Chair of Communications & Marketing
Volunteer Types: Board Leadership, Communications and Marketing, Governance (Boards, Committees)
Organization types: Community and Social Services, Health and Diseases, Senior Citizens
Ongoing (more than a year)
Application Deadline: June 11, 2023
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Authority and Responsibility

The Board of Directors is the legal authority for The Council on Aging of Ottawa. As a member of the Board, the Chair of Communications provides leadership and support to staff and volunteers related to the diverse communications and marketing needs of the COA.


1. Passionate about supporting and improving the lives of older adults in Ottawa through wide-spread awareness.
2. Experience in marketing or communications, preferably in a non-profit environment, is an asset.
3. Social media expertise is a significant asset.

4. Fulfills all the requirements of a Board Member
5. Collaborates with the Communications Staff, the Executive Director and others, as required, to:
a. determine and develop a long-term Communications Strategy on a variety of platforms including website and social media
b. expand the awareness of the COA and its work
c. provide guidance regarding the development of campaigns and events, promotional materials, ongoing communication plans and materials, (written and digital), and brand management
d. ensure alignment and support of the COA’s education and engagement initiatives
e. strengthen the positioning and effective communication of cross-cutting issues and other COA messaging
f. ensure alignment and reinforcement of fundraising communications
6. Keeps the Board abreast of all communications and marketing initiatives
7. Provides reporting to the Board as required

To apply for the position please visit our website at , select the position that interests you, and click on the link to apply at bottom of posting. Questions can be directed to Roch Pilon at [email protected] . We look forward to hearing from you.

Volunteer location:
217 - 815 Saint-Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1K 3A7


Roch Pilon
@The Council on Aging of Ottawa
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This position would be great for: Adults, Person with a disability or medical condition, Seniors (65+)
Number of Positions Available: 1
Good for people interested in: Board Leadership, Communications and Marketing, Governance (Boards, Committees)
You will be helping with: First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, Persons new to Canada, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Seniors, Visible minorities or racialized persons

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