Social Media Specialist


We are looking for a skilled and creative communicator whose digital marketing savvy will support brand awareness, communications, fundraising, and advocacy work.


STATUS: Part-Time (20 hrs/wk), Permanent

SALARY: $34,657

LOCATION: Toronto, ON (Hybrid)


We are looking for a skilled and creative communicator whose digital marketing savvy will support brand awareness, communications, fundraising, and advocacy work. You will join at an exciting time as we proudly celebrate our 20th anniversary, reach new audiences, and reaffirm our commitment to supporting work that dismantles the inequities driving the HIV pandemic.


For 20 years, the Stephen Lewis Foundation has challenged traditional power structures in international development and philanthropy by shifting resources into the hands of local communities impacted by the HIV and AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa.  

Committed to community-led solutions, we provide funding and allyship to local organizations who are restoring hope, reclaiming human rights, fighting injustice, and saving lives. 


Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Social Media Specialist is a key part of the communications team. This person is responsible for the foundation’s day-to-day voice and messaging on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn where they actively create a community among SLF supporters, grassroots partners in sub-Saharan Africa, and like-minded organizations, and drive increased engagement and support for the foundation’s work. 

  • In support of communications, fundraising, and advocacy goals, design and execute a social media strategy to drive awareness of and engagement with the foundation’s work and the work of our 100 partner organizations across sub-Saharan Africa
  • Lead the design, writing, and production of all the foundation’s social media content on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube, in alignment with our brand messaging platform 
  • Monitor the social media channels of partner organizations the SLF supports to generate content for all communications and fundraising work 
  • Liaise directly with partner organizations in sub-Saharan Africa to source impact stories, quotes, and photography 
  • Lead live social media support of foundation events 
  • Lead the creation and execution of paid social media ad campaigns that drive goals including awareness, web traffic, and newsletter sign-ups; manage the budgets of those campaigns 
  • Measure, optimize and report on performance of the foundation’s social media channels 
  • With cross-team support, assist with virtual and in-person events, including livestreaming, comment moderation, photography, and other tasks as needed 


  • Social Media expertise, including the creative design and execution of engaging multi-channel content that develops relationships, drives website traffic, and inspires audiences to support the foundation’s work 
  • Excellent storytelling, writing, and proofreading skills 
  • Experience creating, reporting on, and optimizing paid social media advertising campaigns  
  • High skill level with Sprout Social, or other social media publisher is a strong asset 
  • Design savvy and familiarity with Canva or Adobe suite is a strong asset; experience working with brand guidelines 
  • Experience with video editing is a strong asset 
  • Ability to work effectively on a small, nimble, deadline-driven team with high levels of collaboration 
  • Personal commitment to the values of feminism, anti-racism, and anti-colonialism  
  • Experience in or desire to learn about international development, community-based responses to HIV and AIDS, and the non-profit sector 


  • 4 weeks vacation, sick and personal days
  • Comprehensive benefits package (health, dental, vision)
  • Competitive wages; The SLF is certified by the Ontario Living Wage Network
  • Hybrid remote work schedule and flexible hours to promote employee wellbeing
  • Top-up for maternity/parental leave and sick leave

How to Apply:

Submit your résumé and cover letter to [email protected], indicating “Social Media Specialist” in the email subject line. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Stephen Lewis Foundation requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Applicants who receive an employment offer will be required to provide proof of vaccination as a condition of employment or have a valid medical or other Human Rights Code-related exemption.

The Stephen Lewis Foundation promotes feminist and anti-oppression principles and is committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons and people with lived experience of HIV and AIDS.

The Stephen Lewis Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.


February 28, 2023


March 6, 2023




Stephen Lewis Foundation