Manager, Communications

Manager, Communications

Canada-Ontario-Ottawa:  Hybrid

Posted:  21 February 2024


Association Information


Since the Fisheries Council of Canada (FCC) was established in 1915, the Council has been the national voice for Canada's commercial wild-capture fisheries. Member companies are processors who process the majority of Canada's fish and seafood production. Members include small, medium and larger-sized companies along with Indigenous enterprises that harvest fish in Canada's three oceans. FCC members take pride in being key employers in their communities, providing jobs and creating an economic base for other local businesses. 

FCC promotes a healthy resource and prosperous industry playing a vital role in the Canadian economy.  The Council is a small but energetic organization that punches above its weight.  Its views are sought by government and Parliamentarians on a variety of issues relating to the sector.


Job Description


About the role:

The Manager, Communications, is a new permanent position. For the previous four years FCC’s communications capacity was supported by government grants and focused on public trust issues. Now, the focus will be more on communicating with government audiences to support the Council’s advocacy efforts. While public communications are secondary, it is important to maintain positive media relationships to attract media attention and position FCC as an authoritative voice for the sector.

Reporting to the FCC President, the Manager, Communications, will work with other FCC staff and members to:

  • support and complement the Council’s advocacy and policy work through campaigns that both reinforce and proactively promote key messages; 
  • support members’ interests in key trade and market access issues;
  • build, maintain and protect the public image of Canadian fisheries.Experience and Skills:
  • Five (5) years of relevant experience in communications, public affairs, and/or government relations;
  • Ability to align plans and activities with organizational goals and objectives and experience in advising senior decision makers;
  • Proven success in developing and implementing communications plans and content;
  • Excellent written communications and editorial skills in different media, with commitment to quality and strategic understanding of message positioning;
  • Superior verbal communications and interpersonal skills, with the ability to deal with all levels of staff, volunteers and suppliers, providing impeccable customer service;
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines with strong attention to detail;
  • Dedicated team player possessing an unflappable positive can do’ attitude, with demonstrated innovation, creativity and resourcefulness in the form of continuous improvement to internal processes, able to work independently and to collaborate;
  • Energetic, proactive self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision and results oriented;
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in communications, public relations, or an equivalent combination of experience and training;
  • Knowledge of the fisheries sector and/or association environment would be an asset.



Fluency in both French and English would be an asset


Please send your resume and cover letter to


Deadline:  31 March 2024


FCC is committed to ensuring fair and inclusive employment practices. We provide accommodation for applicants with disabilities in accordance with the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.  If you require accommodation, please advise us.  We thank all applicants for their interest.  However, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.