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Position: Bilingual Communications Coordinator
Organization: Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – Ottawa Valley Chapter
Location: remote work (work from home) is possible, with the occasional trip to the CPAWS-OV office in the Hull Sector of Gatineau
Type: one year paid internship (age 30 & under)

The CPAWS Ottawa Valley Bilingual Communications Coordinator will lead the organization’s ongoing communications activities and the development of new engagement opportunities to increase public support for conservation issues being advanced by CPAWS-OV in the region.

This is a bilingual position, the incumbent is expected to operate seamlessly in both French and English (speaking, writing and reading at a high level in both languages)

1. General Communications (50% of role)

  1. Manage both the French and English website, including posting to, troubleshooting, editing, and writing content and copy
  2. Write bilingual newsletters and design, schedule, and send from our e-newsletter platform
  3. Manage bilingual social media channels, including crafting engaging posts, designing graphics, scheduling posts, and monitoring for and responding to comments
  4. Conduct media monitoring and support in crafting media pieces, such as press releases and op-eds
  5. Improve communications KPI tracking and use Google Analytics and other applications to inform communications strategy;
  6. Create visually appealing graphics and materials to promote engagement and other CPAWS-OV projects and events, including digital and print assets;
  7. Research and write new content and copy, including landing pages, blogs, and more
  8. Perform simple video editing (ie. cropping a webinar recording to post online)
  9. Coordinate translation, and assist with liaising with print house and freelancers when needed

2. Campaign and Communications Strategy (10% of role)

  1. Develop and project manage communications campaigns and other project-specific campaigns (pending funding);
  2. Evaluate CPAWS-OV’s existing communications infrastructure and impact and offer recommendations for improvements, efficiencies, and expansions;
  3. Develop new communications strategies for improving engagement with CPAWS-OV’s target audiences, including improving traction with key demographics;

3. Event Planning (15% of role)

  1. Support the planning, promotion, registration and execution of CPAWS-OV events including the monthly series of virtual CPAWS Café talks, other webinars and events, including the annual Thanks to Nature fundraising event in October.

4. Community Outreach and Engagement (25% of role)

  1. Lead CPAWS-OV’s community engagement program by coordinating outreach and information booths at fairs and events in the region, including coordinating registration with the host organization, assembling outreach materials and recruiting, training and coordinating volunteers.
  2. Identify locations (including indoor and outdoor locations) where CPAWS-OV may set up a booth and/or carry out canvassing.
  3. Identify needs in terms of outreach materials for public engagement opportunities in the community and provide guidance on production of new outreach material as required and be engaged in the development of those materials as required.

Skills and Knowledge

The Ideal Candidate has:

  • Impeccable writing and editing skills;
  • Strong organizational and project management skills;
  • Experience with digital marketing and campaign management, including development of communications strategies;
  • Experience with graphic design tools (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Canva etc.);
  • Experience using various online communications and digital tools (e.g. Wordpress, Square, Mailchimp, Google Analytics, Canva, Outlook, Google Suite);
  • Experience managing multiple social media channels simultaneously;
  • Experience with video creation or editing an asset;
  • Experience managing in-person and/or on-line events and registration;
  • Some media relationship management experience;
  • High motivation, can work independently and in a team;
  • Ability to delegate tasks to other team members when necessary;
  • Works in a fast-paced environment and can juggle multiple competing priorities;
  • Initiative to constantly improve their work and the work of the organization;
  • Passion and knowledge about nature and wilderness conservation;
  • Some understanding of the Ontario, Quebec and Federal conservation sector and politics would be an asset.

French language skills are required. This is a fluently bilingual position and language capacity will be evaluated during the hiring process.

Remote work (work from home) is possible, with the occasional trip to the CPAWS-OV office in the Hull Sector of Gatineau.

Hourly rate: $22.00
Hours per week: 35

Applications will be reviewed as received, apply early!

Anticipated start date: Monday, May 30, 2022

This is a one year internship funded by ECO Canada, to apply, you must be aged between 15 and 30 and be eligible to work in Canada.

To apply, send your CV and a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and why you feel you would be the ideal candidate. To help us evaluate language capacity and competency, we ask those applying with an English CV to send their cover letter in French and those applying with a French CV to send their cover letter in English.

Apply by email to the attention of John McDonnell, Executive Director at

Questions may also be sent to that email address.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 2 2022    ID: 64235