COMMUNICATIONS AND GOVERNMENT RELATIONS MANAGER- GUELPH


Job Title:

Communications and Government Relations Manager

Company:

Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario

Company Description:

The Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO) supports farmers to build resilient ecological farms and grow a strong knowledge-sharing community


Job Type:

Full Time

Close to Public Transit:

Yes


Hours:

30 hours/week Guelph, or remote work from home

Compensation:

$40,000 - $48,000/year, depending on qualifications and experience


Duties:

Leading the development, management, and implementation of a multi-dimensional communications strategy targeting EFAO members, donors, policymakers, the public and other stakeholders, that incorporates traditional and social media, and supports EFAO programs and initiatives.  

  • Managing government relations and policy advocacy work with provincial and federal government departments
  • Acting as the primary staff liaison with Farmers for Climate Solutions and other allied organizations
  • Developing and managing content for EFAO’s website, blog, E-newsletter and social media
  • Coordinating content, providing editorial management, and working with external consultants to publish EFAO’s quarterly publication Ecological Farming in Ontario
  • Designing, developing, and incorporating new communication materials to support EFAO’s communications strategy
  • Serving as the central media contact for EFAO, including drafting and disseminating media releases, responding to inquiries and requests, and providing referrals as required. Planning and implementing marketing and promotion of EFAO events and resources, including the annual conference
  • Coordinating project management software to foster collaboration among staff and other stakeholders.

Skills:

  • Undergraduate degree in communications, marketing, journalism, or a related program, and a minimum of 2-3 years of experience in a relevant field, with experience in agriculture and food sectors, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in policy and advocacy work
  • Experience in plain language writing
  • Experience in editing, visual design, and production management
  • Extensive experience coordinating web platforms and social media accounts
  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and WordPress
  • Knowledge of digital marketing tactics, such as SEO and email marketing
  • Experience working in a not for profit environment is an asset
  • Experience with database management is an asset

How to Apply:

Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume or CV (in one PDF document) to Ali English at jobs@efao.ca by October 4, 2020 For more details about EFAO and the position, visit https://efao.ca/communications-government-relations-manager/