Director of Communications – Efficiency Canada

About the Role
According to the International Energy Agency, the right energy efficiency policies could enable the world to achieve more than 40% of the emissions cuts needed to reach the Paris Agreement targets. To achieve success, we recognize that communications efforts play an instrumental role. We are looking for an experienced strategic communications leader to design, develop, and implement our communications, brand, and media relations strategy.
Reporting to and working in conjunction with the Executive Director, the Director of Communications will work on an annual plan and strategy to highlight, translate, and disseminate Efficiency Canada’s work across the sector. Working with the Director of Stakeholder Engagement, the Director of Communications develops a diverse and inclusive strategy, ensuring that communications efforts include multi-stakeholder consultations. Additionally, the director will manage the Communications team.

Specific Duties
Leads all communications and media relations; develops organizational messaging, digital campaigns design, branding, report production, and dissemination of our work.
Demonstrates leadership in strategic thinking and implementation to earn media coverage for Efficiency Canada’s research and campaigns.
Responsible for branding and communication of public framing of research.
Aids Engagement team in identifying supporters and Allies through direct communication and social media monitoring.
Provides mentorship and leadership to the communications team, including working alongside the Operations Lead on determining professional development plans and ensuring continued growth for the team.
Creates and implements an annual communications plan and strategy with the Executive Director.
Manages external agencies and contractors on project deliverables such as French translation, report design, copyediting, media buying, and technical website management.
Supports technology infrastructure needs for the Communications team and procurement process with the Operations Lead (e.g., evaluating our website and CRM requirements, tendering quotes, integrating new technologies with existing tools).
Working Conditions
Efficiency Canada is housed within Carleton University; however, our team works in a remote, online environment. This position is open to anyone living and working within Canada. Access to a reliable computer and internet connection is required. Device access accommodations can be made available.

Enjoy a rewarding career by working with a passionate team. Join colleagues who come to work every day with a smile, because you’re having fun while doing purposeful work. Highlighted below are just a few of the benefits we offer:
A competitive salary
Flexible and remote working arrangements
Health and dental benefits
Four weeks’ vacation
Extra long weekends during the summer, plus annual winter holiday shutdown
Training and development budget to support your professional goals

7-10 years of experience in strategic communications, media, public relations, branding, digital marketing, or similar progressively responsible experiences.
Completion of a post-secondary degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Science Communication, or related field.
Leadership experience managing dynamic and highly collaborative teams.
Experience in developing strategy and implementing long-term communications plans.
Strong knowledge of the media environment: social media, websites, national publications, podcasts, blogs, webinars, etc.
General interest and experience in policy advocacy and political change.
Proven writing, editing, and verbal communication skills.
Strong project management skills, with the ability to organize work to meet deadlines.
Proven experience with relationship management of internal and external partners and peers.
Ability to work with collaborative and design tools such as Google Workspace, Dropbox, MS Office, Slack, Trello, Adobe Creative Cloud, Hootsuite, and Canva.
Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency is a requirement for this role.
Nice to have
Written and spoken fluency in French.
Experience working with other CMS and CRM tools.

To Apply
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume through this application form.
Please include a cover letter and resume as a single PDF file following the file naming convention ‘Last Name, First Name’. Please outline your pronouns (optional) and availability in your cover letter.

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We thank all applicants in advance for their application but be advised that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.