Author: IABC Manitoba

Member of the Month- Kristin Hancock

For Member of the Month, we asked Kristin Hancock, a member of IABC Manitoba and Manager Communications with College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba, a series of quick questions. Here are her answers:   What is your area(s) of expertise? A: I’m passionate about anything that develops people and builds leaders.   Q: What advice would you give to someone who is just starting out in communications? A: Don’t wait for someone else to invest in your career. Own your path.   Q: What’s your worst comms nightmare and has it ever come true? A: I still get nervous every time I send something to print. A few years ago my organization went through a re-brand and when we printed the first issue of our magazine it was published with a small typo. I swear there were dozens of sets of eyes on the proof and we ALL missed it!   Q: If you could have 1, single-use mulligan (a do-over) for anything in your comms career what would you redo and make it better? A: In hindsight, I wish I had spent some time working at an agency. I think it would have been valuable experience and given me a better perspective on what it’s like dealing with multiple clients at any given time.   Q: What qualities do you think are essential to be a successful communicator?...

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Vice-President- Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

  Job Title: Vice-President | Location: To be negotiated  | Closing Date: February 7, 2018 For 50 years, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has been the standard-bearer for professionalism in fundraising. As the largest association of philanthropic fundraisers in the world, AFP informs the public about the fundraising profession, and protects the best interests of fundraising whenever related laws and regulations are developed. AFP International has more than 30,000 members world-wide, with 3,800 of them in Canada.  AFP promotes the importance and value of philanthropy, and enables people and organizations to practice ethical and effective fundraising by: supporting the growth and development of networks of fundraisers in Canada and around the world, providing information and resources to enable fundraisers to develop in their profession, establishing the ethical framework that allows fundraisers to make an impact in Canadian society, and promoting philanthropy and fundraising the public arena. Over the past two decades, AFP in Canada has grown significantly. It has grown from 214 members (in 1995) to over 3,800 members in 20 professional chapters across the country. The profession and the nonprofit sector in Canada now look to AFP for leadership in a variety of areas beyond merely fundraising education and training. New technology has changed member expectations about what AFP can and should provide. AFP Canada (formerly AFP Canadian Council) has become an important vehicle in uniting the AFP...

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Communications Officer, IW2 Informational Writer 2 -Elections Manitoba

Job Title: Communications Officer, IW2 Informational Writer 2; Nature of Job: Regular/full-time Location:  Winnipeg MB Advertisement Number: 33687 Salary: IW2 $55,264 – $66,290 Closing Date: January 26, 2018   Elections Manitoba is the independent office of the Legislative Assembly responsible for the free and fair conduct of all provincial elections and the regulation of political financing. The mandate of the office includes public education and information programs to make the electoral process better known to Manitobans and especially those groups most likely to experience difficulties in exercising their democratic rights.   Job Opening: Elections Manitoba is seeking a self-motivated and proactive individual to join our team as a Communications Officer. Reporting to the Manager of Communications and Public Information, the Communications Officer plays a key role in supporting the public communications activities related to the Manitoba Voter Register and other public activities of Elections Manitoba.   Qualifications: Conditions of Employment: The incumbent must be, and remain, politically non-partisan in both perception and fact Must be legally entitled to work in Canada   Essential skills/expertise: A degree or diploma in communications or communications-related field with experience working in digital communications and/or an equivalent combination of skills and experience. Strong and demonstrated written communication skills, including expertise in writing, reviewing and editing documents for diverse audiences. Experience with MS Office suite, and with using Adobe Creative Suite products (i.e. Photoshop, InDesign,...

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Member of the Month – Heather Johnson

For Member of the Month, we asked Heather Johnson, a member of IABC Manitoba and Director Communications with Canadian International Grains Institute, a series of quick questions. Here are her answers: Q: What are your go-to websites or blogs? A: brandchannel, Holtz Communication + Technology, MarketingProfs, Brain Pickings   Q: What is your area(s) of expertise? A: Writing, project management, communication planning   Q: What advice would you give to someone who is just starting out in communications? A: Get experience and exposure in as many different industries and sectors as possible either through work or volunteer opportunities. Big companies, small organizations, not-for-profit, and for-profit environments. Throughout my now 30+ year career I’ve had the opportunity to work in and volunteer with companies and organizations that span a number of sectors and each experience has informed the next one that came along.  I am a better communicator and person as a result and I’ve worked with exceptional people along the way.   Q: What comms or marketing campaign are you the most proud of? Tell us a bit about it A: In 2008 I had the opportunity to be involved as a volunteer in an event called Spirit of Leadership.  It recognized five extraordinary women in our community whose vision for change and subsequent actions were groundbreaking in terms of community leadership, human rights, equality issues, family law and...

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Marketing Specialist – Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), Stonewall, MB

Job Title:  Marketing Specialist The Opportunity: Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), one of Canada’s leading conservation organizations, is looking for a uniquely talented marketing specialist; someone with a deep understanding of how brand development leads to success. For 79 years, DUC staff and supporters have worked tirelessly to conserve wetlands, water and wildlife. The successful candidate will recognize this opportunity as a career-defining moment, where their combination of experience and career goals align with the needs of a truly remarkable mission.   Application Deadline: Friday, December 29, 2017   Application info: Please visit our online career center to submit your application for confidential consideration. This position will be based from our dog-friendly national headquarters at Oak Hammock Marsh (just north of Winnipeg, Manitoba) Working for DUC is a career highlight for many staff. Let us know if making a difference is important to you.   Job Description: The marketing specialist will be responsible for:  Executing strategies that directly support DUC conservation and fundraising initiatives. You will conduct, and assist in analyzing, market research to determine supporter and customer requirements, habits and trends. A keen awareness of campaign results, engagement and conversion rates will help shape future initiatives. You have expertise in content marketing for traditional, digital and social platforms. This position will play an integral role in building DUC’s supporter base and promoting the long-term growth of the company. The...

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