Project Manager, Communications & Events

Position: Project Manager, Communications & Events
Location: Anywhere in Canada
Type: Permanent, Full-time
Apply by : August 26, 2022

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

ALUS is a national charitable organization that helps farmers and ranchers build nature-based solutions on their land to sustain agriculture and biodiversity for the benefit of communities and future generations. ALUS provides expertise, resources and direct financial support for the establishment, management, and stewardship of these ecosystem services. ALUS’ New Acre Project helps purpose-driven corporations go beyond their sustainability objectives and invest in the next-generation of conservation to generate positive impacts in the communities where they operate. Through New Acre Project, corporations are enabling these communities to become more resilient and empowering farmers and ranchers to build nature-based solutions on their land, one acre at a time.

ALUS is built on an innovative, authentic, reputable, engaged, caring and inclusive work culture and offers a decentralized work environment made up of expert driven self-starters, working across Canada. 

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

In this newly created role, reporting to the Director of Communications and Digital Strategy, you will be responsible for coordinating various communications and marketing projects and supporting various teams in the organization of in-person and virtual events, both nationally and locally. You will contribute to ALUS’ strategic communications and marketing plan,  while supporting the overall vision of the organization. You will collaborate on ALUS’ national and local outreach by delivering engaging, high quality communications initiatives and events.

You will also work with various project teams within ALUS as needed. ALUS is an agile organization that relies on everyone’s ability to respond to multiple priorities on an ongoing basis and wants to provide internal professional development opportunities.

This is a unique opportunity to join a growing national organization and make a meaningful and tangible contribution to the fight against climate change

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    Communication & Marketing

    • Support and oversee the development, delivery, and implementation of communication projects such as the creation of participant video profiles across the country, the implementation of a digital asset management system, a website redesign, a change in communication platform, etc.
    • Contribute to the implementation and monitoring of digital marketing campaigns.
    • Collaborate in the maintenance and updating of websites, social media and internal and external newsletters.
    • Track results of various initiatives through analytical tools and produce reports for various internal and external stakeholders.
    • Proactively identify opportunities to improve our tools and processes and propose solutions.
    • Participate in other ALUS projects and initiatives requiring project management or digital communications expertise.

    Events

    • Support virtual and in-person events at the national level in collaboration with the operations team. Participate in the organization of the event, research partners and tools where appropriate, provide some technical support for virtual events, support the creation of material, etc.
    • Support the participation of ALUS National Team members in conferences and events. Follow up with organizers, ensure the creation and delivery of material if required, etc.
    • Provide support to ALUS communities across the country in organizing virtual and in-person events. Offer advice, share best practices, assist in the creation of visual material, etc.
    • Proactively identify opportunities for information sharing among national team members and between communities and propose and organize information sharing activities.
    • Keep abreast of the latest trends and best practices for hosting virtual events.

       

     SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES AND EXPERIENCE

    • The basics: Experience in project management, communications, marketing and events and a university degree in a related field.
    • A Job Well Done: You are passionate about project management and take great pride in delivering quality projects and events on time and on budget.
    •  Communication: You listen to your colleagues to understand their needs and you are committed to bringing people together and engaging them through quality content and events.
    • Mindset: You are a self-motivated, responsible individual, with a high-level of personal integrity and enjoy working independently.
    • Cultural fit: You have a collaborative, creative, can-do attitude — you’re at home working in a multi-faceted, deadline-driven workplace.
    • Bilinguism: ALUS being a national organization, being bilingual, English and French, is an important asset.
    • Also: Basic knowledge of the sustainable agriculture concept and previous experience working in the environmental non-profit sector are assets, but an innate curiosity and growth mindset are a must.

     

     WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND COMPENSATION

    • Normal working hours are Monday to Friday; 35 hours per week, remote.
    • Infrequent evening or weekend work as well as occasional travel required to be on the field or for in-person team meetings.
    • ALUS Canada does not have a centralized office space; The person will work from a home office, which may be located anywhere in Canada with reliable access to high-speed internet.
    • Candidate will be required to work from a computer that can support Microsoft Office 365 for Business, including Teams for video conferences. This may be the candidate’s own computer or a computer provided by ALUS.
    • Employees are provided with a benefits package including health, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability insurance.
    • Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience, education and skill set.

     

    WHY ALUS?

    A Canadian success story – ALUS grew from a group of farmers in Blanshard, Manitoba, in 2006, to a national network of over with over 35 community partners in six provinces who have voluntarily adopted the program, enrolling over 1,400 farmers and ranchers nationwide.

    We believe in sustaining agriculture, wildlife and natural spaces for communities and future generations. Together, we improve the world we live in one acre at a time. 

    We provide outstanding career opportunities and a phenomenal collaborative culture where creativity, passion, integrity and transparence are key values. Our workforce is filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. We want to grow together and we have a clear vision of the future.

    ALUS is a tightly knit team, but has always been and always will be a remote organization. You can work from your home and enjoy a flexible schedule, with some opportunities to travel within Canada. 

     

    COMMITMENT TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

    ALUS believes that all people are entitled to equal employment opportunity. It is the policy of ALUS that all personnel actions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, and terminations will be taken without regard to race, age, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, ancestry, sexual orientation, or any other class protected by law. ALUS is committed to maintaining a work environment that is free of discrimination based upon any of these factors.  

    We invite applicants to request accommodation, as required, throughout the application and hiring process.

     

    HOW TO APPLY

    • Please submit your resume and cover letter in PDF Format, as one document with your name in the title, to nmercure@alus.ca on August 26, 2022 at the latest.
    • Due to the volume of applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
    • References will be requested and vetted at a later date.