Communications Specialist – Clean Energy Canada

SEEKING a highly organized communications specialist with strong writing abilities, social media savvy, and a passion for clean energy and climate policy.

Position Location: Vancouver, Victoria, Ottawa or Toronto

Date Posted: February 17, 2022

Deadline: March 6, 2022


The Communications Specialist will assist the Clean Energy Canada team with both digital and traditional media outputs. The right candidate will be a strong writer with a sharp eye for detail and accuracy.

This is an associate-level position with growth potential. The Communications Specialist reports to the Communications Director and works very closely with the Senior Communications Specialist.


The Communications Specialist will:

  • Manage and update Clean Energy Canada’s social media accounts.
  • Help run boosted and targeted social media campaigns and audience tests.
  • Stay on top of political and energy news, both to drive content and for their own contextual awareness.
  • Keep our monthly communications metrics documents up to date, which involves capturing data from various social media accounts, Google Analytics, Meltwater, and elsewhere.
  • Support the coordination of incoming media requests, while also assisting with proactive media outreach.
  • Support the production of webinars.
  • Occasionally help write our weekly newsletter.
  • Help with web updates (WordPress) and email lists (Mailchimp).
  • Additional writing responsibilities—such as helping write or edit media releases, funder reports, and speaking notes—may be added as the employee grows into the role.


  • An undergraduate degree preferred, with at least one year of related professional experience in communications or journalism.
  • Demonstrated expertise project managing creative projects.
  • Proven time management skills and experience juggling competing deadlines and priorities.
  • Impeccable English spelling and grammar, adhering to Canadian Press style conventions.
  • An academic/journalistic level of discipline when communicating facts and numbers.
  • An openness to feedback and collaboration.
  • The ability to work independently and self-direct.
  • A passion for driving change and solving the climate crisis through pragmatism.
  • Experience using any of these is considered an asset: Facebook (Meta) Business Suite, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Adobe Creative suite, Microsoft Office suite , WordPress, Google Drive, Google Analytics, Mailchimp, Meltwater.


Clean Energy Canada offers a competitive non-profit salary, vacation, and health benefits package.


  • This position will be located in Vancouver, Victoria, Ottawa or Toronto
  • Some travel may be required for staff meetings.


If you think this position sounds like a great fit for you, please submit a cover letter, resume, and up to three published written samples to following these instructions: 

  • Format your cover letter and resume as a single PDF file named using this convention: LastName-FirstInitial_CommunicationsSpecialist_Application_2022.pdf 
  • Limit your cover letter to no more than two pages and address it to Trevor Melanson, Communications Director. Please indicate how you learned of this opportunity.
  • Work samples can be submitted digitally or in PDF format. Include any links to digital content on a separate page in your application, not in the body of your application email.

Clean Energy Canada is an equal-opportunity employer. While we appreciate all expressions of interest, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


Applications will be accepted until Sunday, March 6, 2022.

About Clean Energy Canada 

Clean Energy Canada is a climate and clean energy program within the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue at Simon Fraser University. We work to accelerate Canada’s clean energy transition by sharing the story of the global shift to renewable energy, clean technology, and sustainable industries. We conduct original research, convene influential dialogues, inform policy leadership, and drive public engagement.

Leading-edge communication has been a pillar of our success to date and is one the reasons thought leaders turn to Clean Energy Canada for the policy analysis, data and insight they need to better understand and advance Canada’s energy transition. 

We strive to be innovative, collaborative, data-driven, and responsive to shifts in the political and policy landscape. We work in a fast-paced environment where clear and engaging communications matters and where each individual’s contribution counts.

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