Employment

Interim Executive Director

SCIC is seeking a strong leader and manager to fill the position of Interim Executive Director. This is a 6-month contract with the possibility of extension.

Accountable to the SCIC Board of Directors, and guided by our organizational mandate and strategic goals, the Executive Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization's operations, including: staffing, program design, implementation, and ensuring obligations to members, funders and partner agencies are met. SCIC's Executive Director is expected to manage the delivery of diverse program initiatives in public engagement, education, youth leadership and expanding membership services.

The successful candidate will have the skills and experience necessary to enact the organization's strategic direction and achieve its goals. In particular, the candidate is required to have at least 50% of the attributes listed below:

  • Experience managing staff, particularly in a unionized environment;
  • Extensive knowledge of development effectiveness best practice, and human rights-based approach to international development assistance, including Canada's Feminist International Assistance Policy; and an ability to communicate with the public and media on these issues;
  • An ability to provide vision and leadership to staff and board within an established strategic plan and funding obligations;
  • Experience with fiscal management and non-profit budget management;
  • Experience with project implementation plans, including annual work plans;
  • Experience with funding acquisition, grant writing and program design;
    • An understanding of federal and provincial funding structures, opportunities, and obligations considered and asset;
  • Demonstrated ability coordinating a volunteer Board of Directors;
  • Experience with government relations including collaborating with government officials;
  • Demonstrated effective time-management and organization skills, and an ability to effectively foster a positive workplace environment;
  • Experience with Results Based Management, Monitoring and Evaluation;
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills;
    • Proficiency in French considered an

This position is to be fulfilled primarily in-person from SCIC’s office, located on Treaty Four Territory, Regina, Saskatchewan. The Executive Director is the SCIC representative to the Inter-Council Network (ICN). This collaborative group is made up of eight provincial and regional councils for international cooperation. The ICN works together to support Pan-Canadian Initiatives and meets in various locations across Canada, several times a year. Ability to travel and accommodate flexible hours are essential for this position.

SCIC strives to improve justice, equity, diversity and inclusion within our workplace. We encourage applications from LQBTQI2+, BIPOC, and women. The successful candidate will not be expected to represent or speak on behalf of any group, community or lived experience other than your own.

Applications should be submitted electronically by Monday August 30, 2021 to the attention of SCIC’s Hiring Committee - [email protected] and should include a resume, cover letter and a short vision statement (maximum 1 page) on the importance of generating momentum toward active global citizenship, and international cooperation in both a local and global context.


Communications & Campaign Coordinator

SCIC is seeking a skilled changemaker to support our communications messaging and campaign work across the province. 

This is an in-scope (CUPE Local 3012), permanent, 80% FTE part-time (28 hours per week) position. Regular hours are to be scheduled within normal office hours of 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday. Some special events, activities, and meetings may require you to work flexed time on evenings or weekends from time to time. Ability to travel within Saskatchewan and accommodate flexible hours is an asset for this position.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Communications & Campaign Coordinator

Accountable to: Executive Director

Primary Responsibility: Coordinate SCIC Communications Strategy & Campaigns

Hours of work: 80% FTE (28 hours/week)

Bargaining Unit: CUPE Local 3012 

Primary Location: SCIC Office, Regina Saskatchewan

Remuneration: Starting at $28.63/hour (As per Schedule “A”)

This job description outlines the general areas of responsibility and ongoing tasks associated with this position. Specific tasks and priorities may be assigned or modified by management through program and work planning.

Key Duties:

  • Design and continually adapt an overarching communications strategy with respect to SCIC’s strategic plan, mandate and program obligations;
  • Coordinate targeted communications content and messaging for a wide range of identified stakeholders and strategic audiences;
  • Coordinate SCIC print and web-based publications and promotional materials;
  • Lead SCIC staff in maintaining brand coherence and relevance across all public facing communications;
  • Ensure SCIC’s development principles, values, and crosscutting themes are integrated into all campaigns and communications initiatives;
  • Coordinate the collection, monitoring and maintaining of records and produce appropriate reflective reports on all communications activities, including web-based analytics, qualitative and quantitative data;
  • Write press releases, manage targeted ad campaigns, foster media relationships, and actively promote SCIC within the broader community;
  • Stay apprised to traditional and social media communication platforms and trends, and maintain SCIC’s presence and relevance; 

Other Duties:

  • Participate in staff meetings and program planning as required;
  • Complete regular work plans and report as required;
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.

Knowledge, Skills & Ability Requirements:

  • Excellent writing, targeted messaging, and editing skills;
  • Strong planning, time-management, and organizational skills;
  • Fluency in both English and French considered an asset;
  • Experience with campaign messaging, and/or communications coordination;
  • Experience with graphic and visual design;
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, GSuite, Layout/Design Software, and social media and website platforms, including Nation Builder;
  • Experience or demonstrated understanding of international cooperation, global solidarity, anti-oppression, gender equality and/or global citizenship public engagement initiatives; 
  • Ability to be flexible and to work in relatively unstructured situations;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision with numerous deadlines;
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively as a member of a small team;
  • Experience with media outreach and public speaking considered an asset;

SCIC strives to improve justice, equity, diversity and inclusion within our workplace. We encourage applications from LQBTQI2+, BIPOC, and women. The successful candidate will not be expected to represent or speak on behalf of any group, community or lived experience other than your own.

Applications including a resume and cover letter should be submitted electronically by Friday September 6, 2021 to the attention of SCIC’s Hiring Committee - [email protected].


Internships and Volunteering

Occasionally, SCIC accepts volunteer and internship positions. If you have a proposal for an internship with SCIC or a project idea, contact us!

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