Hiring: Media Coordinator

We are excited to announce that we are hiring for a Media Coordinator to oversee our communications for the coming academic year. View the full job posting here.

To apply:

If you wish to pursue this exciting opportunity, please send an email, containing your resume and a brief cover letter, to josh@embarksustainability.org (CC: programs@embarksustainability.org) with a subject line of the following format: "First name Last name, Media Coordinator Application 2016"
Applications must be received no later than 09:00 am Friday, July 22nd 2016.
We appreciate all applications; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. A summary of the position can be found below.

Position summary

Work Term: August 25, 2016 – April 30, 2017

Direct Supervisor:  Program Manager, with assistance from the Executive Director

Hours of Work:  Averaging 5-7 hours per week, for a minimum of 80 hours semester

Honouraria:  $800 stipend per semester after completing at least 80 hours of service

The Media Coordinator will:

Volunteer coordination and mentorship (60%)
  • Coordinate and lead a team of media volunteers that manage the society’s day-to-day media channels and online presence

  • Create educational opportunities for media team and Peer Educators to learn about media skills and promotion strategies

  • Provide guidance and support to volunteers as they develop communications strategies for sustainability projects

  • Mentor media volunteers to build skills, contribute to campaigns, and manage Embark’s social identity online:

    • Lead the development of creative social media campaigns that create buzz, provoke thought/conversation, including ones that are not directly related to programming

    • Oversee the creation and distribution of monthly newsletters and other promotional emails

    • Stay up-to-date with the calendar of events that Embark will participate in both on- and off-campus

    • Manage a calendar of events and dates that are significant in some way (e.g., Earth Day), and, with the support of volunteers, develop a promotional plan to highlight these

    • Conduct regular social media analysis and create content plans and schedules

Manage promotions of Embark initiatives (30%)
  • Regularly meet and work with all sustainability project teams, directing and assisting them to formulate innovative and engaging campaign-long media and promotion plans


Accountability and Reporting (10%)
  • Keep records of the media and promotions created for Embark’s programs  

  • Conduct social media analysis

  • Provide a written summary of impact and activities for our Annual Report

Important Dates

  • Sustainability Peer Ed Training: August 31st 1-5pm

  • Team Meetings:

    • September: Wednesday’s 4:30-6:30pm

    • October- December: bi-weekly Wednesday’s 4:30-6:30pm

    • Occasional ad-hoc meetings/events 

Ideal candidates are:

  • Passionate about working with a student- and learning-oriented organization, and contributing their media abilities to projects

  • Experienced in social media marketing, event planning, online analytics, volunteer management, copywriting and editing

  • Comfortable following social media tone guidelines when crafting posts

  • Personable, friendly, and able to work with teams of student volunteers

  • Creative, resourceful, and collaborative

  • Excellent time managers, capable of balancing academic and volunteer commitments

  • Current students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies at Simon Fraser University


  • Contribute your time and skills to shaping a sustainable future at SFU while developing your abilities as a leader and mentor

  • Gain experience with project development, influencing how projects are presented and communicated to the SFU community

  • Network with sustainability-related professionals and organizations in Vancouver, Surrey and Burnaby

  • Receive a letter of recommendation upon completion of assigned responsibilities

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