Job Opportunity

Digital Content Coordinator - Vancouver

Position Type: 32 hours/week, 12 month contract
Location: Downtown Vancouver
Start Date: February 18, 2019

*Note: This position is funded by a grant program and therefore only candidates that meet the following requirements are considered:

  • Starting the position within two years of receiving their post-secondary diploma

  • Underemployed (employed below their level of education or work part-time)

  • No more than 30 years of age at the start of the position

  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada

  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations

  • Not receiving employment insurance during their internship

  • Available to work for at least six months

About Swim Drink Fish

Swim Drink Fish Canada is a growing charity dedicated to ensuring swimmable, drinkable, fishable water for all.

Our tight-knit team of environmental and communication specialists is looking for a passionate Digital Content Coordinator to help grow our digital community in BC by undertaking key content development, marketing, communication, and design responsibilities. This role will be reporting to, and working closely with the Vancouver Program Manager, to expand our digital reach. A love of water with a natural ability to connect with the public on a personal level is also key.

Duties and responsibilities


  • Implement communications plan with support from Vancouver Program Manager as developed by Communications Manager

  • Write, design, and manage online and hardcopy communication pieces

  • Edit compelling content for print, web, and other online communication

  • Manage, curate, implement, and evaluate content for the Fraser Riverkeeper’s social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and website

  • Provide on-site and “from the field” pictures and videos for our social media profiles

  • Identify and capture engaging stories that illustrate the impact and importance of our work

  • Assist with monthly blogs and email newsletters to Fraser Riverkeeper’s network of supporters, with support from Vancouver Program Manager

Data Management

  • Manage online files and file transfer between databases in online storage and file transfer between database managers and website

  • Update donor and volunteer databases following outreach events and opportunities

Content Creation

  • Attend and assist with a series of water-based community outreach events throughout the year (largely summer with some evenings and weekends included) to develop content to educate and engage our online community

  • Carry out follow up engagement for relationship building with volunteers, supporters, and prospective water stewards including ongoing documentation and communications

Graphic design

  • Design and develop digital assets for blogs, newsletters, website, and social media

  • Contribute to, and help maintain, resource book of “tools” for publications (e.g. photos, clip art, computer images) and archives

  • Improve and maintain website design and operations

**Note: This job may require other responsibilities as assigned by Swim Drink Fish to support the organization in other necessary ways.**

Knowledge and Skills

Mandatory Qualifications

Only candidates with these qualifications will be considered for the position:

  • Ability to learn quickly and retain information

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Solid writing and organization abilities

  • Strong computer skills, including ability to use and troubleshoot basic office technology, Google Suite experience (email, calendar, drive, sites, etc.)

  • Experience using NationBuilder, Salesforce, or other related CRM software, or a desire and willingness to learn

  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently as well as effectively with a small team and volunteers

  • Experience using social media platforms to engage a wide audience

  • Are based in Metro Vancouver

  • An interest in nature and the Lower Fraser Watershed

Other Beneficial Skills and Experience

  • Experience with website design and coding

  • Experience in non-profit organizations

  • Knowledge of photography and design basics

Education required

A post-secondary degree in environmental sciences, biology, sustainability, communications, graphic design, education, public relations, or a related discipline. This position is interdisciplinary in nature and a demonstrated interested in science communications, whether derived from a science or arts background, is key.

Other Information:

Hours: 32 hours/week. Must be available some evenings and weekends.
Location: Based in Vancouver with possible travel to other communities on the BC coast/lower mainland and within the Fraser River watershed.

Swim Drink Fish is an equal opportunity employer; we are committed to having a skilled, diversified workforce reflective of the Vancouver community. Indigenous Peoples, members of a visible minority group, LGBTQ persons, and people from other historically marginalized backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Email the following information to with the subject “Digital Content Coordinator”

  1. A brief letter that describes what is motivating you to apply for this role, how you heard about the position, and why you would make a great addition to the Swim Drink Fish team in British Columbia (Note: this letter is the best place to show us that you’ll be a great member of our close-knit team).

  2. Your resumé (Note: we will consider all relevant work/life experience, skills, and training that are related to the position regardless of how these were acquired).

  3. Names and contact information for two references (Note: we are open to both work and character references).

  4. Optional: Any accommodations you may require during the hiring and interview process.

Apply by February 3, 2019

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