The Workforce Development Board/Local Employment Planning Council (WDB/LEPC) is a not-for-profit organization funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. We are seeking a dynamic individual with exceptional communication skills to take on the role of Community Development and Communications Coordinator.

This is a full-time, contract role ending March 31, 2019 with the possibility of extension. Reporting to the CEO, the incumbent will be responsible for conducting outreach activities with all Workforce Development Board stakeholders to drive engagement in new and ongoing initiatives. This role will communicate and coordinate the activities of the Local Employment Planning Council, positioning the LEPC as the regional hub for workforce development activities.

Primary Duties:

  • Analyze, develop and implement communication and promotion strategies and information programs, including determining awareness and advertising needs, as well as developing appropriate marketing plans and materials for activities, initiatives and events.
  • Build press kits, prepare career fair materials, write news stories and press releases, assist with podcasts, lead blog and web marketing programs and update the WDB website and social media outlets.
  • Collaborate with WDB staff to ensure that projects and events are organized and delivered in a professional manner and suitable setting.
  • Lead organization of events by creating invitations, taking registrations, ensuring that required materials are available, and booking facilities.
  • Maintain positive media relations and act as a liaison with regional media outlets.
  • Assist with the co-ordination of community partners by attending meetings, providing representation on committees, communicating LEPC activities and promoting adoption of initiatives throughout the LEPC catchment area.
  • Coordinate public information activities and outreach projects.
  • Initiate and coordinate demographic research.
  • Assist in the development of training materials.
  • Conduct research for various projects, as needed.
  • Be proactive in public relations issues that may affect the WDB, advising the CEO and Manager of Operations of these issues in a timely manner.
  • Support grant applications and proposal processes.

 Ideal Competencies:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Economic Development, Labour Studies or a related field.
  • Communications and/or marketing experience in a not-for-profit or public service environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of office support software including MS Office, website design and management and social media for business including: MailChimp, Photoshop, WordPress, Canva, Google Data Studio, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  • Evidence of exceptional interpersonal, stakeholder engagement, oral and written communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Knowledge of community economic development principles and grant application processes.
  • Professional writing, editing and graphic design ability.
  • Strong knowledge of research tools and design, data analysis, and report writing.
  • Ability to consistently represent the WDB professionally and in a manner that reflects WDB values and public image.
  • Availability and willingness to travel within, and occasionally outside, the WDB catchment area that includes Haliburton, Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland.
  • Must possess a valid “G” Ontario Drivers’ license.

For further consideration, qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume by Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. to jlamantia@wdb.ca indicating the position name in the subject line.

 While we appreciate all applications, we can only contact those individuals selected for interview.

 

We are committed to providing accommodation for persons with disabilities.  Accommodation will be provided as part of our hiring process (if accommodation is required, we appreciate Applicants making this request in advance, so we can support your needs).

 

 

 

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