Posted On: 2018-12-24
Closing On: 2019-01-21
Location: Toronto
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: Contract
Level: Junior

Job Description

TITLE: Marketing & Communications Coordinator
REPORTS TO: Marketing & Communications Director
DETAILS: Full time, 1-year contract (with possibility of extension)


The Toronto Public Library Foundation is currently looking to fill a full-time contract, entry level position to support the Foundation team, with a focus on marketing, communications and special event planning. The job will allow the right candidate a unique opportunity to explore all of the core areas of TPLF’s business, develop marketing skills, gain valuable not-for-profit business experience and be instrumental in helping the Foundation achieve its awareness building and ambitious revenue goals. This role reports to the Director of Marketing & Communications and is based at the Toronto Reference Library at Yonge & Bloor in downtown Toronto. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

TPLF was established in 1997 as a charity to support the world's busiest urban public library system – Toronto Public Library. Funds raised by the Foundation support life-changing programs, services, spaces and collections at the Library’s 100 branches. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised over $84 million for TPL, thanks to the generosity of donors. To learn more about the Toronto Public Library Foundation, visit To learn more about the Toronto Public Library, visit


Social Media, Website & Communications

  • Assist with content development, social media posts and management of shared content calendar
  • Organize and track communications outreach – includes reach reports and online press centre
  • Liaise with Toronto Public Library’s social media team and website teams as required
  • Oversee marketing and management of TPLF’s I’m Library People merchandise collection

Advertising & Research

  • Manage project schedule for internal and in-kind advertising campaigns (print and digital)
  • Conduct online research and surveys as required
  • Database management: guest lists, event RSVPs, building press and media database, donor data entry

Event Marketing

  • Support team to oversee 20+ cultivation, stewardship and fundraising events including annual gala, Biblio Bash


  • Assist stewardship and marketing teams with creating new fundraising proposals
  • Administrative tasks a needed
  • Oversee marketing department’s process for invoice tracking and payments


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Powerpoint, Word, Excel)
  • Solid organizational and time-management skills
  • Resourceful, detail-oriented and solutions-driven
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Social media and writing experience a plus
  • Candidate must be physically able assist with event preparation, execution and tear-down
  • Will be required to work non-traditional hours to support TPLF events


  • Coursework in marketing, advertising, communications, public relations, or related field (preferred but not required)
  • Passion for marketing and a love of the library


  • Be member of a dedicated, innovative and results-driven team raising funds for Toronto Public Library, the busiest public library system in the world
  • Gain municipal non-profit experience
  • Mentorship from senior marketing professional


  • Please send CV to: (email only, no phone calls please) by Monday, January 21, 2019
  • Only qualified candidates will be contacted

The Toronto Public Library Foundation invites applications from all qualified individuals. The Foundation is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Upon request, accommodation will be provided for persons with disabilities through all stages of the recruitment and selection process.