Communications & Event Assistant: United Way Cape Breton

  • Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Deadline: November 27, 2019 at 11:00 pm


The person in this position is responsible to help build and maintain relationships with organizations and volunteers; identifying key messages and communicating them to potential community partners and stakeholders; monitoring media coverage and managing and creating content for all social media channels. This position is heavily special-event focused, including fundraising and awareness events.


  • Website/Social Media – Write for the external website. Responsible for website and social media updates, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Media Relations – Research and write press releases and backgrounders. Manage the media list
  • Writing and editing – Researching, writing and editing of communications materials such as speeches, letters andfeature stories
  • Special Events – Provide support for events, including United Way Cape Breton’s biggest annual fundraisingevent: Winter Gala. Event duties include: collateral development, planning and on-site participation
  • Media Monitoring – Identify, monitor and gather information and issues
  • Research – General information requests and update the database
  • Work, in assistance, with UWCB staff & other non-profits on community impact and community investmentprojects
  • Campaign- data entry, picking up of campaign packages, helping develop promotional pieces, volunteerappreciation, etc.
  • Effectively convey the mission, benefits and organizational values of United Way Cape Breton to general public,businesses, community leaders and all internal and external United Way Cape Breton constituents
  • Promote a cooperative spirit among coworkers and other partners
  •  Other duties as assigned by Campaign Manager/Executive DirectorSKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Enthusiastic and outgoing individual with a high degree of initiative
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently (displays willingness to work with small team)
  • Able to handle multiple tasks in a highly active and fast-paced work environment
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong work ethic
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills are essential
  • Excellent written, verbal, organizational, interpersonal and presentation and facilitation skills
  • Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations to diverse groups of individuals including topmanagement, public groups and employee groups
  • Interacts well with others and is able to maintain positive relationships throughout the community with diversegroups of people and with a wide variety of work environments
  • Demonstrates abilities in the following areas: analyzing data and providing recommendations from analysis,troubleshooting, sensitivity, diplomacy and discretion with personal and corporate information
  • Strong competency in Microsoft Office software
  • Graphic design skills considered to be an asset
  • Utilizes creative relationship-focused service skills to achieve desired results
  • Must be willing to travel – this position requires regular offsite appointments
  • Ability to be flexible and to function well under pressure, meet multiple deadlines
  • Commitment to community improvement is a must
  • Some evening and weekend hours required
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required