We are hiring! Waterkeeper staff work hard for swimmable, drinkable, fishable water. We represent a growing network of more than 1-million people, and we need an enthusiastic community manager to help our team protect Canadian waters.
As the Swim Drink Fish Community Coordinator, you will build the organization’s network of supporters and volunteers. You will help deliver a water literacy program to recreational water users (boaters, surfers, swimmers) who want to protect swimmable, drinkable, fishable water. And you will look for new ways to use the organization’s communications tools to engage the public in our work for swimmable, drinkable, fishable water.
Your work will focus primarily on our online community. Using websites, social media, Watermark Project, Swim Guide, e-mail, and other existing infrastructure you will help people protect a clean water future.
This is the perfect job for someone who is passionate about the connection between water and culture, who knows how to create and deliver effective online communications campaigns, and who is excited about finding creative ways to engage more people in watershed protection.
Specific responsibilities include:
Managing the organization’s communications infrastructure, including member database, social media accounts, press lists, and e-mail newsletter lists
Managing content for the Watermark Project, a growing online archive of more than 1,000 community-submitted stories about Canadian waters
Developing digital communications follow up programs for a national speaking tour featuring the organization’s president and ambassadors
Assisting with website strategy, maintenance and content publication (including social media)
Assisting with video production related to outreach
Monitoring community growth and reporting to senior staff
Monitoring community engagement and reporting to senior staff
Facilitating other mass electronic communications for the organization, as needed
All applicants must have the following skills, experience, or qualifications:
Minimum one-year experience using CRM or membership software. Salesforce preferred.
Knowledge of e-mail service, including the ability to segment lists, analyze mass email performance, and optimize messages.
Demonstrate the ability to use social media to engage groups of people and to achieve specific campaign results.
Online communications skills, including the ability to research and write content, and create social media updates and basic graphics.
Familiarity with water issues, particularly Lake Ontario Waterkeeper’s issues and cases.
Requirements of the grant program:
Be 30-years of age or under at the time of the placement Be a post-secondary graduate and can provide proof (2 years minimum) of college or university
Be unemployed or underemployed at the time of placement
Be out of school and seeking employment
Be a Canadian citizen, or permanent resident, or a protected person as defined by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
Not in receipt of Employment Insurance (this does not apply if you are participating in the Employment Services component of Skills Link)
To be an effective Community Coordinator, you should be a recreational water user yourself OR spend enough time on the water to understand the environmental and health concerns of people who rely heavily on their local waterbody for a living and/or for their connection to friends and family.
This is a full-time contract for 4 months. We hope to make this a permanent staff position in the new year.
Annual Salary Equivalent: $30,000 - $34,000 / year, depending on experience.
How to apply
Email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Community Coordinator application - Your Name”
A brief letter that describes why you would make a great addition to the Waterkeeper team (Note: We are passionate about swimmable, drinkable, fishable water and our mission; this letter is the best place to show us that you’ll be a great member of our close-knit team.)
Your resumé, including where you went to school, your development skills, and a list of projects or links to your portfolio.
Names and contact information for two references.
Please submit your application no later than Friday, September 23, 2016.
Lake Ontario Waterkeeper is committed to having a skilled, diversified workforce reflective of the Toronto community, and to the equitable representation of women, aboriginal peoples, and members of a visible minority group.
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About Lake Ontario Waterkeeper:
Lake Ontario Waterkeeper (LOW) is a growing charity working for a swimmable, drinkable, fishable future. Our programs bring together law, science, culture, and digital media in order to connect and empower people to restore polluted places, protect human health, and promote thriving natural spaces.