Digital and Social Media Coordinator – Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition


MEJC is hiring a summer Digital and Social Media Coordinator!

Role Overview

The primary responsibility of the Digital Coordinator is to manage our social media, develop our digital organizing tools such as the Nationbuilder Database, and to engage and grow the energy justice community through our online presence. Digital Media is a storytelling device, framing relevant campaigns and issues through the lens of energy justice. Our online presence is how we stay in regular contact with our volunteers and supporters and mobilize for online actions such as petitions. The Digital Coordinator will work closely with the Communications Team.

Specific roles and responsibilities:

Aggregate content for social media, in conversation with the larger MEJC team, and coordinate and create postings
Post regularly on all MEJC social media platforms, building the organization’s connections online and identifying allies’ events to promote
Establish targets for growing MEJC’s online following at the beginning of the contract, and monitor and report on social media performance throughout contract duration
Attend community events as available and necessary to fulfill social media duties
Coordinate and support media monitoring volunteers and the distribution of relevant information and articles on social media
Support maintenance of Nationbuilder Database and data entry parties
Coordinate the and send regular newsletters (every second week) and special e-blasts (periodically, usually ahead of a big event) through our Nationbuilder system
Update MEJC website regularly with event pages and calendar updates. Contribute to the production of blog posts as required.
Support digital tool trainings as needed
Support monitoring of MEJC email
Make recommendations for improvement of social media strategy based on best practices and organization’s online analytics

Training and experience required

Fluency in using various social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter being the most important for MEJC
Proficient knowledge of and skills in social media platforms
Experience managing organization or group social media accounts preferred
Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, participate in democratic decision-making, and take direction from supervisor and the larger community
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Self-motivated, driven, and organized with good time management skills
Passion for social and environmental justice and experience volunteering or working in a related field
Experience with nationbuilder or similar databases an asset
Knowledge of internal communications and tasks platforms (e.g. Slack, Trello, Google Drive) an asset

Gain experience working as a part of a grassroots team doing unique work in the environmental sector in Winnipeg
Build connections to a community of people with shared values and concerns
Develop relationships with leaders in the environmental sector across Manitoba through the existing and growing network of MEJC
Play a critical role in shaping the narrative and growing the movement for climate and energy justice in Manitoba through digital media content creation
Spend your summer doing meaningful work and developing skills which will aid you in future work
Time and wages

All three positions involve 30hrs/week for 8 weeks at $15/hour. The majority of the work is flexible and can be done on the coordinator’s own time. The coordinator will be required to attend an initial meeting with the core team, and then regular meetings and phone check-ins with their direct supervisor as scheduled.

Application details

We encourage all those aged 15-30 to apply, and especially welcome applicants from Indigenous and frontline communities. We are understanding of folks’ different circumstances, experiences, and backgrounds and aim to provide as much support and flexibility as possible in these positions. While MEJC is operated primarily by volunteers, we believe these paid positions will allow people who are not able to volunteer their time to get involved and to support our volunteer base.

To apply, please send your CV and a short cover letter to with the subject “Summer Student Application 2019” Feel free to include links to any of your previous related work.

Application deadline: May 19th, 2019, or until positions have been filled

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