Communications & Outreach Officer – Term Position
Saskatchewan Arts Alliance (SAA) is a non-profit organization that promotes the lively existence and continued growth of the arts in Saskatchewan. SAA is seeking a Communications and Outreach Officer to cover a maternity leave. This is a full-time term position from April 4, 2019 to April 10, 2020. The position is based in Regina, Saskatchewan. Competition Closing Date: Applications will be accepted until Monday, March 18, 2019.
To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to:
Saskatchewan Arts Alliance
101 – 1150 8 Avenue
Regina, SK S4R 1C9
By email: Send pdf’s to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please note that only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.
The Communications and Outreach Officer supports the development, implementation and evaluation of communication and outreach strategies in support of SAA programs and services. The Officer reports to the Executive Director.
Position Summary: Under the authority of the Executive Director, the Communications & Outreach Officer is responsible for the communication and outreach functions of the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance (SAA).
The Communications & Outreach Officer works within the policies and plans established by the SAA Board and as interpreted by the Executive Director. The position is responsible for the development and implementation of communications and outreach strategies that effectively support and promote SAA programs and services provided to increase understanding of and commitment to the arts.
Position Reports to: Executive Director
Accountabilities and Responsibilities
1. Prepares and implements communication plans and strategies to meet the goals and objectives of SAA.
- Develops and evaluates communication plans and initiatives designed to increase awareness of the arts sector and the programs and services of the SAA.
- Coordinates development, writes, copy edits and produces the SAA Annual Report, bulletins, pamphlets and other documents as required.
- Develops and disseminates public relations materials that increase SAA’s visibility.
- Creates social media content and manages SAA web and digital media initiatives.
- Ensures that policies and procedures related to communications are developed, maintained and evaluated.
- Evaluates the effectiveness of communications strategies and approaches in supporting the goals and objectives of SAA.
- Monitors budgets to support work within functional area.
2. Undertakes outreach plans that effectively support the organization's overall mandate and plans.
- Develops, implements and evaluates outreach plans and programs designed to increase involvement of the membership and interested parties in SAA initiatives, and to increase SAA membership.
- Builds and maintains professional liaison with SAA membership, stakeholders and interested parties in support of issues of mutual concern.
- Provides membership with support services, including making presentations to members and groups as requested.
- Plans, coordinates and implements SAA community meetings, forums and events including the Arts Congress.
3. Other duties as assigned.
Key Core Competencies:
- Client Awareness: Must have knowledge and understanding of the Saskatchewan arts sector and the needs of SAA's membership and stakeholders with a commitment to providing responsive services that evolve with their changing needs. Must work respectfully within a diverse, multidisciplinary environment.
- Team-Orientation: Must be a team player working to meet team goals both within SAA and between the organization and its stakeholders. Must effectively manage conflict and work to facilitate consensus.
- Communication: Must be able to listen to, evaluate, interpret, and accurately convey sensitive and complex information and opinions of diverse audiences with clarity, conciseness and professionalism. Must be able to speak publicly to large and small audiences.
- Leadership: Must be willing to share areas of competence with others. Must be willing to coach and encourage the meaningful contribution of others both within and external to the organization. Must show personal leadership within the position, through setting priorities and meeting timelines consistently.
- Strategic Thinking/Problem-solving: Must be a strategic thinker and creative problem solver with the ability to anticipate upcoming opportunities and challenges, and determine required outcomes. Must be able to develop innovative approaches for organization’s systems and processes. Must be willing to participate in the ongoing evolution required of an organization that values the arts sector while recognizing the importance of the past to inform the future.
Job Specific Competencies:
- Verbal, Written & Social Media Communication: Must understand and be able to communicate clearly and concisely in all media and platforms, including press, web, social media and reports, and to a variety of audiences including speaking at large public forums.
- Communications and Program Evaluation Functions: Must demonstrate communications competency skills including the ability to assess, analyze, prepare and evaluate communication strategies, programs and initiatives, as well as all relevant information.
- Outreach and Program Evaluation Functions: Must be able to build and maintain relationships with a diversity of people, have the ability to prepare, deliver and evaluate outreach initiatives, and have superior presentation skills.
- Computer Skills: Must be computer literate with a good working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database software, digital media development; for example MS Office. Experience with InDesign and Photoshop Elements would be an asset.
- Budget & Planning: Must have knowledge of and skills in budget monitoring.
The position requires some evening and weekend work.
Some travel is involved.
A valid driver’s license is required.
Annual full-time equivalent (35 hrs/week): $32,760 – $40,040.