Public Engagement Officer

Are you enthusiastic about supporting and expanding a network of volunteer advocates across Canada who are committed to action and advocacy in pursuit of a world without poverty? Are you passionate about working with volunteers – interested in what motivates them, why they act, and how to communicate with them? Are you committed to community organizing and supporting people’s ability to make change happen?

Whether it’s writing letters to the editor (LTEs), using social media, or engaging with parliamentarians, our passionate volunteers generate the political will needed to positively impact people living in extreme poverty globally.

Results Canada is seeking a Public Engagement Officer (term position) to support our volunteers and our mission to generate the political will to end poverty. Reporting to our Public Engagement Manager, you will support our network of volunteers, through direct liaison, communications, training, tracking, and community building. You will also support efforts to expand our volunteer base.

Results Canada is a grassroots advocacy organization that believes in mobilizing everyday people to generate the political will to end extreme poverty. We combine the voices of our volunteers with strategic areas of focus to leverage resources for programs and improved policies that give people living in poverty the health, education and opportunity they need to thrive.


  • Facilitate advocacy and volunteer activities by recruiting and supporting volunteers
  • Lead the tracking and reporting of volunteer activities and maintain a detailed database to monitor progress in volunteer actions and expansion
  • Lead volunteer virtual calls, working meetings, and online discussions with volunteers
  • Lead online webinar trainings to expand volunteers’ skills (leadership, volunteer engagement, writing effectively, etc.)
  • Support the development of volunteer recruitment strategies including identifying opportunities to actively promote volunteer postings and new volunteer engagement programs
  • Collaborate on the development and creation of public engagement tools
  • Monitor and report on the effectiveness of public engagement campaigns and provide documented insight to adjust activities as necessary
  • Identify community outreach opportunities, and at times, participate in events to facilitate recruitment and awareness building
  • Lead by example by taking actions (political engagement, media letter-writing, etc.), alongside volunteers and in support of our calls-to-action
  • Other duties as required.


  • Diploma or experience in a relevant field
  • Professional proficiency in both written and spoken French and English
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with a hybrid team of colleagues and volunteers
  • Willingness and ability to maintain a flexible schedule, with recurring evening activities and occasional weekend responsibilities
  • Understanding of community volunteering in Canada
  • Tech savvy and comfort working in a digital world
  • Strong abilities in using Microsoft Excel
  • Strong interpersonal and oral presentation skills – outgoing with a problem-solving approach
  • Innovative and strategic – able to bring new ideas for volunteer support and recruitment
  • Self-motivated with an ability to prioritize and provide rapid responses for urgent matters
  • Respect for diversity and commitment to creating an environment that values inclusiveness, a sense of humour and generosity of spirit is essential
  • Experience with online platforms like Zoom, Slack, Google Suite, Google Groups, Canva, social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn)
  • assets
  • Experience working in a Microsoft Office 365 environment, including MS Teams and MS SharePoint
  • Experience working in the not-for-profit sector in international development and/or a volunteer organization and/or advocacy
  • Recent experience with community volunteering
  • Experience working or volunteering remotely

to apply
This is a full-time term position (37.5 hours/week) that will conclude on December 6, 2024.

Applications should include your resume and cover letter (compiled into one PDF document) explaining why the position interests you and how your skills and experience make you a suitable candidate. The salary for this term position is based on a $55,000 – $62,000 annual salary range and includes a comprehensive benefits package once the successful applicant has successfully passed the 3-month probationary period.

Please email your cover letter and CV in one pdf file with your first and last name in the file name by May 6, 2024, to [email protected] and include Public Engagement Officer in the subject line. Due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Results Canada is committed to working within an anti-racism, anti-oppression, and anti-colonial framework and our anti-oppression values can be found here. We strongly encourage applications from women, racialized people, Indigenous people, migrants, people with marginalized sexual or gender identities, and people living with disabilities. We invite candidates to share how they personally identify in their application if they wish to do so.


April 25, 2024


May 6, 2024


Full-time Permanent




Results Canada