[Job] Communications Assistant

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:34pm


Food Secure Canada is looking for a Communications Assistant for our Montreal office for a 7-month period starting as soon as possible.

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

Under the direction of the Communications Coordinator, and working closely with FSC’s team, the candidate will provide communication support to the Communications.

IMPORTANT: The selected candidate must be eligible for the Emploi-Quebec program in order to apply for this position. Please contact your Local Employment Center to confirm your eligibility. We encourage you to send your Emploi-Quebec acceptance letter along with your application. For more information, please call you Local Emplyment Center.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Monitoring online news and events related to FSC’s mission;
  • Animating social media;
  • Translating and publishing short articles for our website;
  • Creating a monthly newsletter;
  • Supporting communications with our members;
  • English and/or French copy-editing, proofreading and translation.


  • College or university degree in a related field such as marketing is an asset
  • Excellent writing and translation skills in English (French an asset);
  • Excellent oral communication skills in English and French;
  • Natural sense of communication and able to understand the mission and issues relating to a NGO;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Attention to detail with capacity to carry out his or her tasks in a professional manner;
  • Familiarity with contact management programs is an asset;
  • Familiarity with software tools (Office suite, Google suite, Dropbox etc..);
  • Team player;
  • Passionate about social media and online communication with a good strategic sense;
  • Sense of visual communication and familiarity with a graphic design tools (ex Photoshop) is an asset.

Salary: Between $12-15/hours depending on level of experience.

Please send a cover letter and cv to Nairi Jakmakjian at admin@foodsecurecanada.org by September 14th, 2018 with “Communications Assistant” in the object line. Only selected candidates shall be contacted. FSC encourages a fair and equitable labor market, so candidates from traditionally disadvantaged groups are especially encouraged to apply for this position.