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Communications & Outreach Officer – York Region 12-Month contract

The Southdown Institute, a 22-bed residential treatment facility, is seeking to add a team member to our multi-disciplinary team of professionals. Our facility, built in 2013, is situated in a beautiful, natural setting in York Region, and is accessible from the GTA or Simcoe County. We are seeking to fill a 12-month contract position.

Job Summary

We are seeking a Communications & Outreach Officer to develop and implement all aspects of Southdown’s marketing strategies. This new member to our team will develop and implement targeted and annual communications plans to local, national and international contacts. This individual will act as Southdown’s liaison to clergy and religious leadership. Website content, program brochures and newsletters will be edited and coordinated by the Communications & Outreach Officer. Southdown staff members giving presentations or workshops may ask for support from the Communications & Outreach Officer, with the PowerPoint slides or materials needed for their workshop. In addition, the Communications & Outreach Officer will be responsible for managing our public relations, including monitoring media coverage and engaging with reporters and media outlets to build relationships and ensure consistent and coordinated messaging.


The successful candidate will have a post-secondary degree in a relevant program of study (e.g. communications, marketing, public relations) with several years of related experience. Knowledge of the Catholic spiritual tradition and experience fostering relationships with Catholic leadership is essential. We are looking for someone who has a demonstrated ability to work independently and to manage projects to completion. The successful candidate will have excellent writing and editing skills, ability to communicate easily with others, and proficiency with Microsoft Office. Bilingualism in French is an asset.

How to apply

Interested applicants should email or forward their resume and any supporting materials to:

Christine Dodgson
Human Resources
The Southdown Institute
18798 Old Yonge Street
Holland Landing, ON L9N 0L1