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NOW HIRING: Pollinator Pathways Communications Coordinator

Remuneration: $18/hour for 35 hours a week. 8 week contract.

Position Details:

We have funding for a 2 month (8 weeks) contract starting May 5th, 2021 to June 30th, 2021. In this role, the main focus is to identify and connect with new individuals, community groups, and organizations to grow our online audience in the environmental sector in London. The Pollinator Pathways Communications Coordinator will help P3 with our marketing and communications outreach and grant writing. Work will be done remotely (due to COVID restrictions).

The Organization:

Pollinator Pathways Project (P3) mission is to promote London as a pollinator sanctuary and help provide everyone with the resources and knowledge to create their own garden. Our goal is to help the community to recognize the important role that pollinators play in our long-term food security. The London Environmental Network is supporting P3 with the supervision and hosting of this staff person.

Candidate Eligibility:

The position is funded by the Government of Canada, Youth Employment and Skills Strategy and the following eligibility requirements to be met for the selected candidate:

  • Must be a newcomer youth: who is a person between the age of 15 to 30 who has moved from their country of origin (their homeland) to Canada to become a citizen and has been in Canada for 5 years or lesser than that.

  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

The Overview:

  • You’ll be responsible for identifying and connecting with new individuals, community groups, and organizations to grow our audience in the environmental sector.

  • You’ll be responsible for enhancing our online engagement on our social media platforms.

  • You’ll be responsible for coordinating and conducting outreach for the organization.

  • You’ll be responsible for supporting Pollinator Pathways Projects with developing their organizational structure and support the organization for various key resources.

  • You’ll help research and write draft grant applications for Pollinator pathways project to grow their audience.

Preferable Experience and Skills:

Preference will be given to candidates that have the following experience and skills:

  • Experience with communications tools such as Instagram, Facebook and website updates.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and oral, to engage new audiences.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently to meet deliverables.

  • Reporting skills (tracking, evaluation etc.)

The Details:

The Pollinator Pathways Communications Coordinator will be working on community engagement and outreach activities for P3. Due to Covid-19 limitations, we are looking to adapt our community engagement and outreach to be primarily digital. This includes managing engagement on social media platforms, and developing engaging content to grow our audience in the environmental sector in London.

Responsibilities of the Pollinator Pathways Communications Coordinator will include:

  • Maintain regular social media engagement on our platforms, Facebook and Instagram, by creating weekly thematic content and interacting with other accounts online

  • Develop an online strategy for engaging followers

  • Update website content when necessary

  • Support online or in person P3 events as needed including the launch of the Dundas St Pollinator Pathways Project

  • Maintaining the email communications and forwarding new requests to the appropriate team lead

  • Speak in person or virtually about P3 to new audiences to engage them in our programming and see where potential collaborations are possible

  • Assist with the development and organization of planning documents for the group

  • Maintaining a weekly log of activities and achievements

  • Performing other similar and related activities as required

  • Reporting project progress to the Supervisor in a timely manner

Remuneration: $18/hour for 35 hours a week. 8 week contract.

Supervision and Mentoring Plan:

The Pollinator Pathways Communications Coordinator will report directly to the Communications Director at Pollinator Pathways Project. Orientation to the London Environmental Network and the position will be provided at the beginning of the position and will include an overview of organizational structure, mandate, policies, procedures and properties. There is a team of volunteers with the organization that you will help manage with the Communications Director.

Project training and supervision will be provided by the Communications Director who will detail the specific goals, tasks and expectations of individual projects. The Pollinator Pathways Communications Coordinator will work independently for the most part with regular check-ins to be in contact on a semi-frequent basis while working remotely.

The Supervisor will meet with the Pollinator Pathways Communications Coordinator once per week to review progress on projects, update work plans accordingly, and discuss new ideas and challenges.

London Environmental Network is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all staff, volunteers, members, subcontractors, and vendors in all our activities and operations, regardless of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), dis/ability, marital status, or sexual orientation. We welcome applications from persons with disabilities and will provide accommodations during all stages of the hiring process, upon request.

To apply for this position:

Submit a resume and cover letter outlining why you want the position to by April 30th, 2021 and use the Subject Line “Pollinator Pathways Communications Coordinator”.



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