EECOM Seeking Communications Coordinator


Jul 2018


EECOM is seeking a contractor to provide communications services to help EECOM achieve our objectives. The contractor will present EECOM as a professional, organized, bilingual network that offers high value to our target audiences. They will increase exposure to and engagement in EECOM for the purposes of achieving our mission and advancing our goals:

    1. Effectively demonstrate and promote the value of environmental learning
    2. Strengthen and expand a Canada-wide network for environmental learning  
    3. Build capacity of environmental education associations, organisations and practitioners to be able to engage Canadians

Compensation: $25/hr for up to 360 hours annually (30 hours/month average)

Location: Contractor can be located anywhere in Canada

Posting Open Date: July 18, 2018

Posting Close Date: August 12, 2018

Contract Awarded By: September 1, 2018 (anticipated)

Preferred Start Date: September 15, 2018

Other: This is a contract position which may be renewed annually

Submission: Please submit resume, cover letter, and any relevant accompanying documents to


Overview of Duties and Responsibilities (anticipated average hours / month)

  • Work with EECOM’s Communications Committee to maintain a current Communications Strategy (1)
  • Maintain and respond to EECOM’s communications email address in an effective and timely manner, providing responses within 72 hours (5)
  • Maintain, update and optimize EECOM’s website (2)
  • Maintain and support EECOM’s webinar partnership program with Green Teacher (2)
  • Attend EECOM’s monthly board meetings and provide regular updates and reports as requested (2)
  • Maintain an accurate EECOM Membership List and eeNewsletter List (2)
  • Support the annual membership renewal campaign (1)
  • Provide regular relevant and strategic social media content through EECOM’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts (4)
  • Produce a regular (bi-monthly) eeNewsletter sharing Canada-wide resources and opportunities for environmental educators across Canada (2)
  • Support the Awards of Excellence process by updating the website and administering nomination forms, and providing communications seeking nominations (1)
  • Provide regular updates to EECOM Members (1)
  • Support the development of graphic design elements as required (1)
  • Support the Annual Conference hosting organization by updating the website, updating forms, and sending out timely communications through email and social media (6)
  • Other duties within the scope of this contract as identified

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A strong and positive current relationship with EECOM
  • The ability to write effectively and accurately in both English and French
  • Proven effective management of websites, email, social media and other programs that support effective digital communications
  • The proven ability to type efficiently
  • An aptitude for marketing and graphic design
  • Education and experience in environmental education/studies and/or communications, marketing
  • Proven ability to increase program efficiency and effectiveness
  • The proven ability to be consistently positive, resourceful, and solution-based
  • Demonstrated the ability to be self-motivated, creative, efficient and organized
  • Access to a fully equipped office with the modern technology required to undertake the contract deliverables in an effective and efficient manner. This includes, but is not limited to, phone, internet, and a computer equipped with a basic office package (Microsoft Office or equivalent) basic a graphic design program (Publisher or equivalent) and the ability to manage WordPress, Mailchimp and a number of other web communications and data management tools.