Now hiring for three positions
The EFC is now accepting applications for a permanent, paid, part-time position as Social Media Coordinator. The position holder will be responsible to work ten hours per week posting content, designing graphics, writing copy, scheduling posts and implementing a social media plan for the EFC and its ancillary communication streams including those of its magazine Faith Today
The work can be done from a home office or EFC offices in Ottawa or Richmond Hill, Ont. At least one year of experience is required, demonstrating a proven track record of innovative, creative social media use. Training on the EFC's current social media tools will also be available.
Applications are welcome until Feb. 15, 2019
or when the job is filled to EFC senior editors Bill Fledderus and Karen Stiller at [email protected]
. All applications will receive an acknowledgement email. See below for a full job description.
: Communications & Marketing
: Work from home, affiliated with Richmond Hill or Ottawa office
: Karen Stiller (Communications Strategist) and Bill Fledderus (Senior Managing Editor)
: Rachel Baarda (Digital Media Coordinator), Joel Gordon (Creative Director) and David Auyeung (Director of IT)
The Social Media Coordinator is responsible for engaging audience groups and individuals through the EFC’s social media channels. The position holder is responsible for posting urgent content, designing graphics, writing copy, scheduling posts, and implementing a social media plan for the EFC and its ancillary communication streams.
As with all EFC staff, the person in this position must annually agree to and sign the EFC’s statement of faith
, be in agreement with the EFC’s Objects
, and sign on to and abide by a code of conduct and expectations of EFC employees. The person in this position is expected to uphold the primary organizational end of the EFC (“Uniting Evangelicals to bless Canada in the name of Jesus”) in fulfilling the position description.
This person should have a growing awareness of biblical principles and live out a love for Jesus and their neighbours.
The Social Media Coordinator should be highly organized, follow timelines, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and have at least 1 year of experience in managing various social media platforms and multiple accounts.
Minimum Education and Experience
: The Social Media Coordinator must have a post-secondary degree or equivalent, or else recognized technical training in social media. Competency is also essential in use of major social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Education: Bachelor's degree in digital media or marketing, or related field. Experience: A track record of over 3 years launching, maintaining and building social media accounts and implementing a social media strategy for a non-profit, Christian organization.
Responsibilities and Activities
||Create visually appealing posts with appropriate and compelling copy.
||Implement and execute a social media strategy that aligns with EFC’s objects, faith stance, and priorities.
||Drive online traffic to TheEFC.ca, FaithToday.ca, LoveIsMoving.ca and other online platforms.
||Track and analyze traffic patterns.
||Respond to comments with sensitivity and insightfulness.
||Engagement in conversations online.
||Maintain high awareness of EFC priorities and staff engagements.
||Take initiative to be in regular contact with EFC staff who are engaged in online activity or other activities that are able to be broadcast through the EFC social media platforms.
Job opportunity: EFC ambassador, British Columbia
The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada is now accepting applications for a paid casual (part-time) position as EFC Ambassador in British Columbia. Ambassadors represent the EFC through public speaking, presentations and participation at gatherings such as ministerials.
A detailed job description follows. Please forward your resume to [email protected]
. This posting will be open until a suitable candidate is chosen.
- To build awareness with Canadian evangelicals about the ministry of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, further informing them of the work of the EFC.
- Stay informed of Canadian social issues and the EFC’s involvement.
- Represent the EFC through speaking, presentations and event representation, which could include ministerials and network gatherings
- During speaking engagements, share stories about EFC ministry activities and/or issues the EFC is currently involved in
- During speaking engagements, encourage listeners about how they can financially and prayerfully support the EFC.
- After each speaking engagement, be available to distribute resources, field questions and encourage financial support and/or affiliations
- Create sermons/presentations that describe what the EFC does
- Report on speaking engagements to the Director of Marketing, including feedback received from listeners
- Manage support materials and resources.
- Committed follower of Christ and agreement with the EFC Statement of Faith (TheEFC.ca/Statement of Faith), Corporate Objects (www.TheEFC.ca/Objects) and code of conduct (available upon request)
- Passionate about the mission of the EFC
- Dynamic and engaging speaker; comfortable speaking to any size group
- Can testify to how the EFC has impacted you or a church you have attended
- Comfortable with encouraging listeners to contribute to the mission of the EFC.
- Time commitment for each engagement will vary, according to need
- Adequate preparation time for each engagement that would ensure factual, dynamic and effective presentation
- Able to commit to 10 - 12 speaking engagements in any one year
- Timely and thorough communication with the EFC Speaker Co-ordinator and the local event host
- Currently, there is no set time commitment for involvement in the speaker’s bureau. Banner and resources will be shipped to either your home or the location of the speaking engagement.
Every speaker will have the support of resources from the EFC through the Speaker Co-ordinator. The Co-ordinator will support the speakers by:
- Gathering specific details about the event from the church or event pass it along to the speaker well in advance of the engagement
- Relaying to church or event that the travel costs for the speaker are paid by the EFC and a freewill offering to the EFC is always appreciated
- Sending speaker bio and description of the ministry or topic to the group requesting the speaker
- Providing background information to the speaker to support their presentation
- Sending a speaker’s agreement to the church weeks in advance to confirm what the church or event is expecting and what the EFC expects
- Providing brochures or handouts on EFC ministries and/or mailing such materials to destination (when materials are available and desired). Note that speakers are expected to collect any leftover materials and banners for use at the next speaking engagement or event
- Requesting permission for EFC brochures, envelopes or other materials to be made available at individual seats or distributed at the meeting
- Providing speaker with an envelope to send by courier any cheques, sign ups or material requests to the Richmond Hill office in a timely manner
- Contacting the host group for follow-up about the event, including sending them a feedback/evaluation form after the speaking engagement is over
- Reimbursing speaker travel expenses related to the speaking engagement (e.g., mileage for vehicle; train fare). Reimbursement forms are available from the Speaker Co-ordinator.
Benefits to the host group or church
- If an honorarium is given to the speaker at the speaking engagement, it is to be made out to the EFC and submitted to the EFC. If however, for some reason the cheque got made out to the speaker, the speaker must then sign the back of the cheque and submit it to the EFC. An honorarium is never to be kept by the speaker
- If the speaker receives donations at the event, the donations must be submitted to the EFC.
- Create a growing awareness about the ministries of the EFC, and the church’s response to God’s work
- Inspire, move, and further engage congregants with the EFC.
- Ultimately, the ministries and commitments of the church will benefit from any gifts received in response to speaking engagements.
Job opportunity: Clerical services
The EFC is looking for a committed individual who can serve in a full-time position in our national office in Richmond Hill, Ont., in the area clerical services in the finance and administration department.
A detailed job description follows. Please forward your resume to [email protected]
. This posting will be open until March 15, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is chosen.
- Act in accordance with the EFC’s Statement of Faith (www.TheEFC.ca/StatementOfFaith), Corporate Objects (www.TheEFC.ca/Objects) and Staff Conduct Policy (available upon request)
- Contribute to the overall health and stability of the EFC's organizational systems and structures
- Support the EFC's administrative systems, thus enhancing the effectiveness of all staff and building relationships with supporters and constituent communities.
: Clerical Services
- Support clerical and administrative activities using various computer applications
- Prepare and send outgoing mail, packages, courier
- Perform data entry and upkeep of the organization’s databases, ensuring a high level of accuracy
- Support donor relations activities
- Be prepared to call constituents for profile updates as required
- Answer general phone inquiries in a professional and courteous manner
- Reply to general information requests with accurate information
- Greet visitors in a professional and friendly manner
- Support the Finance Manager in areas of accounting administration as assigned
- Perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
- Post-secondary education, preferably in administration and accounting or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Comfort operating in a technology-dependent environment; experience working with databases is an asset
- Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite; knowledge of Microsoft Teams an asset
- Attentiveness to detail and organizational skills; ability to accomplish tasks in an efficient and timely manner
- Oral and written communication skills to respond to telephone and email inquiries
- Good interpersonal and customer service skills to communicate effectively with staff and constituents
- Experience working collaboratively with others; effectiveness as a team player
- Working knowledge of Blackbaud database applications including Financial Edge and Raisers Edge would be an asset. In-house training provided.