Rise Women’s Legal Centre is a new non-profit legal organization that provides free and low cost legal services to low-income women, primarily in the area of family law. Legal services are delivered by upper-year articled law students from UBC’s Allard School of Law.
Purpose of Position:
To implement and manage communications strategies in order to deliver information about Rise’ work, engage the public and potential donors, and promote program and organizational objectives.
BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Participating youth must:
- be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the time of intake;
- have demonstrated skills achievement at the post-secondary level (this means that you must have more than secondary school achievement);
- intend to gain ICT skills and knowledge;
- meet the job requirements of the IHO, which should included stated ICT-related activities;
- be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada and be legally entitled to work in Canada; and
- must not be in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.
Strategic Communication Plan
- Work with Executive Director and staff to develop strategic communication plan
- Develop and desktop publish materials introducing Rise and services to the community
Digital Content and Development
- Regularly maintain, update, and monitor Rise’s social media presence through Twitter and Facebook, and blog and recommend strategies to maximize its effectiveness
- Respond, where appropriate, to Rise social media posts
- Update Rise website and make changes to improve content and profile
- Create, maintain and support an email distribution list for Rise
- Manage Rise’ social media platforms by creating and sharing content while maintaining a consistent tone across platforms
- Consult and assist on development of app and/or creating of internal research indexing system
- Create, maintain and support donor database
- Support development of strategic fundraising plan
- Provide support for building and maintaining relationships with donors by creating electronic materials, written content, and fundraising appeals
- Knowledge of Windows Office Suite, web content management, google Analytics, database management, desktop publishing, and social media platforms (experience with videography and video editing is an asset)
- Excellent communications skills (verbal and written) and editing skills
- Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills (experience working with legal professionals and/or marginalized communities are assets)
- Please note that we are a brand new organization – therefore willingness to try new things, be flexible and creative, work independently, and generally pitch-in is essential!
This position shall report to the Executive Director.
INTERNSHIP DURATION: 650 hrs
Internship provided via the Vancouver Community Network Youth Internship program and funded by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), administered by Industry Canada.