Dedicated staff members are integral to the Women’s Centre’s mission to be every woman’s place for support, connections and community.

The Women’s Centre invests time and effort in creating a working environment where staff can thrive.

The Women’s Centre is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from diverse groups to apply.  We pay a living wage. 

The Women’s Centre of Calgary is a community organization that provides a safe and supportive space accessed by thousands of women in Calgary. Our mission is to be every woman’s place for support, connections and community. Specifically, we connect with women looking for assistance, for opportunities to connect and/or for ways to affect change in their community. Our model and values are grounded in trust, empathy, and reciprocity, and are built on the foundations of the feminist, structural, and capabilities approaches.

The Women’s Centre is actively committed to reconciliation and anti-racism. We are currently pursuing intentional work towards a collective culture of racial equity and we encourage women from equity seeking groups including Black, Indigenous, and racialized groups to apply.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Communications Coordinator will engage and connect the community with the vision and mission of the Women’s Centre through a variety of online and traditional mediums. Duties include production of ongoing communications content, website maintenance, development of marketing collateral and key messages, and maintaining relations with media outlets. The Communications Coordinator will also handle the editing and moderation of all social media posts and related images, ensuring adherence to the Social Media Policy.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:
Strategy:

  • Develop and implement a Communications Strategy for the Women’s Centre that highlights the full
    breadth of the areas of work at the Centre particularly work to influence social change
  • Develop and implement an annual communications plan for the Women’s Centre in collaboration with
    all areas of work in the organization that creates awareness of emerging issues affecting women and
    girls and promotes projects workshops and events
  • Develop and implement a social media strategy that includes use of social media platforms, newsletter
    and website
  • Develop and implement a storytelling strategy that is inclusive of the Women’s Centre Community and
    builds individual capacity to tell their story and the story of Women’s Centre community

Implementation:

  • Manage and update website, produce and ensure distribution of monthly e newsletter including
    updating of distribution list
  • Coordinate media activities and maintain and update relevant media contacts
    Actively maintain social media on all social media channels

Organizational work:

  • Support an environment that is inclusive of all women, respectful and free of discrimination.
  • Provide support when required to maintain a positive and supportive environment at the Centre.
    Women’s Centre of Calgary

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Commitment to improving the status of women and girls and knowledge of a Gendered + lens
  • A post-secondary degree/diploma in communications or public relations is desirable, but an equivalent
    combination of education and experience will be considered;
  • A minimum of three years’ communications experience, either with a non-profit or advocacy
    organization, preferably with a focus on social justice or gender equity
  • Experience in communications strategy development and implementation
  • Experience with website maintenance using word press
  • Social media experience with twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, Facebook, YouTube, and electronic
    communications;
  • Experience developing promotional materials and newsletters (with Adobe creative suite)
  • Experience using Google analytics and social media analytic tools
  • Strong copy-editing skills, and a good understanding of design principles;
  • Ability to work in busy and sometimes distracting service environment
  • Positive attitude and confidence to initiate and implement communication projects that will benefit the
    Women’s Centre Work
  • Experience engaging with a broad diversity of community members

This position is 36 hours per week, and is a full-time position.

Please submit a resume and the answers to the following questions to: resume@womenscentrecalgary.org by December 5, 2021

Application questions:
1. Why are you interested in this role?
2. What do you think you could contribute to this role?
3. What are you most proud of in your work?
4. The WC is committed to anti-racism, and the successful candidate must be willing to work with us on
that commitment. Tell us what anti-racism means to you?

Salary:
The Women’s Centre offers competitive health, benefit and vacation packages to employees.

The Women’s Centre of Calgary is Recruiting Volunteer Board Members!

The Women’s Centre Board is looking for dedicated and passionate post-colonial feminists to join the Women’s Centre Board of Directors. Board members help ensure the Women’s Centre is consistent in its mission to be a safe place for women to get assistance, connect with others and work for change.

The Women’s Centre is actively committed to reconciliation and anti-racism.  We are currently pursuing intentional work towards a collective culture of racial equity and we encourage women from equity seeking groups including Black, Indigenous, and racialized groups to apply.  We strive for our Board to represent the diversity of women who access the Women’s Centre and are looking for women who understand diverse cultures and who are passionate about informing the future of the Women’s Centre. All skill backgrounds are welcome including but not limited to women with experience in HR and employment law. Our volunteer Board of Directors meets virtually every month. The time commitment for this role is approximately 3-4 hours a month, 36-40 hours/year.   

About the Women’s Centre

The Women’s Centre of Calgary is a community organization that provides a safe and supportive space accessed by thousands of women in Calgary. Our mission is to be every woman’s place for support, connections and community. Specifically, we connect with women looking for assistance, for opportunities to connect and/or for ways to affect change in their community.  Our model and values are grounded in trust, empathy, and reciprocity, and are built on the foundations of the feminist, structural, and capabilities approaches. 

The Role of the Board

The Women’s Centre Board operates at a board governance, policy and strategic level.  The Board of Directors is the legal and fiscal authority for the Women’s Centre of Calgary.  It is responsible for fulfilling the Women’s Centre mission and is accountable for its operations.  This means, the Board is in charge of establishing a clear organizational mission within its charitable objectives; developing, implementing and evaluating strategic plans to accomplish this mission; hiring, supervising and supporting a competent executive director; and developing policies required to guide operations. 

Participation and Commitment

  • Attend monthly Board meetings, as well as the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and an annual (overnight) board retreat in the Spring.  
  • Be an active member of at least one Board committee, attending committee meetings and events and completing related committee work 
  • Build good working relationships with other board and committee members that contribute to collaborative work and decision-making 
  • Representing the Women’s Centre in the community 
  • Complete a direct service shift at the Centre to become familiar with the day-to-day operations 
  • Complete the Women’s Centre volunteer training of 6 online workshops
  • Attend significant Women’s Centre events 

For more information or to submit your letter of interest and resume, or video application, please email: board@womenscentrecalgary.org

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