Job Posting: Engagement and Digital Media Assistant

Job Posting: Engagement and Digital Media Assistant 

Are you passionate about engaging the public on environmental issues? Do you have the social media savvy to make an impact at an organizational level? Ready to make a difference by connecting with people online and on the ground?

If you're looking to work with a great team for a good cause, this might just be the career move for you! 

The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is an independent, charitable organization dedicated to promoting and sustaining Ontario’s Greenbelt. The Foundation supports work to protect and restore our natural environment, strengthen the agricultural sector, and create a pattern of urban settlement that supports the Greenbelt.

Scope of Work:

The Engagement and Digital Media Assistant reports to the Director, Engagement and Digital Strategy, the VP, Communications and Operations, and other Foundation team members to:

  • Assist in creating and building a culture of engagement and public support for the Greenbelt, working closely with the Director, Engagement and Digital Strategy
  • Organize and provide support for community events; assist with training and capacity building sessions for Greenbelt champions
  • Coordinate with various departments and staff to generate high quality content in a fast-paced environment, while maintaining the organization’s brand and tone
  • Maintain a robust and up-to-date Editorial Calendar and manage our digital publishing workflow to ensure that all relevant content is disseminated in an intentional and effective manner
  • Ensure the Foundation’s website is up to date, manage all social media assets, create and disseminate monthly newsletter 
  • Engage with and respond to the public on issues related to the Greenbelt online and at community events
  • Stay up-to-date with online conversations and influencers relevant to the work of the Foundation and monitor web and social media analytics to improve online engagement and increase public support 
  • Adapt and create video and graphical elements for web use
  • Help with other duties in Communications department and across the Foundation as required, including on-the-ground support at community events 
  • Conduct all other duties as assigned

The successful candidate will have:

Knowledge and Experience

  • Excellent writing and editorial skills
  • Experience generating and disseminating content on behalf of an organization
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Creative Suite, and experience with website content management systems (CMS)
  • Competency in HTML and CSS is a must; Knowledge of Liquid will be considered an asset
  • Knowledge in the use of social media tools including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn
  • Knowledge in the use website analytics and social media management software will be considered an asset
  • Experience planning and executing events, engaging with the public
  • Knowledge of land use planning, environmental, and/or agricultural issues will be considered an asset
  • Experience with basic video editing applications will be considered an asset
  • Superior project management skills
  • A valid driver’s license
  • A good sense of humour


  • Excellent interpersonal skills; comfortable managing group dynamics and speaking publically
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated proactive planning, organization, problem solving, coordination and negotiation skills
  • Self-starter, energetic team member
  • Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Ability to give and take constructive feedback

Application Process:  Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae outlining your interest and qualifications for this position, and quoting job #232222 no later than end of day, September 18th, 2017 to:

Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation
Subject: Engagement and Digital Media Assistant, Job Posting #232222

Please note, only the candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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