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Position: Administration & Marketing Assistant
Organization: Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation
Location: Work from home. Must be based in Goderich, Ontario area.

Wage: $17 per hour
Hours of work: Part-time, 21 hours per week. Flexible schedule, within organization’s business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm). Occasional evening or weekend work with advance notice.

Conditions: 6-month contract beginning fall 2020, with possibility of extension.

The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation (LHCCC) is a registered charity dedicated to the conservation of Lake Huron's natural shoreline environment by preserving, protecting, restoring and improving the natural resources and environment of Lake Huron. We promote coastal conservation through restoration, education and research projects. The LHCCC is looking for an experienced and dedicated Administration & Marketing Assistant to provide support to the LHCCC’s Executive Director and project managers.


  • Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), email, social media, Adobe design software, and basic website editing tools such as Wix is required.
  • Experience with Canva, Zoom (or similar), and digital email marketing software such as Constant Contact is an asset.
  • Eye for design, with the ability to create visually appealing social media posts, newsletter layouts, PowerPoint presentations and webpages.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, execute and manage work under tight deadlines, and an ability to work on several matters simultaneously.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of conservation and environmental concepts, especially related to the Great Lakes, considered an asset.
  • A valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, and adequate insurance coverage is required.


  • Promptly respond to public inquiries by phone and email, monitoring multiple email accounts.
  • Design and schedule social media posts. Monitor Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, responding to inquiries and working to increase the Centre’s online presence.
  • Coordinate, design, and distribute monthly e-newsletter and other marketing emails using Constant Contact.
  • Website maintenance using Wix, including managing online store and online event registration.
  • Plan and coordinate events such as conferences, speaker series, workshops. Events may be held both in-person or virtually.
  • Prepare and distribute media releases.
  • Work with Executive Director to create and distribute fundraising campaign mailouts.
  • Work with program coordinators to design brochures, fact sheets, promotional materials.
  • Attend meetings, including quarterly Board meetings, and take meeting minutes.
  • Prepare information packages for quarterly Board meetings.
  • Pick up mail in Goderich twice per week, ensure mail is distributed to correct employee (either by scanning and emailing, or dropping off in Goderich area).
  • Meet with Treasurer and Executive Director every other week (Goderich and surrounding area) to arrange cheque-signing, and mail out cheques.
  • Arrange monthly bill payments and bank deposits (bank located in Goderich).
  • Track incoming donations, prepare and distribute charitable tax receipts and donor acknowledgment.
  • Manage calendars, schedule site visits, meetings, appointments for other staff.
  • Process occasional payments using Square.
  • Assist Executive Director with other administrative tasks as assigned.


Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume, in one PDF file, via email to Erinn Lawrie, Executive Director at . Please name the file “AMA – last name, first name” example: AMA – Doe, Jane. The application deadline is Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 at 12pm EST.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
No phone calls please.

The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code. The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Sep 14 2020    ID: 57492