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Jobline: Communications and Engagement Coordinator, Autism NS


About Autism Nova Scotia Autism Nova Scotia is a national leader in providing social, educational, and employment supports for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their families, caregivers, and professionals. Our vision is a society where people with ASD can live their lives to the fullest. This vision informs our day-to-day operations and provides a philosophy that revolves around person-focused supports, strength-based approaches, and community-oriented learning opportunities.

Autism Nova Scotia delivers programming in Halifax and in nine communities across Nova Scotia through our Regional Autism Centers. Our three program divisions are: Social & Community Inclusion; Employment Support; and Family and Caregiver Support.


Term: Full-time (40 hours per week), 12-month Contract (with the possibility of extension) Start Date: June 2022 - June 2023 Position location: Halifax, NS (ANS Central Office - Spring Garden Road/Remote) Salary: TBD Application deadline: 4:30 pm, May 27, 2022 Competition No. 2022-047

What you'll be doing…

The Communications and Engagement Coordinator plays a key role in supporting the communication, engagement, and fundraising efforts of Autism Nova Scotia. As a member of the Development department, the Communications and Engagement Coordinator reports directly to the Manager of Branding and Communications and oversees a portfolio focused on storytelling, marketing, and promotion.

What we're looking for…

A passionate, team player who takes personal accountability to deliver on what is expected in their role and who strives for excellence every day. They think broadly, have the drive to transform lives, help change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people.

Can you thrive in a dynamic, changing, and sometimes ambiguous environment by keeping informed and connected within your role? If this sounds like you?

Please submit your resume highlighting the qualification listed below and a cover letter expressing why you believe you are the best match for this role.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support social media storytelling by producing written content and visuals for Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and our website

  • Provide communications planning and support to fundraising initiatives and existing annual events, such as Walk Your Way for Autism, Best of Local, and Autism Acceptance Month

  • Produce content and update sections of the website: blog, news, program and events, and events calendar

  • Support the maintenance of a positive, visible presence online and through traditional marketing/media

Essential and Other Related Job Duties:

  • A valid driver's license and access to reliable transportation

As a Proof of Vaccination organization, all Autism Nova Scotia staff are required to be fully vaccinated. Those who cannot be vaccinated due to medical, religious, or cultural reasons must wear a mask at all times, practice social distancing, and sanitize their hands upon entry while inside Autism Nova Scotia offices or community program spaces. In addition, proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last 48-72 hours will be required.

Qualifications You must have:

Minimum qualifications:

  • An Undergraduate degree preferred, or equivalent experience accepted

  • Clear, current Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse Registry Search is required

Minimum experience:

  • 1-3 years of experience working in fundraising, communications, or another relevant field

Minimum skills and ability:

  • Passionate, inclusive, accepting, and enthusiastic

  • Effective communication and strong interpersonal skills, the ability to exercise sound judgement, tact and discretion when dealing with others is essential

  • Strong administration and computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, CRM)

  • Ability to work independently on multiple tasks as well as manage long- and short-term assignments simultaneously

  • Ability to learn quickly and work with minimal supervision

  • Enjoys being part of a small team and pitching in as required

Work With Us What to expect at Autism Nova Scotia...

You'll make a difference.

You'll be surrounded by passionate and committed individuals who work together to improve the quality of life through our services.

You'll celebrate the uniqueness of all individuals.

Diversity is a fundamental part of our core value; we create every opportunity to become more inclusive. We encourage applications from qualified candidates from all diverse communities including but not limited to aboriginal persons, racially visible persons, people with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+, and women in non-traditional roles. Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing an online questionnaire with your application.

You'll find a place to grow and develop.

We support professional development through training courses, related conferences, consultancy and Autism Accreditation programs to help our professionals working with autistic people gain the knowledge they need. With a lot of opportunities for professional development and collaborative projects, you'll continue to grow and learn throughout your career.

Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted and expected to provide at least three recent, relevant references. The successful candidate may be required to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements where applicable.

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