Communications Assistant (summer position)

*Pending Funding

The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) is a coalition of individuals, organizations, and institutions working in the Atlantic region, which are committed to achieving global sustainability in a peaceful and healthy environment, with social justice, human dignity, and participation for all. ACIC supports its members in international cooperation and education through collective leadership, networking, information, training and coordination, and represents their interests when dealing with government and others.

ACIC also takes a leadership role in engaging Atlantic Canadians around issues relating to international development, global sustainability, and social justice. Through our public engagement work, ACIC strives to give Atlantic Canadians the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to become active global citizens.

We currently have over 60 members, including national organizations and grassroots organizations from across the Atlantic Provinces.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The Communications Assistant will work with ACIC staff responsible for the areas of programming and communications and will:

  • Drafting communications materials including e-bulletins, blogs, and media releases

  • Assisting in implementing ACIC’s communications strategy

  • Maintaining social media presence across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

  • Promotion of the International Internships for Indigenous Youth program

  • Updating websites, as required

  • Assisting with marketing and public engagement activities

  • Researching and compiling resource materials targeted to a youth audience

  • Assisting with logistics for Annual General Meeting and Symposium, including registration, catering, travel arrangements, etc.

  • Other activities as required

Qualifications:

  • Experience using social media and web platforms (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Square Space)

  • Experience creating promotional materials with Canva

  • Experience in editing, layout, and publishing of newsletters and other documents

  • Experience organizing logistics for workshops, conferences, and other events

  • Ability to work independently

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Excellent computer and graphic design skills

  • Knowledge of non-government organizations (NGO) international development and community groups in the Atlantic an asset

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - bilingual in English and French an asset

Eligibility:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;

  • have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year;

  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act2; and,

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Dates: May 13 – August 30, 2019
Pay: $14/hour
Hours: 37.5/ week
Location:  Halifax, NS
Website: www.acic-caci.org
Deadline: April 28, 2019, 5pm AST

Please submit your resume, cover letter, names and contact information of three references and where you heard about the job posting (in one merged document), by e-mail to hiring@acic-caci.org. Please also ensure that you indicate the job title in your subject line.

Thank you for applying. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted to arrange for an interview.

ACIC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring individuals who reflect the diversity of Canadian communities. As such, we strongly encourage First Nations people and members of a visible minority to apply.