Reconciliation Canada Summer Jobs 2022

General Details

Please note the 7-week paid placement will start when the jobs are filled with some flexibility.

Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the job title in the subject line. Cover letters should mention: why would like the job, why you want to work at Reconciliation and what you can bring to the role.

You must be aged between 15 and 30 and be legally entitled to work in Canada. International students are not eligible.

Job Bank Links

Coordinator (located under – Community Centre)

https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/jobsearch/jobpostingcsj/36151789?source=searchresults

Marketing Coordinator

https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/jobsearch/jobpostingcsj/36151788?source=searchresults

Fundraising Organizer

https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/jobsearch/jobpostingcsj/36151787?source=searchresults

JOB DESCRIPTIONS

The following are detailed descriptions of the roles.

Coordinator – Community Centre (as shown on the job bank)/ Community Engagement Coordinator

The Community Engagement Coordinator will enable the successful delivery of all Community Engagement (CE) initiatives through the coordination of all logistics associated with the successful delivery of CE and outreach initiatives including but not limited to: participant and partner outreach, speaking engagement, event, presentation and workshop logistics. 

Specific tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Support the logistics and technology for presence at community engagement events, including online events and meetings 
  • Research, develop and maintain the database of community engagement and outreach contacts and partners 
  • Identify and ensure that all technology requirements have been identified and fulfilled for events, presentations, podcasts, webinars, workshops etc., as required 
  • Research and help with knowledge translation for the community engagement programs 
  • Coordinate the invitation process for all community engagement program participants, including but not limited to: initial email and phone outreach, invitation and RSVP process, continued communication to answer any questions and/or concerns that might arise
  • Coordinate the preparation and distribution of electronic/hard copy materials for all community engagement programs 
  • Conduct research to ensure proper preparation of any protocol materials and/or gifts for each unique community 
  • Ensure all required Reconciliation Canada resources are in place for community engagement program delivery including, but limited to briefing staff on all details regarding the logistics (i.e. technology) 
  • Support the team with other duties, as required 
  • Steward a strong culture that is based on Reconciliation Canada’s core values and that is reflective of our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness

What skills will the participant develop during this placement?

  • Client service – Client Service refers to the ability to communicate efficiently and professionally with clients. At work, client service skills are required to interact with clients on behalf of the employer.
  • Teamwork – Teamwork refers to the skills needed to interact with other people. At work, people work with others in pairs and in small and large groups to coordinate tasks, share resources, plan, make decisions, negotiate, solve conflicts and complete other activities that involve teamwork. 
  • Communication – Communication refers to the skills needed to exchange thoughts and information with other people. This exchange can happen orally by speaking, listening and using non-verbal cues, such as body language or in writing. At work, people use communication skills to talk to customers, discuss products with suppliers, explain work procedures to co-workers, participate in virtual sales meetings with clients, and other activities that involve verbal or written exchanges. 
  • Digital skills – Digital technology refers to the skills needed to understand and use digital systems, tools and applications, and to process digital information. At work, people use digital technology skills to input, access, analyze, organize, create and communicate information and ideas using computers, software, point-of-sale equipment, email, podcasts, web applications, smartphones and other digital devices.
  • Leadership – Leadership refers to a number of skills, including communication, relationship building, and the ability to delegate and traits such as honesty. At work, leadership skills are required when working in a team, demonstrating initiative, and taking responsibility for the completion of tasks that require multiple employees.

Fundraising Organizer

The Partnerships and Fundraising Coordinator provides support for all fundraising initiatives in an administrative, research and grant writing capacity. 

Specific Tasks and Responsibilities include: 

  • Support the implementation of Reconciliation Canada’s fundraising strategy targeting government, foundation, corporate, individual and community partners to support Reconciliation Canada’s programs and initiatives
  • Provide grant writing support for foundations, corporate and government proposals
  • Assist with preparation of donor-focused communications materials, including reporting back to funders Assist with planning and delivering giving campaigns targeted at individual donors 
  • Support with preparation of key documents in advance of meetings with partners and key stakeholders and debriefing documents once the meeting has taken place 
  • Follow established procedures for tracking and qualifying prospects and for recording and reporting proposal progress, ensuring that communications, contacts, correspondence, and actions are recorded 
  • Support the coordination of donor database, including donation tracking and data entry, reporting, and donor stewardship 
  • Exhibit respect for, and excellent service to, partners and all supporters of Reconciliation Canada through prompt, courteous, and informative communication 
  • Liaise with Reconciliation Canada team regarding changes in programs and ensure that changes are reflected in proposals Support the team with additional duties as required
  • Steward a strong culture based on our core values and reflective of our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness

What skills will the participant develop during this placement?

  • Client service – Client Service refers to the ability to communicate efficiently and professionally with clients. At work, client service skills are required to interact with clients on behalf of the employer.
  • Teamwork – Teamwork refers to the skills needed to interact with other people. At work, people work with others in pairs and in small and large groups to coordinate tasks, share resources, plan, make decisions, negotiate, solve conflicts and complete other activities that involve teamwork.
  • Communication – Communication refers to the skills needed to exchange thoughts and information with other people. This exchange can happen orally by speaking, listening and using non-verbal cues, such as body language or in writing. At work, people use communication skills to talk to customers, discuss products with suppliers, explain work procedures to co-workers, participate in virtual sales meetings with clients, and other activities that involve verbal or written exchanges.
  • Digital skills – Digital technology refers to the skills needed to understand and use digital systems, tools and applications, and to process digital information. At work, people use digital technology skills to input, access, analyze, organize, create and communicate information and ideas using computers, software, point-of-sale equipment, email, podcasts, web applications, smartphones and other digital devices.
  • Leadership – Leadership refers to a number of skills, including communication, relationship building, and the ability to delegate and traits such as honesty. At work, leadership skills are required when working in a team, demonstrating initiative, and taking responsibility for the completion of tasks that require multiple employees.

Marketing Coordinator

The Marketing Coordinator will contribute to the implementation of a national marketing and communications strategy that will engage civil society, private/corporate sector, Indigenous peoples, general public and post-secondary education Institutions across Canada. 

Specific Task and Responsibilities include:

  • Research, write and edit copy for communications materials including but not limited to print and online materials, newsletters, fundraising materials, speeches, campaigns, presentations, feature articles
  • Work with the team to develop social media strategy and manage day-to-day social media content and calendar 
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of marketing and communication materials, event collateral and special campaigns, as required
  • Coordinate public relations activities, including but not limited to writing press releases, media relations, media clippings, media monitoring and research 
  • Support the logistics for Reconciliation Canada’s events and presence at community outreach engagements and cultural festivals 
  • Support the team with other duties, as required Steward a strong culture based on our core values and reflective of our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness

What skills will the participant develop during this placement?

  • Client service – Client Service refers to the ability to communicate efficiently and professionally with clients. At work, client service skills are required to interact with clients on behalf of the employer. 
  • Teamwork – Teamwork refers to the skills needed to interact with other people. At work, people work with others in pairs and in small and large groups to coordinate tasks, share resources, plan, make decisions, negotiate, solve conflicts and complete other activities that involve teamwork.
  • Communication – Communication refers to the skills needed to exchange thoughts and information with other people. This exchange can happen orally by speaking, listening and using non-verbal cues, such as body language or in writing. At work, people use communication skills to talk to customers, discuss products with suppliers, explain work procedures to co-workers, participate in virtual sales meetings with clients, and other activities that involve verbal or written exchanges. 
  • Digital skills – Digital technology refers to the skills needed to understand and use digital systems, tools and applications, and to process digital information. At work, people use digital technology skills to input, access, analyze, organize, create and communicate information and ideas using computers, software, point-of-sale equipment, email, podcasts, web applications, smart phones and other digital devices.
  • Leadership – Leadership refers to a number of skills, including communication, relationship building, and the ability to delegate and traits such as honesty. At work, leadership skills are required when working in a team, demonstrating initiative, and taking responsibility for the completion of tasks that require multiple employees.