Digital Communications Assistant
CONTRACT – Canada Summer Jobs Contracts (30 hours/week for 9 weeks – 270 hours total)
LGBT YouthLine is a 2SLGBTQ+ youth-led organization that affirms and supports the experiences of youth (29 & under) across Ontario. We do this by:
- Providing anonymous peer support & referrals;
- Training youth to provide support to other youth; &
- Providing resources so youth can make informed decisions.
These positions are supported by Canada Summer Jobs funding, therefore applicants must:
- Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
- Be part of the 2SLGBTQ+ community;
- 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;
- 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 regulation.
- $19/hour + 4% Vacation Pay
- Paid Sick Time
- Assist with the development and creation of digital content for YouthLine’s social media accounts and website, including, but not limited to, graphics, copy, and short form video content (e.g. TikTok, Instagram Reels);
- Support the implementation of YouthLine’s Pride and Back to School campaigns with a focus on engaging 2SLGBTQ+ youth across Ontario;
- Assist with creating content and copy for YouthLine’s external newsletters;
- Support with administrative tasks related to Communications, including, but not limited to, developing a folder management system on Canva;
- Support with the development of social media guidelines;
- Assist with communications support of fundraising strategies;
- Help monitor and evaluate the impact of our digital presence, in particular analytics reporting for social media and our newsletter;
- Assist in outreach with Prides and community groups across Ontario, as needed;
- Participate in YouthLine meetings and events, as requested;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Understands and supports anti-oppression and anti-racism, through lived, theoretical and practical methods;
- Knowledgeable and comfortable with the diverse issues facing 2SLGBTQ+ youth in specific regions and/or across Ontario;
- Experience in social media content creation;
- Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office and all its applications;
- Experience and/or knowledge using Canva, Hootsuite, MailChimp, and/or WordPress;
- Strong written and oral communication skills;
- Demonstrated ability to work both in a team environment as well as independently;
- SEO and Google Analytics knowledge, an asset.
- Hours of Work: 30 hours/week
- Location: Remote, home-based position. Access to reliable internet and laptop is required.
- Supervision: This position is supervised by the Communications Specialist and the Executive Director.
Application for Consideration
LGBT YouthLine only considers applicants who identify as part of the 2SLBGTQ community.
Grounded in principles of anti-racism and anti-oppressions, we recognize and encourage applications from communities that are further marginalized in employment opportunities, including: Black, Indigenous, and people of colour, trans-feminine people, disabled people, people with experiences of migration, and people who have experiences of poverty. Applicants are strongly encouraged to self-identify in their cover letters, which will be kept confidential.
- Application deadline: June 5, 2023, 11:59 pm
- Submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org focusing on demonstrated skills and why the position appeals to you.
- Due to limited resources and time constraints, only candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted.
- Contact email@example.com for questions or accommodations in the application process.