Hiring: Digital Organizer for Progress Toronto

We are looking for two new organizers to join our team! See our main hiring page for information on both positions: progresstoronto.ca/hiring-join-our-team

Please send a resume, cover letter, samples of your work, and a complete application to work@progresstoronto.ca by 11:59pm Monday July 23, 2018. You can download the application [.docx] here or download a version from this google document here. If you have any questions please email work@progresstoronto.ca.


We are looking for someone with strong graphic design skills, a familiarity with social media, and a desire to learn about digital organizing to join our team as a Digital Organizer. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop; Illustrator; InDesign; etc.) or similar tools is required.

The Digital Organizer, in coordination with other staff and the Executive Director will manage online and print content for the organization. They will support staff in the development, targeting, production, and printing of online, print, and social content. They will help to develop and execute social media strategies, setting goals and tracking targets for the Progress Toronto and our campaigns. They will also help to identify opportunities for paid promotion based on organic reach of posts and work with other members of the team on strategic ad buys. 

The Digital Organizer will design sharable content for Facebook, Instagram, and twitter. They will design effective and on-brand artwork for various communication materials, including print materials. They will also help to write and edit website content and social media posts. 

We are a new organization and we are looking to add team members who will help set the course of our work over the next few years. Since we are a small team, we are looking for team members who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and help with many different types of work within the organization. 

If you’re a driven, creative, resourceful, team player, committed to building a progressive Toronto, this job may be for you! 

  • Commitment to building an inclusive team, a demonstrated commitment to equity and respect for working across difference
  • Motivated by an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, highly-collaborative team environment
  • Dedication to grassroots, local organizing and an understanding of local community-based organizations and respect for their leaders and programs
  • A desire to train, invest in, mentor and build organizers across Toronto 
  • Familiarity with and insatiable curiosity in Toronto City Hall and TDSB decision-making 
  • Comfort speaking publicly (e.g. training sessions, public meetings, rallies) 
  • Ability to work flexible hours and a willingness to work some evenings and weekends 
  • Willingness to travel throughout the city 
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop; Illustrator; InDesign; etc.) or similar tools is required
  • Experience working on issue-based and electoral campaigns is an asset, but not required
  • Fluency in a language other than English also an asset

Interviews will take place at the end of July. The roles will begin in early August 2018 and run until December 14, 2018 (with a possible extension). The starting salary for this role is $40,000/year.

Please send a resume, cover letter, samples of your work, and a complete application [.docx]  to work@progresstoronto.ca by 11:59pm Monday July 23, 2018.

We support employment equity and encourage applications from people who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour), women, LGBTQI2S+, people with disabilities, and other equity seeking groups.

Progress Toronto is a new non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that advocates and organizes for a more democratic, socially just, and progressive city. We believe the path to building a progressive city is through building power and changing power. We are connecting people to democratic power through mobilization and engagement in decision making at Toronto City Hall. That means running and supporting campaigns to put progressive solutions onto the city's agenda and organizing to win. 

We also work to increase transparency and accountability at City Hall by sharing how Councillors are voting on key issues and, in some cases, who is lobbying them.

To build a more progressive city, we need more progressive City Councillors elected. The 2018 election is our opportunity. This year we will work to elect new progressive champions in key city council races in Toronto.