Communications and Public Relations Advisor – French

Status

Permanent Full-time Position (35 hours/week)

Workplace

Montreal

Starting date

As soon as possible

Reference number

COM-CONS-01-23

Deadline

January 23, 2023

To apply

Send a resume and cover letter to: rh.hr@devp.org

Our website : www.devp.org

We encourage members of employment equity groups to apply
Only candidates eligible to work in Canada will be considered for this position

The organization

DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE- CARITAS CANADA is one of the leading Canadian international development NGOs and the official international solidarity organization of the Canadian Catholic Church. The organization supports local partners located in several countries of the Global South. With a network of members across Canada, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE- CARITAS CANADA raises the awareness of Canadians about the causes of worldwide poverty and injustice and mobilizes Canadians around actions for change.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of the Department, the Communications and Public Relations Advisor carries out a variety of communications activities that meet the needs of the organization as a whole and those of its various departments.

  1. Promote Development and Peace in the media to various audiences and respond to requests for information;
  2. Promote the organization’s activities and programs by actively participating in the launch and execution of special campaigns and activities (e.g. Share Lent, Fall Campaign, Emergency Relief, Orientation Assembly, etc.)
  3. Contribute to the organization’s brand image and marketing positioning;
  4. Assist the Director of the Department in the development and implementation of internal and external communications programs;
  5. Prepare and develop audio-visual, print and website materials for internal and external audiences;
  6. Act, when required by the Director, as a spokesperson for the organization;
  7. Ensure the flow and exchange of information between the communications department and other departments of the organization;
  8. Participate in the development and execution of the Department’s work plan;
  9. Participate in meetings with other departments as required;
  10. Promotes teamwork and sharing of department resources to accomplish department activities.

Requirements

Academic background
• Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or the equivalent
Languages
• Excellent command of written and spoken French
• Fluency in written and spoken English
• Spanish (asset)
• Ability to write, to revise and correct texts
Software and computer programs
• Mastery of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)
Experience
• Four years of relevant experience in communications and coordinating events. Experience in fundraising (asset)
Specific knowledge
• Good knowledge of the media and cultural realities
Quality
• Very good listening and interpersonal communications skills
Availability
• Available to travel in Canada and abroad
• Available for occasional evening and weekend work

Working conditions

  • Competitive salary and working conditions according to the collective agreement
  • Group insurance and pension plan
  • Possibility of a hybrid work mode (telecommuting and office presence)
  • Four weeks vacation after one year of service.