Who We Are:
Equal Voice is a national, bilingual, multi-partisan organization dedicated to electing more women to all levels of political office in Canada. Founded in 2001, we bring women, men and gender-diverse people together from across the political spectrum, and across the country.
The Communications Assistant will be part of the team working on the Daughters of the Vote (DoV) initiative. The successful candidate will gain valuable work experience supporting young women and gender diverse youth, as well as building relationships and networking with elected officials, women across Canada, and other not-for-profit organizations. This role will allow the successful candidate to develop significant community engagement experience working with diverse youth, and an opportunity to enhance their customer service skills, organizational skills, communication skills, teamwork, as well as administrative abilities and leadership
Employment Status: Temporary, 8-week, Full-time position
Start date: As soon as possible
Hours per week: 35
Location: Ottawa, Ontario (work will be conducted entirely from home/remotely until further notice during regular business hours).
Salary: $18 per hour
The successful candidate will be part of Equal Voice’s National Office, working with a dynamic team of women on a variety of projects and initiatives, in particular the Daughters of the Vote program by:
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assisting the Communications Director and Fundraising Manager through developing bilingual digital content and its distribution.
- Helping to maintain Equal Voice websites and social media sites;
- Contributing to the online strategy and communications planning for Equal Voice’s work and programs;
- Drafting and designing communications and general EV fundraising products in both official languages, including e-blast material, social media content, electronic appeals and other communications;
- Aiding in research for best-practices on fundraising and communications in the not-for-profit sector;
- Helping with the promotion and marketing of Daughters of the Vote applications; supporting communications with applicants, as well as donors, supporters, stakeholders and government officials;
- Attending events (online), as desired and available, with the Communications Director and/or Fundraising Manager.
This position is funded under the Canada Summer Jobs program. To be eligible, the candidate must:
- 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.
Additionally, EV is seeking candidates that are:
- Fluent (written and oral) in English and French;
- Familiar with and commitment to principles of anti-racism/anti-oppression and equity;
- Committed to the process of being part of an exceptional team, which is contributing to dynamic change in the political arena.
- Able to interact with diverse elected officials across the political spectrum and thrive in a multi-partisan environment;
Please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Applications will be accepted and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. The deadline to apply is June 15th, 2020.
Equal Voice is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment. We welcome and encourage applications from members of equity seeking groups, including but not limited to, candidates who are racialized, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities.
Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.