Campaign Coordinator

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
EWB Canada
  • Community Outreach
  • Policy Development
Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-03-252019-05-02
Application: Campaign Coordinator

About EWB:

With our vision of a world where everyone has the opportunity to live to their full potential, Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Canada works to unlock human potential. To realize this vision, we operate systemically and strategically to enact positive, scalable change. Since our founding in 2000, our mission is to focus on addressing the root causes of poverty and inequity by investing in people and ideas. We are a global organization that combines leadership development, social enterprise investments and policy change to deliver impact in Canada and Sub-Saharan Africa.


The Opportunity:

Our previous campaigns have made a huge difference! Canada untied international development aid from commercial considerations, signed on to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), and established a Development Finance Institution (DFI).

We are looking for an energetic, creative and resourceful campaign coordinator to drive our next set national campaigns that can take us to the next level. You will be part of a movement that brings together a vibrant, young, thoughtful community of thousands of members, fellows, alumni and supporters across Canada and in Africa, who care deeply about ending global poverty and inequality, and building sustainable and inclusive economies.

If you think that’s you, apply for this position!


Reporting to the Director of Policy and Advocacy, the Campaigns Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing effective campaign strategies that effectively influence public institutions to adopt policies and practices that will accelerate sustainable, inclusive global development.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement effective campaign plans, strategies and tactics. Direct and oversee the planning, development and implementation of specialized campaign areas within the required timeframes and budgets. Work collaboratively with members, staff, partners and vendors.
  • Promote support within EWB to advance campaign goals. Respond to public inquiries about campaign issues and other matters as needed. Prepare materials and publications as needed.
  • Build, mobilize, strengthen and support EWB’s advocacy volunteer leadership network, including a distributed team, chapter presidents, advocacy reps and chapter members
  • Mentor, coach and build capacity of advocacy volunteer leadership network, and support recruitment of new members.
  • Provide program expertise with respect to specialized campaign areas. Maintain high-level of knowledge on the campaign issues.
  • Research and conduct policy analyses. Analyze new developments in support of campaign vision, goals and objectives.
  • Liaise and build relationships with business, government and non-governmental organizations on issues of relevance to meeting campaign objectives.
  • Effectively present information to a variety of audiences. Represent EWB externally as needed.
  • Monitoring, reporting, financial management, and related administrative responsibilities.
  • Occasional travel to campaign locations, chapter visits or conferences.


Who You Are

The successful candidate will be an all-star: adaptive, fast-paced, incredibly passionate and hardworking, and able to rally and mobilize all of EWB’s assets towards campaign objectives.

The following skills, experiences and knowledge will help:

Professional qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated ability to mobilize communities to achieve campaign objectives
  • Experience mobilizing students, volunteers or communities
  • Leadership, managerial and team-building: to share knowledge; to direct, guide and motivate volunteers; to develop and implement program plans and strategies
  • Knowledge of issues of international development, poverty and inequality, and sustainable and inclusive economies.
  • Knowledge of campaign techniques, strategies, tactics and practices
  • Knowledge of organizational, administrative and budget management
  • Familiarity of or experience working with EWB or other stakeholders within Canada’s international development sector is an asset but not mandatory

Personal qualities:

  • Passion for engaging with young Canadians on global issues
  • Passion for mentoring, coaching and supporting volunteers
  • Results-driven, capable of drafting and implementing an ambitious plan underpinned by a solid theory of change  
  • Team player, with strong interpersonal skills
  • Taking initiative and proactively seeking out creative solutions to challenges
  • Responsive and flexible in managing a high paced, fast-changing environment, working well under pressure and prioritizing many ongoing projects
  • Ability to communicate complex information simply, effectively and appropriately, to a wide range of people, both verbally and in writing
  • Bilingualism (English and French) is an asset


Salary commensurate with experience. All employees are provided with a comprehensive health/dental benefit package and 3 weeks of vacation each year.


What’s it like to work at EWB?

EWB is a high-performing team-based work environment. We have over 25 staff members working out of our Toronto-based office and many more based around Canada and in Africa. Our office culture is one of passion, entrepreneurship, pragmatism, thoughtfulness, dedication and hard work. We have a strong commitment to excellence and achieving results. Our leaders, staff, and volunteers are dynamic with a  positive outlook blendiing a passion to change the world with pragmatism.

Working conditions

General office environment, typically 8:30am to 5:00pm with varied hours as required by meetings, events and other initiatives.

Applications are due by 5PM Eastern Time on the Close Date indicated at the top of this job posting.

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

Engineers Without Borders is committed to diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including aboriginal persons, francophones, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women. We will provide any requested accommodation to candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.


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