Title: Marketing and Communications Specialist

Reports To: Director, Marketing and Communications

Location: Toronto

Start Date: April 2024

ACCES Employment is a leader in connecting qualified jobseekers from diverse backgrounds with employers across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Ontario, and Canada. ACCES helps more than 42,000 job seekers each year at seven locations in the GTA. As a charitable not-for-profit organization, ACCES provides job search services that connect newcomers, jobseekers, youth, women, and refugees to jobs that reflect their skills and experience. We provide over thirty-five customized job search programs that meet the unique needs of our jobseekers. Our vision is to achieve a fully inclusive labour force that reflects the diversity, skills, and experience of Canada's population.

ACCES Employment is looking for a Marketing & Communications Specialist to join a cross-functional team who brings integrated expertise to support the organization's internal and external marketing and communications efforts, bringing further brand awareness, reach, and engagement to the work and mission of the organization.

The Marketing & Communications Specialist will have excellent multimedia content development and design skills and is adept at leveraging digital tools to create compelling creative to support marketing and communications strategies for a wide range of projects and initiatives. The individual will also have exceptional organizational and administrative skills and will support departmental and cross-departmental projects, processes, budget, and other administrative responsibilities. This is a non-union position and will act as a back-up to the Marketing Managers.

ACCES offers an excellent benefits package, a RRSP matching program, and an Employee & Family Assistance Program.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support with ideation-to-development marketing and communications content that supports programs, campaigns, and other organizational priorities.
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of content across all ACCES platforms including creation of videos, graphics, illustrations, animations, social media posts, website etc. for all internal and external online channels.
  • Develop and design marketing materials such as brochures, flyers, newsletters, press releases, letters, white papers, presentation slide decks, reports, and other publications.
  • Support with media relations resulting in earned and paid media opportunities.
  • Ensure marketing and communications materials uphold our established brand standards and practices.
  • Work in collaboration with program and site managers to develop local outreach plans that increase client intake and community engagement across all ACCES locations.
  • Work collaboratively with other ACCES teams/staff to plan and organize special events such as the Annual General Meeting, fundraising events, membership events, job fairs, alumni events, etc.
  • Is skilled with writing short and longer forms of communication that may include but is not limited to intranet posts, social media, agendas, guides, email correspondence with external partners, and vendors.
  • Can track, manage, and report on departmental budget spending.
  • Can track and report on marketing and communications Key Performance Indicators monthly and quarterly.
  • Ad hoc administrative duties as assigned.
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Post secondary diploma or degree in marketing, communications, or a related field
  • 3-5 years of experience in the areas of marketing, communication & digital strategies
  • Experience working with Adobe InDesign, MailChimp, Salesforce, and Canva
  • Superior communications skills that include writing and verbal/presentation skills
  • Possesses a deep understanding of digital marketing tools and emerging technology solutions
  • Has strong business, data, and statistical acumen
  • Experience with budget preparation, tracking and management
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong work ethic
  • Strong problem-solving and relationship-building skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to ensure effective and collaborative interaction with all levels in the organization and with external partners
  • Ability to work in a changing and growing environment
  • Sector knowledge and understanding of the Canadian not-for-profit landscape is an asset
We are currently on a hybrid work schedule, working in the office and from home. This hybrid work schedule is subject to change based on business requirements.

Please Note:

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Candidates who are contacted may be requested to complete a screening video interview using Spark Hire. This position will be posted until it is filled. We will be reviewing resumes as they are submitted.

ACCES Employment is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in our workplace and in our recruitment processes. We encourage applications from members of all racialized groups, gender identities and sexual orientations, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities.

Accessibility and Accommodation: ACCES Employment is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. Please advise our HR representative or hiring manager of any accommodation measures that are required. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Additional Information

Toronto, ON, Canada

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