Experiences Canada is a national charitable organization dedicated to opening young people’s minds and involving them in a broader world.  We do this by facilitating experiential learning opportunities such as youth forums, travel and exchanges.  Experiences Canada`s programming provides Canadian youth with the unique opportunity to see Canada differently, exploring this country’s diverse histories, cultures, and contemporary challenges, and making life-changing connections with peers from coast-to-coast-to-coast. 

Director of Marketing & Communications

Position Overview 


The Director of Marketing & Communications (the Director) is responsible for the overall success and operations of Experiences Canada’s communications department and marketing activities.  The Director ensures there are annual communications and marketing plans and works closely with the CEO and senior team to design and deliver these plans to support program, fundraising, and brand awareness goals.  The Director will work with the team to design and launch a membership strategy working across departments to ensure inclusive and wide-reaching goals and objectives are established. The Director will lead a team of two and report to the Chief Executive Officer. 

This position requires a strategic, progressive thinker who values a data-driven approach to their strategies and plans. They also need to be a leader, relationship builder, and able to work with a wide range of stakeholders including other staff and board of directors, members from the private and public sectors, and national partners.  


Experiences Canada’s Mission 


We offer transformational practical and learning opportunities to Canadian youth creating safe, fun, memorable experiences that deepen their connection to their peers, community, and their country.  Our exchanges and youth-centered educational and career resources enrich personal relationships and build confidence and skills.   


Main Responsibilities 


The main duties and responsibilities of the Director include 


Strategic Planning & Operations  


  • Develop and execute annual marketing and communications plans based on consumer research and multiple data source points. There annual plans are to include:  
  • Key performance indicators (KPI) for all objectives including setting annual audience reach targets. 
  • Collaborate and strategize with other department leads in the development of annual marketing/communications plans including for programs/projects, finance, events, and fundraising.
  • Regularly measure the impact of the communications and marketing strategies implemented connecting them back to the KPIs.  
  • Manage a small team of employees responsible for content creation, video production, website updates, fundraising campaigns, and social media.
  • Oversee the organization and ongoing management of the department’s files and records ensuring they are current, properly saved, and named. 


Brand & Communications  


  • Lead overall brand management: ensuring consistent use across all media and materials, monitoring permissions, and use of logos by partners/funders etc. 
  • Design and direct results-driven social media campaigns on various platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and TikTok  
  • Seek and nurture partnerships with social media influencers to increase the company’s brand reach and strength. 
  • Track performing and non-performing aspects of the marketing/comms plans and present regular updates and reports to senior management and the Board of Directors. 
  • Lead the design of a business sector brand awareness plan including a new LinkedIn strategy to increase reach, revenues, and memberships from corporate Canada. 
  • Integrate public relations into the external comms/marketing strategies.  


Membership & Sponsorship  


  • Develop complementing membership and sponsorship strategies that enable the organization to increase funding streams, awareness, and retention.  
  • Play a strong supporting role in the organization’s major events such as conferences or forums including the design of all materials, promotional schedules, postings etc.  
  • Oversee production of comm/marketing products for programs, projects, events, and fundraising ensuring that the target audience needs for each product have been incorporated. 
  • Working alongside the CEO, build a sponsorship package with supporting unique marketing materials that clearly defines the value proposition at the various levels of sponsorship. 


Required Skills 

  • Proven experience in senior marketing and communications roles that demonstrate a successful track record of measurable results. 
  • Ability to simultaneously coordinate multiple projects/programs across departments, with various deadlines, serving multiple funders, and target audiences.  
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills – ideally in both official languages. 
  • Strong leadership skills coupled with the ability to thrive under pressure.  
  • Thorough knowledge of the digital needs for recording, editing and uploading webinars, videos, and modules on our learning management system. 
  • Experience and ability to manage and update WordPress websites with oversight for security, architecture, content modernization, and integration across software platforms and CRM. 
  • Ability to represent the organization at a range of public facing events and work with CEO and other senior management in marketing and networking activities. 
  • Strong people skills and ability to motivate and inspire your team to advance their knowledge and capabilities. 
  • Relevant degree from a university or college. 


Desired Experience/Knowledge 

  • Knowledgeable in modern and essential software and marketing tools/technologies 
  • Innovative and creative thinker that builds success using best data-driven practices  
  • Takes constructive criticism and is solutions oriented 
  • Has a healthy level of diplomacy and discretion while dealing with customers and stakeholders at all levels 
  • Experienced with data management and analytics and comfortable with a range of software including CRM, Google Analytics 4, project management software (Asana), and email/marketing campaign tools  
  • Believes in Experiences Canada’s mission and happy to be part of a small, passionate team who care deeply about the wellbeing and growth of Canadian youth 
  • Always willing to learn and grow as a leader and professional 
  • Bilingual proficiency (French/English) a definite asset 


Main KPI’s Expected:  


  • Contributions from marketing to the sponsorship dollars brought into the organization. 
  • Sign-ups for forums, and events that come directly from marketing initiatives. 
  • Growth in brand awareness as measured by increase in social media channels’ numbers, website traffic, and memberships.  
  • Revenues earned from several annual online fundraising campaigns.


This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by the President and CEO  




Will be commensurate with experience and will be in the range of $85k to $120k with competitive benefits package, RRSP contribution, and summer hours.   

To Apply:  


Please send both a cover letter and résumé to 


Put ‘Director Mar/Comm’ in Subject header   




We thank all candidates for the responses to this advertisement. However, we regret that we will only be contacting short listed candidates.   

We are committed to helping diverse talent thrive. Experiences Canada welcomes all applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ability, age, marital status, pregnancy or family commitments. 

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please let us know. All information received will be kept confidential.

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