Join the Team – Communications Manager

Join the Team – Communications Manager

Rowing Canada Aviron: Communications Manager 

Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team as Communications Manager.  

Reporting to the Director of Partnerships and Sport Development, the Communications Manager is responsible for helping us tell our stories. The successful candidate will help elevate the profile of our rowing community and our National Teams, through our digital platforms, newsletter, and social and mainstream media. 

The successful candidate will develop and oversee content on the RCA digital platforms such as the website, newsletter, and social media, support the execution of press releases, and coordinate the development of promotional material and reports. The Communications Manager will also support the planning and delivery of certain events and campaigns, as well as coverage for our teams while competing for Canada. 

This position is for an individual with professional communication and marketing experience who can position our activities to raise the profile of rowing in Canada and to elevate our international presence. They will have practical experience with stakeholder engagement and management. Individuals with refined written and oral communication skills, exceptional attention to detail, and a creative mindset will excel in this role.  Top candidates will have a combination of these skills and attributes with previous experience working within the Canadian Sport system, preferably within a National Sport Organization. The individual will possess a post-secondary degree in Marketing and Communications or equivalent combination of education and experience and should also have the following: 

  • Minimum of 5 years in a Marketing and Communications role
  • Experience working at international events and/or Major Games
  • Proficiency with WordPress
  • Proven experience in graphic design, including Adobe, Canva and other design tools.
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 
  • Experience overseeing digital platforms such as Instagram, X, Facebook, and TikTok
  • Refined writing skills
  • Experience supervising/leading others 
  • Experience creating promotional material and reports.
  • Experience managing live streaming.
  • Experience applying critical thinking skills in a high-paced environment. 
  • Experience working in management databases.
  • Ability to function in a multi-stakeholder environment.
  • Knowledge of and involvement in the sport of rowing is considered an asset.  
  • Bilingualism is considered an asset. 

This position will require some national and international travel and weekend hours. The nature of this work enables this position to be held remotely which may be considered. The National Office is in Victoria, BC and the National Training Centre is in Duncan, BC. We would offer remote working opportunities for the right candidate. For a full job description, please see attached. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter by Monday, January 29, 2024, to Applications should have ‘Communications Manager’  in the subject line and should be addressed to Jennifer Fitzpatrick.  

Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification in the job posting. At RCA we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, so we strongly encourage you to apply even if you don’t believe you meet every single qualification outlined. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability. Candidates for this role will be subject to the RCA screening process. 

This position is supported by funding from Sport Canada and Own the Podium. 

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