Paid Opportunities at TMAPS:

Campaigns & Communications Coordinator

The Toronto Metropolitan Association of Part-time Students (TMAPS) is currently seeking candidates for a full-time permanent unionized position to assist with communications, campaigns, and events, starting October 31, 2022, with a three month probation period. Salary for this position is $58,122 plus benefits as outlined in the collective agreement with CUPE 1281.

The Communications Coordinator acts as the primary staff resource for the development and coordination of all communications and campaign strategies. The Communications Coordinator will ensure TMAPS’ effective and inclusive communication with its membership through various different mediums, including but not limited to promotional materials, advertisements, letters, posters, e-newsletters, signage and direct on-the-ground interaction. This position seeks to strengthen membership awareness, profile, public image and membership engagement in TMAPS.

TMAPS is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from diverse communities, including but not limited to: Indigenous people, racialized people, persons with disabilities, and queer and trans people.

TMAPS is an independently incorporated students’ union working within the Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) community. This is NOT a university staff position.

Duties include:

  1. Oversees the development and coordination of communication and campaign strategies to ensure TMAPS’ effective and inclusive communication with its membership through various mediums, including but not limited to promotional materials, advertisements, reports, letter, posters newsletters, signage, website, social media and direct interaction with members.
  2. Oversees the development and coordination of campaigns strategies that promote the diverse needs and interests of TMU students, as well as assist with, direct, oversee, and act as a resource for implementation of campaigns jointly undertaken with other students’ unions through the Canadian Federation of Students.
  3. Oversees and develops campaigns, communication materials and assists with campaigns strategy as related to government and university relations.
  4. Ensures the implementation and promotion of campaigns and services of TMAPS and those offered or organized by the Canadian Federation of Students
  5. Assists with, and acts as a resource for TMAPS’ services and member outreach programs, including but not limited to: assisting with the Class Representative Program, promotion of health and dental plan, the bursary program, student advocacy and events.
  6. Oversees the production of promotional materials including the Members’ Handbook and day planner and TMAPS’ website and assists with soliciting sponsorships for TMAPS handbook and establishing any related contracts that are required.
  7. Communicates up to date contact information of Executive and Staff members, as necessary, to the University, respective departments, the provincial and national offices of the Canadian Federation of Students, and external organisations as requested, for inclusion in directories, and other similar publications.
  8. Coordinates and oversees the design, graphic contracts, messaging, printing and display for all TMAPS’ materials.
  9. Responsible for recommending purchases and coordinating purchase of items that improve the profile and image of the membership outreach program.
  10. Responsible for ensuring consistency in messaging and brand imaging of TMAPS.
  11. Assists with the orientation of incoming Executive members and all new staff on aspects of member-driven representation and advocacy, including but not limited to democratic structures of CESAR and the Canadian Federation of Students and TMAPS communication protocol.
  12. Supports and is the main staff support on the TMAPS Campaigns Committee. Represents TMAPS on university committees and decision-making bodies throughout the community as delegated by the Staff Relations Officer.
  13. Oversees the TMAPS election, and supervises the Chief Returning Officer.
  14. Assists with outreach, class talks and opportunities to engage with the membership as required.
  15. Other reasonable and ancillary duties as assigned by the Staff Relations Officer in respect of the Collective Agreement.

Successful candidates will possess:

  • Demonstrated experience in writing, editing and proofreading, including online publications and developing themes, assisting in developing videos and managing social media, and other digital platforms as required
  • Communications and campaigning experience in a progressive or non-profit environment considered an asset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail when researching, writing, editing and proofreading online and in-print materials
  • Superior editing and writing skills; skilled at translating complex information into inclusive, welcoming and accessible language
  • Familiar with best practices in email communications and social media
  • Familiar with best practices in e-newsletters and communications campaigns
  • Strong organizational skills to coordinate various activities with tight deadlines
  • Experience preparing reports from inception to completion
  • Knowledge of the anti-oppression framework
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud, Google Suite and Microsoft Office software considered an asset
  • The ability to be self motivated and work independently and within a team
  • Candidates must be able to work full-time 40 hours a week, Monday to Thursday from 11 am – 7 pm and Fridays from 10 am-6 pm
  • Post-secondary education, or equivalent work experience in communications and campaigns required

Application Details

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter no later than Sunday, November 1 at  5:00 pm

No phone calls.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as interviews will begin the week of October 24 on a rolling basis.

Please send your resume and cover letter in a combined PDF to jobs@tmaps.ca