Reporting to the General Manager, the incumbent is responsible for directing communications activities to raise the profile of CECI, its projects and programs, and its activities as an international network. He or she provides an overall vision and coherence for the organization's communications and philanthropic development, in keeping with the major orientations of the strategic framework, and oversees the institutional reputation and brand image. He or she supervises the communications and fundraising team, and works in close collaboration with the programs team and country office teams.
- Contributes to the implementation and promotion of CECI's mission through external communications, public awareness and philanthropic development activities.
- Advises Executive Management and the Management Committee on strategic communications and philanthropic development, and participates in management team meetings.
- Designs and implements the fundraising strategy and development plan, through related events and activities.
- Develops fundraising strategies and sets annual fundraising objectives and action plans to meet project financial commitments and organizational objectives.
- Oversees the management of fundraising activities such as fundraising campaigns, benefit events, direct mailings and all other philanthropic development tools, towards the achievement of objectives.
- Implements and optimizes major gift and sponsorship programs, in compliance with the Donation and Sponsorship Acceptance Policy, and by involving CECI members and stakeholders.
- Ensures the implementation of fundraising strategies for major and planned gifts, and for certain foundations.
- Ensures data collection and analysis, and conducts various studies contributing to the development of these strategies.
- Contributes to the design of the organization's communications strategy, and ensures that the resulting mandates are carried out.
- Is responsible for CECI's public image, positioning and outreach, and ensures that this image is consistent with strategic orientations.
- Advises General Management on the organization's internal communications.
- Advises senior management on political engagement with federal and provincial governments, liaises with the offices of the relevant Canadian and provincial government ministers, and carries out the communications actions underlying the organization's relations with them.
- Leads the design and implementation of a public relations plan.
- Directs media relations, and in a crisis management context, assumes the role of media spokesperson.
- Directs the design and production of communication tools and various publications.
- Directs the design of the digital communications strategy and ensures its implementation via social media and multiplatform communications tools.
- Actively participates in corporate committees and collaborates on projects involving several departments.
- Maintains good relations with members of the corporation, the Board of Directors, the public, donors, as well as with all stakeholders from all sectors involved in the organization's activities.
- Collaborates closely in the preparation and execution of the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
- Coordinates, as required, the activities of Board committees (or members of the corporation) relating to fundraising, public relations, communications and membership.
- Ensures that a gender perspective is taken into account in activities and in the production of solicitation tools.
- Ensures motivating management of personnel under her responsibility.
- Acts as a coach in the development of his/her team.
- Ensures equitable distribution of tasks and understanding of roles and responsibilities.
- Ensures that objectives and deliverables are met.
- Liaise with the Human Resources Department.
- Financial and administrative management
- Plans and manages the financial resources of the Communications and Fundraising Department.
- Assumes any other responsibilities assigned by General Management.
- Bachelor's degree in philanthropy, communications or marketing, or equivalent experience
- At least ten (10) years of relevant experience
- Experience in the NPO sector and/or international development
- Experience in managing multidisciplinary teams
- Strong interpersonal skills, able to work well in a team and in an intercultural context
- Recognized for mobilizing leadership, professionalism and sound judgment.
- Strategic and results-oriented thinking
- Sense of initiative, organization and planning
- Ability to manage several files at once and deliver quality work within the required deadlines
- Fluency in spoken and written French and English, with knowledge of Spanish an asset
- Flexibility and creativity
- Good knowledge of new information technologies and social media
- Availability for occasional international travel
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Position: Regular full-time
Workplace: based in Montreal
Competitive salary and benefits: in accordance with CECI's current policies
To apply: All interested candidates who meet the requirements must send a cover letter explaining why they are applying for this position and an up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) to Servicerh@ceci.ca by 5 p.m. on February 15, 2024.
CECI International is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. People from the following groups are encouraged to apply: indigenous peoples, visible minorities, people living with a disability and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.