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Communications & Design Coordinator

Hours: 18-20 hours/week

Compensation: $17/hr

Timeline:  One year with potential to extend

Contract: September, 2021 – September 2022


Application deadline: 5pm on August 21st, 2021

  • Interviews taking place from August 25th – 29th

  • Anticipated Start Date: Thursday, September 2nd


To apply, please email a copy of your cover letter, CV, and a small example of your graphic design work (a brief portfolio PDF or a web link) to the Communications and Design Coordinator at communications@sustainableconcordia.ca.



About Sustainable Concordia (SC)

SC is a non-CSU fee-levy, non-profit organization. Our mission is to act as a resource initiative that takes action to reform, transform, and revolutionize unjust systems contributing to the climate crisis by connecting students, faculty, administration, and the wider community. Living within the Concordia ecosystem, our wider vision is to organize for a university which teaches and demonstrates sustainability principles of ecological health, social justice, and economic equality. As such, we envision a university  which is run non-hierarchically by students, staff, faculty, and administration in a process based on transparency and maximum participation


Position Summary

The role of the Communications & Design Coordinator is to create and maintain the visual and web presence of SC. The Coordinator will be responsible for creating common outreach materials as well as ongoing campaign materials. The coordinator will also be in charge of overseeing and planning SC’s social media and communication strategy. As they will be a part of the larger sustainability community at Concordia, the Coordinator will help when needed and as time allows in assisting other groups with their design needs. 


We prioritize knowledge around decolonial, anti-racist, and anti capitalist forms of sustainability. Recognizing that structural  injustices and prejudice impact the experiences and access to job  qualifications of individuals which creates an unequal playing field,  Sustainable Concordia has adopted an employment equity policy  that is designed to strive toward equal access to employment. We encourage applicants to highlight diverse experiences which are  frequently unheard or undervalued in society and traditional job  markets. This may include life, work, and/or volunteer experiences.  If you wish to be considered for employment equity, in your email  please include the statement, “I want to be considered under the  employment equity policy.” We do not require applicants to disclose the reasons for which they are applying for employment equity. 


Task Descriptions:

  • Guide the team according to a yearly communication strategy 

  • Create outreach / promotional material including posters, social media cover photos, multi-page layouts, brochures, certificates etc.

  • Maintain and update functionality of the SC WordPress website

  • Guide social media strategies, and oversee social media intern when needed (we currently do not have an intern in this position, but if and when needed, we can hire one)

    • Curate blog content

    • Collaborate on outreach, such as a newsletter

    • Create social media guidelines

  • Coordinate outreach needs (photographers, videographers, bloggers..)

  • Maintain a guide for standardized SC fonts, colors, etc. and digital filing system for logos

  • Attend weekly Sustainable Concordia Coordinators meetings 

  • Attend Sustainable Concordia Board of Director meetings when required, as well as Outreach committee meetings

  • Collaborate with other coordinators in day-to-day operations of the organization including, but not limited to, meeting preparation and facilitation, board – coordinator relations, Annual General Meeting and retreat planning, Participatory Budgeting processes, etc

  • Assist other student groups with web and graphic design help when appropriate

  • Offer training to other campus organizations on web, graphic design, and other workshops offered by the organization


Necessary Qualifications:

  • Strong Illustrator and/or InDesign, as well as Photoshop (or equivalent program) skills

  • Solid experience with WordPress content management system

  • Good understanding of social media graphics and wording requirements, general ease with various platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter)

  • Experience with campaigning and advertising; to catch attention of intended audience

  • Strong problem solving skills; ability to fail, learn, and adapt quickly

  • Experience creating and executing work plans autonomously as well as in conjunction with others 

  • Strong organization and time management skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills (esp. good listener)

  • Strong English speaking and writing skills, including sustainability vocabulary

  • Good understanding of global and local sustainability issues (Environmental, Social, and Economic), particularly at universities, and ability to communicate these issues clearly and succinctly. We prioritize knowledge around decolonial forms of sustainability.

  • Comfortable both taking initiative and knowing when to delegate responsibilities

  • Capable and appreciative of working efficiently in a consensus-structured, non-hierarchical environment



  • Knowledge of Sustainable Concordia and experience with the organization 

  • Understanding of the student community (Concordia and/or Montreal)

  • Visually creative with a desire to grow/strengthen a personal aesthetic

  • Experience with sound recording and/or editing in Audacity

  • Knowledge of MailChimp

  • Strong visual and written communication

  • Comfortable having fluctuating hours throughout the semester

  • Comfortable with having a different schedule from week to week

  • Comfortable asking for help when required