Muscular Dystrophy Canada is proud of its committed, passionate team. If you are interested in using your skills to make a difference in the lives of Canadians impacted by neuromuscular disorders, we’d like to meet you!
One year contract (with possibility of extension)
Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Corporate Web Site: muscle.ca

The Organization:

Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC) – one of Canada’s leading voluntary health charities since 1954 – is a non-profit leader supporting people with neuromuscular disorders to gain independence; an advocate working for meaningful social change in the health and non-profit community; and a contributor in the search for the cure for neuromuscular disorders.

The Mission:

Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s mission is to enhance the lives of those affected with neuromuscular disorders by continually working to provide ongoing support and resources while relentlessly searching for a cure through well funded research.

The Position:

Reporting to the Director, Marketing and Communications, the Specialist is responsible for developing both internal and external communications, including content for media and/or MDC website.

Responsibilities:

  • Persuasively communicates the organization’s mission, programs and services
  • Develops and writes of all direct response pieces including but not limited to: regularly scheduled direct response program, integrated direct response program, monthly appeal, Alumni Campaign and acquisition program
  • Writes organizational materials including Mission material, Annual Report, Firefighter and Walk reports, newsletters, etc.
  • Works with VP Talent to write and distribute monthly staff newsletter

Candidate Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is an excellent storyteller and communicator. They are proactive, creative, and organized. They are able to work under pressure and turn work around quickly to meet deadlines. They work well both independently as well as in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, PR, Journalism or other related discipline or equivalent experience

Experience:

1-3 years related experience in a formal communications role.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals in both official languages
  • Excellent editorial, copy-editing and proofreading skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Highly driven, results-orientated work ethic, with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Proficient with the Microsoft suite of software
  • Adept at tailoring content and style to different audiences and among different formats
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong contributor in team environments, building constructive and purposeful relationships with staff to ensure that needed information is provided in a timely manner
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge or equivalent fundraising data base an asset
  • Bilingual (French and English) preferred
While we appreciate all responses, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Muscular Dystrophy Canada is committed to employment equity, especially for persons with disabilities. We support equal opportunity and advancement in accordance with competence for all employees

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Full-time, Permanent
Location:
Nationwide position
Corporate Web Site: muscle.ca

The Organization:

Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC) – one of Canada’s leading voluntary health charities since 1954 – is a non-profit leader supporting people with neuromuscular disorders to gain independence; an advocate working for meaningful social change in the health and non-profit community; and a contributor in the search for the cure for neuromuscular disorders.

The Mission:

Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s mission is to enhance the lives of those affected with neuromuscular disorders by continually working to provide ongoing support and resources while relentlessly searching for a cure through well funded research.

The Position:

Reporting to the Director of Research and in keeping with the mission, vision and values of Muscular Dystrophy Canada, the Research and Knowledge Translation Coordinator is responsible for supporting the research activities of the organization, as well as, the coordination and execution of MDC’s knowledge translation activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Works with Director of Research on internal and external research projects
  • Acts as staff support to the Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee (MSAC) as well as other MDC collaborations, networks, etc.
  • Assists with tracking of the Annual National Research Granting Program
  • Evaluates current grant administration process, identifies and recommends improvements to internal policies and procedures
  • Creates opportunities for knowledge mobilization; uses research results, including knowledge synthesis, dissemination, transfer and exchange for staff, researchers and clients
  • Develops new communication tools/channels in collaboration with the Director or Research and the Marketing and Communications team
  • Works with Director of Research to create a highly effective research and advocacy collaborations for MDC
  • Assists fundraising colleagues in developing appropriate cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies
  • Seeks innovative ways to demonstrate research impact for key stakeholders, donors, staff, volunteers and researchers
  • Collaborates with clinicians to promote access to clinical care and therapies

Candidate Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Masters, PhD, postdoc preferred
  • Connections to, or knowledge of, the neuromuscular community
  • Demonstrated credibility in neuromuscular science, genetics
  • Bilingual (French and English) preferred

This position requires a dynamic individual with superior written and verbal communication skills, and strong public speaking skills. The ideal candidate be self-motivated and committed to the Mission of MDC.

This position requires a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.

This rewarding, full time, regular position offers a competitive salary.

Please send your resume with salary expectations to careers@muscle.ca.

While we appreciate all responses, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Muscular Dystrophy Canada is committed to employment equity, especially for persons with disabilities. We support equal opportunity and advancement in accordance with competence for all employees.

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