We are hiring!

Communications Assistant

Spring/Summer 2019
Hourly rate: $16.00
Term: 15 weeks beginning May 6, 2019 (negotiable)
Hours per week: 35

Nourish Nova Scotia supports nourishment and food literacy programs in school communities across the province to help ensure that all Nova Scotia children and youth are well nourished to live, learn and play.  School healthy eating programs, predominantly breakfast program, are our foundational area of support.  Our farm-to-school fundraising program, Nourish Your Roots, connects school communities with local farmers and is a flagship program of Nourish.  Currently, we are developing a School Food Garden program to strengthen, sustain and grow school gardens across the province.

The Communications Assistant will collaborate with staff, volunteers and partners to:

  • Develop resources to support programs as well as organizational priorities

  • Update existing resources and identify new needs

  • Contribute to grant research, writing and funding proposals

  • Develop marketing materials, such as videos and posters

  • Develop social media plans and content

  • Contribute to website content and management

  • Collaborate to develop, implement and monitor communications including newsletters and social media

Applicants with education and training in Marketing, Public Relations or Journalism is preferred. 

Required Skills:

  • Experience with Microsoft office

  • Ability to work within various software platforms; Canva, Piktochart, etc

  • Knowledge of various social media platforms and best practices (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and a passion for Digital Media

  • Creative thinker with an ability to write compelling copy

  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills

  • Works effectively as part of a team

  • French language skills considered an asset

  • Experience in video editing, photo editing, and graphics is considered a strong asset

We are a welcoming and supportive workplace and applicants from the following groups are encouraged to self-identify when applying for this opportunity: Visible minorities, Indigenous and LGBTQ2 youth.

This position is supported by the Canada Summer Jobs Grant 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.

Please send cover letter and resume in one document to andrea.francheville@nourishns.ca referencing the position title in the subject line. Application deadline is on or before Monday, April 8th, 2019. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted. For additional information on our organization, please visit us at www.nourishns.ca.

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