We’re Hiring: Community Coordinator!

Posted on: November 24th, 2020 by Protect Our Winters Canada

Role Description

Community Coordinator is a new position aimed at strengthening, growing and better resourcing our membership base including place-based (regional chapters) and distributed (remote) organizing. The Community Coordinator is responsible for designing and delivering effective organizing programs to ensure the growth and success of our movement.

The Community Coordinator will help develop the organizing priorities of the organization, lead the planning and execution of organizing tactics, communication strategies, volunteer training and maintain databases and digital tools to keep this all on track.


Protect Our Winters Canada is a passionate community of enthusiasts, professional athletes and industry brands uniting the outdoor community to advocate for policy solutions to climate change. We believe our love of adventure in nature demands our participation in the fight to save and protect it. Our mission is to turn passionate outdoor people into effective climate advocates.

Our POWer comes from our community and we want to design a strategy and system to effectively engage them in the fight to save and protect the places and experiences we love.

We welcome and value the contributions of individuals who identify as members of marginalized communities  to our organization, and encourage Indigenous people, people of colour, women, people identifying as LGBTQI, members of ethnic minorities, immigrants and people living with disabilities to apply.

Hours & Compensation:

This is a part-time position (30 hours per week) with the hope of full-time hours by Q4 2021. Compensation within the range of $20-$25 per hour based on experience plus health benefits.


  • A passion for organizing people, events and campaigns. Specific experience with engagement organizing is an asset, but not a requirement
  • Strong value alignment with POW’s mission and vision and an interest in regional, provincial or national politics and climate action. 
  • Bilingual in French and English
  • Strong communication skills including a desire to work as part of a remote team
  • Implementing and/or maintaining CRM solutions such as NationBuilder or Salesforce
  • Proven experience managing teams and philosophical alignment with grassroots organizing (distributed leadership) principles 
  • Comfortable with fundraising and grant writing  

Why You’ll love Working at POW Canada:

  • A flexible and friendly remote work environment
  • Fair compensation and employee health benefits
  • Opportunities for professional development, adventures and networking
  • Purposeful work, that creates a tangible, measurable difference
  • POW Canada is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, race, age, sex, sexual orientation or nature of disability

Tasks & Responsibilities:

Organizing Strategy and Plans

  • Work with the team staff (especially the Program Director) to develop organizing strategies that set the organization on track to deliver on strategic priorities. These strategic plans will include organizing tactics, volunteer and member recruitment, campaign development and training plans
  • Create and deliver high-quality, thoughtful organizing campaigns, using your creativity to design and implement inspiring and impactful journeys with clear theories of change
  • Help set organizing targets and monitor organizing campaigns to see if the goals are being achieved
  • Help with data-driven and qualitative evaluation of our organizing efforts

Organizing Tactics

  • Recruit, train, support and retain volunteers
  • Develop and manage organizing tactics for in-place and distributed organizing; canvassing, peer-to-peer texting, bird-dogging, and data entry
  • Build relationships with volunteers and external community partners
  • Plan and execute events

Communications + Training

  • Develop an ladder of engagement for onboarding people into the movement with ways to bring them deeper into the organization with clear goals and objectives
  • Prepare campaign and organizing resources like toolkits, posters, brochures, etc.
  • Work with chapter leaders to develop guidelines and best practices around communications (social media and email) 
  • Plan and deliver trainings, orientations and events (on and offline) that build leadership and volunteer capacity

Data + Tech

  • Lead the implementation and management of a CRM software tool
  • Help create and maintain tracking systems for organizing — including thoughtful user journeys to deepen engagement and customize communication
  • Track potential and current volunteers for place-based and distributed organizing
  • Provide tech and digital campaigning support as needed

TO APPLY, please send your cover letter and resume to David Erb, Executive Director (dave@protectourwinters.ca) and Izzy Lynch, Program Director  (izzy@protectourwinters.ca). The deadline for applications is Monday December 14th with a start date of January 2021. Only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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