We're hiring a Digital Communications Specialist

Application deadline is on Aug 16, 2022 by 12 AM ET.

About the Role

We are looking for a Digital Communications Specialist who is passionate about mobilizing people across Canada to take action towards an energy efficient economy. Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Digital Communications Specialist will be responsible for graphic design, video editing and will oversee Efficiency Canada’s website and social media efforts.

Efficiency Canada is the national voice for an energy efficient economy. We envision a future where Canada uses energy efficiency to its fullest potential. This means maximizing the benefits of energy efficiency to result in a sustainable environment, a productive economy, and a just and equitable society. 

Efficiency Canada is housed at Carleton University’s Sustainable Energy Research Centre. We acknowledge that the location of our campus sits on the traditional, unceded territories of the Algonquin nation. In doing so, we acknowledge we have a responsibility to the Algonquin people and a responsibility to adhere to Algonquin cultural protocols. 

We are committed to fostering a diverse and equitable workplace, which is why we have signed on to the 50-30 Challenge. We highly encourage applications from equity-deserving groups especially Indigenous Peoples, Black, and other People of Colour candidates. If you share our passion for creating a more inclusive planet, we invite you to apply regardless of fit with your previous experience or background.

Candidates must be based in Ontario or the National Capital Region (Ottawa-Gatineau).

Specific Duties

  • Maintain the Efficiency Canada website, ensuring all content is up-to-date, accurate and follows brand guidelines and web best practices. Lead design and layout changes to optimize the user experience.  
  • Edit and optimize video content (webinars, interviews), pulling out key concepts and ideas and transforming it into actionable social media posts.
  • Manage social media efforts across the organization, including planning, monitoring and engagement efforts.
  • Create on-brand, creative visual assets (graphics, report covers, infographics) for website, reports, and social media. Work with the Bilingual Copywriter to bring all visual assets to life with engaging copy and calls to action.
  • Analyze and report on social media and website performance, make recommendations on, and contribute to, overall digital growth strategy.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and information available on digital communications including web accessibility and usability, industry changes and processes.
  • Ensure all visual content aligns with brand guidelines.

Qualifications

  • 2-3 years’ previous experience working in communications or related digital communications role.
  • Experience implementing digital communications campaigns for science-based research and advocacy campaigns.
  • Experience monitoring and managing social media communities for an organization.
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to manage diverse projects simultaneously.
  • Strong visual communications capabilities, including experience in data visualization.
  • Ability and/or interest in using tools such as Trello, Canva, WordPress, Adobe Creative Cloud, Tableau, and Descript.

Nice to have:

  • Experience filming and editing original video content.
  • Experience with photography and photo editing.
  • Experience with the technical aspects of hosting an online event.
  • Experience using WordPress and Divi builder.
  • Experience running paid advertising campaigns.

Working at Efficiency Canada

Efficiency Canada is made up of a small group of mission-driven and passionate advocates for a better world. Our core values of sustainability, inclusivity, resourcefulness, and people have created a strong work culture that enables us to achieve our mission. We invest in our employees, empowering them to make decisions and contribute meaningfully. And we’re a fun place to work!

We are housed within Carleton University; however, our team works in a remote, online environment. This position is open to anyone based in Ontario or within the National Capital Region (Ottawa-Gatineau). Access to a reliable computer and internet connection is required. Device access accommodations may be made available.

Compensation & Benefits

The annual target salary for this position is $60,000.

Benefits

  • Flexible and remote work arrangement. 
  • Four weeks’ vacation. 
  • Additional day off around statutory long weekends during the months of April to September, an annual winter holiday shutdown, and your birthday off. 
  • Training and development budget to support your professional goals. 
  • Volunteer time off to support causes that are most important to you.

Application deadline

The deadline for application is August 16, 2022. Applicants are encouraged to apply earlier and up until the deadline. The ideal start date for the successful applicant is early- September 2022.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 samples from your portfolio, directly through this application form.

Please include a cover letter, resume, and samples as a single PDF file following the file naming convention ‘Last Name, First Name’. Please outline your pronouns (optional) and availability in your cover letter.

If you require accommodations during the application and interview process, please do not hesitate to reach out at info@efficiencycanada.org.

We thank all applicants in advance for their application, but please be advised that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Employment Equity Statement

Carleton University and Efficiency Canada are strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

About Efficiency Canada

Efficiency Canada is the national voice for an energy efficient economy. We envision a future where Canada uses energy efficiency to its fullest potential. This means maximizing the benefits of energy efficiency that result in a sustainable environment, a productive economy, and a just and equitable society.

Efficiency Canada is housed at Carleton University’s Sustainable Energy Research Centre, which is located on the traditional unceded territories of the Algonquin nation.

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