Communications Officer - Toronto | CARP- Canadian Association of Retired Persons | | 24/03/16
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Communications Officer full-time

Location: Toronto
Company Name: CARP- Canadian Association of Retired Persons ()
Category: Communications
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Are you an amazing writer? Do you want to use your skills to make the world a better place? Join the fight to secure excellent healthcare and financial security for all Canadians, no matter their age, tax bracket or postal code.

CARP is looking fora Communications Officer to support our advocacy and fundraising efforts.

About the Role

Communication is critical to CARP’s success, and this position will play a foundational role. Working closely with advocacy, campaign and fundraising staff, the communications coordinator will write compelling content for the website, newsletters and social media with grabby headlines and attention-getting visuals. The Communications Coordinator will also draft media releases and help with fundraising and membership acquisition and renewal pieces.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Project manages monthly newsletter and Annual Report

  • Writes bulk electronic emails

  • Assists the VP Advocacy and COO in drafting media releases and key messages for CARP spokespeople

  • Creates new digital content for the website and updates existing information. (Note: CARP is currently developing a new website)

  • Leads our social media team for Facebook, Twitter and other online platforms

  • Other related (writing or project management) duties as required.

    Skills, Education and Other Requirements

    The ideal candidate willbe self-motivatedandable to workin asmall office environment. This position requires:

  • Bachelor’s degreeand/or diploma in relevant discipline

  • Superb writing skills, including the ability to write quickly in plain English with flawless grammar

  • Ability to write compelling personal interest stories

  • Strong editing and proofreading skills

  • Ability to quickly create digital content that is visually appealing and engages readers

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Experience with standard office equipment and software packages including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and online tools

  • Minimum of 2 – 5 years direct experience in communications

    For more information see

    About CARP
    CARP is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization that advocates for financial security and improved health care for Canadians as we age. With over 300,000 members and 60 chapters across Canada, CARP plays an active role in the creation of policy and legislation that impacts older Canadians.

    CARP operates under a unique business model. Through its affiliation with Zoomer Media, CARP has access to multiple media platforms. Advertisers interested in reaching CARP’s audience provide a full slate of benefits to members, effectively covering the cost of membership.

    CARP works closely with all levels of government and collaborates with other organizations to advocate on health and financial issues. CARP uses the media and enlists members’ voices to increase its clout as an effective advocate.

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