Invasive Species Digital & Communications Liaison
Job Title: Invasive Species Digital & Communications Liaison
Application Deadline: February 22, 2023 at 11:59 pm
Potential Start Date: March 6, 2023
Potential End Date: March 31, 2024 (with potential for extension)
Hours: 35 hours per week
Location: Peterborough, ON
Rate of Pay: To be determined
Number of Positions: 1
The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) is currently searching for a hard-working, motivated individual to assist with our Invading Species Awareness Program (ISAP).
The Invasive Species Digital & Communications Liaison will be responsible for developing and delivering communication products on invasive species for the general public and the media. This position will be responsible for the analysis and synthesis of invasive species related information (e.g. research, presentations, briefings/announcements, staff activities) and for the development and integration of this information into products that can be shared with media contacts (e.g. web, print), utilized via social media tools and OFAH communication tools, such as the OFAH Insider, Ontario OUT of DOORS, and OFAH social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter). This will require information to be presented in ways that most effectively inform, educate, engage, and motivate audiences on invasive species issues.
– Develop online content for the ISAP social media platforms and quarterly e-newsletter, and provide ongoing maintenance to the ISAP website to ensure it is up-to-date and relevant;
– Lead the implementation of the program’s communications plan by identifying, in cooperation with staff and like-minded organizations, the need for new or updated print and media products;
– Remain current on relevant issues in order to provide accurate information for media interviews (e.g. newspaper, magazine, radio, television, etc.);
– Share answering calls on the Invading Species Hotline, respond to information requests, and refer callers to other sources of information when necessary;
– Speak and conduct seminars, workshops, and presentations at various shows, meetings, conference, events, trade shows, etc. for audiences ranging from children to teenagers to adults;
– Attend trade shows, transport and set up of display and associated equipment/materials, staff the “Invading Species” display, answer the public’s questions and distribute literature, collect workshop registrations, and sell OFAH memberships; and
– Monitor activity on the ISAP’s social media accounts and respond (when appropriate) to comments and/or questions about invasive species.
Education and Qualifications:
– College or university education in journalism, communications, public relations, fish and wildlife, biology, environmental science or work-related experience in the relevant fields;
– Minimum of three years working experience in managing and/or supporting social media strategies, accounts, content curation, marketing, and public relations is an asset.
Required Skills and Experience:
– Essential computer skills (MS Office 365);
– Excellent written and oral communication skills;
– Interview and public speaking skills;
– Strong research and comprehension skills;
– Interpersonal skills;
– Time management skills;
– Organizational and multi-tasking skills; and
– Problem solving skills.
– Applicants must have a valid driver’s licence (Class G), passport, criminal record check, and OFAH membership.
Please forward in one document a cover letter, résumé and two references indicating how your skills and qualifications meet each of the requirements of this position to:
Attention: Alison Morris, Invading Species Awareness Program Coordinator
Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters
P.O. Box 2800
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 8L5
Fax: (705) 748-9577
NO TELEPHONE CALLS OR EMAIL INQUIRES PLEASE
The deadline for applications is February 22, 2023 at 11:59 pm
Interviews will be held remotely by video conferencing or in-person in Peterborough, Ontario
Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.
The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) stays informed in regards to the current public and workplace health and safety measures surrounding infectious diseases from federal, provincial and municipal levels of government, and provides regular updates to our staff. We have a workplace safety plan and training in place for our staff and update our plan and training when workplace health and safety measures are implemented or revised by government and public health officials.
The OFAH is an equal opportunity and accessible employers. We are committed to providing accessible opportunities for all qualified job applicants. Should you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at email@example.com.
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