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Communications and Development Coordinator

(posted on June 12, 2020)

The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) is excited to announce a competition for the role of Communications and Development Coordinator. Reporting to the Executive Director, this individual will play a key role in advancing CASP’s mission of preventing suicide and promoting life across Canada.

This role’s responsibilities are divided by communications and development to ensure the sustainability of CASP’s ongoing work. Communications responsibilities include strategic planning, social media management, media engagement, website updates, materials development and special projects to raise CASP’s profile and advance our mission. Development responsibilities include strategic planning, designing and executing campaigns, and securing financial and in-kind support for CASP by building relationships both with individual and government donors as well as new prospective supporters.

This is an exciting opportunity for a bilingual candidate to join a growing nonprofit organization in a life-saving mission of advocacy, awareness, and meaningful action for all Canadians.


Responsibilities: Communications and Outreach

  • Develops an integrated strategic communications and media relations plan to build public awareness and support for the cause of suicide prevention and life promotion
  • Employs outreach strategies on and offline and a variety of public relations and marketing tactics to engage existing stakeholders and attract new donors, volunteers and supporters
  • Maintains an active voice in social media on Facebook, Twitter and other media relevant to the CASP community
  • Writes, prepares and supports the development of e-newsletters, annual report, news releases, and electronic media
  • Regular monitoring, analysis, evaluation and reporting on media relations activity
  • Key point of contact to donors, volunteers, and local communities
  • Asists with the planning and execution of CASP’s annual conference as well as other key events throughout the year
  • Represents CASP at the annual conference and other events as appropriate
  • Works closely with the Board of Directors’ Communications Committee to ensure alignment and support with the organization’s strategic direction


Responsibilities: Development and Donor Stewardship

  • Plans, implements and manages fundraising programs and special events as well as subsequent communications with both internal and external key stakeholders
  • Workings closely with the Executive Director on key fundraising initiatives
  • Cultivates donor relations and stewardship
  • Researches, writes, and prepares grant proposals
  • Knowledge and experience with online fundraising strategies and approaches
  • Analyzes trends and provides recommendations and strategies for future growth
  • Monitors, re-evaluates and adjusts the delivery of plans as necessary
  • Key point of contact for all inquiries from donors, sponsors, event participants, and volunteers
  • Works closely with the Board of Directors’ Fundraising Committee to ensure alignment and support with the organization’s strategic direction



  • University Degree and/or a College Diploma in Fundraising Management, Communications, Marketing, or a related field
  • Fluently bilingual in English and French to effectively address CASP’s audiences across the country
  • 3 to 5 years experience in communications and fundraising
  • Supportive and compassionate outlook to address the sometimes challenging material and experiences related to suicide and its prevention
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills in MS Office applications
  • Advanced knowledge in Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign and Photoshop) and web CMS applications (past experience with Wild Apricot will be considered an asset)
  • Demonstrated technical experience in the realm of social media
  • Strong interpersonal, customer service, problem solving and planning skills are required
  • Organizational ability and attention to detail
  • Self-starter, capable of identifying the need for taking independent action and demonstrated ability to work in a team environment


Work environment

CASP is a virtual organization, with our employees working as part of a dispersed team across the country. As a result, the successful candidate will be working from their home office using remote collaboration tools to stay in touch and execute campaigns. This means the successful candidate will need to have a reliable computer, a stable internet connection, and a secure, distraction-free environment in which to work. Occasional travel, such as attending the CASP annual conference, may also be required.



This salary for this position is $ 30.75/hour for 35 hours of work per week ($64,359 including benefits)


Next steps

  • If you meet the above qualifications, please apply by your cover letter and resume to [email protected] and include “Communications and Development” in the subject line.
  • Please note that only applicants being considered for the position will be contacted.
  • As part of the selection process, a portfolio of previous work samples may be requested.
  • This job posting will remain open until a candidate is selected.



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