Position Title: Knowledge Transfer / Communications Specialist
Job Types: Part-time, Contract (15-20 hours a week)
Salary: $23-$27 an hour
Reports to: Communications Manager
Location: Remote in Canada – Eastern Standard Time work hours generally
Languages: English (French a strong asset)
The purpose of this position is to support the communications of the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA) and Ready, Willing & Able (RWA). In addition, this position will support national autism initiatives through supporting other staff to develop materials collaboratively. In addition, this position will be responsible for ensuring adequate knowledge transfer to various stakeholder groups. This position will also contribute towards organizing the content for CASDA’s yearly conference, the Canadian Autism Leadership Summit (“The Summit”). This position may also lead specific initiatives, as assigned by the Communications Manager.
You are a creative and driven self-starter with a strategic mindset. You have excellent communication skills and are extremely organized. You are an independent worker who is used to managing tight deadlines and completing priorities. You have experience communicating to multiple stakeholders and developing and managing relationships with the media. You thrive in a team-based environment that is constantly evolving and which offers a variety of day-to-day tasks and responsibilities. You have the flexibility to allocate some time every day to this position. Your goal is to make an impact through work you are passionate about.
You will work on a diverse set of activities including, but not limited to, supporting marketing communications, including branding, online challenges, and conduct market research.
For instance, you will:
- Contribute towards updating CASDA’s Communication Strategy by following set time frames and anticipated targets/outcomes
- Manage bilingual social media for CASDA and RWA accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) by:
- Curating content and monitoring analytics,
- Employing risk management strategies in crisis communication in a sometimes volatile environment,
- Connecting to related materials posted by others, sharing, commenting, informing as needed
- Draft blog posts for CASDA’s blog, “In the News.”
- Draft bi-monthly newsletters to CASDA’s members
- Participate in weekly Canadian Autism Leadership Summit discussions. Support communications and marketing support for the Canadian Autism Leadership Summit, including promotion, participation, report writing, logistics coordination and minute-taking.
- Maintain brand integrity by ensuring compliance with branding guidelines, sharing brand guidelines when requested
- Retain and catalogue all current materials, ensuring consistency of language and appearance
- Support the maintenance of communications and public relations database
- Distribute and catalogue communications materials, ensuring consistency, quality and professionalism of content, design to CASDA’s membership lists, Summit attendees, board members, government stakeholders, media
- Act as intermediary with internal and external audiences, serving as a bridge to ensure smooth communication.
- Education: Preference for education and experience in Communications and Marketing, or equivalent experience
- Experience: Work experience supporting an executive team, dealing with a Board of Directors and Corporate Committees, or providing similar senior-level executive support.
- Languages: English (French a strong asset)
- Assets (*please highlight these in your application*): French, knowledge of the autism community, political advocacy experience
- Specialized skills and Knowledge:
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills (English and French)
- Understanding of content marketing tactics, digital and social media marketing and web traffic metrics
- Flexibility to respond on social media on nights and weekends as required
- Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office 365, Word, Outlook, Excel spreadsheet, Google Suite, Mailchimp, Eventbrite, WordPress and Slack.
- Ability to manage logistics including event calendar, travel, and meeting coordination
- Fluency with communications related tools such as Canva
- Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in teams online
- Strong organizational, problem-solving skills, complemented by multi-tasking abilities and attention to detail
- Knowledge of non-profit and disability sectors.
Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, a current resume and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA) is composed of individuals and organizations across the country who have joined forces to advocate for a better quality of life for Autistic people living in Canada. CASDA and its members are committed to ensuring the implementation of a comprehensive National Autism Strategy that addresses critical gaps in funding and policies, which are preventing Autistic people and their families from exercising their equal rights as Canadians. As a constructive policy generator, CASDA seeks to identify emerging gaps and make a real impact in the Canadian autism sector.
CASDA is an equal opportunity employer committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We strive towards building an Autistic-inclusive space. We actively encourage applications from individuals on the autism spectrum and from all equity seeking groups.