Manager of Marketing & Communications - Toronto | Real Food for Real Kids | | 23/12/14
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Manager of Marketing & Communications Full-Time

Location: Toronto
Company Name: Real Food for Real Kids ()
Category: Advertising / Branding, Communications, Marketing / Strategy

Organization: Real Food for Real Kids
Location: Downtown Toronto, ON

Seeking: Manager of Marketing & Communications
Positions Available: 1
Reports to: Department Director
Direct Report: Graphic Designer & Communications Coordinator
Hours: Full Time

  • Competitive salary and RRSP matching
  • Excellent benefits program, including: alternative and preventative health treatments
  • Inspiring work environment

Application Deadline: Sunday, January 4, 2015 (11:59PM EST)
Anticipated Start Date: ASAP

About Real Food for Real Kids:
Real Food for Real Kids (RFRK) is Canada's leading healthy catering company for kids in child care centres, elementary schools and camps - making the list of Canada's 100 Best Workplaces for two years running, winning awards of excellence with the Green Toronto Awards and receiving the 2014 Regional Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence. RFRK prepares and delivers nutritious and delicious hot lunches and snacks, made fresh-from-scratch for over 15,000 kids daily throughout the GTA. We focus on wholesome nutrition and global flavours, while using as much local and organic ingredients as practical. RFRK’s mission is to enable and inspire a lifetime of healthy eating, and to have a rockin’ good time while doing it! Does this jive with you?

A glimpse at the role:
You are a skilled communicator with engaging writing skills and an excellent eye for design. Creating elaborate and unique marketing and communications strategies thrills you, but you also enjoy rolling up your sleeves and doing a bit of design work if time lines or workload requires it. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to think outside the box and create great work that pulls together several different aspects of the marketing and communications ecosystem.

The things you’ll get paid to do:

  • Create comprehensive and exciting internal/external communications and marketing plans, materials and processes that are in line with RFRK’s vision, values, and mission
  • Track valuable metrics that help inform future marketing and communications activities
  • Lead RFRK’s kid-minded, informative and engaging digital strategy to optimize our online presence
  • Provide key intel and expertise to help execute RFRK’s new and exciting consumer packaged goods (CPG) pilot program
  • Craft and manage promotional events
  • Help grow the business to unfathomable heights, so we can spread the ‘Real Food’ message to INFINITY & BEYOND!

The things you can’t believe you’ll be getting paid to do:

  • Brightening people’s days
  • Having a hand in reshaping the way children, families, and educators eat and perceive food
  • Helping our community embrace real food and fostering new healthy eating habits
  • Putting your professional and personal strengths to work in a growing and dynamic company
  • Taste our nutritious and delicious food on a daily basis

Yes, it sounds like a lot, but anything less wouldn’t interest you! You see the alchemy of these responsibilities, and the chance to take a fast-growing company (on a world-changing mission) to new heights as too good to pass up.


  • 4-year degree or equivalent (preferably in marketing, communications or business)
  • 4+ years work experience in communications, marketing or a related field (corporate experience mated with boot-strapper thinking is a plus)
  • Ability to rock a diversified portfolio of projects with multiple departments across the organization
  • Fluency in project management
  • Being equally awesome in French is a strong asset
  • Ontario Driver’s Licence in good standing
  • Expert at Adobe Creative Suite and enjoys dabbling in digital content management and/or HTML
  • Ability to write in a fun, engaging style
  • Bonus points for bringing new, exciting and creative tools to the table!

Personal Attributes:

  • Is always thinking one step ahead
  • Communicates to engage, enlighten and inspire
  • Brings positive, tenacious energy to the workplace
  • Takes a personal stand for healthfulness and is concerned about the future of our food and our food systems
  • Interested in nutrition and its relationship to health and well-being
  • Not bound by the status quo, but mindful to document and formalize processes so systems and innovations take root and flourish
  • Able to effectively collaborate with passionate, opinionated people to achieve excellent outcomes
  • Able to handle multiple ongoing tasks with changing priorities
  • Natural networker who can connect the dots in a room full of strangers
  • Crazy good sense of humour and your work proves it

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