Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) – Communications Coordinator

The Role

CanREA is looking to hire a Communications Coordinator to join our small but powerful communications team on a full-time, permanent basis. Reporting to the Communications Director, the Communications Coordinator will provide integral administrative, logistical, technical and graphic design support to the Communications team, and be part of various committees with staff from the policy, membership and business-development teams. Our ideal candidate will be a website and graphic design guru, a self-starter, and have the ability to and work collaboratively across the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities

Graphic Design and Photo Support

  • Support the communications team by laying out digital communications products using approved text, templates and style sheets.
  • Ensure all new CanREA visual assets respect professional graphic design standards around resolution, composition, logo usage and brand standards.
  • Work with the Bilingual Communications Manager to ensure that new graphics work well in both English and French.
  • Manage CanREA’s photo library going forward.

Technical Support

  • Coordinate interactions between our website development company, our database company and our IT company, leveraging your understanding of technical issues to serve as a helpful liaison between them and the communications director.
  • Troubleshoot minor technical issues the communications team experiences with WordPress or other digital tools.
  • Serve as the administrator of marketing campaign integrations on the website (UTM codes, Google tags).
  • Manage our DNS certificates and other tools.
  • Provide SEO guidance to support CanREA’s communications objectives.

Administrative and Logistical Support

  • Create monthly, quarterly and annual website reports in Google Analytics.
  • Create campaign reports for digital advertising and marketing campaigns.
  • Support the Communications team with the website, e-newsletters, social media, media relations (media tracking, media coverage documentation, press conferences), production of communications assets such as signage and swag, and other communications tasks.
  • Represent the Communications department in weekly committee meetings with other departments.
  • Provide communications support to CanREA member services and membership campaigns, as assigned by the Communications Director.
  • Provide communications support for CanREA events, and attend CanREA events, as assigned by the Communications Director.
  • Provide communications support for CanREA policy campaigns and publications, as assigned by the Communications Director.
  • Be a “Jack/Jill of all trades” who can serve as a backup for Communications team members when they are away.

Please note other duties may be assigned as needed to meet the evolving needs of the Association and its mandate.

Qualifications

  • University degree or college diploma in digital communications, graphic design, web design, digital marketing, or an acceptable combination of education and relevant experience.
  • 2+ years of experience in a communications or design role at a non-profit organization, association or creative agency.
  • Excellent understanding of best practices for digital communications and graphic design.
  • High comfort level and experience using digital communications and design software and apps (Canva, Adobe Creative Cloud, Hootsuite, MailChimp, WordPress, PPT, Google Analytics), and the ability to troubleshoot minor technical issues with these tools.
  • Proven ability to lay out newsletters, web pages, social media graphics and slide decks with skill and efficiency, respecting graphic design principles and brand usage guidelines.
  • Ability to manage some of the lighter technical aspects of our website, such as UTM codes, Google tags, DNS certificates, SEO and so on (please note: our web firm handles the actual back-end, coding and development aspects of our website).
  • Works well in a team environment with the ability to collaborate across an organization.
  • The ability to write well in English is required (French bilingualism is a valued asset).
  • Eager to learn, grow and be mentored.
  • Experience working in a remote capacity, and continued ability to do so, is required.
  • Ability to travel to CanREA team meetings every quarter and attend annual CanREA events, mainly in Ottawa and Toronto, possibly Montreal, Calgary, or other Canadian cities.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary plus potential for annual performance bonus.
  • Employer-matched RRSP contributions.
  • Competitive health & dental plan.
  • Three weeks paid vacation.
  • Paid time off Dec 20 to Jan 1.
  • Financial support for setting up ergonomic home office.

Please note that CanREA has adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for employees.

Location

Our team has moved to an entirely remote working arrangement. Occasional travel is anticipated in future.

Who We Are

The Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) works to ensure that wind energy, solar energy and energy storage play a central role in transforming Canada’s energy mix, leveraging the synergies among these technologies to provide clean, flexible, and affordable energy solutions. We are an industry association representing nearly 300 member companies in our advocacy work at the provincial and federal levels. CanREA is dedicated to moving the needle on legislation and regulation governing the electricity sector, to create a more sustainable future for Canada and future generations.

To Apply

Please send your resume, with a cover letter indicating why you are uniquely qualified for this position, to [email protected] by 5 p.m. (ET) on Friday, August 12.

We thank all applicants for their interest in CanREA, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. CanREA is an equal-opportunity employer with policies and practices intended to build an inclusive and accessible work environment. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, please include this in your cover letter and all efforts to provide the appropriate accommodation will be put into place.