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Job Number:  40898
Communications and Design Assistant
Job Posted: Friday, 12 January 2018
Closing Date: Wednesday, 7 February 2018
(71 days ago)
Toronto Wildlife Centre
Region: Toronto Metro area Type: Full time
Location: Toronto Salary: (not entered)

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with the design and strategic development of web and print communications including WordPress pages, website and social media banners, newsletters, brochures, signage and design requests as needed.
  • Assist with basic photography/videography and photo/video editing
  • Assist with updating our website; review and approve content from other members of staff
  • Assist with developing and implementing an integrated strategic communications plan to broaden awareness of programs and mission, and increase the visibility of our programs across key stakeholder audiences
  • Collaborate with staff to recognize communications opportunities and solutions, and execute appropriate strategies to support them
  • Compile marketing and user statistics to inform ongoing strategy
  • Assist with the development of print and web communications including social media postings, website and blog content, newsletters, brochures and donor correspondence, while maintaining brand standards and enforcing style guidelines
  • Assist with posting “to-the-moment” content on our website and social media channels and monitor our presence on social media channels
  • Work collaboratively with communications staff and volunteers
  • Assist with developing messaging for annual fundraising
  • Assist with other communication and fundraising tasks as needed


  • Graphic and web design
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail in both design and writing
  • Strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters
  • Ability to work quickly and under tight timelines to communicate “to-the-moment” news and funding needs
  • Excellent and persuasive communicator
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Advanced computer skills — i.e.; MS Word, Excel, WordPress, Adobe Photoshop, Premier Pro and InDesign
  • Savvy with current popular social media channels. Knowledge of social media photo dimensions and photo/video uploading capacities.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively within a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Passion for Toronto Wildlife Centre’s mission


  • Educational background in communications and/or design
  • Experience using Hootsuite
  • Experience in a communications and/or design role
  • Education and/or experience in fundraising
  • Basic understanding of SEO and web analytics

To apply: Please e-mail cover letter and resume to with subject line “Communications and Design Assistant.” Attention Isabella Thomas. Due to high number of expected applicants, only those individuals who qualify for an interview will be contacted. No inquiries please.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Contact Details:
Isabella Thomas
Toronto Wildlife Centre
60 Carl Hall Road
Unit 4
Toronto, ON, M3K 2C1

Tel: 4166310662
www:   www.torontowildlifecentre.com

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