community Engagement, provide administrative support by helping to coordinate invoices and credit card payments.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Fluently bilingual in French and English
  • Google Analytics and Reporting
  • Creative storyteller with excellent written and oral communications
  • Detail-oriented with strong project management skills
  • Experience of SEO best practices, Adobe Creative Cloud, Hootsuite and social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, X, LinkedIn, and YouTube
  • Experience implementing advertising on digital platforms like Meta and Google Ads
  • Experience implementing AODA compliant communication materials
  • A Customer-centric approach to communications
  • Experience in graphic design an asset
  • Bird conservation knowledge is considered a strong asset
  • Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada

Education and Experience

  • 2+ years’ relevant work experience
  • Post-secondary education in communications or marketing with a focus on digital channel activation or equivalent experience

To Apply: Please submit one writing sample from your past experience that was delivered in both French and English, in addition to your resume and a covering letter outlining how your past experience makes you the perfect candidate for this at: Online Job Application Board by December 8, 2023. Birds Canada will provide accommodation throughout the recruitment, selection, and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

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Birds Canada is committed to improving levels of diversity among its volunteers, membership, staff, and board that reflects the diversity of communities across the country. In an effort to do so, we are actively seeking to improve our ability to reach all candidates with our job postings. Applicants belonging to racialized groups, who identify as Indigenous, 2SLGBTQIA+, or who have differing abilities are therefore welcome to self-identify in their cover letter, if they feel comfortable, although this is not a requirement.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Nov 14 2023    ID: 69458