I got this today from the Women’s Studies department. Looks like an interesting summer position, but too far away for me. Could be a great opportunity for a geeky feminist if you live in Toronto and are still looking for a job.
Communications Assistant (Summer Student)
Employer: National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC)
Job term: Contract, Full-time
Location: Toronto, ON
The National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC) is a non-profit/non-governmental organization that has been working to ensure the full equality rights of women and girls in all their diversity for 35 years.
NAC is presently seeking a vibrant student to work as a Communications Assistant to work in our National Office. The student will provide support and assistance in research, project development, facilitation and coordination of NAC seasonal initiatives and activities.
- Assist in regular website maintenance. Compile and distribute electronic newsletters.
- Assist to design and implement new strategies.
- Assist in the processing of membership requests and to do specific follow-up with group and individual members on various issues.
- Could involve but is not limited to: detailed policy research, project management and development, grant writing assistance, design, selected writing, special event coordination and implementing new administrative procedures.
- Administrative support to the Executive Coordinator: could include research, organizing meetings, helping to liaise with committees.
The qualified candidate for this position will be someone who has a strong research and analysis skills-set, advanced effective research and effective written and oral communication skills, strong inter-personal abilities and has a strong interest and/or academic background in women’s studies or any of the social sciences.
In particular, we are looking for someone who:
- Is a university or community college student; must have finished the school year and intend to return to school in September.
- Has advanced computer and Internet literacy, including online research experience.
- Has excellent written, verbal and telephone communication skills.
- Is well organized, able to work independently and collectively.
- Thrives in a small, open-concept office space.
- Demonstrates the capacity to respond quickly to emerging priorities.
- Demonstrates good trouble-shooting abilities, flexibility and creativity.
- Has experience in and enthusiasm for women’s issues, community development and/or community-based researchc
- Basic web site development skills are an asset.
- Knowledge of written and spoken French is a definite asset.
Contract Details: The contract is for full-time (30 hours/week) for a maximum of 12 weeks at $10 per hour.
Deadline for applications no later than NOON June 4, 2007.
Interested candidates are invited to submit a current CV and cover letter via email to:
Enisone Kadiri, Executive Coordinator, NAC-CCA
No faxes or phone calls please. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those short-listed will be contacted.
NAC works from an anti-oppression framework and maintains feminist principles. We are committed to diversity and equitable opportunity; as such, we encourage applications from traditionally marginalized communities. Our place of work is wheelchair accessible.
*Funding for this position is provided, in part, by the Summer Career Placements program of Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC).*