Senior Marketing Communications Manager

38 Prairie Sage St, West St. Paul, MB R4A 6A1, Canada, Full Time

Employer: Harvest ManitobaLocation: Winnipeg, MB This is an on-site opportunityABOUT HARVEST MANITOBAHarvest Manitoba (“Harvest”) is a charitable organization dedicated to nourishing the communities and their sense of community so that no Manitoban goes hungry. They receive 12 million pounds of food every year, which is sorted and packed largely by volunteers into Harvest Hampers and distributed to Manitobans through their Community Food Network of more than 360 food banks and agencies in Winnipeg, rural, northern and First Nations communities. Right now, they feed 90,000 Manitobans every month, 49% of them children. Their Food Distribution Centre, which includes an Emergency Food Support Assistance Line and Warehouse, is in their Winnipeg Headquarters.ABOUT THE SENIOR MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGERJoining their team as the Senior Marketing & Communications Manager provides an exciting opportunity for an experienced marketing and communications professional to make a real impact at one of Manitoba’s most respected organizations.

Demand for food in Winnipeg and communities around Manitoba has never been greater than it is today. As a key member of the team, this is your opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of the over 90,000 Manitobans served by Harvest Manitoba every month. We are looking for a candidate with non-profit experience who can oversee print and digital marketing and communications.As the Senior Manager of the Marketing & Communications Department, you will execute Harvest Manitoba’s Marketing & Communications Plan and lead the organization’s marketing and communications efforts, overseeing all internal and external communications.The successful candidate will execute branding and communications to external and internal stakeholders. The Marketing & Communications team supports the development efforts of the organization to increase donations of food and funds and volunteer efforts.

The Senior Manager will ensure that all messaging is consistent and will ensure that the community, media, and partners are engaged and informed about Harvest Manitoba. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of non-profit fund development and the application of marketing strategies to align with organizational goals.KEY RESPONSIBILITIESEffectively manage the Marketing & Communications team including strategic recruitment, effective performance management, professional development, motivation, and retention.Execute the Marketing & Communications Plan.Manage Harvest Manitoba’s Marketing & Communications calendar to ensure that events are promoted and recognized.Report on Marketing & Communications KPIs on a weekly basis.Adhere to and enforce communication policies and procedures, including logo usage, brand and visual guidelines, outside fundraising event resources, media access, etc.Oversee the development of digital and print materials including annual reports, direct mail, brochures, fact sheets, information brochures, grant applications, grant reports, presentations, event promotion, and program/volunteer/Board materials.Work with the Marketing & Communications Lead and IT team to ensure high functionality of the website and ensure that web content remains current.Support events with collateral materials, public relations, advertising, and marketing.Act as the marketing liaison to Food Banks Canada to ensure compliance with their communication standards and coordinate approval for collaborative press releases and media content.Execute co-marketing and co-branding with other strategic partners including joint press releases and communications.Manage contractual and/or marketing vendors as needed, ensuring major projects are bid appropriately, deadlines are met, and invoices are accurate.Manage the Marketing & Communications budget, ensuring full analysis of expenditures and impact on development or engagement levels.Lead and supervise the Marketing & Communications Lead, graphic designer (external contractor) and other communications contractors as requiredEDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTSA post-secondary education in creative communications or a related field complemented by three-to-five years of direct experience managing staff is desired. Experience working in non-profit communications would be an asset. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and relate well to all constituents, while maintaining appropriate confidentialityDemonstrated ability to write and edit newsletters, annual reports, and promotional materials with outstanding proof-reading skills and attention to detailEstablished a network within the marketing, public relations, and communications community to develop strategic relationships that will enhance marketing effortsStrategic application of marketing strategies to align with organizational goalsExperience purchasing paid advertising, and working with contractual and/or marketing vendorsExcellent organizational skills with an ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and demandsStrong self-motivator, exercises good judgment, and ability to work as a team memberA strong team focus and interest in supporting the organizationAdvanced proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint requiredKnowledge of WordPress, Constant Contact, or other email marketing programsExperience with visual identity, graphic design, and branding standardsKnowledge of food security and poverty issues is an assetRequired to provide a Criminal Background Check (CRC)Required to have a valid MB Class 5 driver’s license and a reliable vehicle is strongly preferred



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