Community Outreach Assistant (Summer Student Position)

Job city: 
Toronto
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 4:00pm
Job terms: 
Full-time contract

Summary:

For the past 64 years, Findhelp/211 Central (www.findhelp.ca) has been a trusted hub of community information. Each year we connect over 300,000 callers and 2 million web users to more than 60,000 services and supports in Ontario and beyond. Findhelp/211 Central not only connects people to the services that they need but also provides vital trend information for community planning and public benefit. Our dynamic team strives for excellence in all that we do, creating connections and solutions to build strong communities. We prioritize organizational health, a learning culture and opportunities for growth and professional development.

The summer student position is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in careers such communications, marketing, and social work in the not-for profit sector, especially those interested in the social service navigation for vulnerable people. If you are an enthusiastic individual with a positive attitude aligned with the qualifications required and the goals of our organization, we would like to hear from you.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in outreach activities in the Greater Toronto area (Durham, Peel, Toronto and York Regions) with support from Findhelp’s Manager of Training and Outreach and Service Navigators
  • Identify, register and attend local community events
  • Assist with creation and implementation of plans for Findhelp/211 Central participation in local community events
  • Educate and engage community members about Findhelp services using existing key messaging
  • Support the social media strategy with creation of weekly tweets/Facebook posts
  • Other responsibilities as required

Qualifications:

  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of social media platforms
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, detail oriented, and ability to meet tight deadlines and demanding schedules
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to establish, foster and maintain relationships with partners, co-workers and others
  • Understanding of and interest in the non-profit sector
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team environment
  • Ability to respond pro-actively and positively in solving problems

This is a full-time contract position consisting of 35 hours per week.
Temporary 8 Weeks Full-Time Contract
Hourly salary rate of $15.00
Tentative Start Date: June 10, 2019

Requirements:

As this role is being funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program the following are eligibility requirements:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age
  • Have been registered on a full-time basis in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
  • Be Canadian Citizens, permanent residents, or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act., and
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations

How to Apply:

Please provide cover letter and resume no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2019 to:

Cristina Umana
HR and Administration Manager

Email: job@findhelp.ca

Fax: 416-392-4404

Findhelp Information Services is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace that reflects the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve. Findhelp actively encourage applicants from all equity seeking groups, and others who respect and reflect the diversity of service users.

In accordance with Ontario Human Rights Code, and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

Thank you to all applicants for applying; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.