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Job Posting: Communications & Outreach Director

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POSITION: Director of Communications and Outreach

ABOUT US: SecondStreet.org is a new think tank that is focussed on telling stories of everyday Canadians and how they’re affected by government policies.

Simply put, we’re showing how everyday people are affected by a tax increase, a government health care policy decision, a natural resource project that has held up by government red tape, etc.

We communicate those stories through short videos, newspaper columns and media interviews. The stories are complemented by new research we’re conducting and the work of other reputable think tanks in Canada.

We see opportunity, choice and responsibility as three pillars for the successful, self-governing nation envisioned by Canada’s founders.

As a growing organization, we’re looking to hire some help.

JOB DESCRIPTION: We’re looking for someone to join our team either on a full-time or part-time basis (preferably the former).

As Director of Communications and Outreach, you will:

  • Work remotely in a flexible work environment
  • Help us find everyday Canadians who are willing to publicly share their experience with government policies
  • Conduct interviews online and in-person (some travel required) and provide direction to our video team during editing
  • Manage our social media platforms and regularly post material to our website
  • Assist with earned media activities (participate in interviews, write columns, help draft news releases, assist with editing content)
  • Other duties as assigned


QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:

This is a unique position and we don’t expect candidates to be able to check all the boxes. However, you should have experience with most areas (we can work together in areas where you need to brush up on your skills).

What we are looking for is someone who is:

  • Self-motivated and is prepared to work independently
  • The ideal candidate will be aware of major public policy issues in Canada and have a background in communications
  • Above all, the director must be enthusiastic and committed to the mission of SecondStreet.org


PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT AND REPORTING:

  • This position reports to the president and will provide a monthly activity report each month that outlines progress on annual performance measurements
  • After an initial six-month review, the president and CEO will conduct a comprehensive job evaluation

Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send their resume and a cover letter that explains their relevant experience – to Colin Craig: colin@secondstreet.org . The deadline for applying is June 30, 2020.

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