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Public Relations Officer

Organization: Victoria's Quilts Canada

Commitment: Ongoing more than a year

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 1

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Feb 28, 2018


Position Title: Public Relations Officer

Purpose: To promote the work of Victoria’s Quilts Canada (VQC) to the public

Outline of Responsibilities:
• Seek opportunities to promote VQC through all forms of media (print, radio, online – including Twitter, etc.)
• Keep an up-to-date master list of print and electronic media contacts.
• Prepare written information (i.e. Public Service Announcements) for the media.
• Determine appropriate media outlets for announcements and distribute once they are approved.
• Seek public relations opportunities such as quilt shows, craft fairs, etc. to promote VQC.
• Seek speaking opportunities for authorized spokespersons to promote VQC.
• Upon request by the Communications Coordinator, speak on behalf of VQC.
• Maintain a current speaking deck to be used by individuals speaking on behalf of VQC.

Skills, Experience, Qualifications Required:
• Knowledge of local and national print and electronic media.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Organizational skills.
• Familiarity with Internet and email.
• Knowledge of how to use social media would be an asset,

Personal Traits Required:
• Able to meet deadlines.
• Ability to work independently within a team environment.
• Able to maintain confidentiality.
• Conscientious.

Level of Effort:
• Up to 12 hours per month


Nicky LaBrosse

613 843 9212


Volunteer Opportunity Address
454-1568 Merivale Road
Ottawa, ON K2G 5Y7


Good for people interested in: Writing; Communications and Marketing; Social Media

You will be working with: Men; Women

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
This is an opportunity in which your skills, creativity, and contribution are guaranteed to have a direct impact on VQC's ability to continue its mission. This position offers a high degree of flexibility as much of the work is home based. Perhaps of most significance is the knowledge that your commitment and efforts will help make a difference in the life of someone living with cancer.

How will the organization benefit?
As we have no paid staff, we rely on the contributions of our volunteers to achieve our mission. Our ability to sustain our viability and continue making and distributing quilts to those living with cancer relies heavily on our ability to increase both public awareness, fabric donations, and corporate contributions.

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

This position would be great for - None of the above

Police record check required: Yes