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GMSH Recruiting Manager of Communications

The GMSH is currently seeking an experienced communications professional to join our team. We are looking for someone that can provide leadership in the GMSH’s communication activities focused on HIV prevention and sexual health promotion with 2Spirit, gay, bisexual, queer and other transgender and cisgender men who have sex with men in Ontario. The ideal candidate will be passionate about sexual health promotion, community engagement, and building systems and processes to effectively and creatively communicate with internal and external audiences.
About the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance (GMSH)
The GMSH is an Ontario-wide alliance consisting of 30 HIV service organizations, public health representatives, and researchers working to address HIV and the sexual health of Ontario’s diverse communities of 2-Spirit, gay, bisexual, queer and other transgender and cisgender men who have sex with men (2GBQT). The GMSH mandate is to support capacity building among our Alliance members. Our job is to work with Alliance members to strengthen organizational and sector-wide HIV-related work with 2GBQT men in Ontario.
We work with partners to develop and deliver:

  • trainings that strengthen the skills of front-line workers linked to the GMSH;
  • health information resources (pamphlets, booklets, websites);
  • province-wide communications campaigns;
  • conferences and networking opportunities for Alliance members.

Position Summary
Under the direction of the Director of the GMSH, and in collaboration with the GMSH team, the Manager of Communications is responsible for effectively developing, implementing and monitoring our organizational communications strategy to ensure that the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance is an effective and respected champion of gay men’s health in Ontario. Key activities include brand development and deployment, ongoing communications with Alliance stakeholders across the province (ex. regular Alliance e-newsletters and notices), managing the GMSH’s online and traditional communications, marketing and media presence (websites, social media channels, media relations), managing communications campaigns, and contributing to capacity building and training with Alliance members on the use of online outreach for the delivery of health information and services to 2 Spirit, gay, bisexual, queer and other transgender and cisgender men who have sex with men (2GBQT).
The Manager of Communications will ensure skillful understanding of, and engagement, with diverse segments of Ontario’s 2GBQT population taking into consideration best practices and approaches in marketing and communications as well as ARAO, social justice, harm reduction, sex positivity, and inclusion principles and practices.

Key Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the Director, manage the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of GMSH communication strategy;
  • Manage communication aspects of social marketing campaigns/interventions from conception through to evaluation and reporting;
  • Plan and develop communication products by managing project plans, budgets, priorities and timelines;
  • Manage ongoing communications with Alliance stakeholders to ensure timely and effective diffusion of information across the sector;
  • Contribute to development and delivery of online communications-related capacity building and trainings with GMSH staff and Alliance members, including outreach on online social/sexual apps;
  • Engage Alliance stakeholders in provincial/sector communications activities to ensure relevance and appropriateness of communications and marketing products and approaches;
  • Manage online presence through GMSH.ca and all other campaign websites and social media channels;
  • Ensure website usability, optimization, updates, and bilingual accessibility and compliance with AODA and CASL;
  • Develop and manage the social media including content calendar, digital promotions, and paid advertising across social media platforms;
  • Manage graphic designers, contracted writers, and other communications-related consultants;
  • Develop internal and external communication templates, guidelines and policies to ensure effective deployment of brand;
  • Coordinate media requests and act as point of contact for media inquiries. Manage media lists and write or coordinate production of press releases, backgrounders, fact sheets, articles;
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required.


  • Advanced training and/or experience in a field such as marketing, communications, journalism, digital media, public relations;
  • Expertise in web and social media strategies and tactics;
  • Knowledge of diverse social/sexual apps and sites used by 2GBQT men in Ontario;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including writing and/or editing of web content and documents such as reports, facilitating meetings and trainings, and managing team communications;
  • Capacity to multi-task and function under tight and/or competing deadlines;
  • Autonomous worker with an ability to adapt within a collaborative team environment;
  • Ability to interact professionally and effectively with stakeholders and partners from varying sectors including community agencies, academic, government and health institutions;
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills with the ability to analyze processes and prioritize activities;
  • Fluency in English and French. Additional language skills are desirable;
  • Extensive and in-depth knowledge of the lived realities, along with a demonstrated commitment to, and respect for, the health and wellbeing of Ontario’s diverse 2GBQT communities.

The GMSH office is located in Toronto. Candidates residing outside of the Greater Toronto Area who do not want to relocate will be considered and the successful candidate can be supported to work remotely.
The GMSH is committed to upholding values of equity. We enthusiastically encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to,

  • 2Spirit individuals. Other First Nations, Métis, Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
  • persons who identify as transgender/gender non binary, 2SLGBTQ+;
  • persons living with HIV;
  • members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin; and
  • persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities.

We recognize that many of these identities intersect and that therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value the contributions that each person brings and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in our community.
Interested candidates should send CV and cover letter to the attention of Hiring Committee at jobs@gmsh.ca

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