Communications Manager @ National Police Federation - Ottawa

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Communications Focused

Educate multiple stakeholders as well as the public on; what the NPF is, where it came from, and what it stands for

Unique Opportunity

Combine your writing, content and crisis management abilities to approach the role with a strategic mentality

Impactful Role

Fulfil a deeper purpose that will result in the improvement to the public safety of all Canadian citizens

Communications Manager @ National Police Federation - Ottawa

Company: National Police Federation

Position: Communications Manager

Location: Ottawa, ON Canada

Born out of a long-standing imbalance of power, and coupled with a political climate that resulted in fewer rights being afforded to RCMP members as the force expanded, the National Police Federation was founded to represent members of the RCMP and help move the organization forward in the decades to come. Some of the core areas that will be addressed and challenged during the negotiation process include: a shift to fair and competitive wages being paid to members, providing for proper staffing and training for new members, as well creating a more modern benefits package. The founders and executives of the NPF have long held the position that members of the RCMP deserve a viable, representative voice, similar to the ones afforded to other police organizations across Canada and around the world. In a historic vote that took place in late 2018 with the results being announced in July 2019, voting members of the RCMP elected, with an overwhelming majority, to certify the National Police Federation as their new bargaining agent. The National Police Federation has assembled a team of well-researched, knowledgeable, professional and credible Directors who are passionate about advancing all members’ rights and protecting all members’ interests and benefits. The NPF’s executives and board members met in early January 2020 in Ottawa to further build-out the framework for how the Federation will function and sustain itself as it advances the interests of its members. The NPF’s board of directors is composed of 17 elected leaders from across Canada, including the organization’s co-founder, Brian Sauvé who will serve as the President. The NPF is the largest police labour relations organization in Canada, and the second largest in North America.

Skills & Experience

Experience 5+ years of experience working in communications
Bilingual Communicator Strong and articulate communicator with great writing skills
Expertise You can effectively digest and classify information at a high-level and form clear and concise responses
Social Media Familiar with communicating concise content on social media platforms, most notably Twitter and Facebook
Resourceful Resourceful in your approach to get things done under time constraints
Not Afraid of a Challenge Familiar handling difficult situations that require political contemplation

Summary of Role

Reporting into the Director of Communications, the Communications Manager’s overall objectives are to enhance the reputation, raise awareness and support for the organization and its members, and to do so by effectively telling their stories. Working closely with the Director, you will be responsible for getting ahead of any issues as they come, supporting crisis management initiatives and providing your strategic recommendations and tactical response. Your role will also be proactive in nature and look for opportunities to build support and raise awareness for the unique role RCMP Members play in their communities, and the important services they provide. You will also develop and deliver bilingual strategic content, in both print and digital format,
working closely with consultants, including graphic designers, video producers and photographers. In order to support this goal, you will be developing and implementing annual measurable communications plans and programs. You will also need to be fluent in both official languages (French and English).

Writing is a large part of this role as you will be writing for the President, Board and senior leadership team by preparing key communications material for both internal and external audiences. In doing so, you will have the opportunity to build and maintain strong relationships with members, key stakeholders and the public.

As the communications lead based in Ottawa, you will be responsible for anything related to website management, including content, design, metrics and reporting. You will also be expected to review and consider opportunities and responses related to daily media coverage and ongoing digital and social content, and in doing so, you will develop and facilitate review and approval of web content, reports, position papers and member updates. On top of these specific responsibilities, you will also work in collaboration with the Government Relations team to provide any communications support that is required.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute and deliver on the organization’s strategic plan and supporting communications plan, nurturing positive and productive stakeholder relationships, both externally and internally. You will be the primary person responsible for managing the flow of information between the NPF, the members, the public, as well as other key stakeholders through strategic initiatives and tactics in order to best represent the organization and the interests of the 20,000 members that the NPF represents..

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