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Communications Manager 

You’re a storyteller who uses creativity and persuasion to deliver your planned messages through channels far and wide. From social media to media scrums to community engagement, you tailor your communications to optimize delivery and build relationships. Your fondness for the written word meshes with your creative eye, and you have the design and video skills to translate messages into compelling visual content.

Smart, Savvy + Associates has partnered with our client, ArtStarts, in their search for a Communications Manager. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communications Manager will support the organization’s purpose, expanding the role of art in education, through communications, marketing, and public relations activities. If you’re a communicator with a passion for both the arts and education, consider applying today! 

About the role:
 
  • Develop and execute communications strategies and annual calendar to promote programs and events as well as overarching organizational goals
  • Create compelling content for print materials, web content, e-newsletters, social media posts, videos, and advertisements to reach varied audiences across multiple platforms
  • Develop, execute, and analyze promotional activities to increase audience engagement
  • Manage day-to-day social media activities
  • Develop PR strategies and campaigns to build public awareness
  • Develop and maintain relationships with media contacts across BC
  • Generate and update content on artstarts.com
  • Monitor and review web analytics for artstarts.com and social media channels
  • Manage annual communications budget
  • Support with fund development campaigns and grant writing as needed


About you:
 
  • 3+ years’ experience in communications, preferably in a not-for-profit, education, or arts organization
  • Post-secondary education/training in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations
  • Skilled in graphic design for print and web assets, complemented by a creative visual aesthetic
  • A passion for storytelling, with strong writing and editing skills for crisp presentation and impeccable grammar
  • Understanding of digital engagement and experience building presence on social media
  • Experience creating and executing campaigns to support fund development
  • Strategic thinker with a growth mindset
  • Excellent project management and multi-tasking skills
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, Google Docs, and Google Sheets
  • Ability to work with online content management systems
  • Comfort using (or learning to use) Slack and Asana, website analytics tools
  • Experience with MailChimp or equivalent
  • Video creation and editing experience an asset


About Smart, Savvy + Associates

Smart, Savvy + Associates are expert providers of recruitment of high-calibre marketing, communications, creative, and sales professionals. Our specialty is strong relationships: we get to know our candidates and we take the time to explore the job requirements, cultural context and business objectives surrounding each hire.
 
 
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Interview

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