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Job Title: Sustainability Leadership Program (SLP) Digital Marketing Specialist
Program: Sustainability Leadership Program
Organization: Sustainable Hamilton Burlington
Location: Hamilton or Burlington, Ontario / from home (see below)
Eligbility: under the age of 31 (see below)

Date Posted: September 14, 2020

Closing Date: Interested candidates should send Covering Letter and Resume to by September 20, 2020

Start Date: October 1, 2020


Sustainable Hamilton Burlington (SHB) is a non-profit social enterprise, launched in 2011, dedicated to advancing adoption of sustainable business practices in our business organizations for a healthier environment and thriving, prosperous communities. We aim to make sustainability the new business norm and contribute to a sustainable, low carbon economy. We believe that by assisting our organizations (including businesses, institutions and nonprofit organizations) to achieve their potential through sustainability, and to adopt climate mitigation and adaptation measures, we will help create sustainable prosperity for our communities while contributing to greenhouse gas emissions reduction and other climate change goals. SHB is a member of Green Economy Canada, a network of community social enterprises convening businesses setting sustainability targets.

The SLP is our core, membership-based program that helps businesses to adopt sustainable business practices through education, driving measurable action and celebrating results. Business members follow an online, guided process where they work toward the attainment of a series of milestones. They set targets and action plans to reduce their environmental impacts, including carbon emissions/energy consumption, water consumption, waste to landfill and more. Ultimately, they embed sustainability throughout their organizations and expand their impact through their value chains and in their communities. Through the SLP program members also gain a better understanding of their climate impacts and risks, incorporating climate action into their strategy. Support provided throughout the SLP process includes technical advice, a comprehensive toolkit and other best practice resources, and access to a series of online webinars, workshops and one-on-one support sessions.

Job Purpose: The SLP Digital Marketing Specialist will report to the Executive Director to assist with the development of marketing elements to contribute to the overall success of the SLP program in driving impact in the Halton, Hamilton and Niagara Region communities served.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with the Business Development Specialist and SLP Program Manager to develop and implement digital marketing creative to promote the SLP. This will assist in recruiting new members and highlighting the sustainability successes of SLP member companies;
  • Create and manage targeted social media and marketing campaigns to create brand awareness throughout the communities and attract new prospective members;
  • Maintain digital dashboard of several different accounts;
  • Monitor key online marketing metrics to track success;
  • Analyse digital data to draw key recommendations around website optimization;
  • Conduct social media audits to ensure best practices are being used;
  • Ensure a consistent, high-profile brand image and messaging through external communications, social media and website;
  • Assist with development of apps or software related to sustainability education as part of the online SLP program as needed.

Roles & Responsibilities of Sustainable Hamilton Burlington:

Sustainable Hamilton Burlington is dedicated to providing a rewarding and mutually beneficial experience for our Staff and Volunteers. We will strive to gain an understanding of each person’s career and personal aspirations as they relate to their work with SHB and do whatever we can to support these goals. Overall, we endeavor to provide a diverse, inclusive culture that promotes positive professional and social interactions with other like-minded individuals that leads to camaraderie and enhanced learning.

Training for the position will be provided by the SLP Program Manager and Executive Director, with specific technical training provided as necessary through external webinars and courses.


The ideal candidate will have a post-secondary degree or diploma in Multi-Media Design, Interactive Media Design, Communications and Media Studies, Marketing, Business or related program. A strong interest or passion for sustainability and contributing to a healthy community would be preferred.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications, traits and abilities:

  • Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator or Canva or equivalent experience
  • Experience executing paid social media campaigns
  • Hootsuite or equivalent experience
  • WordPress content population/development, working with WordPress plugins, etc., experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Familiarity with G Suite and similar products
  • Positive, optimistic outlook and passionate about sustainability
  • Self-motivated, works well independently but thrives on teamwork
  • Able and enthusiastic coordinator and motivator of team members
  • Proactive, forward-thinking
  • Outgoing, service-oriented, confident
  • Excellent communications skills – verbally as well as written
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

Additional requirements of our funders stipulate that the successful candidate must be:

  • Under the age of (not yet turned) 31
  • Not currently in receipt of EI benefits
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or holding refugee status
  • Accepted as a candidate by ECO Canada Digital Skills for Youth


This position is being funded by a federal grant until March 31, 2021. Remuneration is $20 per hour for a 37.5-hour work week.

Location of Work:

The majority of this work will be conducted from home or other location determined by the successful candidate. Occasional work and in-person meetings may be conducted if possible adhering to COVID safety precautions at the SHB Hamilton office or other location.

Reply to: by September 20, 2020.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Sep 15 2020    Numéro : 57497