Ref 613 Communications Assistant

Ref 613 Communications Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Ottawa

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL JOB POSTING

Position:       Ref 613 Communications Assistant

Term:              Summer 2021, June – August (8 weeks, Full Time – 35hrs/week)

Reports to:     Communications Specialist, Refugee 613

Are you between 15 and 30 years of age with experience producing and managing outstanding content for social media? Are you passionate about using your graphic design skills to make a difference for immigrants in Ottawa? Refugee 613 needs you this summer!

About OCISO

OCISO supports immigrants through the journey of making Canada their home by providing creative and responsive programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, by building community through mutual respect and partnerships, and by fostering healthy and inclusive spaces for open dialogue and healing.

About Refugee 613

Refugee 613 is a communications organization created by a network of service providers, refugee sponsors and community volunteers. We provide our partners and the public with information, connection and inspiration to improve the welcome and integration of refugees. As part of our commitment to actively work to dismantle systemic racism, we strive to ensure equity and inclusion are embedded in our internal practices and services. Our small, energetic and diverse team highly values life experience, curiosity and creativity. We work hard, laugh a lot and care deeply about what we do.

Position Summary

The Communications Assistant position is funded by the federal Canada Summer Jobs program, to provide employment experience to youth under the age of 30 to support Refugee 613’s communications activities, particularly social media and content design and production. The goal of all duties is to help ensure Ottawa residents stay informed about refugee resettlement, integration and welcome in the context of COVID-19, regardless of immigration status or language barriers.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Support the execution of Refugee 613’s communications activities
  • Write and design content, including infographics, newsletters and fact sheets, for social media and newsletters to inform community partners, private refugee sponsors and the general public
  • Coordinate content production and posting calendar for social media and other channels
  • Administrative tasks as required, including some meeting coordination and bookkeeping
  • Demonstrate a commitment to OCISO’s culture of respect approach 

Mandatory Terms:

  • Age between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.
  • Enrolled as a post-secondary student in the previous academic year and intending to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year. 

Qualifications:

  • Studies or training in communications, graphic design, journalism, public relations program or related fields
  • Demonstrated graphic design skills
  • Ability to write clear, engaging communications with excellent grammar and style
  • Highly motivated, creative and organized
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and time-management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written knowledge of English required; proficiency in French and/or another language considered an asset
  • Ability to work with a small, mission-driven team in a sensitive, respectful manner
  • Experience in working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Strong work ethic and ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Proficiency with Canva, Adobe Suite (particularly Photoshop and Indesign),Youtube Studio, Facebook/Instagram Creator Studio, as well as the full MS Office Suite, Mail Chimp, WordPress, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Salary: $14.25/hour 

How to Apply:

NOTE: Applications that do not follow these instructions will not be considered

Please send the following documents to Halimah Shaw, H.R. Administrator: [email protected], by June 18, 2021 at 5 pm:

  • A cover letter, with the following file name: NAME_CommsAsst_CoverLetter
  • A resume with the following file name: NAME_ CommsAsst_Resume
  • ONE sample of your graphic design work. It can be a social media post, an infographic, a poster, etc. Cover letter: Please include in your application a cover letter summarizing in less than 250 words how you meet the Qualifications, listed above. Do not just list your work history in your cover letter. Please s how us your ability to write clear, concise and engaging content!

We encourage applications from qualified people of all backgrounds, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities

OCISO is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, OCISO will endeavor to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the HR Administrator upon scheduling your interview.

To apply for this job email your details to hr@ociso.org

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Our Mission!

OCISO supports immigrants through the journey of making Canada their home by providing creative and responsive programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, by building community through mutual respect and partnerships, and by fostering healthy and inclusive spaces for open dialogue and healing.

What we do 🙂

We are community based non-profit organization that has been providing services in Ottawa since 1978. We are motivated by the stories of new immigrants, and we are there every stage of the journey. OCISO directly serves over 10,000 immigrants and refugees every year. Our work is augmented by the generous efforts of our enthusiastic, caring and talented staff, volunteers, both established and new Canadians.