Employment Opportunities

Marketing and Communications Intern

We are currently seeking a Marketing and Communications Intern.This position is funded in part through the Eco Canada Internship Program. Applicants are encouraged to get pre-approved through the Eco-Canada website

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • recently graduated from a post-secondary institution
  • 30 years of age or younger
  • a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have refugee status

The lists below outline the major tasks; however additional tasks may be assigned as needed.

  • Develop annual communications plan for the organization (with input from staff and Executive Director)
  • Coordinate and monitor execution of the plan and modify as necessary throughout the year
  • Prepare promotional plans/timelines for events with appropriate program staff
  • Create and coordinate content for social media on all LEAF channels including specific campaigns as needed
  • Design collateral
  • Prepare reports
  • Assist with solicitation and tracking of media
  • Prepare and send weekly electronic newsletter
  • Coordinate and edit blogs by staff and guest bloggers
  • Assist with preparation and sending of other client/participation communications as necessary
  • Ensure email/communications lists are kept up to date
  • Update website as needed
  • Prepare monthly metrics reports
  • Oversee summer students/interns/volunteers assisting with above tasks


  • Degree or diploma in communications/marketing or related field
  • Knowledge of and experience working with new and emerging communications technologies
  • At least 2 years’ work experience directly related to the responsibilities of this position
  • Superior writing skills
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated initiative, creativity and drive to succeed
  • Attention to detail and superior organization skills
  • Ability to work independently, determine priorities, adhere to deadlines and multi-task
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Access, MailChimp, Drupal, Adobe Creative Suite, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media platforms required
  • Experience coordinating work of others in a team environment will be considered an asset
  • Passion for the environment and knowledge of/commitment to urban forest issues an asset

Full time position (35-40 hrs/week). Six month contract with possiblity for extension. Reports to the Executive Director.

Please send resume and cover letter by Sunday, July 29, 2018 at midnight to: Janet McKay, Executive Director, janet[at]yourleaf.org.

Candidates are encouraged to apply early as resumes will be reviewed as they are submitted.

No phone calls or in-person visits please. We appreciate all applications, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.