Position: s Officer or Senior Communications Officer (depending on experience)
Employer: World University Service of Canada
Deadline: March 24, 2021
Employment Type: Employment
Position Level: Mid Level
Closing Date: March 24, 2021
POSITION TITLE: Communications Officer or Senior Communications Officer (depending on experience)
POSITION LOCATION: Ottawa (currently remote)
REPORTS TO: Director, Communications & Digital Transformation
POSITION LEVEL: Professional 1 or 2, depending on experience
CONTRACT TERM: Indeterminate
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 24, 2021
EXPECTED START DATE: April 2021
WUSC (World University Service of Canada) is a Canadian non-profit organization working to create a better world for all young people. We bring together a diverse network of students, volunteers, schools, governments, and businesses who share this vision. Together, we develop solutions in education, economic opportunities, and empowerment to overcome inequality and exclusion for youth around the world, particularly young women and young refugees. WUSC currently works in 25 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, with an annual budget of approximately CAD $40 million. We have over 90 staff in our Ottawa office, and over 200 people overseas implementing 16 development projects in collaboration with donors such as Global Affairs Canada, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the MasterCard Foundation, and the African Development Bank.
WUSC is a Canadian non-profit organization working to create a better world for all young people. We bring together a diverse network of students, volunteers, schools, governments, and businesses who share this vision. Together, we foster youth-centered solutions for education, economic opportunities, and empowerment to overcome inequality and exclusion in over 25 countries across Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Support the development and implementation of an annual corporate publishing calendar that amplifies the WUSC brand and contributes toward our organizational strategic goals.
Research, write, and edit a variety of high-quality communications products about WUSC’s work and thematic issues of focus for a variety of channels (e.g. annual report, blogs, fundraising appeals) and in a variety of formats (e.g. written, audio, video).
Provide quality control for all communications products that are published on WUSC’s corporate communications channels (e.g. print, website, social media).
Communications Training and Guidance
Guide and review the development of project-level and country-level communications strategies to support effective communications with all stakeholders.
Coordinate the communications working group (composed of WUSC staff and volunteers in Canada and overseas), creating resources and workshops to help build team capacity to craft compelling communications products.
Monitor project and country communications platforms and products to ensure they accurately represent WUSC (verbally and visually) and contribute to the better positioning of WUSC as a leader in our field, globally, identifying stories that would be of interest to Canadian audiences.
QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES
University degree in a related field
Three to five years of experience in communications. Experience working for a non-profit and/or in international development is preferred.
Superior researching, writing, and editing skills in English and French is essential
Strong computer skills (e.g. Google Suite) is essential
Basic design and video-editing skills (e.g. Canva, Adobe Creative) is a strong asset
Demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of WUSC
Ability to multitask
Must be motivated, creative, hardworking, optimistic, and a team player
Must be available for occasional weekend and evening work. Time in lieu will be provided.
Languages: English and French required
WHY WORK WITH WUSC?
Join Us. Our work is important, cutting-edge, and fast-paced. We encourage curiosity, innovation, and flexibility. And we provide a phenomenal learning experience.
WUSC offers a dynamic international work environment with a diverse intercultural workforce. We offer employees exciting opportunities to apply their skills and gain experience all while making a difference in the lives of youth around the world. Employees at WUSC work hard to create lasting change in education, economic opportunities and empowerment.
The WUSC office is in centrally located Hintonburg in Ottawa. Currently WUSC team members are working remotely. WUSC offers flexible working arrangements, competitive benefits, four weeks of annual leave (for full-time employees), safe and healthy working conditions, and fair compensation. Click here to learn more about WUSC Top 100 Employers of National Capital Region 2021.
WUSC’s activities seek to balance inequities and create sustainable development around the globe; the work ethic of our staff, volunteers, representatives and partners shall correspond to the values and mission of the organization. WUSC promotes responsibility, respect, honesty, and professional excellence and we will not tolerate harassment, coercion, sexual exploitation or abuse of any form. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check where appropriate.
WUSC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.