Job Openings

Communications Consultant

Canada Summer Jobs for Youth
 

Number of Positions:

  • Two positions from May 16 to July 8, 2022

Canada Summer Jobs Program

Canada Summer Jobs is a government program that helps employers create summer jobs for young Canadians across the country.

All candidates are required to register with https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/reg/instructions

 

To apply, you must be:

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age.
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada (which means you must have a valid Social Insurance Number).

 

Location

Virtual.  May be located anywhere in Ontario.

 

Description

The Communications Consultant will be responsible for providing communications and administrative support to Building Blocks for Child Care.

This is a position scheduled for 35 hours per week for eight (8) weeks* at a wage rate of $17.50 per hour.  The successful applicant will work primarily from home. 

Building Blocks for Child Care is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and encourages applicants from equity seeking groups. An applicant may wish to provide this information, on a voluntary basis.

 

Working Relationship(s)

The Communications Consultant will work under the supervision of a B2C2 Director.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Communications Consultant will be responsible for:

  • Building and maintaining effective working relationships with partners and stakeholders in the Ontario Early Learning and Child Care community to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the B2C2 role.
  • Monitoring issues of concern to B2C2 (and discussions relating to the organization) in media spaces and being able to respond to audiences in a timely manner.
  • Monitoring and analyzing any benchmarks or metrics regarding B2C2’s reputation and being able to make recommendations for improvement
  • Developing an overall communications strategy which could include events, social media, website content, press conferences, or emails
  • Developing a Social media strategy on B2C2’s platforms.
  • Creating timely and engaging content that is optimized for whatever platform it will be published on
  • Managing, planning, and coordinating media and public events
  • Writing and developing media materials which can include press releases, media advisories, public service announcements, and blog posts
  • Organizing online events, such as webinars
  • Working with mass email programs to send invitations to guests
  • Managing reservations
  • Developing content plan for events
  • Other Tasks as assigned

Required Skills and Experience

  • Some post-secondary level education
  • Good computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google suites
  • Effective interpersonal and team skills
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to maintain files and records
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Fluency in English

Assets

  • Educational background or relevant experience in communications projects, early learning and child care or studies in a related field.
  • Knowledge of Early Learning and Child Care issues
  • Experience with websites, communication platforms
  • Experience with WordPress
  • Understanding of French
  • Familiarity with Slack and Toggle

 

Start date

1 position starting: May 16, 2022 or as soon as possible after that – 8 weeks duration

1 position starting: July 11, 2022 or as soon as possible after that – 8 weeks duration

To Apply

Fill out the form at: https://forms.gle/QpGPShk33uN352Wa8

If you have any difficulty with the form, please contact [email protected] 

Applications must be received no later than 5:00 PM (EST) Monday, May 9 2021.  Interviews will take place with shortlisted candidates later that week. Only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

* Some flexibility regarding hours of work and number of weeks may be negotiable

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