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Employment opportunity : Coordinator- Development and Communications

Title : Coordinator- Development and Communications

Location : Montreal, Canada

Status : 1 year Contract, Full time, 35 hours/per week (Hybrid work)

Salary range : $43 000 – $50 000

Application deadline: June 17th 2024

Contract starting date : As soon as possible

Be a part of positive social change

Imagine you work for an organization whose primary mission is to promote equality, social justice and respect for human dignity. Imagine that your work aligns with your personal values, and that every day you help create positive social change through transformative human rights education programs. Alongside 50 like-minded colleagues across Canada, you could help empower people to fight inequality and discrimination, and work to build more inclusive and rights-respecting communities with Equitas.

The opportunity

Equitas is seeking a highly motivated Development and Communications Coordinator who is passionate about human rights, equality, and inclusion, with extensive experience in communications and fundraising. Reporting to the Senior Fund Development Advisor, this person will support the implementation of Equitas’ fundraising and communication strategies. They will be involved in developing and coordinating fundraising and communication activities and provide administrative support for these activities. They will also collaborate closely with the Senior Communications and Community Officer.

Duties and responsibilities

Development Support

Philanthropic and Event Activities

  • Collaborate on the design, preparation, and follow-up of annual and other campaigns, and coordinate regular and electronic mailings.
  • Participate in organizing of fundraising events.
  • Assist in preparing and writing funding proposals, solicitation strategies, and impact reports.
  • Recruit, orient, and support volunteer efforts in fundraising.
  • Support and participate in stewardship activities

General Management and Administration

  • Strictly control fundraising budgets, forecasts, revenues, and expenses and work with Finance Team to coordinate reconcile quarterly financial statements
  • Produce various reports based on performance indicators to track objectives.
  • Process donations in software and update donor and partner information.
  • Ensure issuance of tax receipts and thank-you letters.
  • Ensure integrity of fundraising database.
  • Maintain and monitor numerous accounts and platforms regarding donations (PayPal, CanadaHelps, Benevity, etc) and generate backup reports as required.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date information on all current and potential donors (corporations, foundations, individuals) in databases and filing systems.
  • Coordinate work with vendors: printers, graphic designers, etc.
  • Perform regular administrative tasks: mail, preparing letters, presentations, and various documents, etc.

Communications Support

  • Assist the communications team in optimizing Equitas’ online engagement strategies to support fundraising objectives.
  • Manage and maintain Equitas’ website: update web pages, etc.
  • Manage the communications email box
  • Prepare newsletters and manage lists and mailings according to the schedule.
  • General support – creating visuals, social media, writing and translation.
  • Manage Equitas’ image bank.
  • Keep inventory of promotional and communication materials up to date.
  • Track web and social media metrics.
  • Perform any other tasks necessary for the success of Equitas and its fundraising and communication strategies.

About you

You are passionate about human rights and social justice, showing a keen interest in these fields. You are driven by the mission, vision, and values of Equitas and are committed to them. You thrive on challenges and have proven experience in creating and organizing online content. You have excellent communication skills in both French and English, and you are adept at engaging online communities and coordinating social media campaigns.

What is essential for the role

  • Eligibility to work in Canada and be based in Montreal.
  • University degree in Communication, Business Development, Marketing, Administration, or a related field.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in fundraising, communications/social media management, or administration.
  • Experience with databases; proficiency in ProDon and/or Salesforce is a plus; otherwise, a willingness and ability to master new technologies and problem-solving.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; knowledge of WordPress, social media platforms, and the following tools is a plus: MailChimp or equivalent, Canva or equivalent, Google Analytics, Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Proficiency in both official languages of Canada (English and French), both written and spoken.

An asset for the position

  • Experience in the NGO sector, particularly in human rights or social justice.
  • Experience in fundraising and event organization.
  • Knowledge of photography, video, and video editing is an asset.

What we offer

  • The chance to be part of a diverse and committed team contributing significantly to positive social change in Canada and worldwide.
  • We value autonomy, inclusion, and empathy for all team members, and emphasize work-life balance. In addition to vacations, we offer two weeks off during the winter holidays.
  • We are committed to learning and offer all employees the chance to participate in learning committees based on their interests and to engage in a constantly improving and innovative company culture.
  • Our central office is located in Montreal (we offer a hybrid work model).
  • We believe in trust and openness and provide a flexible working environment.
  • We believe in creating space for everyone to lead and offer opportunities within our governance structure for individuals in all roles to take on leadership opportunities.
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including competitive NGO sector salaries, three weeks of paid vacation, paid personal days, medical, dental, and life insurance, a group RRSP, and much more!


Join us!

Given the nature of our work, Equitas strongly encourages applications from any candidates who have experienced marginalization, in particular, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, 2SLGBTQI+ people, and people living with disabilities. Candidates who wish to do so may self-identity in their application.

At Equitas, we do not tolerate harassment, discrimination, violence, or abuse of any form. All employment offers are conditional of the signing of Equitas’ Human Resources Policy, our Policy on Preventing Sexual Violence, Harassment and Discrimination and satisfactory references.

All applicants must note that all offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks. Equitas also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. By submitting an application the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consents, as part of this recruitment process, to be subject to reference and screening checks, as well as vetting with the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.

Equitas thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

For further information about Equitas consult our websites at www.equitas.org

How to apply?

Please send 1 attachment (cover letter and C.V.) with your name and Coordinator-Development and Communications in the subject line by June 17st 2024 (Applications analyzed upon receipt) to: rhequitas@equitas.org