• Position: Manager, Communications
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  • Organization: College of Kinesiologists of Ontario
  • Website: www.coko.ca
  • Location: Toronto
  • Term: Permanent; full-time
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  • Deadline to Apply: October 30, 2021
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    The College of Kinesiologists is a regulatory body established under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Kinesiology Act, 2007 to regulate kinesiologists in the public interest. The College protects the public by:

    • setting requirements to enter the profession so that only qualified individuals can practise kinesiology.
    • maintaining on its website a list of individuals qualified to practise kinesiology, known as the public register, or Find a Kinesiologist.
    • developing rules and guidelines for kinesiologists’ practice and conduct, including a code of ethics.
    • investigating complaints about kinesiologists’ and disciplining when necessary.
    • requiring kinesiologists to participate in a program that helps ensure that their knowledge and skills are up-to-date, and monitoring that participation.

    To learn about licensing, professional regulation, and the consumer protection mandate of Canadian regulatory bodies, visit the Canadian Regulatory Guide.

    the role

    Communications underpins everything we do, and we are looking for a creative self-starter who can work independently and across the organization to lead all of our communications activities. If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to shape communications and positively impact the public interest, we would like to hear from you!

    Duties and responsibilities

    As our Manager, Communications, you will:

    • Lead the planning and execution of all communications activities to registrants and other stakeholders.
    • Oversee the communications strategy that aligns with the College’s strategic plan.
    • Generate content ideas for newsletters and other communication products.
    • Work with other staff on the development of communication materials and reports.
    • Work with external vendors on the development of public awareness campaigns that promote the role of the College as protecting the public interest.
    • Develop and maintain a social media strategy to engage registrants and other stakeholders.
    • Ensure that any public facing communication is timely, clear, and concise.
    • Manage the website (WordPress) and the posting of information.
    • Provide presentations to universities and applicants on the role of the College.

    Some flexibility in hours of work required to accommodate meeting schedules.  There will be some travel to universities in Ontario to present to students and faculty.

    The right person will enjoy working in a small team environment of high performers, having lead responsibility for the development and implementation of communications strategies to engage the public, registrants and other stakeholders, and managing related projects that advance principles of transparency.

    • Demonstrated aptitude for creative communications, design, and collaborative project management.
    • Excellent public speaking, interpersonal, writing, editing and proofreading skills.
    • Extensive experience in research, analysis and report-writing from a post-secondary institution.
    • Some knowledge of graphic design principles and programs is an asset.
    • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe and other applications.
    • Self-motivated with excellent time management and organizational skills. An innovative team player with an ability to work independently.
    • Experience in a regulatory, health-related or not-for-profit organization is an asset.
    • Interest in technology and web site management an advantage.
    to apply

    Please submit your résumé and cover letter (including your salary expectations) by email to nancy.leris@coko.ca, no later than October 30, 2021 at 8PM. (NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!)

    We thank everyone who takes the interest and time to apply for this position. Only those most suited to the position will be contacted for an interview.