| May 20, 2024

Director of Communications

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  • Full Time
  • Toronto
  • $90,000 – 140,000 USD / Year

Website Social Capital Partners

About Social Capital Partners:

 

Social Capital Partners (SCP) is a Canadian non-profit founded in 2001 to focus on designing and
implementing new financial tools that broaden economic opportunity, security and inclusion. Today, we develop projects, build networks, conduct research and advocate for transformative policy ideas that will reduce the unsustainable concentration of wealth both in Canada and globally.

 

Position Overview:

The ideal candidate will be an excellent writer, editor and a thinker capable of engaging in thought leadership on issues of wealth inequality and ownership of the economy; a dynamic communicator and leader, deeply committed to economic inclusion and challenging orthodox thinking; deeply knowledgeable of the media and political ecosystems, with the capacity to influence policy debates in real time; and an experienced communications professional able to support the executive team maximize the impact of their research, policy and advocacy efforts.

Reporting to the CEO and working closely with the executive team, the Director of Communications will play a pivotal role in advancing our mission by working with social and legacy media, engaging with external organizations, and interacting effectively with our networks. They should also be eager to write about and engage with public policy to affect systems change, and enthusiastic about editing the work of their colleagues.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

• Support the development of SCP’s narrative and author pieces of thought leadership on issues
related to wealth inequality, democratic resilience and social inclusion.
• Develop and implement an integrated strategic communications plan to advance SCP’s brand
identity, broaden awareness of its mission and projects, and increase its visibility across key
stakeholder audiences.
• Lead engagement activities with our stakeholder network and advocacy efforts to influence
public and elite opinion.
• Create, manage and execute SCP’s media relations strategy to enhance the organization’s profile
and projects.

• Responsible for SCP’s social media strategy and accounts, including monitoring, measuring and
improving engagement over time.
• Build and foster relationships with like-minded organizations and create opportunities for
collaboration on communicating policy and advocacy initiatives.
• Oversee the development of all print and digital content including, but not limited to,
publications, newsletters, research reports, op-eds, e-blasts, and website.

 

Qualifications:

• Several years experience in communications, journalism, research and/or writing in areas
related to public policy, particularly as they pertain to finance and economic, social and
democratic inclusion.
• Direct experience in public affairs or government, skilled at crafting key messages, devising
effective strategies, and nurturing valuable relationships.
• Demonstrated success in developing and implementing strategic communications and public
advocacy campaigns.
• An understanding of government processes, cycles, levers, and milestones as they relate to
policy.
• Strong written, oral, and presentation skills, adept at effectively interfacing with a diverse set of
stakeholders and media, and proficient in persuasive writing to engage in public debate.
• Experience in creating content and opinion pieces on topics related to SCP’s mission.
• Strategic thinker with a proactive approach to managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently
with effective prioritization and follow-through in a complex environment.
• Excellent interpersonal and diplomacy skills, coupled with a strong ability to take initiative as a
self-starter.
• Exceptional organization, planning, and time management abilities with a keen attention to
detail.
• Familiarity with economic inequality and/or the finance sector is an asset.
• Proficiency in French is an asset.

 

Compensation and Benefits:

• A full-time, permanent position with a salary based on experience and qualifications
• A competitive, comprehensive benefits package.
• Hybrid work environment with a minimum of two in-office team days per week.
• Working for an organization that supports personal and professional development, will invest in
your growth and is committed to positive societal impact.

 

 

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