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Job Number:  52992
Communications and Event Planning Coordinator
Job Posted: Wednesday, 27 March 2019
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2019
(in 6 days)
Canadian Red Cross
Region: Ottawa area Type: Casual
Location: International Salary: (not entered)

Do you want to make a difference?



Join the world’s largest humanitarian network. The Canadian Red Cross Society, a not for profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping the most vulnerable in Canada and throughout the world, is currently seeking a Communications and Event Planning Coordinator.


The primary focus of this contract position involves promotional activities to encourage the uptake of a new interactive online resource designed to engage Canadians, particularly Canadian youth and high school teachers, on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and related humanitarian issues.


About the Canadian Red Cross (CRC):  http://www.redcross.ca



What will you do

  • Provide input into the draft communications plan and coordinate the rollout of marketing strategies for the new resource in collaboration with the National Office staff
  • Lead beta-testing of the online resource including ensuring all relevant stakeholders are consulted
  • Gather all suggested changes from the beta-testing and work with the design firm to ensure the changes are integrated
  • Create promotional materials and video
  • Link with partners to encourage dissemination
  • Plan and implement in-person and online events to launch the resource
  • Develop pedagogical material for our humanitarian education program
  • Develop instructional materials for teachers to use the resource in the classroom
  • Conduct live and online demonstrations of the new online resource
  • Implement additional tasks as identified


What you bring to the organisation

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (Communications, Education, International Law, International Relations/Development, Political Science, or related field)
  • Two years of job-related experience
  • Excellent written and communication skills in English (French is an asset)
  • Strong organisational skills and demonstrated skills in project management and event organizing
  • Initiative and innovation
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and social media as well as familiarity working on websites
  • Good command of communication/presentation software
  • A proven interest in both humanitarian and/or international and public engagement
  • Able to engage and manage a range of audiences and stakeholders
  • Experience working within a team setting



You will stand out if you have

  • An understanding of International Humanitarian Law
  • A working level understanding of the work of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
  • An understanding of provincial secondary and/or post secondary education systems
  • International humanitarian or development experience
  • Experience working within teams or networks at the provincial or national level


What we offer

  • Competitive pay and benefits package
  • Employees Extended Healthcare and Dental plans
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP): All employees are entitled to open a RRSP account through voluntary payroll deduction the first of the month following three months of continuous employment
  • Gym and shower facilities
  • Conveniently located in the heart of the city of Ottawa with excellent access to public transportation, shopping, and restaurants.
  • Street and indoor parking upon availability
  • Modern and flexible working environment that promotes diversity and allows telecommuting.



Working conditions

  • The majority of work is performed in a clean and comfortable environment
  • May include long to moderate hours sitting and using computers and office equipment
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours on short notice
  • Completion of mandatory online courses and in-person training as required upon selection and onboarding
  • Successful completion of Vulnerable Sector criminal record and professional reference checks.



How to apply

If you have what we are looking for and looking to make a difference, apply HERE. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


The Canadian Red Cross is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We welcome applications from all applicants particularly Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification and share our values.

Please notify us as soon as possible of any adaptive measures you might require at any stage of the recruitment process.

How to Apply
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If you have what we are looking for and looking to make a difference, apply HERE. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Contact Details
Suite 8000, 400 Cooper Street
Ottawa | ON | Canada | K2P 2H8
www:   trr.tbe.taleo.net/trr01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CRCS&cws=1&rid=4893

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