Communication and Education Coordinator


Job Description

The Elk River Alliance (ERA) has an immediate opening for a part-time Communication and Education Coordinator. The applicant will join a small, fast-paced not-for-profit charity with a varied workload focused on community education, communication, and volunteer and member management. They will contribute across ERA’s projects and programs, creating and managing social media, press releases, signage, video, infographics, webinar, website, workshops and other means of communication professionally and efficiently. A basic understanding of environmental science and processes is essential.  In addition to stated duties, the applicant will contribute to ERA projects and programs as needed, including fieldwork, grant writing, project development, data analysis, and community consultation.

The position is part-to-fulltime (20+ hrs/week), with potential for full-time work as funding permits. The successful applicant will be comfortable expanding the scope of work to include other aspects of ERA activities. As a small organization, workload and focus may shift over time, as required by projects and programs.

The Elk River Alliance is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining an inclusive working environment and does not discriminate based on sex, gender identity, religion or ethnicity. Where possible, employment is offered to minority and equity-seeking groups, including indigenous and racialized (BIPOC) individuals, women in STEM, LGBTQ2S+, young professionals and recent immigrants.


Apply to [email protected]

We thank all applicants for their interest. We will only contact those shortlisted for the position. In your application email, please include:

  • The position you are applying for
  • Your resume or CV demonstrating relevant experience and qualifications
  • Two or more references, including contact information
  • One three-minute or less video uploaded to YouTube with a link. Please test first. In the video, answer the following questions:
    • Why you want this position.
    • Why you think you would be great for this position.
    • Describe how you overcame a significant hurdle on a previous project
    • An informative and interesting fact about the elk river ecosystem


  • Develop and manage stewardship, community education and communication projects and project components
  • Produce video, infographics and pamphlets
  • Coordinate and development community and industry outreach events such as workshops, webinars and stewardship events
  • Manage ERA social media (Facebook, Instagram) and media (press releases)
  • Curate and manage the ERA website
  • Produce and contribute to the ERA newsletter
  • Assist with restoration, stewardship and research activities
  • Assist project and program development and execution
  • Support multifaceted project delivery, including fieldwork activities, reporting, research, grant proposals


  • Qualification(s) in education or environmental science, or equivalent background (certification, diploma, BSc, MS etc.)
  • Criminal record check (or able to pass one)
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Email etc.)
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment
  • valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

Asset skillsets and qualifications

  • Strong communication skills
  • Education experience (children and adults)
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Must have an interest in environmental science and environmental sustainability
  • Experience in the following an asset: Reporting, grant writing, general fieldwork
  • Current first aid certification an asset
  • Project management skills an asset
  • Class 4 or 5 driver’s licence and reliable personal vehicle
  • Programs: Nationbuilder, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Canva, Gsuite, GIS, video editing,

Term of Employment

Position available for immediate start.

View for long-term employment. 


$25-30/hr subject to experience


20+ hrs/week, to expand to full-time as funding allows

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