True Sport Communications Coordinator

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is an independent, national, not-for-profit organization.We want to make sport better because we recognize that quality sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. We work collaboratively with the Canadian and international sport communities to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protect the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocate for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone. The CCES is seeking an individual to fill this full-time position.

As the successful candidate, you will contribute to the growth of values-based and principle-driven sport through the activation of True Sport and the work of the CCES using a variety of strategies includingcommunications support, online promotion, community activation, partnership development, and member relations. The True Sport Communications Coordinator assists volunteer sport administrators, sport clubs, schools, recreational facilities, municipal officials and others to offer a sport experience that is consistent with the True Sport values and principles by contributing to the identification, development, dissemination and promotion of True Sport tools and resources. The Coordinator will also implement numerous projects and initiatives in cooperation with various partners.

Duties & Responsibilities:

True Sport Communications and Member Engagement 

  • Create, publish and maintain content for web based and social media platforms;
  • Help steward online relationships with influencers and stakeholders;
  • Assist in developing, strengthening and presenting tracking and metrics, for digital content, including for web, social media, direct mail and other communications activities;
  • Coordinate the planning, writing, review and application of messaging as per True Sport brand documents;
  • Coordinate the communication, promotion and dissemination of True Sport tools and resources;
  • Coordinate the execution of the True Sport Member Engagement strategy by surveying and providing information, consultation and follow-up support to current and potential members and referral to additional information and support when relevant;
  • Collaborate with Manager, Sport Community Engagement, True Sport Project Manager and other team members to develop communication and distribution strategies that will broaden True Sport reach and deepen True Sport engagement;
  • Coordinate the design, layout and application of various resources and promotional materials using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator;
  • Attend meetings, participate in the preparation and delivery of presentations, and outreach to current True Sport members, potential True Sport members and other partners and/or stakeholders.

Project Coordination

  • Coordinate numerous projects and initiatives to meet objectives identified in the True Sport annual plan;
  • Coordinate various initiatives, ensuring all objectives, are met;
  • Coordinate selection, design and procurement of True Sport promotional items;
  • Coordinate order fulfillment and inventory of True Sport promotional items;
  • Contribute to funder reports, board reports and True Sport Foundation contract for services reporting as required;
  • Assist with idea generation for new projects and business development opportunities.

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Undergraduate degree in communications or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience related to the responsibilities of the position.
  • A minimum of one year experience in a relevant position, knowledge of the Canadian sport community preferred.
  • Proven project coordination skills including the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, work in a multifaceted, dynamic and fast-paced changing environment while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Team player with a positive, flexible and creative approach to challenges and a strong desire to learn, grow and succeed.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to learn quickly and self-motivate while working independently and/or collaborating as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in social platforms including but not limited to Twitter; Facebook; Instagram and LinkedIn.
  • Social and online “connector” and a capacity to engage with influencers and key online stakeholders.
  • A passion for values-based and principle-driven sport and all things digital and social, following trends and ever-evolving norms, practices and functionalities on social media platforms.
  • Confident presenter, strong facilitation, communication and relationship building skills.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to self-organize, prioritize and work simultaneously on multiple projects and consistently meet deadlines.
  • Solid attention to brand and design practices, as well as the ability to produce visual, audio and video content an asset.
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.
  • Functional in French language (verbal and written) preferred.

Starting Annual Salary Range: $37,000 - $40,000

Location: Ottawa

Applications for this position (resume and cover letter) should be submitted in confidence electronically by November 13, 2019 to the attention of Rosemary Foerster, Manager, Human Resources, Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport at personnel@cces.ca .

Throughout its recruitment process, the CCES is committed to Canada’s linguistic duality and diversity of its people. We welcome expressions of interest from all qualified applicants including Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups, and all gender identities and sexual orientations. Upon request, accommodation will be provided during the hiring process.

This position is made possible with financial support from the Government of Canada. We thank all applicants for their interest but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.