Ontario Nonprofit Network
Are you a collaborative, creative communications and organizational leader who wants to make an impact for the 58,000 nonprofits in Ontario? Join Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) as our Director of Strategic Communications and Initiatives.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for someone to contribute to ONN’s team as a senior leader responsible for ONN’s overall communications strategies and plans, emerging partnerships and initiatives, with demonstrated experience to lead people and contribute to ONN’s revenue development.
The successful candidate will enjoy working with a small, caring, collaborative team (14 staff) focused on building relationships and working towards collective solutions for the nonprofit sector.
Who are we?
Ontario’s nonprofit sector is diverse, with over 58,000 organizations in communities across the province. ONN plays a unique role: developing and analyzing public policy, connecting nonprofits across the province with engagement opportunities and advocacy campaigns, and channeling collective expertise to find solutions to issues facing the sector. ONN works alongside its provincial network to create innovative ways to strengthen the nonprofit sector. ONN is committed to advancing racial justice in the nonprofit sector and encourages nonprofits to play an active role in truth and reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples.
What will the Director of Strategic Communications and Initiatives do?
Reporting to ONN’s Executive Director, and working with ONN’s staff, board, and a network of nonprofits, the Director of Strategic Communications and Initiatives will:
- Create and support the implementation of ONN’s strategic communications plan(s) and strategies including objectives, outcomes, tactics/tools and evaluation. Includes leading digital strategies, overall key messaging, brand alignment and consistency across ONN’s initiatives and teams.
- Co-lead the development and support the implementation of communications campaigns alongside appropriate team leads (such as issue-specific or advocacy campaigns, release of new reports or data, etc.).
- Lead media relations for ONN.
- Alongside the ED, lead and support relationship building with strategic partners and support the implementation of a resource development strategy for ONN.
- Co-lead ONN’s response to opportunities and initiatives that arise; ensure alignment with mission, vision, values and strategic imperatives.
- Play a leadership role in building ONN’s internal culture and supportive decent work environment.
- Contribute to ONN’s commitment to embed equity, anti-racism and anti oppression in our organization.
- Senior level management leadership experience in the nonprofit sector; including human resources and finances (managing people and money); minimum 3 years at director or equivalent level
- A strategic and critical thinker, with stellar verbal and written communication skills
- Digital communications expertise related to planning and implementation
- Experience, knowledge of, and passion for Ontario’s nonprofit sector; someone who loves public policy and the opportunity to focus on systemic change
- Project management experience and ability to plan and carry out complex assignments within tight deadlines
- A team player who is collaborative and exhibits and embraces the values of ONN
- Demonstrated commitment and experience that will support and build ONN as an equity responsive organization
- A fun, caring colleague that is committed to relationship building and decent work practices
- Educational and/or related work experience in communications, political studies, public policy, public administration, nonprofit management or related field
- Resource development (e.g. grant writing, sponsorship) experience an asset
- Permanent position, full-time (37.5 hours/week). Three month probationary period; health and dental benefits, 3 weeks of vacation plus shut down week in December, and enrolment in OPTrust Select’s pension plan.
- Salary range: $85,000 – $100,000
- Open concept office based in Toronto (Yonge & St. Clair). ONN also has a flexible work policy for place of work and work hours.
- All new hires are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume in a single PDF document via email with the subject line “Director of Communications” to [email protected] by 5:00pm EST on April 3, 2023.
ONN is committed to racial justice and truth and reconciliation. We encourage Black, Indigenous, and racialized candidates to apply for this position.
We also encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
About Ontario Nonprofit Network
Ontario’s nonprofit sector is diverse, with over 58,000 organizations in communities across the province. The Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) plays a unique role: developing and analyzing public policy, connecting nonprofits across the province with engagement opportunities and advocacy campaigns, and channeling collective expertise to find solutions to issues facing the sector. ONN works alongside its provincial network to create innovative ways to strengthen the nonprofit sector. ONN is committed to advancing racial justice in the nonprofit sector and encouraging nonprofits to play an active role in truth and reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples.
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