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Digital Communications Content Coordinator (18-month parental leave replacement contract)

    Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of 7 million ordinary people in more than 150 countries who come together to achieve extraordinary results in defending and promoting human rights. We get discriminatory laws changed and prisoners of conscience released. We’ve helped stop torture, commute death sentences and worked to end violence against women. We stand alongside Indigenous Peoples demanding that their rights be respected.

    Amnesty International Canada is recruiting a Digital Communications Content Coordinator for the duration of an extended parental leave.

    The Coordinator has central responsibility for coordinating and delivering digital content to achieve the full range of communication goals for Amnesty International Canada. This position has primary responsibility for creating the strategy and content that is delivered via email to Amnesty’s central emailing lists, to generate activism and deliver on our fundraising and campaign goals. This includes email appeals for funds, action-based emails, enewsletters and emails designed for cultivation. The other supporting areas of work are the management of digital supporter journeys, coordination of our annual event Write for Rights, and the alignment of Amnesty’s communication and organizing techniques to achieve our goals for broad public engagement.

    The Coordinator plays a key role in inter-departmental collaboration to identify and develop priority content around which Amnesty organizes and communicates across channels, and plays a leading role in formulating and delivering public engagement projects that grow its supporter base and deepen activism. The position is focused on reaching and engaging a broad public audience to facilitate lead generation and growth in both activism and fundraising, in support of the global movement.

    The Coordinator is a resource to all teams, and supports digital capacity across teams.

    Approximately 33% of the Coordinator’s time relates to fundraising.

    For full details, refer to the job description.



    Minimum of College or University degree with a focus on communications, online marketing, or other areas in humanities that brings knowledge of human rights and theories of social change.

    Minimum of three years of experience, including:

    • Experience publishing with CMS systems such as Drupal and WordPress;
    • Experience in fundraising sector;
    • Experience in event management;
    • Writing, proofreading and copy-editing experience;
    • Experience publishing with social media platforms such as Tumblr, Twitter, Pinterest, Flickr, Facebook and YouTube;
    • Experience using email marketing tools;
    • Experience with iMIS or other CRM/EMS application to track activity, run reports and assess engagement;
    • Proven ability to work with clients and stakeholders;
    • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced production environment, able to manage and meet deadlines in a collaborative work environment;
    • Proven ability to work cooperatively with others, particularly team colleagues with some requirement to solve problems and disputes;
    • Confident use of graphic design applications such as Adobe Photoshop;
    • Knowledge of Engaging Networks platform;
    • Knowledge of social media tracking;
    • Knowledge of organization and experience in activism and using digital tools for organizing.

    Ability to travel and work overtime as required. Travel is occasionally required of the post, no more than 4 times per year. Overtime is required to meet workload demands associated with regular events, e.g. Write for Rights, and to respond to urgent events.

    Hours:        Full-time (37.5 hours/week)

    Start date: January 30, 2018

    Duration:   18-month term

    Location:   Ottawa National Office

    Salary:       $60,925 - $63,100 per annum commensurate with qualifications (salary under review, includes 15% in lieu of benefits)

    Deadline:   Noon (eastern time), November 30, 2017

    Application Process

    Covering letter outlining your suitability for the position, resumé, and 2 supervisory references should be submitted electronically via Charity Village.

    Although we appreciate the interest of all candidates, only candidates invited for interviews will be contacted.

    Amnesty International Canada is committed to employment equity, actively seeks diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified applicants including women, members of racial minorities, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities.

    Accommodations are available to job applicants with disabilities upon request.


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