Specialist, Executive Communications

WE, Toronto, Canada

Skill RequiredHR and Admin Media and Communication Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
19th June, 2017

Job Description

WE is a movement that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world. Our vision is to shift the world from “me” to “we.” Our mission is to empower all people to change the world, locally and globally, achieving transformative outcomes for themselves and others.

WE is seeking a detail-oriented, strategic and well-written Specialist, Executive Communications, to join the Executive Office. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to directly contribute to the organization’s growth and fulfillment of its mission by assisting with the day-to-day executive communications and projects, by working closely with senior teams throughout the organization.

This individual must be passionate and committed to the core beliefs of the organization—the WE.org Philosophy.

The position is based out of WE's office in Toronto.

Your impacts:

  • Research and write strategic communications on behalf of the Executive Team.
  • Adjust tone and voice of writing for different audiences while effectively conveying organizational messaging and brand.
  • Project manage executive communications with a strong focus on correspondence and stakeholder engagement/management.
  • Create and execute an ongoing relationship management strategy for the organization’s top stakeholders.
  • Adhere to the rapid response and turn-around deadlines.
  • Plan, manage and execute special projects and research assignments as required.

What you bring:

  • Experience writing in a professional or academic capacity.
  • University or college graduate – degrees in PR or Journalism are preferred.
  • Must be flexible and comfortable working outside regular work hours.
  • Strong project management and internal process-building skills.
  • Strong skills in relationship management and interpersonal communication – written and oral.
  • Attention to detail and a high-level of accountability for the quality and timely completion of projects.
  • Able to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • Able to time-manage and multi-task in a demanding and fast-paced work environment.
  • Excellent judgement and able to take initiative and problem solve with limited direction.
  • Positive and professional attitude, able to work as a team player.
  • Able to maintain a high degree of discretion and confidentiality.

What makes us unique…

Social entrepreneurs Marc Kielburger and Craig Kielburger co-founded WE and WE Charity (formerly Free The Children) 20 years ago and have grown it into a family of organizations, including WE Day and ME to WE. WE Charity was among the first organizations in Canada to turn philanthropy on its head by creating a legally distinct social enterprise, ME to WE. Through the social enterprise, 50% of the profits support WE Charity, while the rest is reinvested in the social enterprise.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and welcomes all interested parties to apply. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We sincerely thanks all those who apply, however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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