Job Posting: Communications Manager

Job Posting: Communications Manager 
Job ID #38905
Application Deadline: February 22, 2016, 5pm

Are media relations, writing, and event planning the three things you need to help create your dream job? Are you driven to support meaningful causes and taking a leadership role when it comes to driving content? Does executing that perfect media hit shoot a fantastic burst of adrenalin through your veins? If so, then joining the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation and the Greenbelt Fund as our Communications Manager will give you just that and more.

Scope of Work:

The Communications Manager will report to the Vice President of Communications and Operations, while working closely with Fund and Foundation staff, the CEO and other members to:

  • Execute high quality communications for all aspects of the Foundation and Fund –including earned media, which promote the Greenbelt and Fund/Foundation to wide-reaching audiences
  • Lead all media opportunities including those which communicate key grant activities, events, and accomplishments
  • Lead, plan, project manage and successfully deliver key projects, materials and partnerships such as events, marketing materials, social media and website projects, etc.
  • Create media plans that communicate Foundation and Fund messaging, and results
  • Develop and build relationships with reporters, editors, producers, columnists, etc. in print, television, radio, and online media, both mainstream and trade
  • Maintain media lists and oversee media tracking and reports on media presence
  • Work with grantees to collaborate on/approve communication strategies and materials and ensure these support the goals of the Fund and the Foundation
  • Assist in the managing of issues/crisis communications as required
  • Act as an organizational spokesperson as required
  • Participate in and drive proactive media interviews and campaigns
  • Write and edit meaningful content for dissemination including proofing and copy editing
  • Identify and disseminate relevant news in a timely manner
  • Establish and adjust benchmarks and indicators for success
  • Conduct all other duties as assigned


Qualifications - The successful candidate will have:

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum of two years’ experience in the communications/public relations field
  • Proven ability to manage all aspects of a communications rollout – from strategy to project management to generating media interest
  • Skilled in the use of social media tools including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience with the Media Relations Points system will be considered an asset
  • Experience working in/with the government will be considered an asset
  • Knowledge and experience working in NationBuilder will be considered an asset
  • Knowledge of land use planning, environmental, and/or agricultural issues will be considered an asset
  • A valid driver’s license will be considered an asset, though is not mandatory
  • A great sense of humour


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated proactive planning, organization, problem solving, coordination and negotiation skills
  • Self-starter, energetic team member
  • Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and on tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and manage relationships with multiple media outlets
  • Ability to give and take constructive feedback


Application Process:

Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae outlining your interest and qualifications for this position no later than end of day (5pm), February 22nd 2016 to:

Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation
Subject: Communications Manager Position #38905

Please note, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 


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