Social Media and Communications Director

Job Details

Organization Peace It Together
Location Vancouver, BC

Peace it Together is seeking a dynamic and innovative Social Media and Communications Director to inspire people in the Middle East, Canada and around the world to support and engage in peace-building.  With a minimum of 5 years experience in communication and on-line engagement, the Social Media and Communications Director will develop and implement an public engagement strategy, assist in the development of marketing and other communications tools for the organization.

Peace it Together empowers youth to build peace through dialogue, filmmaking and multimedia. We do this by uniting youth leaders from opposing sides of a conflict to engage in a project of facilitated dialogue and intensive filmmaking.  The short films the youths co-create are then used as peace-building tools in their communities to advance peaceful, reconciliatory approaches to ending the conflict. Until now we have focused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and have produced 25 youth-made films and many behind-the scenes videos. The youth films have been screened in 22 film festivals and have won at least six awards. We are now planning to expand our work and test the model in other local and international conflicts, including Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians.

The position is based in our office in downtown Vancouver and will be 3-4 days/week.

How to Apply:
If you think you are the ideal candidate, please tell us why in a one-page cover letter with your CV and two short writing samples.

Please email your application to The application will be open until the job is filled. Peace it Together is an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all applicants for their interest however we may contact only those candidates selected for interviews.

Tasks and Responsibilities
The Social Media Communications Director will report to the Executive Director.  Specific tasks will include:

  •     Develop and maintain an on-line engagement strategy that will facilitate the distribution and discussion around the Peace it Together films.
  •     Build traffic on our website and other interactive tools – getting our content out to as many people as possible. Build a list of community members who are committed to peace-building.
  •     Work with the filmmakers to widen the audience for the films, via social media tools like blogs, twitter, and facebook, attracting new people to view the films.
  •     Manage and update the Peace it Together website– ensuring frequent updates about our activities and consistency of style, preparing reports for the web, requesting necessary changes to site architecture to support new initiatives etc.
  •     Maintain a weekly or bi-weekly log/ blog of primary activities of the filmmakers during the rest of the program to post on line.
  •     Suggest and develop other innovative communications tool to promote the work of Peace it Together and to garner support.

Required skills and Experience

  •     Excellent communications skills – talented writer and editor, comfortable with writing for diverse audiences.
  •     Experience with communicating controversial and charged issues.
  •     Experience using and analyzing online social media tools.
  •     Strong skills in online marketing, particularly in building audiences for websites and social media tools.
  •     Experience managing people virtually
  •     Attention to detail
  •     Experience with traffic analytics
  •     Google add words experience is a plus.
  •     Experience integrating social media data collection and ‘Salesforce’ would be great.
  •     Interest in and knowledge of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and peace education and conflict transformation in general.
  •     Familiarity with, and enthusiasm for, on-line engagement strategies.
  •     Both a self-starter and team player – able to design strategy, set goals and manage workflow independently while also taking direction, responding to feedback and supporting other team members

Funding for this position is allocated from a government grant. The ideal candidate will be paid $42,000/year pro-rated to 3.5 - 4 days/week. If your salary expectation is different, please let us know in your cover letter.