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Lifesaving Society Ontario
in Toronto
invites applications for the position of
Communications Coordinator

October 9, 2023

Job Description

Communications Coordinator

The Lifesaving Society is a full-service provider of programs, products and services designed to prevent drowning. As Canada's lifeguarding experts, we set the standard for professional lifeguard training and certify Canada's National Lifeguards. We are currently seeking an individual to support Lifesaving Society communications. The Lifesaving Society offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Job Type:

Permanent, Full-time

Location:

400 Consumers Road, Toronto ON

Hours:

Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Reporting to:

Senior Communications Officer

Salary & benefits

Starting salary of $67,687 plus benefits

To apply:

Send resume and cover letter in confidence to : applyforajob@lifeguarding.com

JOB DESCRIPTION

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide administrative support to the Communications department including:
    • Manage Communications team shared calendar.
    • Manage project status updates including tracking the status of Communications projects and tasks; providing monthly team updates, ensuring shared document folders are up to date.
    • Collect, review and assess: newsletter content submissions, social media content submissions and communication plan requests.
    • Assist with inventory management and/or other functions related to the operation of the Society's in-house publishing company.
    • Support Lifesaving Society events (e.g., AGM, sport competitions, media events).
  1. Support social media growth and activities:
    • Draft copy and create posts.
    • Monitor accounts, community, comments and reviews; consult with activity centre experts to respond to customer queries.
  1. Draft copy for various Society print and digital communications and publications including announcements, reports, citations, etc., consistent with standard Canadian English usage and Society style.

 

Assist with and coordinate website content development using Umbraco (CMS) and HTML.

Required Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of the following education, skills and experience will enable the successful applicant to perform the primary job functions successfully. All requirements below are essential unless otherwise indicated as an "asset."

 

  • Education in communications, marketing, journalism or related discipline preferred.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills in English and proven ability to write in various formats - print, web, social - following a style guide.
  • Strong project management, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft 360: Planner, Lists, SharePoint, Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Basic graphic design skills - Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Canva.
  • Basic HTML experience, familiar with website content management systems.
  • Creative thinking and experience with community management and growth.
  • Knowledge of social media analytics and ability to create regular reports.
  • Ability to research concepts and translate them into plain English.
  • Familiarity with the Lifesaving Society and its programs is an asset.
  • Familiarity with the traditional print publishing processes is an asset.
  • Ability to work well independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with team members.

The Lifesaving Society is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified candidates. If selected for an interview, please inform us of any accommodation you may require during the process.

Contact Information

Further information on this position is available from Adrian Herscovici, Senior Communications Officer (416) 490-8844 ext: 262 or adrianh@lifeguarding.com

 

We thank all applicants for their interest in this role; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Special Instructions

About the Lifesaving Society

The Lifesaving Society is a national volunteer organization and registered charity working to prevent drowning and water-related injury. We are composed of tens of thousands of individual members, and over 4,000 affiliated swimming pools, waterfronts, schools and clubs. We save lives and prevent water-related injury through our training programs, Water Smart® public education, drowning prevention research, aquatic safety management and lifesaving sport. The Society has been educating Canadians since the first Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion was earned in 1896. Each year, more than 1.2 million Canadians participate in the Society's swimming, lifesaving, lifeguard, first aid and leadership training programs. For more information, please visit www.lifesavingsociety.com or follow us on social media.