The Starfish Canada is a registered charity that celebrates young environmental leaders by connecting them with a platform for storytelling and a community of change-makers. Since 2010, we have inspired young Canadians to take leadership roles in their communities and to celebrate their peers contributing to the environmentalism movement.
We do this through three programs:
The Journal. Our peer-to-peer program matches editors with writers. Editors are trained to coach and mentor peers in environment & journalism, then practice learnings by empowering a team of volunteer writers. Those writers are also trained to take technical science, policy and research and turn it into accessible articles for our readers to enjoy.
Workshops + Speaker’s Bureau. We offer multiple workshops, including a debate-style session on the intersectionality of environmentalism, discussing climate change from Western-based science and traditional knowledge perspectives, and a speaker’s bureau where environmental change-makers under the age of 25 discuss their innovations and solutions.
Top 25 Under 25. Through our Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 program, these participants receive an award, care packages from environmentally minded businesses, speaking engagement opportunities, media coverage and mentorship by our network of experts. Top 25 award winners leave our program feeling inspired, motivated, and ready to accelerate the positive impacts they have in their local communities.
Our Director, Digital Marketing & Communications role supports key elements of our online presence and ensures that our organization is well-represented through our channels.
This role will:
Supervise the digital marketing team and guide their activities, providing 1:1 coaching as needed
Support our digital marketing teams in creating content that best articulates our impact. This includes coaching the team on:
Email marketing; drafting and delivering a successful newsletter to a growing audience
Social media; developing and publishing strategic content across multiple channels and managing our online communities
Web content; improving our SEO and being accountable for accurate website messaging
Provide promotional support for our program and fund development teams
Offering strategic direction, where appropriate, for events, initiatives, and special projects
Provide monthly updates on your progress to the director team and board of directors
Potentially act as a spokesperson for our programming in media interviews and other communications, as necessary
This position is best suited for someone who is mid-career and is looking to gain additional experience by managing a small, highly self-directed team of young professionals. Additional qualifications are as follows:
Authentic interest in the environment and/or youth education fields
Experience in all or some of the following:
Content strategy and planning
Social media and community management
SEO and Google AdWords
Demonstrated understanding of project management and leadership development amongst a team of volunteers and staff
Excellent communication skills between volunteers and staff in an online space and able to collaborate virtually
Ability to take on a leadership in their role as they work from home
Must be able to communicate in English (proficiency in French and other languages is an additional asset)
A supervisor will be available to guide the work and clarify any questions regarding their work. One on one meetings with a supervisor will be scheduled to discuss their onboarding and progress in the role.
If skill development in a particular area is identified, we will work to access mentorship and resources in our networks that can best support you. This can include an accountability structure to assist coach the team member in their learning.
Health and safety are important to our organization. There will be check-in meetings on a weekly basis about their work environment and help address any opportunities for growth that may arise through their work or with their peers.
To apply for this position, please complete this Google form no later than May 7, 2021 at 11:59pm PT.
We welcome applicants from all people interested in the role that meet the above requirements, including youth, women, LGBTQ2+ and Black, Indigenous, and people of colour.
Upon successful completion of a four-month probationary period, a $1,000/month stipend will be available.