Communications Officer

Communications Officer

Communications Officer (Fixed Term)

Working under the guidance of the Centre’s Vice-President for External Relations and in cooperation with other members of the Parliamentary Centre’s team, the Communications Officer will help us tell our story in engaging and dynamic ways to an ever growing audience. We are hiring a Communications Officer (fixed term) to help us keep growing. If you’re dedicated, ambitious and creative, the Parliamentary Centre is an excellent place to advance your career. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Communications

  • Support implementation of the Parliamentary Centre’s interim communications plan
  • Manage the Centre’s social media accounts including producing content from Programs team on schedule
  • Contribute to the planning, design and execution of Centre communication campaigns, including around the upcoming Democracy Summit and 16 Days of activism against GBV
  • Develop original communications content, including articles, graphics, and/or short videos for sharing on a range of social media platforms
  • Support upkeep of the Centre’s webpage including editing and updating draft content of the Centre’s website
  • Contribute to telling our story! work with Program teams on identifying stories that demonstrate our impact and illustrate how we are implementing our strategic plan through real-life examples
  • Actively contribute to building the Centre’s social media footprint and following
  • Undertaking the proofreading and editing of documents as required
  • Identifying national or international events and bringing it to the attention of her supervisor to ensure effective participation from the Parliamentary Centre.

Collaboration

  • Collaborating with all staff of the Parliamentary Centre ;
  • Participating in meetings to share updates and coordinate work with others;
  • Performing other related duties as required. 

Location: In light of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the Officer will work from home connecting and collaborating with the Parliamentary Centre team via a shared online working platform including e-mail, video conferencing, collaborative document editing.  The Officer must have their own computer and Internet connection.  The Officer can be located anywhere In Canada. Flexibility in working hours may be needed in light of potential time differences with the Ottawa-based core team.  

Preferred experience and skills:

  • College or University degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. communications, public relations, journalism) or the equivalent in experience.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work under pressure and very tight deadlines;
  • Understand the best practices of main social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, etc
  • Must possess exceptional writing skills and be able to compose engaging and accurate content in English and French (strongly preferred)
  • Strong communicator who works well independently and with a team
  • Superior time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is an asset
  • Understanding of communications, public relations and marketing best practices
  • Ability to think strategically and identify ways to improve communication efforts
  • Must be resourceful and take initiative 

Eligibility

Funding this position is provided, in part, by the Government of Canada through the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) Program.  Applicants must meet CSJ program eligibility requirements**.

Please read these carefully before applying. No exceptions to these eligibility rules are possible.

The position will be full-time (37.5 hours per week) are anticipated to start as soon as possible.  The assignments will be 8 weeks in duration.  

**What youth participants are eligible for the Canada Student Jobs Program?

To be eligible, youth 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

*The youth must be 15 years of age at the beginning of the employment period. The youth may be more than 30 years of age at the end of the employment period as long as the youth was 30 at the beginning of the employment period.

**International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada. Youth awaiting a refugee status ruling, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, youth visa or work visa are ineligible. As the objective of the Canada Summer Jobs program is to support youth entering the Canadian labour market, the temporary nature of an international student’s time in Canada does not allow for a long-term connection to the labour market.

For more information click here: Canada Summer Jobs Program

Instructions to Apply – IMPORTANT

To apply please submit a short cover letter, CV and output sample (writing sample, social media campaign, video production, etc.)

Click here to apply through our online system. 

Applications that do not follow these instructions may be disqualified.

Apply today!  Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

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