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Manager of Communications full-time

Location: Toronto, ON
Salary: $60,000 to $62,000
Company Name: AIDS Committee of Toronto ()
Category: Communications
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Posting Date:Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Closing Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 5pm

Status: Permanent, Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)

Non-Bargaining Unit Position

Starting Salary: $60,000-$62,000

Job Description

This role is responsible for managing ACT’s communications strategy and contributing to the development of key and consistent ACT messages. Reporting to the Executive Director, this position is also responsible for the visual identity of ACT and for the design, development and delivery of all creative projects, including both online and print collateral.



  • Oversee the conceptualization, development and implementation of all communications projects (web, print, press media, creative, etc.)

  • Oversee the development and delivery of the agency’s communications strategy.

  • Ensure the production and delivery of agency-wide communication materials including, but not limited to, the annual report, strategic plan, case for support, policy manuals and campaign/branding opportunities.

  • Manage agency-wide communications functions, including developing the agency’s “style guide”, and monitoring agency-wide compliance (ie. logos, fonts and graphics).

  • Provide art direction to all graphic/creative communications projects.

  • Implement annual communications workplan to support the programs and services/fundraising initiatives of the agency.

  • Monitor the internal and external environment to identify communications opportunities, challenges and issues.

  • Oversee and ensure the implementation of the agency’s media training for staff and Board members.

  • Identify new communications resources or tools that enhance ACT’s overall brand and profile, including ensuring ACT’s presence at public events (ie. Pride).

  • Lead the ongoing review and development of ACT communications to ensure best practices.

  • Prepare departmental budgets (annually) for both the Executive Office and Communications.

Staff Management

  • Manage all related staffing and development processes including conducting hiring processes, assigning work responsibilities, providing orientation, training, coaching and support, identifying staff training needs, implementing training (when relevant), and evaluating job performance.

  • Communicate information, resolve problems and respond to the concerns of staff and volunteers in area of responsibility.

  • Provide supervision and support to staff on a regular basis in accordance with ACT’s policies and procedures.

  • Adhere to ACT’s Personnel Policies, Collective Agreement and Human Rights and other Legislation.


  • Minimum of five or more years of experience in a senior Communications role.

  • Post secondary degree in communications or related field.

  • Demonstrated experience in creative web design, graphic communications and/or knowledge of desktop publishing for in-house graphics design and production.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy.

  • Able to exercise independent judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential matters.

  • Superior organizational and time management skills along with strong communication (verbal and written) and business and professional writing skills.

  • Ability to work in a highly organized manner where detail, accuracy, urgency and confidentiality are critical.

  • Self directed with ability to manage time with overlapping priorities and multiple areas of responsibility.

  • Well-developed, analytical decision-making, and problem solving skills.

  • Experience supervising staff or volunteers.

  • Highly advanced computer literacy (word processing, power point, internet research, spreadsheets, etc).

  • Commitment to a professional work ethic, working cooperatively and collaboratively with internal and external customers, clients, volunteers and partners while demonstrating a strong customer/client orientation.

  • Ability to work calmly under pressure and meet deadlines while being flexible and adaptive to changing priorities.

  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission, vision and guiding principles of ACT.

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