Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Employee (Intern), 35 hours per week, Reconciliation Canada, North Vancouver, BC

Position Overview

Born from the vision of Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, Gwawaenuk Elder, Reconciliation Canada is leading the way in engaging Canadians in dialogue and transformative experiences that revitalize the relationships among Indigenous peoples and all Canadians. Our model for reconciliation engages people in open and honest conversation to understand our diverse histories and experiences. We actively engage multi-faith and multi-cultural communities to explore the meaning of reconciliation.

The Marketing and Communications 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.

Core Values & Beliefs

  •  ‘Namwayut – We are All One
  • Dignity
  • Hope
  • Openness
  • Understanding
  • Courage

Position Type:​ Employee (Intern), full time 35 hours per week
Location: ​Reconciliation Canada Office at 206, 1999 Marine Drive, North Vancouver & remote
Term: September 14, 2020 – January 15, 2021, the ​offer of employment will be dependent on funding approval
Reports to
​: Marketing and Communications Lead
Rate: ​$17.00/hour

Deliverables & Duties

  • 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 and more
  • 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

Skills & Experience

  • This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual with marketing and communications experience to grow and further develop an initiative on a national level that has already made a significant impact in BC.
    Specific requirements include:
  • Basic understanding of marketing and communications strategy and implementation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including on the telephone, with the ability to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Minimum 1 year of experience writing marketing and communications content
  • Experience developing social media strategy and content
  • Basic level skills in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and/or Illustrator
  • Interest in working with culturally diverse communities
  • Ability to work independently, effectively solve problems and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Comfortable in working in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with G-suite tools and software
  • Interest/experience in the non-profit sector is an asset
  • Passion, humility, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed

Internship Program requirements:

  • Full and part-time students enrolled in an accredited Canadian college or university
  • Students must be enrolled in post-secondary and not graduating (or have not completed their program requirements) for the first 30 days of the internship
  • Holds Canadian citizenship, Permanent Residency, or refugee status

Reconciliation Canada values diversity and is an organization that is welcoming of all cultures, educational backgrounds, age, gender, sexual orientation, and abilities. As an Indigenous-led organization, we recognize and celebrate the diversity of all peoples, and promote cultural competencies of each employee.

We are committed to respecting diversity within our workforce and specifically to increasing the number of Indigenous employees within our organization. As preference may be given to qualified Indigenous applicants, we ask that they self-identify in our recruitment and staffing processes.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume at cristina.chihaia@reconciliationcanada.caby Tuesday, August 25, 2020

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