[Job] Campaigns Communications Assistant

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 4:44pm

Food Secure Canada is looking for a full-time Campaigns Assistant for our Montreal office for a 10 week summer contract position.

 

Food Secure Canada is a pan-Canadian alliance of organizations and individuals working together to advance food security and food sovereignty through three interlocking goals: zero hunger, healthy and safe food, and sustainable food systems.

This summer, our team will be launching the biggest pre-election campaign on food in Canada: Eat, Think, Vote. The goal of this campaign is to engage citizens across the country in locally-hosted discussions with candidates for federal office on issues related to food policy. Using a spectrum of online and offline tools, the Campaigns Communications Assistant will support the Campaign Director in ensuring that citizens and grassroots organizations have the resources and knowledge they need to mobilize candidates around a vision for a more just, healthy and sustainable food system.

In working for an organisation with over 65 partner organizations working on food and environmental issues, this opening will provide the opportunity for the candidate to deepen their understanding of the current landscape of actors in this landscape, in addition to key food policy issues.

Please note candidates must be between the ages of 15 and 30 by the start of the contract, and meet some eligibility requirements related to citizenship status set by the Canadian government.

 

Responsibilities

  • Support a dynamic online presence for the campaign by developing and uploading content on our website, newsletter and social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
  • Maintain up-to-date contact information about our partners, and accompany the engagement of new participants and members
  • Support partner organizations in organizing and promoting Eat, Think, Vote events, including developing visual communications materials
  • Track the impacts of the campaign communications strategy by following and recording media attention, and monitoring social media engagement
  • English and/or French copy-editing, proofreading and translation of briefing notes and campaign-related materials
  • Contribute to creating content for various communications, including the newsletter and blog articles
  • As a member of the team, contribute to shared administrative and logistical tasks (e.g., updating databases, organizing events, participating in planning processes, etc.)

Key qualifications and competencies

  • Passionate about the role of citizen engagement and civic dialogue in bringing about political change
  • Ability to take initiative, be adaptable and hit the ground running
  • Very comfortable engaging on social media, with a strong understanding of appropriate tone for a national organization and an understanding of metrics for measuring social media engagement
  • Excellent oral communication skills in English and French (bilingualism), excellent written communication in at least one of the two languages
  • Very comfortable with office-related software (Office suite, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.)

Assets

  • Student or graduate of a university in the following areas: communications, marketing, political science, community development, social sciences, or related fields
  • Familiarity with contact management programs (Salesforce, CiviCRM, etc.)
  • Sense of visual communication and familiarity with a graphic design tools an asset (e.g., Adobe Suite)
  • Past experience animating social media in a non-profit or advocacy context

Terms and Conditions

  • Full-time (37.5 hours per week) position, at $15/hour
  • June 25th to August 30th (10 week contract)
  • Application deadline: Tuesday, May 21st at 9am

How to apply

To apply, please send a PDF including a cover letter and CV addressed to Rachel Cheng at rachel@foodsecurecanada.org with “Campaign Communications Assistant” in the object line. We thank all applicants for their interested in working with Food Secure Canada, however please note that only candidates selected for interviews shall be contacted.

FSC is committed to employment equity and encourages diverse candidates to apply, inclusive of disadvantaged groups, including but not limited to persons who identify as part of a racial, ethnic and religious minority, women and members of the LGBTQ+ community.