Position: Communications Coordinator
Position Location: Toronto, Ontario
Start Date: May 1st, 2012
Details: 20 hours per week (flexibility to spread throughout the week, eg. 3-4 hours per day)
Applications due: March 26, 2012
We are an international organization combining youth, technology and global community to create positive global change.
TakingITGlobal (TIG) is seeking a Communications Coordinator to take part in a 4-month volunteer internship placement in our Toronto office.
This part-time opportunity is perfect for someone looking to develop their experience working in the field of Communications or Public Relations in a fast-paced and dynamic non-for-profit workspace. Working in our downtown Toronto office under the stewardship of our Operations Manager, our ideal candidate will demonstratively possess a passion for the not-for-profit sector, excellent interpersonal/communications skills and a strong willingness to learn. Our goal is to provide a unique, hands-on training opportunity, working with you to provide support, outreach and develop our online community here at TIG.
If you are who we are looking for – or know someone else that might be – keep reading to get to know us a little better and we’ll be expectantly waiting to hear from you at your earliest convenience.
~The TIG Team
TakingITGlobal is an international organization lead by youth, empowered by technology. TakingITGlobal (TIG) connects youth from around the world to find inspiration, information and get involved in improving their local, regional and global communities.
TakingITGlobal’s mission is to provide opportunities for learning, capacity building, cross-cultural awareness, and self-development through the use of Information and Communication Technologies. Its key strategic initiatives include; providing a virtual space for cross-cultural expression, dialogue, networking and collaboration among youth, supporting youth action and understanding around global issues, developing rich interactive, global education experiences, and facilitating the development of local content, multilingualism and skills training.
TakingITGlobal has approximately 20 staff based in Toronto and an additional 20 staff who work part-time in different parts of Canada and around the world as well as hundreds of volunteers. Supporters include RBC Financial Group, Microsoft, the Government of Canada, the McConnell Foundation and Gordon Foundation.
We are looking for someone who is able to commit 20 hours per week:
16 hours in the office and 4 hours working remotely from home
Roles and Responsibilities
Developing and managing campaigns to promote the use of various TIG tools
Collaborating with working team on planning, writing, editing and designing of newsletters, weekly updates and website content
Communicating member stories to highlight the impact of TIG and expand the member/educator stories database
Preparing and editing press releases for external audiences, which highlight TIG milestones, accomplishments and partnerships
Preparing necessary reports to meet donor, partner and board requirements
Developing grant applications, proposals and project reports
Creating and updating user manuals, guides and toolkits
Developing a media contact list/inventory of relevant publications/journals/media persons to promote TIG's competitive advantage
Liaising with media contacts to promote TIG programs and activities
Maintaining TakingITGlobal’s social networking online profiles and online presence
Running and promoting contests and activities for members
Developing and implementing a communications and PR strategy to promote and increase media attention on TIG programs
Coordinating copyright efforts as needed for various TIG projects
Currently a college/undergraduate student or recent graduate with a background in Communications, Public Relations or related field
Proven ability to multi-task and pay attention to details
Effective time management, prioritizing and organizational skills
Excellent writing and editing skills
Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills
Highly engaged and active on social media networks and online communities (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
Willingness to learn new things and eagerness to acquire new skills
Experience working with youth from a wide variety of cultures
Demonstrated interest in youth-related issues, social change and youth development
Believes in the vision and mission of TakingITGlobal
Previous experience in non-profit organization considered an asset
Fluent in French considered an asset
This position is offered on an initial 4 month basis with possibility of renewal. The candidate should be available to work 20 hours per week (16 hours in the office and 4 hours from home). The successful candidate may request a travel stipend.
Application Deadline: March 26th, 2012
Please submit a resume, cover letter to:
ATTN: Human Resources Assistant
(include the title of the position in the subject of the e-mail)
Mail:19 Duncan Street, Suite 505, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 3H1, Canada
For Inquiries:416-977-9363 ext. 315
Please electronically mail your cover letter and resume and include the title of the position in the subject line of your email and let us know how you heard about the position. Please do not mail or personally submit resumes, as we are a small organization and do not have the capacity to respond.
We thank all candidates for their interest; however, due to the volume of applications and inquiries we receive; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.