About the NDG Food Depot
Founded in 1986, the NDG Food Depot is a community-based non-profit organization that works collaboratively with its community to address the root causes of hunger and poverty in NDG and the surrounding areas in a manner that ensures dignity, community engagement and the development of human potential.
At the NDG Food Depot, we offer programming to support the food security and healthy eating habits of youth, families and individuals. These activities include community meals, kitchen workshops, after-school programs, gardens and farmer’s markets.
We are currently looking to hire a creative and experienced Communications Coordinator to help guide and manage the Depot’s outreach and design needs.
This is an exciting time at the Depot. We have recently merged with two other local community organizations and are undergoing a rebranding process. The Communications Coordinator would help implement our vision and our messaging and develop communication plans and materials for all our programs, fundraising and events.
The Communications Coordinator Position
The Communications Coordinator is responsible for developing and leading the organization’s communications strategy. Working closely with the Depot’s senior management team and program coordinators, the Communications Coordinator is responsible for developing and
implementing a strategic communications plan, as well as coordinating both internal and external communications activities.
Develop and implement a plan, strategies, tools, and policies that support external
communications, including an overall yearly organizational communication plan, as well as
communication strategies for each program
Develop, design, write and manage all communications material (newsletters, brochures,
reports, flyers, posters, etc.) that support the Depot’s activities to all stakeholders
Ensure a dynamic online presence (website, social media, blogging, etc.) and maintain the
Ensure the distribution of pertinent information across all channels (website, brochures,
Support the management of media and government relations
Coordinate all mailings
Plan, support and participate at public relations events that benefit the Depot’s visibility
Develop, update and implement a Depot branding style guide
Develop and manage internal communications policies and processes
Specific skills and experience required:
Previous experience managing or coordinating communications
Document design and proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
Excellent written communication skills in both French and English
Strong verbal communication skills in both French and English
Experience working with community organizations
Interest in food systems and food security issues
Experience with capital and fundraising campaigns, an asset
Excellent organizational and time management skills, ability to meet deadlines and to
work under pressure
Collaborative and able to lead teams in decision-making processes
Creativity and flexibility in design, process and planning
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to see big picture and plan for both immediate and long-term needs
Passionate about good, healthy food for all
Salary: $19/hr plus benefits
Full time, 35 hrs/week
Contract begins May 8th, 2017
Please drop off or email a cover letter, your CV and two or three samples of your previous work (document design, flyer design, poster design, etc.) in a single document to Marguerite Kinfack at email@example.com by April 17th, 2017 at 9am.
The NDG Food Depot is committed to creating a workplace as diverse as the communities we
serve and thus strongly encourages people from our diverse communities and people who
experience marginalization to self-identify in their cover letter.
Suggestions for applying
Tell us why you want to work with us at the NDG Food Depot as our Communications Coordinator. We want to make sure you understand our mission and our values. Tell us why you think this job is interesting.
Tell us about yourself and what makes you right for the job. Have you worked in similar jobs or have you volunteered with similar organizations before? Tell us what skills that you gained and how your experience would help you in this job.