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Contract type: Full-time, short-term contract position

Start date: As soon as possible

End date:  3 months from start date

Location: Remote, internet connection required.

Schedule: Work hours to match Eastern time zone. 40 hours per week.

Salary range: $2880-$3040 per month ($16.62 – $17.54 per hour)

Are you looking to channel your skills into meaningful, energizing work that will directly contribute to protecting our natural world? Birds Canada is the country’s only national organization dedicated to bird conservation. Every day, our thousands of caring donors, 70+ passionate staff, and 70,000+ outstanding volunteers are taking action to help us better understand, appreciate, and conserve birds and their habitats. Together, we are Canada’s voice for birds – will you join us?

Reporting to the Outreach & Content Specialist, the Digital Content Assistant will have a key role in developing and maintaining Birds Canada’s Digital Asset Management System (DAM). The DAM is an important tool to effectively produce communication products to share science and conservation updates, support stewardship initiatives, and engage new supporters. In addition to assisting with management of the DAM, the Assistant’s role may be expanded to assist with keeping the Birds Canada website content maintained, current, and engaging.


Work with the Outreach & Content Specialist to develop and maintain the Digital Asset Management tool and the Birds Canada website.

This will include but is not limited to:

– uploading, reviewing and categorizing digital assets in the Birds Canada DAM

– ensuring content quality, accuracy, and suitability

–creating DAM user manual for Birds Canada staff – providing staff with ongoing support as needed in using the DAM; answering questions and finding solutions

–uploading content to the Birds Canada website; updating existing content as directed by the Outreach & Content Specialist, Director of Communications, and other Public Support staff.

Carry out other tasks as assigned by the Outreach & Content Specialist or Director of Communications.



The Digital Content Assistant will have a basic understanding of DAM platforms, WordPress and integrating essential plugins. The position requires attention to detail, strong communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to work as a team player as well as independently. The successful applicant will be self-directed, have strong project and time management skills with high standards of accuracy, organization and quality control with proven ability to collaborate and manage multiple projects within deadlines.

Birds Canada is not prescribing in what or how much relevant education and experience – please be sure to indicate in your cover letter how your unique mix of education and experience have prepared you for this role. Experience with identifying North American birds and an interest in bird conservation is considered an asset.



Birds Canada values professional development for our staff. The incumbent will have access to mentorship in digital skill development, communications and bird conservation knowledge. There will be opportunities for personal growth in meeting participation, assisting with/leading training for other staff, developing communications products.

To Apply

Please submit your Resume and Cover Letter to Pam Poole by June 20, 2022.

Birds Canada requires all employees in the workplace (field and office) to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide documentation for verification.

Birds Canada is committed to improving levels of diversity among its volunteers, membership, staff, and board to reflect the diversity of Canada. In an effort to do so, we are actively tracking and seeking to improve our ability to reach all candidates with our job advertisements. Applicants belonging to racialized groups; who identify as Indigenous, LGBTQ+; or who have differing abilities are therefore invited to self-identify in their cover letter.

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