Director of Communications and Outreach

Results Canada is a high-impact non-profit advocacy organization committed to the vision that a world without extreme poverty is possible. Our cross-Canada network of volunteers are advocates who take action to secure resources and policies to improve the health, education and economic opportunities of people living in poverty globally.

about you

You are enthusiastic about Results Canada’s mission to end extreme poverty, and you are excited about spreading the word, amplifying our brand, supporting our high-impact campaigns, and expanding our base of support. You see the power of a network of volunteer advocates across Canada who are committed to action and advocacy in pursuit of a world without poverty. You understand how strategic and creative communications, media engagement, and new partnerships can expand Results Canada’s network and impact. You see the connection between a robust individual giving strategy and the potential of that strategy to not only strengthen our organization but to unite our community with pride and purpose.

job description – overview

As Director of Communications and Outreach, your role will be to develop, manage, and implement strategies to amplify Results Canada’s brand and support our campaign objectives, guide efforts to support and grow our network of volunteer advocates, and oversee our individual giving strategy and tactics.

key tasks

  • Oversee the work of the communications and public engagement teams, which includes four full time staff, occasional staff, consultants, and interns – and in doing so, create space for emerging leaders and encourage creativity among the team
  • Project management – responsible for advancing multi-faceted projects, that incorporate results-based frameworks for tracking progress and outcomes
  • Oversee Results Canada’s strategic communications efforts to advance advocacy campaigns, including ongoing calls-to-action, special projects, and events, and advance Results Canada’s media strategy and engagement (earned, bought, shared)
  • Guide Results Canada’s public engagement efforts – overseeing strategy for volunteer support and retention
  • Oversee strategy for volunteer growth in terms of total active volunteers, number of groups, and expansion in key regions
  • Oversee an individual giving strategy, refining processes, and developing tools to engage current and prospective donors
  • Develop and oversee Results Canada’s earned revenue streams, that include advocacy-based training and supports and other areas of advocacy-focussed capacity building
  • As a member of the management team, support overall organizational priorities
  • Represent Results Canada at public events, forums, conferences, as required
  • Willingness to work outside of office hours as required and ability to travel occasionally

desired skills and experience

  • Post-secondary degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience (i.e., communications, public relations, strategic partnerships, etc.)
  • Background in strategic communications and in developing communications tools and tactics that are clear, creative, compelling, and fit for purpose (print, digital, video, etc)
  • Experience in media relations
  • Strong grasp of advocacy and the tools and tactics that can generate impact
  • Experience supporting a volunteer network – understanding the motivators, tools, and supports needed to keep volunteers engaged
  • Experience in donor management, retention, and growth strategies
  • Experience managing a team, including work planning, budgeting, mentoring and performance evaluation
  • Knowledge of key issues relating to international development, advocacy, and poverty eradication is an asset
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is a strong asset

Applications should include your resume and cover letter explaining why the position interests you, and how your skills and experience make you a suitable candidate. This is a full-time position, preferably based in Ottawa. Remote/hybrid work is a possibility. This position offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Results Canada is committed to diversity and equity around the globe and in our workplace. We seek to build a team of diverse backgrounds, skills and views that is welcoming to persons of all races, colours, ancestries, national origins, disabilities, marital statuses, gender identities, gender expressions, sexual orientations, and ages.  Most importantly, we are looking to hire people who share our values for equity and solidarity – read our anti-oppression statement

How to Apply:

Email your application to [email protected] by Monday June 13 with “Director, Communications and Outreach” as your subject line. We thank all those who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


May 20, 2022


June 13, 2022


Full-time Permanent




Results Canada