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Job Number:  44423
Marketing/Communications Assistant - Summer Student
Job Posted: Wednesday, 9 May 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 18 May 2018
(88 days ago)
Job Skills
Region: York / Durham area Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Newmarket Salary: (not entered)

Marketing/Communications Assistant

Summer Student (35 Hours/ Week)

Full-time Summer Position, 10 Weeks Duration

Newmarket Location




Job Skills is a non-profit organization, dedicated to offering employment solutions connections the skills of job seekers with the needs of employers to create a more vibrant community.




A Marketing/Communications Assistant (Student) is expected to work in unison with the Job Skills Team, in the deployment of Job Skills’ strategic priorities and vision, which have been designed to enhance the organization’s ability to meet and exceed its objectives.  This position will report to the Director, Marketing/Communications and will work collaboratively with other Marketing Department staff.




The successful candidate (Student) will meet the following criteria:

  • Must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
  • Must have been registered as full-time Student in the preceding academic year
  • Must intend to return to school on a full-time basis, in the next academic year (September 2018)
  • Must 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,
  • Must 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

*Foreign Students are not eligible)


Students must also have the following qualifications/skills:

  • Be enrolled in either a College and/or University level program, majoring in one of the following disciplines:
    • Social Media
    • Marketing/Communications
    • Graphic Design
    • Web Master
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite including Illustrator and Dreamweaver
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a professional demeanor
  • Familiarity with Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and other social media sites
  • Familiarity with HootSuite, Google Analytics
  • Ability to quickly learn and implement new skills
  • Self-directed, motivated, takes initiative
  • Ability to prioritize in a fast paced environment
  • Someone who is detail oriented with a proven ability to multi-task
  • High level of energy and a positive attitude



The Marketing/Communications Assistant (Student) is based at the Job Skills’ Head Office location, in Newmarket, Ontario.


This position will support the Marketing Department in Newmarket and will also provide marketing support to Job Skills’ regional sites, located in the Brampton, Keswick, Markham, and Newmarket, along with the Welcome Centre Immigrant Services location operated by Job Skill, as needed. Travel to the individual Job Skills’ offices will be on an “as required” basis.


The Marketing/Communications Assistant (Student) will be responsible for the following learning objectives and job tasks:


Social Media/Website


The Marketing/Communications Assistant (Student) will support the Agency’s Online Media Strategy with social media content development and online communication by:

  • Studying and becoming familiar with the Agency’s Personnel and Social Media Policies, Marketing Procedural Manual, Job Skills’ Website Procedures, and guidelines for Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), as it relates to websites.
  • Increasing the Agency’s social media activity level in the following platforms, i.e. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube etc. by posting content on the appropriate social media venue, on a pre-determined schedule.
  • Supporting the online presence (website/Facebook page) of Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, including creating/curating appropriate content
  • Assisting with researching/creating/curating a variety of content for the Agency’s various social media platforms, i.e. articles, YouTube videos, online ads etc.
  • Assisting in writing content for Job Skills’ website to promote interest in the Agency’s services and programs, i.e. testimonials, program overviews, Client resources, etc.
  • Working with the Director, Marketing/Communications and Marketing staff to ensure that all websites are free of errors, broken links and meet AODA standards of accessibility.
  • Updating website content as directed, including posting of flyers, calendars, event messaging.




The Marketing/Communications Assistant (Student) will support the activities of the Agency’s Marketing Department including:

  • Becoming familiar with the Agency’s overall marketing Strategy, as well as the strategies for individual programs/services.
  • Assisting with the creation/revision of specific marketing materials (both print and electronic) to support the promotion of Job Skills’ services and programs for unemployed individuals, focusing in particular on youth at risk and immigrant/refugee target groups.
  • Ordering printed and promotional material.
  • Being an active contributor at Marketing strategy meetings.
  • Assisting with the development of outreach plans including the distributing of Marketing materials to appropriate venues.
  • Proofreading, editing of marketing materials.

General Office Duties

  • Become familiar with Job Skills’ mandate, objectives and programs (e.g. Employment Services and specialized youth services – ie. Youth Job Connection; Employer Services; Newcomer Services – ie. Bridge to HR, Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, Self-Employment Pathways for Newcomers, Job Search Workshops, Job Find Club for ITIs, Practice Firm; and Business Services offerings), through the review of available literature, involvement in Staff meetings and site-specific visits.
  • Learn Job Skills’ general program information and be able to refer potential clients appropriately.
  • Develop and maintain a working relationship with all Job Skills’ Departments, at all Job Skills’ offices.
  • Learn to operate basic office equipment (e.g. photocopier, laminator, postage machine, etc.).

Please indicate the position title and job reference number in the E-mail subject line and tell us how you learned about this job in your cover letter.  Only electronic applications will be accepted.


Job Skills is committed to fostering a workplace that is both inclusive and representative of the communities we serve. As a diverse workplace incorporates a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, we believe that being a diverse and inclusive organization is essential to achieving success and Client satisfaction in all Job Skills’ Services and Programs. To meet these objectives, we invite all qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. Please be advised that accommodation is available upon request.


We thank all applicants, but only those to be interviewed will be contacted. 


Please reply in confidence by May 18, 2018 to:

 JOB SKILLS   Hiring Committee

Job Reference Number: H050826  

14-130 Davis Drive, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 2N1



How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please send applications in PDF format only via email and indicate the position title and Job Reference Number in the E-mail subject line.
Contact Details:
www:   www.jobskills.org

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