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Position: Digital Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Location: Provincial Office

Reports to: Manager, Communications, Public Affairs and Marketing

Status: Full-time

Position Overview:

The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (SSO) is a leading charitable health organization supporting individuals, families, caregivers and communities affected by schizophrenia and psychosis across the province since 1979. Our aim is to make positive changes in the lives of people affected by schizophrenia and psychotic illness by building supportive communities through services, education, advocacy and research into the social factors that directly affect mental illness. SSO’s innovation initiative, the Institute for Advancements in Mental Health (IAM), aims to improve the quality of life for people with mental illness. Through innovative solutions that help people in our communities who are impacted by mental illness, SSO hopes to change the way society looks at mental illness.

We are looking for a stellar communications professional with a proven track record of providing outstanding communications support. A creative and organized multi-tasker with excellent attention to detail, you can demonstrate experience developing, implementing and managing successful social media strategies that engage and inspire communities.

You are digitally savvy, a creative and focused writer who is adept at creating and reviewing a wide variety of communication materials to support communications objectives. You are strategic and can ask the right questions and do the right research to deliver the best communication product. You are a positive person with initiative and a team player who can prioritize and re-prioritize tasks as required.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

Communications Support (50%)

  •  Draft content for a wide range of communication materials across multiple channels, including web copy, social media, promotional material, presentations, reports, stories and other digital content (including creating visuals); interview stakeholders as needed
  •  Proofread, update, and fact-check communication materials, ensuring a consistent brand voice in all external and internal communications
  •  Build relationships with SSO stakeholders as you work to support SSO’s communications objectives
  •  Provide input and collaborate on creation of communication plans, managing and executing specific deliverables as assigned
  •  Develop visual creative using Adobe Suite of products (or use others as needed)
  •  Develop content for SSO quarterly newsletter (Constant Contact)
  •  Support internal stakeholder communication needs, including SSO’s innovation program, the Institute for Advancement in Mental Health and other programs
  •  Maintain SSO website
  •  Provide media relations support, including: daily media monitoring, distribution of media releases and advisories, drafting media materials
  •  Maintain accurate and up-to-date media lists
  •  Support and promote the development of digital corporate fundraising, e.g. through the promotion of online events and via the SSO website

Social Media (30%)

  • Act as SSO Social Media Ambassador and Community Manager, proactively responding to messages and comments and cultivating positive stakeholder relations on all social channels
  •  Support development and implementation of a social media strategy with the goal to grow followers and engagement on SSO’s channels
  •  Research content & draft copy and visuals for new and engaging social media posts
  •  Maintain social media editorial calendar for all platforms, working with our external vendor

Events Support (10%)

* Working with fundraising colleagues and our event consultant, support and promote organization’s fundraising events as needed

* Assist with coordination and organization of corporate and community events including assisting with display stands & tables, presentations and other materials

* Attend organizational events as required

Project Coordination and Support (10%)

  • Project manage department activities and follow up on relevant department initiatives
  • Compile and review third-party research and articles on a variety of issues
  • Maintain monthly reporting on social media, media monitoring, website traffic and individual campaigns
  • Analyze, develop and report on media coverage for brand impact, as well as social media campaign metrics, website traffic and other campaigns, as required
  •  Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • B. A. and/or communications/public relations degree or certificate from a recognized university or college
  • Minimum of 2 and up to 4 years relevant work experience (internships count) in a corporate or charitable communications role
  • Experience developing and implementing successful social media strategies across a variety of platforms
  • Experience maintaining a website using user-friendly simple CMS (e.g. WordPress, Kentico etc.) – coding experience an asset
  • Experienced with social media analytics (e.g. HootSuite, Twitter, Facebook) and Google Analytics

Relevant Skills and Attributes:

  •  Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office, including Excel and PowerPoint as well as Constant Contact (or similar) and Adobe suite of design products
  •  Basic to intermediate digital production skills (e.g. editing photos, videos); advanced skills a strong asset
  •  Outstanding writing and editing skills for a variety of mediums; fundraising writing experience a strong asset
  •  Demonstrated project coordination skills
  •  Proven ability to complete work with minimal supervision
  •  Ability to interact effectively with staff and leaders in the organization
  •  Passion for making an impact for better mental health

Work Environment:

  •  Works in a traditional office environment, very infrequent travel required
  •  Some evening and weekend work may be required
  •  Some exposure to hazards and difficult circumstances

The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario is committed to equity in employment and actively seeks applicants from diverse backgrounds.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter (one document in Word or pdf format) by March 20, 2019 via e-mail to info@schizophrenia.on.ca.

We thank all applicants in advance, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Job Posting

Position: Finance Coordinator 

Location: Provincial Office                       

Reports to: Director, Finance and Administration 

Status: Full-time 

Position Overview

The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (SSO) is a charitable health organization supporting individuals, families, caregivers and communities affected by schizophrenia and psychosis across the province since 1979. Our aim is to make positive changes in the lives of people affected by schizophrenia and psychotic illness by building supportive communities through services, education, advocacy and research into the social factors that directly affect mental illness. We are a community leader and fill a critical service gap for families who use our services.  

We are looking for a stellar finance professional with a proven track record of providing outstanding finance support. A creative and organized multi-tasker with excellent attention to detail, you can demonstrate experience in the preparation and analysis of financial records and statements, development of organizational budgets and government reporting. 

You are strategic and ensure accuracy and compliance with existing guidelines, policies and procedures. You are a positive person with initiative and a team player who can prioritize and re-prioritize tasks as required. 

Key Areas of Responsibility:   

  • Support for the general ledger including data entry in GP Dynamics for the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and the Local Health Integrated Networks (LHINs) and compliance with Ontario Health Reporting (OHR) standards as well as financial reports for month end review 

  • Responsible for the preparation and submission of government reporting including LHINs and MOHLTC 

  • Takes a leadership role on GP Dynamics upgrades and liaises with CCIM to resolve any deficiencies 

  • Assists with the preparation and analysis of monthly financial statements and forecasts 

  • Maintains accounting procedures including processing of invoices, adjustments to account allocations, balance sheet accounts and payroll support and back-up in GP Dynamics 

  • Ensures adherence to reporting requirements of government funders, foundations and corporate donors 

  • Assists with the preparation of organizational budgets and other financial reports as requested by the Director of Finance and Administration 

  • Responsible for accounting functions such as accounts payable, accounts receivables, bank reconciliations and journal entries 

  • Provides assistance with year-end audit and assists in the preparation of required documentation  

  • Provides process suggestions and implements improvements on an ongoing basis 

  • Other duties as assigned 

 

Education and Experience: 

  • University degree in related field required 

  • Three to five years relevant experience required 

  • Thorough understanding of legislation and regulations governing non-profit charitable organizations 

  • Experience developing operational budgets in support of organizational goals and activities 

  • Experience in investments, donation management and revenue monitoring 

 

Relevant Skills and Attributes: 

  • Strong oral and written communication skills in required 

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment  

  • Detail oriented, accurate, organized, analytical and a good problem solver 

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 

  • Intermediate level technical skills required 

  • Experience with GP Dynamics, HRIS and MS Office Suite required 

  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge an asset 

 

Work Environment:  

  • Moderate level of physical effort for short periods required 

  • Works in a traditional office setting; no travel required 

  • Little exposure to hazards or difficult circumstances 

 

The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario is committed to equity in employment and actively seeks applicants from diverse backgrounds.   

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter (one document in Word or pdf format) by March 20, 2019 via e-mail to info@schizophrenia.on.ca.  

We thank all applicants in advance, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.