Job Posting: Campaigns & Engagement Manager

Advocates mingle at the Scarborough District Advocacy Summit in June 2018

Job Posting: Campaigns & Engagement Manager

Contract position until March 31, 2021 with possibility of extension
40 hours / week
Start Date: June, 2019
Salary: $48,000 per year (pro-rated)

About our organization:
Cycle Toronto is a member-supported not-for-profit organization that works to make Toronto a healthy, safe and vibrant cycling city for all. We are focused on advocacy, education and encouragement, as we work to shape policy and infrastructure, and build community to transform our city’s cycling culture. We engage a diversity of people in our work, pursuing evidence-based solutions that make cycling a viable option for all Torontonians.

About the position:
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Campaigns and Engagement Manager oversees Cycle Toronto’s major campaigns, policy work, and local advocacy.  This is a full-time (40 hours/week) contract position with opportunity for extension, pending available funding. Health benefits and a competitive vacation package will be available upon completion of a successful 3-month probation period.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Campaign Management

  • Develop and implement strategic campaign project plans and work backs

  • Develop and maintain relationships and builds alliances with residents associations, Business Improvement Areas (BIAs), elected officials and other relevant stakeholders

  • Recruit, train and mentor members for campaign working groups and district organizers

  • Organize and attend Cycle Toronto campaign meetings and ensure excellent communication between campaign team members and staff

  • Utilize excellent meeting facilitation skills, enabling people to make meaningful contributions while staying focused on strategic goals

  • Organize and implement door-to-door local resident and business canvassing with related materials

  • Utilize effective project management planning and organizing tools

Policy Development

  • Research cycling infrastructure best practices to inform Cycle Toronto policy and education work

  • Write reports and submissions for City-based consultations and meetings

  • Oversee data collection measures such as cyclist counts along busy cycling routes

  • Develop innovative and strong evidence-based materials in collaboration with Communications Manager for dissemination to the public

Ward Advocacy Coordination

  • Recruit, train and mentor volunteers in our ward advocacy program and district leaders

  • Liaise with ward advocates, provide strategic advice and help support regular ward advocacy group meetings and events. Provide ward advocates with campaign updates and look for opportunities for collaboration with wider campaigns and programs

  • Develop and implement regular ward advocacy group training and supports


  • A post-secondary degree in public policy, government relations, political science, community organizing or a related field, or equivalent experience

  • At least 2 years of professional or volunteer experience in campaign or grassroots organizing. Involvement with active transportation campaigns or Cycle Toronto’s campaigns considered an asset.

  • Demonstrated background and interest in inclusive community building, municipal politics, transportation, and/or grassroots advocacy

  • Experience leading teams and recruiting, training and mentoring volunteers

  • Proficiency organizing successful community engagement campaigns

  • Demonstrated experience developing a strong vision for a project, implementing it and inspiring others

  • Proven ability to manage and prioritize projects with a strong attention to detail

  • Engagement with a broad spectrum of stakeholders of diverse interests and backgrounds in an inclusive environment

  • Experience developing and managing budgets and maximizing limited resources

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, including producing and delivering evidence-based and compelling oral and written presentations

  • Experience canvassing residents and businesses on a campaign or local issue is considered a strong asset

  • Thrives in a fast-paced and social work environment

  • Available for regular evening and occasional weekend work, with flexible work schedule and lieu time provided

  • Commitment to principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion

  • Rides a bicycle and is keen to help our organization build a safe cycling city for all

Application process:

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to with the subject line “Campaigns & Engagement Manager” by May 13th , 2019. We will aim to hold interviews in the week of May 21. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Cycle Toronto values diversity and is committed to equity and inclusion. We encourage applications from people who reflect our city's diverse communities.  Accommodation in the hiring process and during employment will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

By on Apr 29, 2019