Title: Communications Specialist

Location: Remote, anywhere in Canada

Details: Full-time, virtual role

Compensation: To be negotiated

Application: Applicants interested in this position are invited to forward their resume, cover letter, and three samples of writing in one PDF to info@transitionaccelerator.ca. Please put ‘Communications Specialist Application’ in the subject line. 

Organizational overview

The Transition Accelerator is a pan-Canadian charity dedicated to solving business and social challenges, while building deep emissions reductions into the solutions.

About the role

Are you a talented and adept communications professional who cares about helping Canada reach its emissions targets? Do you want to work with a team of exceptionally talented and bright people to make a real difference in the world? The Transition Accelerator is looking for an experienced communications specialist to play a key role in accelerating Canada’s transition to a net zero world.


Candidates for this position must reflect the values of The Transition Accelerator. These values include:

  • Embracing a positive, forward-thinking attitude in an often-unstructured environment with multiple unknown technical and practical variables
  • Working collaboratively with individuals sometimes having diverse and opposing views
  • Grounding all work in evidence-based analyses and sound technical practices
  • Hard working, with attention to detail and a skill in communicating complex insights to a broad audience
  • Embracing a multi-disciplinary and pluralistic approach, with the ability to quickly change direction and opinions based on new evidence
  • Focusing on innovation over status-quo
  • A can-do attitude with a commitment to help drive change

Responsibilities and Focus Areas

Working closely with the Director of Communications and Director of Knowledge Mobilization, your duties will include the following:


  • Updating the Transition Accelerator and partner websites, including adding articles, news, events, reports and course materials

Event and course support

  • Promoting our events to stakeholders through social media and newsletters
  • Handling all correspondence with course participants of private courses, including managing payments and sales, coordinating schedules and timing, answering questions, troubleshooting any issues, and providing course materials
  • Using Zoom (or similar platform), MailChimp, Stripe and Eventbrite to set up and manage online courses and events, and host and manage online courses and events delivery behind the scenes as needed
  • Undertaking event coordination and logistics (including venue search and bookings, managing catering details, supporting the preparation of venue contracts) for virtual and in-person events
  • Post-event reporting


  • Supporting with basic copy-editing of written communications outputs including blogs, newsletters, web copy and reports
  • Translating into French of social media posts and new web content (such as event descriptions and report summaries)
  • Drafting the Transition Accelerator’s newsletter updates for events and reports

Social Media & Design

  • Assisting in driving social media engagement on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube
  • Creating visual assets for our reports, events, social media and other communications outputs in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator using Transition Accelerator’s visual identity and design templates
  • Basic video editing
  • Basic report formatting

Other tasks as needed. Some travel may be required. 

Qualifications, Expertise, and Personal Traits

Required Skills

The ideal candidate will possess the following education, work experience and personal traits:

  • Bilingual: excellent written and spoken communication skills in English and French
  • An eye for design
  • Broad experience writing for informed audiences in various formats (e.g., briefs, reports, web copy, social media), along with editing and proofreading skills
  • Interest in and experience or exposure to environmental, social or economic issues in Canada, whether through education or work experience
  • Working knowledge of web, content management and social media applications
  • Eligible to work in Canada

Desirable Skills

  • Experience with SEO strategies, WordPress, Google Analytics and MailChimp would be an asset
  • Experience in academia, research, ENGO, or think tank environment an asset
  • Proficient in Photoshop, InDesign and PremierPro
  • Experience with WordPress


Applicants interested in this position are invited to forward their resume, cover letter, and three samples of writing in one PDF to info@transitionaccelerator.ca. Please put ‘Communications Specialist Application’ in the subject line. The position has a competitive compensation package benchmarked to sector standards. 

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