We Are Hiring! - Communications Specialist

Communications Specialist - Permanent Position

Application deadline: May 31, 2021

Position will stay open until a suitable candidate is selected and will start as soon as possible.

The Manitoba Aboriginal Sports & Recreation Council (MASRC) is a not-for-profit organization that exists to empower Manitoba's Aboriginal (Metis, Inuit, First Nation) Community to grow physically, spiritually, and culturally through Sport and Recreation.

The MASRC seeks to fill one full-time Communications Specialist position, located at our main office, 145 Pacific Ave in Winnipeg, MB.

Key Responsibilities

  • The successful candidate will write, edit, and distribute content, including publications, press releases, website content, annual reports, and other marketing material that communicates the organization's activities and services.
  • Manage and grow social channels - engaging with user content, responding to comments and direct messages, following users, and re-posting relevant content.
  • Manage ongoing communications calendar and activities.
  • Manage monthly and yearly Sport Awards programs.
  • Create and distribute a monthly newsletter for communities and organizations.
  • Keep note of special events/holidays/National holidays and create relevant content as needed.
  • Maintain partnerships with targeted media and a network of contacts with external organizations.
  • Production of video blogs and record interviews (video, audio, photography, print).
  • Plan and coordinate media events and perform general administrative duties.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in Communications, Advertising, Public Relations, or related discipline. A combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Minimum three years' experience in Communications; Minimum two years' experience working with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, Photoshop, Spark, Illustrator), scheduling Zoom or Microsoft Team Calls, Hootsuite.
  • Proven experience with Graphic Design and Photography.
  • Proficiency in French is a definite asset.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous culture, sport programs and services is a definite asset.
  • Ability to travel and a valid Manitoba Driver's license.
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, pension, and access to an on-site fitness facility.
  • Ability to work both independently, and in collaboration with others, fostering relationships with our partners is a must.

Starting Annual Salary: $37,000-$39,000

If you wish to be considered for this position, submit a cover letter and resume by Monday, May 31, 2021 at 4:00pm CST to:

Executive Director

Manitoba Aboriginal Sports & Recreation Council

105-145 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg, MB. R3B 2Z6


We will only contact the top-rated candidates to be interviewed. Preference will be given to qualified Indigenous applicants. Qualified individuals are encouraged to self-identify on their cover letter. The successful applicant will provide a Child Abuse Registry Check and a Criminal record check. For additional background on the MASRC please refer to www.masrc.com. The position will stay open until a suitable candidate is found.

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