Coordinator, Campaigns & Communications

The Atmospheric Fund

Employment Type Full time
Location Hybrid · Toronto, Canada 2 days/week in office
Salary $54,000 - $58,000 (CAD)
Team Communications
Seniority Junior
  • Closing: 12:07pm, 24th Oct 2023 EDT

Job Description

About TAF

TAF is a regional climate agency that invests in low-carbon solutions for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and helps scale them up for broad implementation. We are experienced leaders and collaborate with stakeholders in the private, public and non-profit sectors who have ideas and opportunities for reducing carbon emissions. We advance the most promising concepts by investing, providing grants, influencing policies and running programs. We’re particularly interested in ideas that offer benefits beyond carbon reduction such as improving people’s health, creating new green jobs, boosting urban resiliency, and contributing to a fair society. TAF is a proud member of the Low Carbon Cities Canada (LC3) network.

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.

About you and the role:

TAF's Campaigns and Communications team leverages subject expertise from our programs and departments to develop compelling messages. We ensure TAF's research and practical insights inspire action from policymakers and key stakeholders.

As Coordinator, you'll be responsible for supporting TAF's outward-facing communications work, identifying opportunities and implementing plans to grow TAF's audience and engagement to enhance our influence and brand.

What you’ll do:

Communications Planning and Delivery

  • Develop, implement, and monitor communications plans for TAF’s policy, programs, grants, investing and other project teams, informed by their targets and objectives.

  • Provide Communications and Campaigns input into TAF’s annual planning and strategic planning processes.

  • Oversee use and process improvements of communications platforms such as Salesforce, Mailchimp, Word Press.

Campaigns Planning

  • Cross-team coordination including liaising regularly with TAF teams to identify and plan for campaign needs.

  • Support Senior Manager with planning of campaigns, including:

    • Developing campaign briefs in collaboration with TAF teams, to plan effective advocacy, outreach and other change efforts in service of TAF’s mandate and goals.

    • Undertaking regular desk-side research, stakeholder and media monitoring to continuously inform campaign strategies and positioning for TAF

Content Development

  • Write, edit and oversee design of communications materials such as social posts, blogs, website program content, case studies, fact sheets, infographics, reports, slide decks and press releases.

  • Manage adherence to TAF style guide and brand guidelines.

  • Write briefs, provide assignment, and review materials with external vendors and agencies (e.g., strategy, photography, graphic design, web development).

  • Monitor external media, news and other channels to capture TAF and partner mentions and continuously identify new, relevant content we might share or learn from.

Outreach and Engagement

  • Promote communications materials and TAF research and insights via email, social and traditional media channels.

  • Identify opportunities to make connections and support partnerships with organizations working in intersectional areas such as energy poverty, health, social equity.

  • Identify opportunities for events and webinars to engage stakeholders, invite discussion and input, and create or deepen relationships with other organizations.

  • Create strategies and plans to boost audience engagement and growth in target segments

Wider TAF Contribution

  • Maintain familiarity with public issues arising that relate to TAF’s mandate.

  • Collaborate with TAF affiliates in a manner consistent with TAF’s professional standards.

  • Participate actively at staff meetings, retreats and through ad hoc staff working groups.

The qualifications and skills we’re looking for:

  • Post-secondary education in communications, marketing or related field, or equivalent work experience.

  • At least two years related experience.

  • Strong writing and editing skills with experience creating messages for a variety of audiences.

  • Experience managing social media platforms and websites.

  • Detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple files to tight deadlines.

  • Good organizational and critical thinking skills.

  • Proficiency in communications programs such as Office suite, Adobe, Wordpress, Hootsuite, Salesforce, Mailchimp among other applications.

  • Design experience an asset.

  • Demonstrated familiarity and passion for municipal climate action or urban sustainability issues an asset.

All you need to do is start the process by clicking on the yellow button on the top right.

You’ll upload your resume (no cover letter is required), and answer some questions that are related to your relevant experience and day-to-day job. You don't need to do it all in one sitting; you'll get direct link and will be able to come back and edit until you click submit. After the job closes, your answers will go through our sift process: all answers will be anonymized, randomized and then reviewed by a panel of reviewers.

If your responses to our questions score in the top 25% of applicants, we’ll review your resume to confirm your experience matches our requirements.

If you are shortlisted, we’ll invite you to the next step, which includes an interview done via videoconference. After that, a few top candidates will be invited to participate in an in-person interview. We anticipate the process will take about a month, from the job posting closing date to making a hiring decision. Whether you are successful or not, you will hear back from us once the process is complete.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Tue 24th Oct 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Tue 24th Oct 2023