National Director, Marketing and Communications
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
3d ago

National Director, Marketing and Communications

Tracking Code 600-053 Job Description

National Director, Marketing and Communications

If you are looking to make a real difference in the lives of more than 300,000 Canadians living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), now is the time to join our team at JDRF.

We are the largest charitable supporter of T1D research working towards treating, preventing and curing T1D.

Are you resilient, strategic and not afraid of a challenge? We’re searching for an experienced leader for the role of National Director, Marketing and Communications .

Your next exciting opportunity could be with JDRF if the following describes you :

  • You would humbly describe yourself as an exceptional marketing communications professional.
  • You think strategically about marketing communications but also understand how to build a team and oversee its operations.
  • You are a creative thinker who also understands the importance of rigour around process and approvals.
  • You enjoy supporting the development and growth of the teams you lead.
  • You have a knack for translating complex terminology into simple actionable content.
  • You are ready to join a growing organization that is making a major impact on the lives of people across the country.
  • Does the above resonate with you? As the National Director, Marketing and Communications , you would have the opportunity to make an impact by :

  • Leading a team of marketing communications professionals in providing service across the organization.
  • Developing and implementing an integrated national bilingual marketing and communications plan to advance JDRF’s brand identity, broaden and increase the visibility of its programs and build a strong public voice, ensuring that the plan resonates and is meaningful to markets across Canada.
  • Collaborating across JDRF to develop and implement marketing communications initiatives to support national core fundraising, major gifts, regional fundraising, government relations and advocacy, community engagement and corporate partnerships.
  • Identifying challenges and emerging issues and working with JDRF’s leadership team and colleagues to develop and deliver appropriate messages and communications strategies.
  • Defining JDRF’s digital marketing strategy including the use of digital marketing programs to drive awareness and acquisition.
  • Collaborating closely with JDRF International marketing teams, leveraging the work being done around the globe and ensuring JDRF Canada’s brand is aligned.
  • Identifying and managing top vendor relationships to ensure JDRF’s marketing communications efforts are supported and met.
  • Reviewing and approving all communications materials to ensure that JDRF’s voice is consistent and used appropriately with target audiences.
  • Overseeing the marketing and communications budget, evaluating cost effectiveness of all activities.
  • Providing ongoing evaluation of marketing communications metrics, ensuring efforts are adaptive to results (i.e. Google Analytics, Media impressions, social media engagement, etc.).
  • Does this sound like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? If you bring the following qualifications, we’d love to hear from you!

  • University or College degree in Marketing or Communications
  • 8 - 10 years of relevant experience in marketing communications, including at a leadership level and experience in the non-profit / charity sector would be an asset
  • Broad knowledge, experience, and skill in marketing and communications with an emphasis on brand management, digital marketing, strategic communications, problem solving, and team building
  • Proven strategic planning, organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to diagnose opportunities and propose solutions that meet JDRF’s overall needs
  • Ability to sell ideas and concepts
  • Attention to detail while also having the ability to see the big picture
  • Self-motivated, personable and service-oriented
  • Ability to work within a tight timeline and prioritize in a fast-paced dynamic environment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in order to successfully interact with external vendors and staff within the organization;
  • French communications skills would be an asset

    Why choose JDRF?

    We offer a competitive compensation package including (employer paid) group benefits, group RRSP matching program, paid annual vacation, professional development, flexible working arrangements.

  • We also offer a dynamic and positive working environment built on the core values of Respect, Understanding and Integrity;
  • Perseverance; Collaboration; Risk Taking and Entrepreneurship; and Efficiency, Effectiveness and Accountability.

    Submit your resume and cover letter for consideration today!

    Application Deadline : October 16, 2019

    JDRF is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. A request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.

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