Director of Communications and Digital Media

Youth Climate Lab is recruiting!

Compensation: $30,000 CAD
Length of Contract: Full-Time, 8 months with possibility of extension
Deadline: Aug 9, 2019 
Start Date: As soon as possible
Location: Priority will be given to applicants in the Ottawa/Gatineau Region
*Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada

Director of Communications and Digital Media

Are you a young person who is passionate about communications, digital media, climate action and youth empowerment? We would love for you to join our team.

This exciting opportunity will allow you to play a leading role in shaping Youth Climate Lab’s communication strategy and lead a digital campaign to mobilize youth around ambitious climate action.

About the Role:

The selected applicant will play a key role in co-creating a dynamic, bilingual 6-month digital campaign with La Rue Inspire to mobilize youth-led momentum for the low-carbon transition. Additionally, the selected applicant will support and strengthen Youth Climate Lab’s communications strategy and overall digital presence.

Specifically, this will include:

  • Co-creating a bilingual digital campaign

  • Reviewing and updating Youth Climate Lab’s communications strategy

  • Developing and leading Youth Climate Lab’s social media presence 

  • Managing a team of 4-5 volunteers

  • Content development

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

We are seeking for self-driven, energized, impact-focused applicants who:

  • Demonstrate a high level of self-motivation and organization

  • Is able to take initiative, be flexible, and work well under uncertainty

  • Possesses excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Is a quick learner with great problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrated interest in social/environmental issues

  • Bilingualism (French and English) is a requirement


  • Leading and/or contributing to digital marketing campaigns

  • Developing and/or contributing to a corporate communications strategy

  • Management of social media platforms (Hootsuite)

    • Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn

  • MailChimp experience is considered an asset

  • Content development

How to apply:

  1. Fill out this Google Form

  2. If successful, we will contact you for an interview

While we thank all participants, only selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.


Youth Climate Lab is a youth-led global non-profit organization that works to accelerate youth-led climate solutions. We design, pilot and scale projects that create opportunities and build skills for youth in Climate Policy and Climate Entrepreneurship.

Our team of young climate leaders have created projects reaching young people in over 35 countries. You can find more information about our work at

Youth Climate Lab Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Youth Climate Lab is an equal opportunity employer. Youth Climate Lab and Youth Climate Lab's executives are committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and to encouraging a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, developing and promoting volunteers and employees without discrimination or harassment. Equal opportunity and inclusion are essential to Youth Climate Lab's mission and values.

Youth Climate Lab does not discriminate in any area of recruitment, employment, or volunteer work including compensation, benefits, hiring, and promotions and terminations. We believe all volunteers and employees should be treated with respect and employment actions should be based on job-related factors. Employment actions must not be based on race, colour, religion, creed, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, genetics, age, disability status, protected veteran or service member status, citizenship status when otherwise legally able to work, or any other characteristic protected by law.