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Looking for Director of Communications and Marketing

Organization: Abbeyfield Houses Society - Ottawa

Commitment: Ongoing more than a year

Availability: Weekends; Evenings; Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 1

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Jan 31, 2019


Are you a student, retired or working individual looking for an exciting volunteer opportunity?

Abbeyfield Houses Society of Ottawa is a not-for-profit seniors’ residence affiliated with Abbeyfield International, with 1,100 houses in 25 countries worldwide.

The Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for raising awareness about Abbeyfield House in the community and promoting the house as an alternative housing option for seniors in Ottawa.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Work with the President as primary spokesperson, as well as other directors as needed to raise awareness about Abbeyfield Ottawa
Develop and maintain promotional materials for Abbeyfield Ottawa, including web material, brochures, presentations etc.
Develop and maintain social media presence for the organization
Ensure that all promotional materials are in line with Abbeyfield national and international marketing and communications guidelines
Recruit volunteers, in collaboration with the Director of Volunteer Programs, to support marketing and communications efforts including newsletters and promotional events
Seek opportunities to promote the House in Ottawa and attend community events as appropriate
Assist with the promotion of any fundraising events, including preparation and distribution of communications, posters, signage, emails etc.
Work with the Director of Fundraising and Grants to ensure that adequate recognition is given to granting organizations and major donors


Attend monthly meetings and present a report to the Board
Keep records of all promotional material and events
Develop communications plan and present to the Board
Seek Board approval for all marketing and communications products
Work with the Director of Grants and Fundraising to develop thank-you letters for granting organizations and to recognize major donors on the website
Provide support to the Director of Residency in the promotion of Tea & Tours for potential residents and interested community members


A background in marketing or communications is an asset;
Strong initiative;
Good research skills;
Strong written and oral communications skills are required.


Mysa Saad



Volunteer Opportunity Address
425 Parkdale


Good for people interested in: Communications and Marketing

You will be working with: Seniors

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
You will be able to gain additional experience in the field and interact with other directors who have extensive experience in the field of marketing and communications.

Additionally, Abbeyfield is a relatively small non-profit so you can have a real impact on the organization.

Organization category: Development and housing

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - Seniors; Persons with a disability

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes

Police record check required: Yes