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Employment opportunity : Senior Communications and Community Officer

Title : Senior Officer, Communications and Community 

Location : Montreal, Canada

Status : 1 year (leave replacement), full-time, 35 hours/per week (hybrid work)

Salary range : $60 000$ – 70 000$

Application deadline: May 22, 2024

Contract starting date : As soon as possible

Contributing to 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 Senior Communications and Community Officer with a passion for human rights, equality and inclusion, and a wealth of communications experience. Reporting to the Director of Education and Communications, this person supports Equitas’ communications and knowledge sharing strategy by creating and publishing engaging content on Equitas’ various communications platforms. This includes the Equitas Online Community, a community of practice in human rights education that brings together nearly 8 000 human rights defenders and educators from around the world. The successful candidate will participate in the development and coordination of several communications initiatives, focusing on the creation of content for Equitas’ social media, website and online Community of Practice. He/she will also work closely with the program teams.

Duties and responsibilities

Creating and organizing online content

  • In collaboration with the Director, develop Equitas communication strategies, annual and budget plans, and actively contribute to organizational reflection and learning processes.
  • Contribute to online engagement strategy; write blog posts and social media publications.
  • Create engaging visuals aligned with the Equitas brand image to accompany various publications
  • Organize content to encourage engagement, respond to online comments and participate in the development of content strategies.
  • Manage social network advertising campaigns, create newsletters and perform data analysis.
  • Learn about industry trends and create visually appealing publications for digital spaces.
  • Ensure consistency between the various digital spaces in line with the online engagement strategy.

Communications – other

  • Implement Equitas’ communications strategy
  • Support the management of the Equitas website, in particular by updating page content.
  • Ensure consistent use of the Equitas brand image and adherence to graphic standards throughout the organization.
  • Support the Communications and Development team in planning and organizing fundraising and donor loyalty events.
  •  Support teams in the design, layout, translation and revision of various publications
  •  Coordinate work with volunteers, printers and graphic designers.
  • Assist the Director of Education and Communications with media relations and events.
  •  Contribute to the management of the ethical use of images and compliance with ethical consent processes related to photo-taking.
  • Participate in the internal development and knowledge-sharing team.

Management of the online Community of Practice and learning platform

  • Maintain and nurture the Equitas Community, a global platform for human rights education.
  • Ensuring the day-to-day management and vitality of the Equitas Community.
  • Share resources and respond to user requests.
  • Create and publish compelling content based on online discussions.
  • Manage data collection and statistical analysis.
  • Collaborate to develop and maintain the online platform on human rights education.
  • Maintain positive relations with Equitas alumni and stakeholders.


About you

You are passionate about human rights and social justice, with a particular interest in these areas. You are motivated by and committed to Equitas’ mission, vision and values. You are motivated by challenges and have proven experience in creating and organizing online content. You have excellent communication skills in French and English, as well as the ability to animate online communities and coordinate mobilization campaigns on social networks.

What is essential for the role

  • Opportunity to work in Canada and be based in Montreal;
  • University degree in Communications or related field;
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in communications, marketing or social media management;
  • Proven ability in writing, communications or related fields (e.g. design, marketing);
  • High level of fluency in social media management and knowledge of social media tools and trends;
  • Solid knowledge of content management systems (CMS such as WordPress or others) and website management tools and trends;
  • Basic knowledge of graphic design and proficiency in the use of graphics software such as Canva and Adobe Illustrator
  • Strong information management skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both official languages (French and English);

An asset for the position

  • Experience in the NGO sector.
  • Solid knowledge of learning management systems (ENA such as Moodle or other) is an asset;
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics and Looker Studio is an asset;
  • Knowledge of photography, video and video editing is an asset;
  • Knowledge of the following software is an asset: MailChimp or equivalent, Canva or equivalent, Adobe Creative Suite.

What we offer

  • We offer the opportunity to be part of a diverse and committed team that, in its own way, makes a significant contribution to positive social change in Canada and around the world.
  • We value autonomy, inclusion and empathy for all team members, and place great importance on work-life balance. In addition to vacation time, we offer two weeks off during the winter vacations.
  • We are strongly committed to learning, and offer all employees the opportunity to participate in learning committees according to their interests, and to take part in a corporate culture that constantly seeks to improve and innovate.
  • We have a central office in Montreal (we offer a hybrid work arrangement).
  • We believe in trust and openness and offer a flexible working environment.
  • We believe in creating space for everyone to lead, and we provide opportunities within our governance structure for individuals in all roles to take on leadership opportunities.
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including a competitive salary for the NGO sector, three weeks’ 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 people who have experienced marginalization, particularly Aboriginal, Black or racialized people, 2SLGBTQI+ people and people with disabilities. Candidates may identify themselves in their applications.
At Equitas, we do not tolerate harassment, discrimination, violence or abuse in any form. All offers of employment are conditional upon signature of the Equitas Human Resources Policy, our Policy on the Prevention of Violence, Harassment and Sexual Discrimination, and satisfactory references.
All applicants should note that all offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate checks. Equitas also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. By submitting an application, the candidate confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures and agrees, as part of this recruitment process, to be subject to reference and screening checks, as well as verification with the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.

Equitas thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
For more information on Equitas, visit our website at www.equitas.org

How to apply?

Please send an attachment (cover letter and C.V.) indicating your name and the name of Senior officer, Communications and Community in the subject line before May 22, 2024 (applications analyzed as soon as received) to: rhequitas@equitas.org