Communications Manager – Canadian Water Network Inc.

This position
enables the development and delivery of engaging and informative content that is the cornerstone of CWN’s role as a trusted source of knowledge and actionable insights for decision-makers in the water sector and water community, and beyond. Responsibilities include:
Providing communications support for the CWN team and enabling team members to deliver programs and projects that are aligned with the corporate strategy, values and brand.
Collaborating as a member of multiple cross-functional teams (potentially involving senior management, project managers and technical staff, technology and events leads, vendors and external project partners) to deliver initiatives to national audiences, sector/issue-specific groups and single clients (internal and external).
Developing and delivering integrated communications campaigns for national, sector/ issue-specific and single client initiatives involving CWN’s websites (public and private), email campaigns, social media and media outreach.
Leading and/or supporting the development of communications products that curate knowledge and deliver actionable insights for national, sector/issue-specific and single client audiences. These products may include website and social media copy, briefs, backgrounders, reports (technical or plain language), project and event descriptions.
Collaborating with team members and external vendors to develop designs and user experiences that reflect CWN’s values and strategy, while also meeting specific program/project goals.
Implementing tools, resources and training to build other CWN team members’ capacity to develop reports, briefs, backgrounders, slide decks and other communications assets and effectively support the implementation of communications plans.
Identifying and leading internal communications projects, as well as contributing to internal projects led by others, that enhance the team’s ability to deliver on corporate, program and project-level objectives.
Supervising communications team members, interns and co-op students as required, including developing and implementing professional development plans and conducting annual or term reviews.
Developing and managing contracts with external vendors as required.
Managing the development, tracking, reporting and incorporation of communications-related performance metrics and analytics into CWN’s evaluation processes.
Managing CWN’s relationship with the media, including inquiries and outreach.
Strategically monitoring and sharing current issues and opportunities with CWN team members, project partners, network participants and social media audiences that align with corporate strategy and program/project priorities.

Additional requirements
Undergraduate degree in communications or another relevant discipline.
5 years experience managing integrated multi-channel communications projects.
Experience or exposure to environmental, social or economic issues in Canada, whether through education or work experience.
Must be able to internalize corporate strategy, objectives and branding, and reflect this through integrated communications plans and content that engage target audiences.
Must possess excellent judgement and tact, with demonstrated ability to proactively identify and manage communications-related risks.
Ability to communicate, work and build rapport with professionals in academia, industry, media, government and non-governmental organizations.
Exceptional attention to detail and a strong visual eye.
Experience with social media and email campaign platforms, website and web analytics platforms.
Experience with design software (e.g., Photoshop, InDesign, PowerPoint) and virtual event platforms is an asset.
Fluency in French is highly desirable; facility with communication in other languages and cultural settings is considered an asset.

To Apply:
CWN is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in our recruitment and selection process. Please submit an attached cover letter and resume to , withholding your name and other identifying information (e.g., e-mail, personal social media accounts, etc.) from the attachments. This information should be provided ONLY in the body of the email. Include in your cover letter a description of why you want to join the CWN team and why we are a good fit for you. Applications will be accepted until at least September 27, 2021 at 9:00 AM EDT, or thereafter until the position is filled. Candidates may be selected for interviews prior to this date or on a rolling basis.