Communications Coordinator (14-month maternity leave cover)

Developing World Connections

Job Title: Communications Coordinator (14-month maternity leave cover)

Job Summary:

Developing World Connections is looking for a highly organized, professional and energetic individual to join its team. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communications Coordinator will plan, develop and direct online marketing strategies, advertising/fundraising campaigns, communication strategies and information programs. He/she will develop and maintain all materials that go to public, including the DWC website, newsletters, promotional information and special projects.


  • Develop strategies that grow the DWC online community, maintain a high degree of engagement, and contribute towards higher retention rates.
  • Lead the delivery of online advertising and fundraising programs (keywords, banners, etc.) with external agencies and staff.
  • Oversee and implement DWC’s online monthly giving program.
  • Ensure website and social media are current and optimized for natural/organic searches.
  • Develop and distribute marketing/PR materials to the public, Team Leaders and potential participants.
  • Develop and maintain images and headlines for promotional, electronic and print material.
  • Monitor and secure marketing opportunities. Liaise with media, update and distribute media material.
  • Oversee CRM system ensuring accuracy and effectiveness of use.
  • Prepare and distribute monthly online newsletters for all DWC subscribers.
  • Create compelling impact stories from participants and beneficiaries.
  • Secure promotional opportunities; attend trade shows and other events to promote DWC.
  • Develop and maintain website, web material and web presence.
  • Maintain awareness of competitors and industry trends. Stay abreast of best practices in online marketing and fundraising.
  • Other duties as required.

Required Skills, Training and Attributes:

  • Post-secondary degree in Marketing, Communications or Journalism, and 2-4 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Strong project management, analytical and organizational skills. Ability to work independently and part of a team.
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple, shifting priorities.
  • Experience working with integrated systems (i.e. understanding online/offline relationships and data)
  • Experience using content management systems (CMS)
  • Other technology experience and expertise (email management systems, CRM, fundraising platforms
  • E-mail and E-comms marketing and communications knowledge and experience

This is a 14-month maternity leave position. Applications will be accepted until Thursday June 18th, at 4:30 pm, with an anticipated start date of July 2nd. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates, please email your resume and cover letter to referencing Communications Coordinator in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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