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About Hike NS

Hike Nova Scotia is a nonprofit organization that encourages and promotes a growing hiking culture throughout our great province. We strive to be the voice for those who hike, walk and snowshoe as well as those who build and maintain hiking trails.

Job Description / Responsibilities

The Communications Coordinator is responsible for supporting the work of Hike NS and its projects through the development and management of our various communications tools. The role of this full-time, permanent position is to help grow and manage the Hike NS brand and build awareness of its programs and services.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communications Coordinator will carry out the following tasks:

Create, implement and evaluate a communications plan
Oversee the implementation of organization brand guidelines
Write content for communications tools including social media, newsletters, websites, flyers, brochures, reports, PSAs, news releases, etc.
Create visuals to support communications efforts
Manage social media accounts
Monitor analytics and report on the effectiveness of communications tools
Stay up to date on industry trends and make recommendations for adjustments to communications strategies and practices
Respond to media inquiries and maintain relationships with members of the media
Collaborate with staff to plan press or promotional events
Implement and evaluate the membership development plan
Manage regular membership communications
Conduct regular reporting and year-end reporting
Perform other related duties as assigned
Support the overall work of Hike NS

Skill / Qualification Requirements

Education and/or training in communications, marketing, public relations or similar
Experience in a communications or marketing role
Excellent time management and organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
Exceptional writing skills and attention to detail
Strong interpersonal communication skills and public speaking abilities
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Media relations experience
Familiar with word processing, spreadsheet, graphic design and presentation software
Capable of creating visually compelling communications tools
Experience in managing an organization or business social media accounts
Experience with email marketing software and website content management software
Proven knowledge of communications and marketing ethics and best practices
Experience with membership management and engagement an asset
Experience working/volunteering in the not-for-profit sector an asset

Because the first year of this position is being supported through a youth-focused wage subsidy, the successful candidate must:

Be 30 years of age or under
Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or hold refugee status in Canada
Have a post-secondary accomplishment (some exceptions apply)

The successful applicant must also:

Be a current resident of Nova Scotia
Be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends
Be able to work remotely from own home office with some in-person meetings and events required
Have a valid driver’s license

Working Conditions

The Coordinator will be required to work remotely from their own home office (require their own basic remote office equipment and technology) and must attend regular in-person meetings with co-workers as well as meet with partners on occasion.

Terms of Employment

Full-time (35 hours/week) at $25/hr (starting in January 2024)

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to by November 26, 2023. Please use the subject line “Communications Coordinator Application”. Please note that only applicants who are short-listed for an interview will be contacted before mid-December 2023. No calls please.

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