Job Posting 90833

Communications Specialist
Work From Home - Toronto Metro area
closed 7 days ago (Sun, 29 Jan)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $54,000 - $59,000 annually


The Communications Specialist is a skilled writer who plays a critical role in the planning, development and execution of content and promotion of Evergreen’s work. The successful candidate has experience in creating engaging content for diverse audiences and a passion for sharing stories that are helping shape our cities and communities for the better across the country. 

This position plays a critical role in supporting the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s Housing Supply Challenge Support Program, led by Evergreen, and building sector capacity to generate innovative housing solutions.


About Us:

Evergreen is a national not-for-profit helping make cities flourish.  Cities that are low carbon, inclusive to all and sustainable at their core. 

For 30 years, Evergreen has been making Canadian cities better places to move, work, live, play and grow.  We have worked from coast to coast with governments, neighborhood groups, school boards, developers and residents, collaborating to create better communities. 


About the Role: 

The Communications Specialist is responsible for planning and executing effective communication initiatives and content development in the realm of housing and infrastructure. The ideal candidate will showcase excellent digital writing skills for website, email and social media and be able to develop communications plans and curate content that supports program objectives. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with Communications Manager to track activities throughout the project lifecycle, including scheduling, documentation, budgeting and expenses
  • Work with Communications Manager to plan and execute on project timelines, milestones, deliverables, using the appropriate software tools and applicable project management methods
  • Creative storytelling; create, write copy, edit and manage content that is consistent with Evergreen’s brand
  • Lead digital content planning and contribute to communications goals
  • Inform SEO strategy and track digital analytics with actionable insights
  • Create, schedule and post interactive content on social media channels to ensure they are both engaging and aligned with our brand
  • Monitor social channels, for inquiries, trends, and customer service
  • Develop visuals for the website, social, YouTube and email
  • Edit posts, for spelling, formatting, SEO and links
  • Contribute to newsletter creation
  • Implement brand guidelines with partners
  • Maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders
  • Contribute to positive workplace culture and great internal communication
  • Model Evergreen’s core values of sustainability, innovation and connection 


About You: 

You excel in the following areas:

  • Attention to detail. Recognize that details matter.  Work systematically to ensure important details do not slip through the cracks.
  • Calm under pressure. Demonstrate composure in stressful situations.
  • Communication. Speak, listen and write in a clear, confident, respectful, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Customer-focus. Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of others in a way that exceeds their expectations.
  • Flexibility/adaptability. Manage ambiguity well. Adapt to changing priorities and conditions in an agile way, responding quickly and effectively. React to change with curiosity and excitement.
  • Proactivity/Enthusiasm/Persistence. Act without being told what to do. Demonstrate passion and excitement over work. Display a can-do attitude. 

You have the following qualifications:

  • 3-5 years relevant work experience creating and executing content
  • Post-secondary education in communications with a focus on digital, public relations or equivalent experience
  • Creative storyteller with proven track record engaging audiences through different channels—including website, social media, print
  • Excellent written communication skills and knowledge on how to converse, write and edit for digital platforms
  • In depth knowledge of how to develop, share, and collect data insights for content development on social networks, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn
  • Experience managing paid social campaigns
  • Experience of SEO best practices, google analytics, Adobe Creative Cloud and Hootsuite
  • Experience in online community management
  • Working knowledge of HTML/CSS
  • Knowledge of AODA
  • Working knowledge of email marketing platforms
  • Experience working with government an asset
  • French language and bilingual communication execution is an asset


Additional Information: 

Reporting Relationships:

  • Supervised by: Communications Manager, Housing Supply Challenge Support Program  

Working Conditions:

  • Position is based out of Evergreen’s head office at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto, but can be based out of another location. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this position is currently remote and onsite as needed.
  • Regular office hours, 40 hours per week
  • Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: At Evergreen we are committed to doing what we can to keep our employees, volunteers, and visitors safe and healthy during the current pandemic. We believe that an important part of this effort is to ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For more information, please see our COVID-19 Guide 


  • Full time, contract (12 months)
  • Target Hire Rate: $54,000 - $59,000 annually
  • Employer-paid health and dental benefits package, 3 weeks paid vacation, 3 paid personal days (aka Evergreen Days) and your birthday off, and professional development opportunities.  

Application Close Date: January 29th, 2023 

Please note we will be screening applications as they are received. This posting may be closed earlier than the application deadline if a successful candidate is found before the closing date.

*Please include a cover letter with your resume to be considered for this position.*

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