Join us as we go to the world’s poorest places – so the most vulnerable are not left behind.

About Hope and Healing International:

We are a Christian organization, working to bring hope and healing for children with disabilities in the world’s poorest communities.

About this Role:

Employment status: Salaried, Full-Time (35 hours per week)

Salary: TBD + Benefits & RRSP

Location: 1600 16th Ave – Unit 1, Richmond Hill, Ontario

Reporting to the Creative Manager, the Writer ensures content requirements of the Marketing Plan are resourced and produced in service of Hope and Healing International’s strategic and operational goals – to attract, engage and retain Hope and Healing International supporters. This position also ensures all marketing content is brand and style aligned.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Writing: 1st to final draft copywriting for digital (emails, web content, social media), for direct mail appeals (including letters, variable paragraphs, education pieces, booklets, catalogues, calendars, report backs, etc.) and other marketing materials (including Prayer Diary, Thank You Letters, Print Ads, Receipt Stuffers, Receipt Bottoms, Brochures, Special Donor Query Letters, Signs, etc.)
  • Participating in storyboard process: working together with the Creative team (and other internal clients) to take creative briefs to the story board stage. Brainstorm different concepts and ideas in preparation for writing draft copies
  • Research: gathering necessary information (external and internal) and stories for use in writing tasks
  • Editing: Taking an editing pen to own and other work and copy at Hope and Healing
  • Perform other job-related responsibilities as assigned

Our ideal candidate would have:

  • A journalism, English and/or Creative Writing degree, diploma, certificate, or equivalent
  • How to write direct mail fundraising appeals (as well as a general understanding of other forms of writing)
  • How to write compelling, warm copy
  • Production process – including layout and design
  • Fund-raising techniques/approaches
  • Familiarity with integrating various technologies to support marketing efforts
  • Deep familiarity with the Bible
  • The ability to research and determine the best stories and information to meet the overall objectives
  • The ability to relate Hope and Healing International’s work to Biblical principles in fresh, compelling ways
  • The ability to write emotive, warm, logical, cohesive and engaging letters and support material to stir the emotions of donors to act and give
  • The ability to think creatively
  • The ability to tell a story that will stir people’s hearts
  • The ability to write clearly and succinctly while maintaining a friendly tone
  • The ability to set goals, develop schedules and meet deadlines
  • The ability to organize projects, resources, thoughts, ideas
  • Technical mastery of the English language
  • Able to plan and organize projects, thoughts and ideas
  • The ability to work independently and self-motivation
  • Flexibility and positive attitude
  • Team player, willingness to collaborate
  • Ability and openness to learn, develop, take and apply edits and feedback
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion and commitment to helping people with disabilities trapped in poverty
  • Willingness and ability to meet the demands of international travel within developing countries

Working conditions and other requirements:

  • Hybrid office
  • Willingness and ability to meet the demands of international travel within developing countries

Why would you want to come and work with us?

  • You will work shoulder to shoulder with people as excited about changing the world for children with disability so they can go to school, play and thrive in their community.
  • You can bring your faith to work – it makes for an awesome
  • We provide a comprehensive health benefits (medical, dental, vision, etc.)
  • We want to support your plans for retirement, so we provide a generous RRSP contribution, up to 5% of your annual salary.
  • We believe in meaningful time off, so we offer 15 paid vacation days starting from the first year of service, 10 paid personal days and days off to volunteer and for spiritual
  • Flexibility and work-life balance are important to us, so we provide hybrid work model (three work from home days each week for most roles) and remote work opportunities available.
  • We love spending time with friends and family, so we work early on Fridays in the summer to allow our team to enjoy some fresh air and
  • We observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with a day off and emphasize that the recognition and commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impact of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.
  • Employees’ wellbeing is our priority, we have ergonomics and comfortable workspaces/rooms, fitness reimbursement, preferred membership pricing at Goodlife gyms and Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • We encourage employees’ professional growth, you will be eligible for paid training and development.

If this tempts you even a little bit and you meet the minimum requirements, let us set up a conversation.

Please forward your cover letter and resume to hr@hopeandhealing.org

by September 27, 2022

Only applications with cover letters will be considered

Learn more about Hope and Healing International here

 The safety of our staff is of the utmost importance to us; therefore, considering the issues surrounding COVID-19, we wanted to let job applicants know that Hope and Healing International’s employment offers are conditional upon new hires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

 Hope and Healing International is a ‘child-and-adults-at-risk-safe organization’. As a condition of employment, successful candidates will be required to undergo Vulnerable Sector Screening.  

     Hope and Healing International is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Hope and Healing International strives to ensure that all recruiting processes are accessible. If you require an accommodation, please advise HR in advance of attending the interview.

 Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All other applicants are thanked for their interest.