Job Openings – Community Engagement Coordinator (1 Year Contract Position)

The Position:

Lura Consulting is a leading Canadian firm specializing in collaborative planning, public and stakeholder engagement. We are hiring a Community Engagement Coordinator to be based in our Toronto office. The position will give you the opportunity to gain valuable, hands on work experience with an established consulting firm and leader in the field of community engagement, while further developing your own skill set. The role will consist mostly of community engagement project support work (approximately 80%) but may also involve administrative and business development support (approximately 20%).

Qualifications and Expectations:

  • Recent degree in planning, communications, public relations, environment/sustainability studies or related field (Masters considered an asset)

  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint (experience with graphics software considered an asset)

  • Driver’s license

  • Access to a vehicle is an asset

  • Excellent writing and oral communications skills (bilingualism considered an asset)

  • Highly organized with the ability to multi-task and work independently or within a team to meet deadlines

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to act professionally in an office environment and interacting with the public (e.g., at community meetings and events)

  • Relevant experience relating to Lura’s services (e.g., community engagement, facilitation, public engagement processes and community-based planning)

  • Understanding of best practices of public engagement, stakeholder outreach and communications

  • Demonstrated analysis and report-writing capabilities

  • Previous experience in a consulting setting preferred but not essential

  • Eligibility for an ECO Canada Grant is an asset

Compensation and Typical Workweek:

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. In some cases there may be meetings, assignments or other project work where we would need you to work on evenings or weekends. We anticipate that the position would require 37.5 hours per week on average.

Deadline for Applications: September 28, 2018

Potential Start Date: We anticipate a start date of mid October 2018.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We thank everyone for applying but only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Please send your resume to, include “Community Engagement Coordinator” in the subject line. We will not respond to telephone calls or calls from staffing agencies. We look forward to hearing from you.