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DeafBlind Ontario Services

Communications Coordinator, Events

Posted On: September 5, 2023
Closing On: October 20, 2023

Location: Newmarket, Ontario
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: intermediate
Salary Range: $52,000 - $63,400

BONUS: Upon hire, you will receive a one-time signing bonus of $500 on your first paycheque after your employment commences. At six months of employment, you will receive a second lump sum of $500.

Ready to make a difference?

Reporting to the Manager of Communications and Public Relations, the Communications Coordinator, Events is responsible for the successful implementation of DeafBlind Ontario Services’ (DBOS) and Foundation’s (DBOF) communications, marketing and public relations strategies, campaigns, and initiatives to increase engagement and awareness, with specific emphasis on internal communication and events.


We believe in endless possibilities.

DeafBlind Ontario Services supports people who are deafblind, as well as people who are Deaf, hard of hearing and nonverbal with a developmental disability. Specialized services are customized to each person’s unique needs, methods of communication, and goals to live their best life.


  • Dedicated – committed to your personal growth and development;
  • Team Player – you are willing to learn and teach, because together we are better;
  • Accountable – you are committed to following through on your promises;
  • Creative – you think outside the box and will tackle any new challenge that comes your way
  • You believe that one person can make a difference


  • In collaboration with the Employee Experience Specialist, creates and implements an internal communications strategy to engage employees in support of strategic objectives.
  • Plans and executes logistics for all internal events, including employee service award celebrations, as well as signature events. Develops event-related marketing collateral, scripts/messaging and media releases.
  • Supports the Communications Specialist on national and international events such as National Deafblind Awareness Month, as well as the implementation of communication programs, including direct mail, social media, website and other media relations when required.
  • Maintains compliance with brand standards in all publications, materials, and internal / external communications.
  • Supports managers in efforts to engage local community contacts (accessibility committees, OHTs, ).
  • Contributes marketing support for projects as
  • Maintains a positive organizational reputation with the public, people supported, stakeholders and the community.
  • Promotes the values of the organization within the workplace and in the community by demonstrating positive and professional relationships with other agency staff, families, volunteers, advocates, and
  • Reports all unsafe conditions, hazards or practices, accidents and incidents in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety Act and adheres to all Health and Safety requirements within DeafBlind Ontario Services’ policies and procedures and provincial legislation.
  • Performs other duties as


Education & Experience:

  • College diploma in communications, marketing, or related field.
  • 1 to 3 years of experience in communications or public relations, preferably in the non-for-profit sector, including experience creating print and online content for marketing communications purposes.
  • Proven experience of successful event, sponsorship, marketing, public relations, website and business development / relationship program execution.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of communications principles, practices, and
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to convey information clearly and succinctly.
  • Working proficiency with Content Management Systems (WordPress) platforms, SEO, tracking and reporting web metrics (Google Analytics) and social media (Sprout Social).
  • Strong technical skills with Adobe Creative Suite and Canva.
  • Ability to develop creative materials.
  • Proven ability to capture and edit photographs and videos.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize workload within a fast-paced environment.
  • Comfortable working effectively within a team as well as independently.
  • Fluency in French is an
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s license, access to reliable vehicle, and the ability to


At DeafBlind Ontario Services, we want you to be your best.  We provide a collaborative culture, supportive environment, open communication, and commitment to your personal and professional development.


Create and provide unique opportunities for growth, extensive training for new employees, and ongoing learning;

Celebrate and recognize our valued employees through an Employee Recognition Program;

Motivate and encourage one-another, as well as the people we support, to achieve their goals and dreams;

Believe that compensation is more than paid wages.  We offer our team members an employer sponsored Group RRSP, a comprehensive benefits plan, as well as competitive vacation time and personal emergency leave.

Make a difference in the life of someone who is deafblind as well as people who are Deaf, hard of hearing and non-verbal with a developmental disability. Start your career with DeafBlind Ontario Services today.

DeafBlind Ontario Services is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity and invites applications from Women, Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities and Visible Minorities. To receive this job posting in an alternative format or if you require accommodation measures for the selection process, please notify the HR Recruiter.

Please note that only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.