Translator - Greenpeace Canada

Feb 04, 2021
Toronto, Ontario


Job Vacancy- Translator

Location:  Montreal, Toronto, or Vancouver (other locations within Canada will be considered)

Reports to:  Deputy Program Director

Details: Part-time (3 days/week), Permanent

Salary: $53,399 CAD per year (will be prorated for part-time)

Closing date for applicants: February 4, 2021

Greenpeace Canada is an independently funded, nonprofit organization that works to protect the environment. We challenge government and industry to halt harmful practices by negotiating solutions, conducting scientific research, introducing clean alternatives, carrying out peaceful acts of civil disobedience and engaging the public. To maintain independence Greenpeace does not accept donations from corporations or governments and is a non-profit organization not a registered charity. Greenpeace relies on individual donors and creative partnerships to fund our environmental campaigns.

Greenpeace Canada is seeking a Translator with specialized expertise in providing English to French (Canadian) translation for materials produced internally as well as quality check translations provided by external translators or other staff. The translator will ensure consistency in tone, voice and syntax in Greenpeace Canada translations, and develop the organizational glossary of terms as new language needs to be added. This position will also help ensure the internal translation process is functioning effectively, including arranging for external translation support where appropriate.


  • Provide English to French (Canadian) translation and adaptation of a variety of in-house written materials in a timely manner. Materials will range from fundraising appeals, emails to supporters, press releases and internal documents or communications

  • Provide quality checks for French written content translated by staff or external translators

  • Familiarize themselves with and further develop the Greenpeace glossary/lexicon with campaign teams

  • Translate campaign specific language and expressions consistently

  • Familiarize themselves with the Greenpeace “tone” and “voice” through referring to existing materials and translations

  • Oversee the internal translation process to ensure it functions effectively, along with the Deputy Program Director and other relevant department and team leads

  • Arrange for external translations when appropriate and requested

Required skills and experience:

  • English to French (Canadian) translation: previous experience in non-profit writing for fundraising and supporter communications

  • Organizational, Administrative and Time Management Skills: highly developed ability to address a fast paced work environment, with fluctuating priorities; manage timelines and support a smooth translation process

  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills: proven ability to interact with diverse groups; to collaborate with multiple teams and staff members.

  • Computer skills: experience effectively collaborating remotely with staff, producing documents, and organizing an internal translation process online

  • Previous experience adapting content and expressions to a Quebecois audience

  • Familiarity with environmental and social justice issues is an asset

  • Proven ability to work from home and meet tight deadlines

This is a part-time (3 days/21 hours per week), permanent position. Our benefits package includes: generous holidays; dental and extended medical insurance for you and your family; and contributions towards a fossil-fuel-free pension plan equal to 5% of your gross salary. Greenpeace Canada is currently piloting a 4-day (28 hour) work week.

You will work with colleagues in Canada and around the world. The ability to work weekends and evenings is sometimes required.  

Candidates should understand and support the Greenpeace campaign tactics, including the use of peaceful civil disobedience.  All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Greenpeace Canada embraces equity and diversity and is committed to a workplace that is enriched by the people, needs and desires of Canada’s diverse community. We thank all applicants, but only those invited for interviews will be contacted.


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