Reports to: Vice President, Communications and Public Policy Date: July 2019 Status: Exempt
Job Summary AFP seeks an engaging, creative, self-motivated individual to join our Communications team. The Communication Coordinator provides a broad range of communications support to the organization, focusing on generating content for a wide variety of AFP communications vehicles including our newsletter, magazine and website, and managing AFP’s social media platforms. The position works to ensure quality, consistency, and timeliness of all content for all audiences: internal, the general public and critical stakeholders including policy makers. The Communications Coordinator works closely with the Vice President, Communications and Public Policy, and Director, Digital Experience, to implement a communications strategy to 30,000+ members.
Write, edit, and manage articles, press releases, fact sheets, Q&As, and other AFP documents, working with different AFP departments and staff to ensure key messages, programs and brand are supported.
Coordinate and help support other types of communications, including videos, infographics, speeches, podcasts, etc., as well as supporting the Communications Department in the publication of AFP’s Advancing Philanthropy magazine. Take the lead on ensuring content and publication of the AFP Daily, AFP’s newsletter, every day.
Proactively lead social media content planning initiatives for AFP, including editorial strategy, social channel prioritization, social asset recommendations (images, video content, animation, etc.), copy and messaging development, and partner engagement opportunities, etc., working with marketing and other staff. The role will also take responsibility for analyzing success of and tracking digital and social media effectiveness using appropriate analytics tools to demonstrate progress.
Manage member communities in closed AFP discussion communities and develop new and innovative ways to engage members in AFP’s communications forums and vehicles.
Support the Director, Digital Experience, in ensuring appropriate and updated content for the website and be able to upload content to the website and other online platforms if Director is unavailable.
Support the Vice President, Communications and Public Policy on AFP’s awards and National Philanthropy Day programs, and identify public relations and media opportunities for the association.
Work cross-departmentally to serve the communications needs of the organization and provide general support to the communications team as needed.
BA/BS in marketing or communications or equivalent experience
2 -3 years of communication and social media experience
Knowledge and Skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to remain creative, diplomatic, calm under pressure
Attention to detail
Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional department, and to foster communication and collaboration internally and externally
Strong organizational skills
Ability to take initiative and act proactively
Able to prioritize and execute tasks
Ability to work with multiple stakeholders at varying levels of management with credibility.
Comfort with complexity, ambiguity, and change.
Possess strong content writing ability, oral communication skills, and creativity, attention to detail and excellent proofing and editing skills.
Self-starter with self-confidence, enthusiasm, and strong customer service orientation.
$45,000 - $55,000 based on experience
About Association of Fundraising Professionals
With approximately 3,800 members residing in Canada, AFP is dedicated to promoting and advancing the cause of its Canadian members. AFP supports Canadian members in 20 Chapters, and provides essential leadership to Canada’s robust charitable sector.