PFC

Bilingual Conference Communications Coordinator – Project-based Contract

Position: Contract
Salary: $40/hour

Are you a bilingual, experienced communications professional looking to help advance the non-profit and charitable sector?  If so, help us enhance and amplify the impact of Canada’s philanthropic foundations and funders, for a just, equitable and sustainable world. PFC is an ideal match if you are looking for purpose in your work and want to be part of a values-driven, national team, with a strong pan-Canadian network. 

We know the greatest ideas come from a diverse mix of backgrounds, minds, and experiences, and are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment as well as seeking diversity from communities underrepresented in philanthropy. 

About PFC 

A national charitable organization, Philanthropic Foundations Canada (PFC) is Canada’s national philanthropic network, working together towards a more just, equitable and sustainable world. In partnership with its diverse membership of Canadian foundations and funders, and in collaboration with civil society, business, and government, PFC advances the common good, through collaboration, learning, and advocacy. Our membership is comprised of foundations, charities, corporate giving programs, donor-advised funds, and nonprofits whose primary function and activity is grantmaking. Learn more about us here

About the Bilingual Conference Communications Coordinator position 

PFC is looking for a conference project-specific Communications Coordinator on a part-time short-term contract to start ASAP in lead up to our national conference in Ottawa in September 2024.   

As Conference Communications Coordinator, you will report to the Director of Membership Engagement and Communications and work closely with the Director of Learning & Collaboration, while working collaboratively with our small team to produce PFC’s national conference. You will be responsible for a variety of communications- and marketing-related tasks to support our 2024 Conference. 

Your success in this role will result from your impeccable French and English language skills (written), your knowledge of Communications principles and practices, your ability to write crisp copy, your understanding of audience, and your attention to detail. You will have an excellent sense of how to organize information efficiently, to take initiative in a team environment, and to communicate effectively to diverse constituencies and across different platforms.    

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

Communications and Marketing  

The Bilingual Conference Communications Coordinator will work with the Communications and Conference teams to implement the Communications and Marketing plan for PFC’s 2024 national conference. Duties and responsibilities will be to: 

  • Write, review, and publish concise conference-related copy, e.g. event descriptions, blog posts, newsletter content, etc. 
  • Update, review and finalize content on our web platform (WordPress) 
  • Update, review and finalize content on our web event management platform, creating the conference experience (Cvent) 
  • Draft content for and post on our social media platforms (Linkedin, Facebook, X (formerly Twitter)) 
  • Create graphics, using our graphic templates (Canva) 
  • Ensure communications materials are accurate in both French and English 
  • Other tasks as required   

Qualifications 
  
Required 

  • Fluently bilingual in both official languages: especially proficiently able to read and write in English and French with ease, accuracy, and confidence.  
  • A marketing and communications skillset, with experience within the charitable sector being an asset 
  • Confidence in writing and proofreading copy that follows organizational standards and uses organizational voice 
  • Proven ability to deliver work and perform tasks on a timely basis 
  • Experience in Event-based marketing and communications is an asset 
  • Knowledge of website builders, ideally WordPress or similar 
  • Confidence and experience in drafting and producing electronic newsletters – using Campaign Monitor or similar tools (e.g. Mailchimp) 
  • Knowledge of data records management in work rituals – e.g. using a CRM 
  • Experience using multiple professional social media accounts   
  • Proven ability to deliver work and perform tasks on a timely basis 
  • Demonstrated personal and professional interest in advancing justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion within Canada’s non-profit and charitable sector 

Preferred 

  • Knowledge of SharePoint and MS Teams or experience using collaborative workspaces  
  • Knowledge of WordPress or other website builder platform 
  • Knowledge of event management platforms 
  • Knowledge of CRM platforms 

Compensation and Contract Terms 

Start Date: As soon as possible 

Rate: $40/hour 

Part-time: a minimum of 20 hours a week 

Contract timeline: Until end of October 2024, with possibility of extension 

While we have offices in Montreal and Toronto, PFC supports a remote work environment. Ideally, candidates will be based in Montreal or the Ottawa-Gatineau region, but the successful candidate can work from anywhere in Canada. 

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If you believe that your profile meets our needs, please forward your CV with a cover letter to hr@pfc.ca. All information received will be treated in the strictest confidence.