TAF is seeking a passionate individual to bring colour and inspiration to our communications. If you are a highly organized, well-rounded communications person, join us to help grow and engage our audience with high-quality digital content.
This is a full-time two-year contract with potential for extension. Reports to Communications Manager.
TAF is a regional climate agency with a $90 million endowment fund to invest in innovative low-carbon solutions in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) and scale them up for broad implementation. We are experienced leaders and we collaborate with stakeholders in the private, public and non-profit sectors. We advance the most promising concepts by investing, providing grants, influencing policies and running demonstration programs. We’re particularly interested in ideas that offer benefits in addition to carbon reduction such as improving people’s health, creating local jobs, boosting urban resiliency, and contributing to a fair society.
We are a registered non-profit, with a Board of Directors appointed by the City of Toronto, made up of city councillors and citizens.
Working at TAF
Talk to our staff and they will tell you that working at TAF comes with amazing advantages. We’re on the leading edge of urban climate change solutions and our work makes a tangible difference. We build meaningful relationships with all kinds of stakeholders – from thought leaders advancing concepts to the people who implement change on the ground. Join our dedicated and collaborative team to contribute to the value and impact of our work
Building an inclusive community with a shared purpose is critical to our work and mandate. We are Equalx30 signatories and believe that equity, diversity, and inclusion makes climate action more just and effective. We believe that teams work best when they vary in background and approach, including diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different.
Virtual Office Update: TAF staff are currently working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic and we have no way of knowing when we’ll return to our downtown Toronto location. We are open to hiring candidates from different locations, provided you have relevant knowledge of the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area, and ideally live within the region. We expect that all staff will work at the office, in person, on regular occasion when we can safely return to our office.
Comprehensive extended health, vision and dental benefits package after your first year of employment
Support for virtual office during pandemic, such as hardware and stipend for internet and other expenses
Flexible work hours and work from home options
Starts at three weeks vacation per year
Under the direction of the Communications Manager, you will collaborate with staff from all teams to help embed good communications strategy in our work. You will strive to make TAF content accessible, accurate, impactful, and relevant to our target audiences.
Your work will be focused on these key activities:
Communications: Help to write, edit and design communications pieces, including social posts, blogs, media backgrounders, case studies, fact sheets, infographics, technical reports, slide decks and press releases; Support adherence to TAF editorial style and brand guidelines.
Marketing and promotions: Promote TAF and our communications materials via social channels, our website, webinars, videos, and events; Maintain contact databases; Track, report on, and make recommendations to boost audience engagement; Track the effectiveness of communication activities and work to improve their effectiveness; Grow target audiences, including by marketing and advertising when applicable.
Cross-team support: Help TAF’s policy, grants, buildings, and impact investing teams with their communications requirements, as needed; Support the Communications Manager to ensure we recognize communications opportunities from each team, and manage calendars and databases to keep our teams on track with communications goals set out in our annual business plans.
The kind of candidate we’re looking for:
Previous or relevant communications experience;
Ability to write engaging content for traditional media and social media. Experience developing and managing social media strategies an asset;
Experience editing technical or financial content for diverse audiences, including industry professionals and policy makers;
Ability to incorporate the perspectives of multiple communities and integrate inclusive language in our communications;
Attention to detail and problem-solving skills;
Ability to work remotely and independently as well as in a team;
Demonstrated experience and passion for urban climate actions an asset;
Familiarity with most of the communications tools we use, including:
Word Press (CSS and HTML an asset)
Microsoft Office Suite
Mailchimp or equivalent campaign sender
Social media platforms like Hootsuite, Twitter, and Linkedin
Adobe Creative Suite an asset
We strive to build a team that reflects the diversity of the community we work in, and encourage applications from all groups, including women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people identifying as LGBTQ2S*, people with disabilities, and others with skills and knowledge. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.