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Communications Officer, summer position

Commitment: 9 weeks, 35 hours/week
Start date: June 28, 2021
End date: August 27, 2021
Location: Prince Rupert, BC. Position may be located elsewhere in Canada, with the understanding that some meetings will be coordinated according to Pacific Time.
Compensation: $21/hour

* Work term may be done partially, or completely remote through research, content creation, and regular virtual meetings with Ecotrust Canada.

About Ecotrust Canada

Ecotrust Canada is an enterprising non-profit that works with rural, remote, and Indigenous communities toward building an economy that provides for a healthy and resilient natural environment; sustainable and abundant energy, food, and housing; prosperous and meaningful livelihoods; and vibrant cultures and inclusive societies. We call this approach building an economy that provides for life. Our on-the-ground work and systems approach is entrepreneurial, partnership-based, and relentlessly practical.

Position Summary

Communicating Ecotrust Canada’s impacts across programs is a key priority in 2021, to demonstrate that a more innovative economic system that benefit social and environmental needs is possible. The Communications Officer will work with the Manager of Communications and Engagement to elevate the charity’s profile with key audiences by building digital storytelling tools and content.

We are seeking a postsecondary student who is creative, self-driven, digital savvy, highly organized, and who can work independently. Ideally, this individual has been developing their skills through a specific communications or journalism program and/or has direct working experience in the field of communications, digital marketing, or journalism.

Ecotrust Canada holds a deep commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity as core principles integral to the work we do. Generally, we seek diverse perspectives and lived experiences that foster learning, creativity, innovation, and equity. Priority will be given to students who identify as Indigenous, a visible minority, and/or LGBTQ2, and students who live in rural, remote, or Indigenous communities. Decolonization is central to the change we seek to make in the world, however, we work to ensure that this process is incumbent on the whole of organization and should never fall on the shoulders of just employee, in particular an Indigenous employee.

Responsibilities

  • Develop digital communications and publications.
  • Build charity storytelling tools and content using Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Hootsuite, Canva, and other creative digital platforms.
  • Assist with strengthening and methodizing customer relation management using Salesforce, and Microsoft Excel.

Activities and Deliverables

  • Develop a six-month social media calendar for the organization, including all initiatives.
  • Create an Instagram strategy for the organization.
  • Create and schedule social media posts weekly.
  • Sort and arrange subscriber and donor lists for improved engagement.
  • Work with the Communications Manager and other team members within the organization to support program-specific storytelling.
  • Other tasks as required.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate complex, innovative solutions in clear and engaging ways.
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented, with the ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) in English.
  • Demonstrated commitment to support resilient communities and a healthy environment through educational, professional, and/or volunteer experiences.
  • Ability or willingness to work from the Prince Rupert, BC office, or can demonstrate a plan on how to work remotely during the summer contract.

This position is partially funded by a grant from Canada Summer Jobs, which requires the successful candidate to:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

How to Apply

Please apply by sending a cover letter and CV to Shannon Lough, shannon@ecotrust.ca by midnight, Sunday, May 16, 2021. We thank everyone for their interest; however only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Job Application - Communications Officer

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and references to the form below by midnight Pacific Time, May 21, 2021.
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