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ROI is Hiring! 
ROI is looking for a resourceful, creative person to join our team as a Communications Coordinator. We have an immediate opening for this temporary, full-time position.  

We are seeking a capable, enthusiastic individual to join the ROI team to promote awareness and build engagement in ROI program activities. Drawing on your proven experience you will work effectively in a collaborative team to build engagement, create compelling creative assets and participate in the development of marketing strategies to inform larger communications plans and initiatives. Your creative spirit for innovation and exploration will add value to the overall goals and objectives of ROI by enhancing communication activities and fundraising initiatives.  

The Communications Coordinator role has been created as a backfill for our Digital Media and Engagement Specialist who is being dedicated to a special project to build a community of practice/engagement sub-domain for ROI.  We are looking for a confident, energetic person who can jump in quickly to new situations.  During this short but intense work period you will create marketing materials for potential sponsors, supporters and program participants.  You will initiate subscriber communications to disseminate reports and information and collect stakeholder and participant insight and input on training and learning needs.  Your talents will help us share stories of rural successes and facilitate meaningful dialogue among partners and community members.  
Your strong communication skills will be exercised by working in a collaborative team environment with plenty of latitude and independence to stick handle creative asset production for distribution.    You will be integral in building ROI brand awareness through the creation and promotion of marketing materials, ROI events and activities.  You will help us track our impact through analytics and setting up processes that capture the outcomes of our programs.  Your creativity and organization will be of great value in creating social media campaigns that connect partners and stakeholders by regularly managing ROI social media profiles, posts and engagement. Working closely with our permanent staff you will help extend engagement activities of ROI throughout Ontario.     

This position can be accomplished from a home office or remote location. A regular schedule of in office hours for coordination and team meetings is anticipated after COVID restrictions are lifted. Bi-weekly meetings will take place at the Rural Ontario Institute office north of Guelph, Ontario. Travel to the office location will not be compensated. 

Compensation: $25/hour for a work week of 37.5 hours 
Duration: March 15, 2021 or ASAP and the anticipated Finish Date is June 30, 2021 
The full posting is available here: 
Please apply in confidence by email no later than Sunday March 7 2021 by noon sending your resume and cover letter highlighting any relevant personal accomplishments or  motivations that reflect your potential success in the position. 
Please apply to: 
Norman Ragetlie 
Executive Director, Rural Ontario Institute 
We thank all those who apply. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 


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