Communications Coordinator, Blue Dot

  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Contract

Company Description

Join the country’s most trusted environmental organization and become a force for good.


We find solutions for living within the limits of nature. Through a combination of evidence-based science and active public engagement, we seek to motivate Canadians to take action on the pressing environmental challenges we collectively face. With headquarters in Vancouver and regional offices in Toronto and Montreal, we address issues from coast to coast to coast, in both official languages. With the support of scientists, academics, progressive businesses, governments, non-governmental organizations and hundreds of thousands of Canadian we aim to achieve this vision: “That within a generation Canadians act on the understanding that we are interconnected and interdependent with nature, and with each other.”

Job Description

The David Suzuki Foundation has embarked on a long-term national campaign that seeks to build a grassroots movement to guarantee every Canadian the right to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and live in a healthy environment. Our goal is simple: to have all levels of government recognize every Canadian’s right to live in a healthy environment, no matter who they are or where they live. Local organizers from Vancouver to St. John’s have already passed more than 70 municipal declarations respecting people’s right to live in a healthy environment. These declarations represent over six million Canadians who now have a stake in this campaign and can help pressure leaders at other levels of government to take even more action.

The Blue Dot Communications Coordinator is at the centre of this innovative work. Our ideal candidate will hold responsibility for collaborating with the Blue Dot team to create engaging campaign communications that engage Canadians across the country in achieving recognition of environmental rights. Join us, and together we will build a future that protects the people and places we love.

You can learn more about the campaign at


Holds responsibility for the Blue Dot brand and profile:

  • Ensures consistent look and language for all Blue Dot campaign materials, in alignment with the David Suzuki Foundation profile and brand
  • Provides language, materials and guidance to ensure that the Blue Dot campaign is clearly and effectively represented by staff, board, volunteers and stakeholders
  • Supports media relations, partner engagement and external events as required

Leads Blue Dot communications strategy and execution:

  • Develops and implements the Blue Dot communications plan and content strategy
  • Coordinates, prioritizes and aligns Blue Dot communications outputs (both online and offline); leads regular project communications meetings; collaborates with communications staff across the organization to ensure integration and alignment
  • Writes timely, clear and engaging e-communications to the Blue Dot community and beyond
  • Recommends meaningful content improvements based on analysis in relation to project goals

Leads digital strategy and delivery for the Blue Dot movement:

  • Creates and delivers content via digital platforms to engage and broaden our community
  • Designs and produces creative visual materials that are engaging, relevant and user-friendly
  • Leads the strategic evolution of; coordinates and updates content in French & English
  • Models and encourages data-driven decision making by analyzing e-communications, monitoring web analytics and leveraging conversion tracking tools
  • Collaborates with the Digital Strategy Manager and Digital Strategists across the organization to coordinate digital outputs, provide and gain digital training, and continuously improve impact


  • Significant experience developing and executing successful communications strategies and online campaigns, with a portfolio and proven record of success;
  • Sound knowledge of communications and digital engagement tools, technologies and practices;
  • Ability to write quickly, clearly and strategically in an organizational or campaign voice, with appropriate styles for different audiences;
  • Strong technical skills, including content management systems and online community facilitation across multiple channels;
  • Creative design skills and experience, including knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jquery and Adobe Creative Suite;
  • Knowledge of (or ability to learn very quickly) digital tools and platforms such as Wordpress, Salesforce, Marketo, ControlShift, NationBuilder Google Adwords and Google Analytics;
  • Significant project management experience, including an uncanny attention to detail;
  • Ability to prioritize, track and execute multiple deliverables in a fast paced environment;
  • Excellent communicator, internally with colleagues and externally as an organizational spokesperson;
  • Experience fostering a team culture that supports innovation, experimentation and learning;
  • A positive team player who thrives in a busy environment, builds collaborative working relationships, and is highly functioning in a dynamic work setting;
  • A positive, “can-do” attitude that infuses the team with energy and impact;
  • Strong personal values that fit with DSF’s mission and values, demonstrated through professional or community involvement;
  • Fluent English skills required, French language skills are highly desired (intermediate level or better).

Additional Information

Please submit your cover letter and resume explaining why you are interested in this opportunity by going online to: and clicking on the "I'm Interested" link.

The deadline for applications will be 16 August 2015.

We recognize the importance of a diverse workforce and encourage applications from Aboriginal people, members of a visible minority and people with a disability.


In their cover letter, candidates should also clearly indicate if they would meet these following conditions to qualify for funding:

1.    A post-secondary graduate (with proof)
2.    Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive)
3.    Unemployed or underemployed
4.    A Canadian citizen or PR
5.    Must not be a current beneficiary of Employment Insurance (EI)

Candidates that do not meet these conditions CAN STILL APPLY AND WILL BE CONSIDERED.