Communications Director

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE)
Applications Due: 
Fri, 06/14/2019


CAPE is a small but influential charitable organization, run by a Board composed primarily of physicians, that seeks to improve health by protecting the planet.

Over the last four years, CAPE has gone through a transformation: it has updated it governance documents; reinvigorated its board; established four regional volunteer committees; redesigned its website and cultivated its presence on Twitter and Facebook; developed several capacity building toolkits; and grown its staff from 2.5 to 5 staff.

With the departure of CAPE's Digital Communications Director, we have re-defined the position as the Communications Director.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communications Director will:

  • Develop and implement a communications strategy that ensures brand consistency and promotes CAPE’s work to its members, the public and decision-makers
  • Support the production, dissemination and pick-up of reports, op-eds and press releases with traditional media and social media
  • Manage CAPE’s website with the support of a contracted Website Designer
  • Manage and edit CAPE’s social media accounts including ad campaigns
  • Produce and disseminate blogs, e-newsletters and hard newsletters to members
  • Support the organization of workshops, webinars and educational booths
  • Respond to or redirect questions from members, donors and/or the public

Job Qualifications:

CAPE is looking for an individual who has related training and substantial experience:

  • Developing and implementing an organization’s communications strategy;
  • Managing and editing an organization’s website, e-newsletters, hard newsletters, and social media sites;
  • Supporting the production and pick-up of press releases and op-eds;
  • and Supporting the production and release of reports and educational resources.

This person has to be a reliable and responsible self-starter who works well with a team. She/he has to be able to juggle multiple tasks with little direction. She/he should be bilingual.

It would be helpful if she/he has worked in the non-profit sector and has experience working on environmental issues and/or health issues.

Experience working with the following platforms would be an asset: Mailchimp, Buffer, Hootsuite, WordPress website, Adobe programs including InDesign and Premiere, Canva, Outlook/Sharepoint, and video editing.

Working Conditions:

  • Work 35 hours per week with some work on evenings and weekends and flexible work times.
  • Living in the Toronto area is required