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Outreach and Communications Manager

Results Canada


About us

RESULTS Canada is a movement of citizen advocates, committed to creating the political will to end extreme poverty.

About you

You are enthusiastic about RESULTS Canada’s mission and objectives and you are excited about spreading the word, amplifying our brand, and expanding our base of support.  You see the potential of igniting and expanding a network of citizen advocates across Canada who are committed to action and advocacy in pursuit of a world without poverty.  You understand how strategic communications, positioning and new partnerships can expand RESULTS Canada’s network and impact.

You are highly organized with superior strengths in public engagement and strategic communications.  You have a strong grasp of advocacy and the tools and tactics that can generate impact.  You understand the supports that are needed to engage and motivate volunteers.  You care about metrics and tracking – and have experience in reporting.  And, as a member of RESULTS Canada’s management team, you are aligned with RESULTS Canada’s mission and are motivated to help RESULTS Canada meet its organizational goals.

Job description - overview

As Outreach and Communications Manager, your role will be to develop, manage and implement strategies to amplify RESULTS Canada’s brand, enlist new strategic partners in our mission, and support and grow our grassroots base to maximize the impact of grassroots action.

Key Tasks

  • Oversee strategic communications efforts, tools and tactics, that support our volunteers, drive outreach to new partners and ensure our campaigns and advocacy activities have maximum impact
  • Develop, manage, and oversee RESULTS Canada’s strategy to (a) grow our movement and expand RESULTS Canada’s base of support, and (b) support our existing volunteers so that they have the tools and resources they need to take effective action
  • Participate as a member of RESULTS Canada’s management team, working with the Executive Director and others, to advance organizational and campaign objectives
  • Oversee the work of the grassroots and communications teams, which includes two full time staff, occasional staff, and interns
  • Develop a strategy to amplify RESULTS’ brand through the development of corporate products, earned, bought and digital media
  • Support grassroots fundraising campaigns and communications tools to engage current and prospective donors
  • Support grassroots engagement and communications efforts around key events, such as RESULTS’ national conference, annual grassroots volunteers group leaders’ retreat, and other special events
  • Support the development of new educational resources and campaign tools related to development issues, public outreach, and civic rights and opportunities for engagement
  • Represent RESULTS Canada at public events, forums, conferences, as required
  • Willingness to work outside of office hours as required and ability to travel occasionally

Skills and experience

  • Post-secondary degree in a relevant field (i.e., volunteer coordination, communications, public relations, international development, etc.)
  • Experience in advocacy work and/or political/public engagement
  • Knowledge of best practices and emerging trends in community engagement and public outreach
  • Experience in strategic communications, and in developing communications tools and tactics that are clear, compelling and fit for purpose
  • Proven ability to support and grow volunteer networks, as well as develop tools and materials designed for volunteers
  • Experience in supporting grassroots fundraising campaigns a strong asset
  • Experience managing a team, including work planning, budgeting, mentoring and performance evaluation
  • Knowledge of key issues relating to international development, advocacy and poverty eradication is an asset
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is essential

Applications should include your resume and cover letter explaining why the position interests you, and how your skills and experience make you are a suitable candidate. This is a full-time position based in Ottawa.  This position offers a comprehensive benefits package. 

We thank all those who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

RESULTS Canada is committed to diversity and equity around the globe and in our workplace. We welcome applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification and share our values.

Email your application to by February 28, 2018 with “Outreach and Communications Manager” as your subject line.

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