Communications Associate

How to Change the World Canada Incorporated Published: September 4, 2020
Remote, Anywhere
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The Communications Associate will be a core member on How to Change the World’s communications team, supporting the development and implementation of the organisation’s communications strategy. 

Sustainability is a key element of both How to Change the World’s pedagogy and core operations and we are seeking to develop our organisation’s capacity to communicate the work that we are doing to support a sustainable, inclusive and resilient future for communities around the world.The Communications Associate will ensure that How to Change the World’s impact is integrated into company communications. The Associate will specifically emphasise the integration of contributions from participants, alumni, partners and experts who engage with the organisation into communications, directly supporting the sustainable development of our global community. 

Duties and responsibilities

  • As part of the Communications Team:
    • Support the development and implementation of How to Change the World’s communications strategy, especially emphasising the organisation’s focus on sustainability and use of the Sustainable Development Goals framework
    • Manage How to Change the World’s social media platforms, including implementation and content creation highlighting our impact and work on the Sustainable Development Goals
    • Engage with program participants and alumni to develop impact stories and content for social media campaigns and communications
    • Generate graphics, brochures, and posters
    • Generate written materials such as blogs, external communications and social media content, specifically focusing on developing copywriting skills
    • Generate video content, specifically focusing on developing scriptwriting and storyboarding skills
    • Support integration of communications strategy and content with website development
  • Collaborate with the Education Team to copywrite, scriptwrite and storyboard content related to the Sustainable Development Goals that spans communications and educational purposes.

Knowledge and skills

  • Strong written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with and understanding of the UN Sustainable Development Goals framework
  • A strong knowledge of social media platforms including LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
  • Basic graphic design skills
  • A working G Suite knowledge
  • English fluency

Education required

Pursuing a post-secondary degree

Eligibility criteria

Qualified interns are:

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the internship
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada1
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • Available to participate in an ImpAct internship for a flexible duration of up to 6 months by March 1, 2021
  • Not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns, although this must be clearly indicated by the employer)

1Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.

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