Associate Director, Communications and Media Relations

Sep 3, 2021 | Job

Title: Associate Director, Communications and Media Relations
Reports to: Vice President, Communications and Marketing

Position Overview

The Associate Director, Communications and Media Relations works collaboratively with members of the CIJA communications team to develop and implement effective communications activities and campaigns designed to advance CIJA’s objectives with advocacy audiences and community stakeholders.

Primary Functions

  • Strategic communications
  • Plan, execute, and manage communications projects including integrated communications campaigns
  • Develop key messages
  • Ensure messages, products, and projects meet CIJA’s quality standards
  • Identify opportunities to advance CIJA’s advocacy / community objectives
  • Media relations
  • Develop and implement media relations strategy
  • Build and maintain relationships with journalists, influencers, and media stakeholders
  • Serve as spokesperson and point person on media interactions as required
  • Assist with management of media requests and contribute to the development of statements
  • GTA / Ontario Communications Lead
  • Serve as primary liaison between the communications team and the GTA team
  • Work in close collaboration with VP GTA to develop and implement communications strategy for the GTA
  • National Issues Management and Crisis Communications
  • Proactively identify and prepare for issues or events that could impact CIJA’s reputation and / or brand
  • Provide strategic communications support to federation leadership and agency partners
  • Provide media relations support and interview preparation to key stakeholders
  • Special projects as deemed appropriate by supervisor

Required Skills:

  • Excellent communicator, both orally and in writing
  • Problem-solver
  • Highly developed interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Knowledge of issues of concern to Canada’s Jewish community
  • Established network with Canadian and Jewish media an asset
  • Knowledge of social media strategy an asset
  • Bilingualism an asset


Commensurate with abilities and experience

Interested candidates should apply in confidence to [email protected] with a C.V., cover letter, and a short writing sample with subject line: Your Name – Associate Director, Communications and Media Relations.

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