Working with the Director of Communications, as well as teams across the organization and external partners and stakeholders, the Communications Manager, Translator, Revisor and Writer primarily provides translation, content development (writing) and revision services (English to French) and terminology services to the operations, programs, projects and initiatives at CFC. They contribute to the terminology bank and memory of the CFC’s translation services. They are responsible for coordinating translation requests and manages external service providers in translation services, as needed. This person also conducts research and performs other related duties to support CFC’s francophone foundation engagement.

CFC is committed to relentlessly pursuing a future where everyone belongs — that starts with our team. We can grow, learn and better serve our communities with a diversity of perspectives and lived experiences. We welcome the unique contributions people can bring in terms of their geographic location in Canada, education, culture, ethnicity, Indigenous status, race, languages spoken, gender identity and expression, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

Key Facts: 

  • Status: This is a full-time contract position for 12 months with the possibility of an extension to 18 months.
  • Location: This position can be located anywhere in Canada with some possible travel for specific activities. 
  • Compensation package: The package is between $50,000 – $65,000 per year, depending on experience.

Who are we looking for? 

You have a passion for translation and making sure that language is inclusive. You are a native French speaker with significant experience translating from English to French. You have an excellent eye for detail and are able to proof work written by yourself and others. You are a strong listener and strive to build relationships across the team. You can communicate clearly and kindly around deadlines and requirements to meet required timelines. You have excellent organizational skills and can manage multiple projects simultaneously, while considering prioritization. You can adapt to team structures and project management software. You are a self-starter with a can-do, roll-up-your-sleeves attitude. You uphold the values of  CFC and help advance our commitments. 

What does the role involve? 

Document Translation (English to French) (50%)

  • Conduct any internal translation of documents from English into French. 
  • Documents can include, but are not limited to: 
    • Internal communication, including emails on behalf of team members or newsletters to community foundations;
    • Presentation material, including speaking notes and slide decks;
    • Social media content, including copy and graphics;
    • Learning resources, including guides and factsheets;
    • Board meeting material, including reports, agendas and administrative documents;
    • Applicant material, including application forms and reports; and
    • Press materials, including press releases and media advisories. 
  • Themes that are present in these materials include, but are not limited to: gender equality, anti-racism, Indigenous rights, impact investing, social finance, social infrastructure, social capital, governance and other philanthropic topics as needed. 

Project Management of Translators and Interpreters (35%)

  • Manage the network of external translators and interpreters to carry out any additional translation and interpretation services. 
  • Manage a slack channel with incoming requests for both translation and interpretation, prioritizing content and working with contractors to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Advise staff on the timelines needed to complete translations on time.
  • Track all external translations, including the word count and price, and verify and approve all incoming invoices from translators.
  • Book interpreters for any event, ensure they are set up on the digital platform if required and ensure the interpretation of events happens smoothly. 

Team Consultation, Contribution and Capacity Building (10%)

  • Work with the broader communications team and contribute to the strategic development of communications at CFC, including bilingual accessibility. 
  •  Consult with team members on issues and questions of bilingual accessibility and inclusiveness.
  • Build the capacity of the team to understand how to work in a bilingual environment and how to best use translation and interpretation services. 

Direct Communications Support for Community Foundations (5%)

  • As needed, advise community foundations on translation and offer support to those seeking to provide more bilingual services. 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • A degree in translation, or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience
  • Capacity to work in a variety of subject matter areas and with different types of content and tones (report; web; social media etc) 
  • Experience in conducting advanced documentary and terminological research, including attention to inclusive writing, including progressive and gender-inclusive writing 
  • Excellent translation and revision skills (including extensive knowledge of revision standards and rules)
  • Knowledge of translation tools, including computer-assisted translation systems
  • Comfort working in a distributed team and a pan-Canadian network (including a remote office environment as required)
  • Tact, discretion, capacity to prioritize, multi-task and a high degree of rigour
  • Aptitude for writing and research
  • An understanding of emerging trends in content marketing as well as visual and written communications (blogs, social networking, etc.)
  • An understanding of communication principles and strategies, and of basic project management processes

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Five years of experience in revision of translation and translation in the public, not-for-profit or corporate sector 
  • Experience in project management
  • Knowledge of Google suite, Slack and other similar digital collaboration tools 
  • Knowledge of the not-for-profit and charitable sector and fields of interest of CFC are an asset (SDGs; healthy and resilient communities; impact investing; gender equality etc) 
  • Understanding of targeted communications approaches to reach equity-seeking groups, including but not limited to Indigenous communities, the LGBTQ2S+ community, racialized communities, and OLM communities.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to the following form: click here. Please address your cover letter to Jacqueline Reid, Director of Communications. In your cover letter, please explain why you are interested in joining CFC and this role.

The deadline for applications is December 15, 2022, although applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis so please apply early.