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SUMMER JOB: Communications Officer!

JOB POSTING: Communications Officer (Summer paid internship)

GIRLS ACTION FOUNDATION is currently seeking to hire an energetic and talented individual to join their team for a paid summer internship. Under the direction of the Executive Director, this individual will be responsible for assisting the Communications Coordinator in the elaboration of fundraising proposals and activities.

Founded in 1995, Girls Action Foundation is a national charitable organization that leads and seeds girls’ programs across Canada. We build girls’ and young women’s skills and confidence and inspire action to change the world. Through our innovative programs, research, and support to a network of over 300 partnering organizations and projects, Girls Action reaches over 60,000 girls and young women. We reach remote, marginalized and urban communities, including those in the North.

Eligibility

To apply, you must be

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • Registered as a full-time student during the last school year; 
  • Intending to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP, vocational or technical program;
  • A Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Roles and responsibilities

Communications and National Programs Support:

  • Support with social media promotion.
  • Support content production through translating and proofreading, as required.
  • Support online outreach for Girls Action programs and projects through mass emails, web pages.
  • Enter and organize information on our database.
  • Support research related to the Girls Action’s membership and the girls’ empowerment movement in Canada.
  • Support outreach to, and follow-up with, members.
  • Support the Programs team in the planning and implementation of programs for girls and young women and the organisation of special events for our network.
  • Support with other tasks, when needed.

Desired skills and qualities

  • Relevant training (Communications, Social Sciences, Women’s Studies or other relevant field);
  • Knowledge of questions pertaining to youth, feminist, and/or community organizations is an asset;
  • Strong written and verbal skills in both French and English (fluent in one language, excellent skills in the other);
  • Knowledge of Salesforce is an asset;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Works well under pressure, punctual;
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented with excellent follow-through;
  • Ability and experience of working autonomously and as a part of a team;
  • Highly motivated, creative and energetic;
  • Tech and internet savvy;
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office, websites (content management systems), social media, and databases;
  • InDesign, Adobe and Photoshop are assets.

Terms

Located in the Girls Action Foundation office in Montreal, this is a 16-week contract. Salary: $16 per hour for a full-time position (35 hours / week).

Dates

The deadline to apply is May 7th, 2017. The start date is May 15th. The interviews will take place from May 8th to May 12th.

How to apply

Please send us your resume and cover letter at: summerjobs@girlsactionfoundation.ca

In your 1-page cover letter, in French or English, please:

  • Tell us what excites you about joining the team at Girls Action Foundation, and how you relate to our mission and the communities we work with.
  • Build on what is in your CV by sharing concrete examples of how your skills and experience demonstrate your ability to perform responsibilities related to the responsibilities listed above.

Deadline to apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We thank everyone for applying but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Employment equity

At Girls Action we recognize and value the contributions that individuals who identify as members of marginalized and oppressed communities bring to our organization.  We encourage, among others, black, Indigenous and women of colour, disabled people, people identifying as LGBT*QIA2+, immigrants and newcomers, and people from working class backgrounds to apply. This list is not exhaustive, and we encourage applicants to describe other experiences of marginalization in their applications including how these experiences contribute to their unique perspectives.

The interview process may involve a telephone call, an in-person interview at our Montreal office, as well as a writing test, in French and English. If contacted, please let us know if you would require any accommodation throughout the process.

For further information email us at: summerjobs@girlsactionfoundation.ca