About Autism Nova Scotia

Autism Nova Scotia is a national leader in providing social, educational, and employment supports for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their families, caregivers, and professionals. Our vision is a society where people with ASD can live their lives to the fullest. This vision informs our day-to-day operations and provides a philosophy that revolves around person-focused supports, strength-based approaches, and community-oriented learning opportunities.

Autism Nova Scotia delivers programming in Halifax and in nine communities across Nova Scotia through our Regional Autism Centers. Our three program divisions are: Social & Community Inclusion; Employment Support; and Family and Caregiver Support.

JOB TITLE - Communications Coordinator

Position : Full-Time - 40 hours a week, 12 month Term- with the possibility of extension.

Time : commencing July,2024

Location : Spring Garden Road, Halifax NS

Salary range: $50,000 Annual Salary

Application deadline is midnight May 24, 2024

What you'll be doing

Reporting to the Branding & Communications Manager, the Communications Coordinator will support the Communications team and broader organization with digital marketing and public relations projects to help champion Autism Nova Scotia's brand and initiatives across the province.

Primarily responsible for social media management, email marketing, blog and website content, and supporting annual communications strategy.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Support internal requests for social media and website
  • Social media content creation, monitor content and manage responses
  • Develop and update communications plans
  • Create and distribute bimonthly e-newsletter
  • Write stories and support blog editorial
  • Lead portfolio to enhance engagement with membership community
  • Provide communications support to Regional Autism Centres across the province
  • Monitor media and disability sector; review trends and best practices
  • Event participation and support as needed

What we're looking for

Requirements :

  • A diploma or bachelor's degree in public relations, communications, or marketing
  • Minimum 1-3 years' experience in a communications or marketing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Critical thinking, decision-making and problem solving skills
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Adept with Microsoft Office, WordPress, MailChimp, Adobe, Canva, Google Analytics, etc.

Employment Requirement

  • A clear criminal record check including the vulnerable sector check.
  • A Clear, current Child Abuse Registry Check.

What to expect at Autism Nova Scotia...

You'll celebrate the uniqueness of all individuals.

Diversity is a fundamental part of our core values; we create every opportunity to become more inclusive. We encourage applications from qualified candidates from all diverse communities including, but not limited to, aboriginal persons, racially visible persons, people with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ and women in non-traditional roles.

You'll make a difference.

You'll be surrounded by passionate and committed individuals who work together to improve quality of life through our services

You'll find a place to grow and develop.

We support professional development through training courses and support to help our professionals working with autistic people gain the knowledge they need to succeed and thrive. With a lot of opportunity for professional development and collaborative projects, you'll continue to grow and learn throughout your career.

Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted and expected to provide at least three recent, relevant references. The successful candidate maybe required to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements where applicable.

Please Note: We encourage and consider applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or those of other minority groups. Members of designated groups are encouraged to self-identify.

Additional Information

Halifax, NS, Canada
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