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French for the Future (Ottawa office) is looking for a BILINGUAL COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Development of promotional content, distribution and management of FFTF website and other communications tools
  • Coordinate communications, public relations, and media relations
  • Provide communications and public relations assistance in FFTF resource diversification activities
  • Marketing consultation (Branding, positioning, promotional product continuity)
  • Develop and implement communications strategies for the organization
  • Direct the organization and programs’ branding and promotional activities
  • Ensure the promotion of the four main programs of the organization
  • Manage and update content for the organization’s online presence (website, social networks)
  • Develop and implement social media strategies
  • Research and create promotional materials, according to the organization’s branding
  • Coordinate the sale of ad space on French for the Future’s web site and newsletter
  • Coordinate sponsor relations
  • Manage public and media relations for Local Forums and National Ambassador Youth Forum while on location
  • Design and send out the monthly newsletter
  • Write, edit and format documentation related to the promotion of the organization (flyers, press releases, posters, articles for our partners’ news bulletins and journals)
  • Translate documents or coordinate translation services when necessary
  • Perform other administrative duties upon request

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3-5 years’ work experience in a communication/public relations/marketing position with experience in the volunteer/not-for-profit sector.
  • University degree or postgraduate college certificate/diploma in a relevant field (communications, marketing, journalism).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both French and English
  • Strong interpersonal and public relations skills, with sound political judgment
  • Required (Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Publisher)
  • Definite Asset: (Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Web-based applications)
  • Able to work evenings and weekends as required (frequent travel)
  • Adaptable and able to work well within a team;
  • Autonomy, flexibility, and decision-making ability
  • Motivated with a track record of taking initiative;

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA

  • Candidates must legally be entitled to work in Canada.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

French for the Future is a national organization with a small yet effective six-person team based in Toronto and Ottawa. The Communications Coordinator must be a team player capable of working with minimal supervision and managing routine office matters. Our unique culture fosters a dynamic, flexible workplace where employees are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. As a member of a diverse, young, high-performing team, each employee is driven to learn and contribute.

French for the Future is a not-for-profit organization that promotes Canada’s official bilingualism and the immediate and lifelong benefits of learning and communicating in French to students from grades 7 to 12 across Canada. For more information on French for the Future, please visit our website: www.french-future.org.

EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS

Commensurate with experience and qualifications ($42,000 – $52,000) annually.

On contract until March 31, 2019 with renewal on a yearly basis

The selected candidate’s performance will be evaluated after the completion of a three-month probationary period.

HOW TO APPLY

 Please send your resume and cover letter in either French or English telling us why you think you’d be a great addition to French for the Future’s team to direction@francais-avenir.org before May 23rd 2018. Please indicate “BILINGUAL COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR” in the subject line.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  French for the Future is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.


 

French for the Future (Ottawa office) is looking for an ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT AGENT

RESPONSABILITIES

  • Accounts payable – work under the Operations and Finance Manager to manage AP (printing cheques, making photocopies, filing cheques and invoices, keeping digital records of expenses)
  • Accounts receivable – work under the Operations and Finance Manager to manage AR (collect data, photocopy cheques, issue donation receipts, make bank deposits)
  • Track expense reports
  • Organize travel and make necessary reservations
  • Manage general correspondence and mail
  • Design and layout various documents
  • Keep an inventory of office supplies
  • Manage, coordinate and inventory promotional materials
  • Occasionally, translate short texts
  • Keep filing systems up-to-date
  • Perform other administrative, budgetary and bookkeeping tasks
  • Assist in setting up the organization’s programs and organizing events (logistical follow-up, liaison with local coordinators and suppliers)
  • Participate in conferences as an exhibitor

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent interpersonal/people skills
  • Strong detail, organizational and administrative skills
  • Strong trouble-shooting and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, public speaking experience an asset
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task, and meet deadlines in a busy environment
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team
  • Interest in community engagement initiatives, specifically in relation to volunteer recruitment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office – specifically Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proficiency in both official languages is an asset
  • Bookkeeping experience an asset

WORK ENVIRONMENT

French for the Future is a national organization with a small yet effective six-person team based in Toronto and Ottawa. The Future (Ottawa office) is looking for an Administrative Support Agent must be a team player capable of working with minimal supervision and managing routine office matters. The Administrative Support Agent will report to the Operations and Finance Manager and the Executive Director as needed. Our unique culture fosters a dynamic, flexible workplace where employees are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. As a member of a diverse, young, high-performing team, each employee is driven to learn and contribute.

French for the Future is a not-for-profit organization that promotes Canada’s official bilingualism and the immediate and lifelong benefits of learning and communicating in French to students from Grades 7 to 12 across Canada. For more information on French for the Future, please visit our website: www.french-future.org.

EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS

6 months contract (with possibility of extension)

$17.50/hour

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your resume and cover letter telling us why you think you’d be a great addition to French for the Future’s team to direction@francais-avenir.org before May 28, 2018. Please indicate “ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT AGENT” in the subject line.

While we thank all applicants for applying, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. French for the Future is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.