Communications Specialist – ZooShare Biogas Co-Operative Inc.

Summary of Role
The Communications Specialist will play a key role assisting ZooShare’s members and creating engaging content across all social media channels. If you are entrepreneurial and energetic, and committed to social & environmental innovation this is a great opportunity. Successful candidates will be independent, articulate and resourceful, and experience in a marketing/communications and/or financial management role would be beneficial.

To collaborate with the General Manager to design a work plan to set priorities/deadlines
To communicate efficiently and professionally with investors/members via email and/or phone. Specifically, to reach out on a monthly basis to investors whose bonds are maturing and provide answers to any questions/concerns about the investment/project
To work together with the Bond Administration Team to make sure that all investor forms are received, tracked and processed.
To maintain an up-to-date spreadsheet of investors and investments
To create a monthly summary of Key Performance Indicators, such as investments received and social media engagement.
To draft newsletters using Mailchimp
To organize and maintain Mailchimp lists and segments and explore other ways to maximize efficiency of Mailchimp (such as automation for website sign-ups)
To write blog posts as needed
To research and auto-schedule daily social media posts while using appropriate hashtags to drive engagement
To take pictures and videos to be posted on social media and the website, as needed
Support (virtual) Board meetings as needed
To collaborate with the General Manager and Web Developer to design and launch a new website focused on impact and education
To collaborate with the General Manager and Education Partners to design signage (posters) for the biogas plant site
To collaborate with the General Manager to organize the (possibly virtual) Annual General Meeting in June by preparing presentation slides and sending documents and invitations to co-op members.
Collaborate with the General Manager and Partners to organize and promote the (possibly virtual) Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Summer 2021
To collaborate with the General Manager and publicity partners to write press releases about the project as needed
Assist the General Manager, Bond Administration team, company partners and Executive Director as needed
To maintain general communications with investors and partners as needed, including the management of the voicemail services.

Qualifications & Experience
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Highly organized, self-motivated and independent worker
Intermediate financial investment knowledge
Experience with CRM software and Google Workspace
Exposure to member-based organization or co-operative
Familiarity with Biogas and/or renewable energy
Strong interest in environmental issues
This position is part of the Canada Summer Jobs Program

To be eligible, candidate must:
Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

How to Apply
Qualified candidates are invited to submit the following materials in a single PDF file to with the subject line “Communications Specialist”.

Cover letter: 1 page
Resume: no more than 2 pages
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