About CSPC

Canadian Science Policy Centre is a non-profit, non-partisan and non-advocate organization, federally registered in 2009. 

MISSION: The Centre’s mission is to act as an inclusive hub for connectivity, convening members of the community for key discussions, capacity building for the next generation, and catalyzing research in support of effective science policy

VISION: A strong, inclusive, and effective science policy community that contributes to the well-being of Canadians.

CSPC has become a well recognized institution both in Canada and globally, dedicated to science and innovation policy issues. The Centre has built a well-connected national network and community of science and innovation policy stakeholders, connecting sectors, regions, and generations. The CSPC website is the most comprehensive online hub source of information for science and innovation policy issues. Please find the five year strategic plan here.

About the Position

The position is a part-time freelance as CSPC’s social media and communications consultant to strategie CSPC social media communications, increase its reach and engagement and manage the promotion of various CSPC programs including: annual conference, events and workshops, career campus, webinars, annual conference, magazine, editorials, awards, etc.

This position will be responsible for:

  • Content development for various social media channels
  • Developing strategies to increase the reach and the engagement of CSPC social Media Channels
  • Managing the team of social media volunteers
  • Read and analyze social media statistics and provide recommendations

This is a consulting position with variable hours (estimated between 5-10 hrs/week) depending on the timeline of release of CSPC programs. 

The skills required for this positions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Experience with social media management, both in content development and user engagement strategies
  • Comprehensive knowledge of social media marketing and advertising 
  • Functional fluency (verbal and written) in English, French language proficiency is an asset 
  • Ability to analyze social media statistics and provide recommendations accordingly 
  • Familiarity with EDI (equity, diversity, inclusion) and accessibility standards, as well as Truth and Reconciliation issues, and ability to incorporate these values and standards into the content created.
  • Familiarity with Canada’s science and innovation policy landscape and its major players
  • An understanding of CSPC’s audience and the social media landscape in the Canadian science policy sphere. 
  • Skills with Canva/Illustrator preferred
Submit a resume and cover letter outlining qualifications and interest in the position to info@sciencepolicy.ca with “CSPC Social Media Manager Application” as the subject line. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We will contact you with next steps if you are selected for an interview.

CSPC is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Please note that applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

CSPC invites applications from all qualified candidates. We are committed to employment equity and building a diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society and especially welcome applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas. If you require any accommodation to participate in any aspect of the hiring process, please contact us  at info@sciencepolicy.ca .  

We thank everyone for their expression of interest and are truly appreciative of the time individuals put into applying. However, with the limitations on time only those selected for an interview will be contacted