Job Posting 64807

Social Media Coordinator
Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy
WORK FROM HOME (Telecommute)
closed 4 days ago (Mon, 21 Sep)
part time - term / contract

Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP) is an independent grassroots network of chapters made up of youth and students who are concerned about the negative impact current drug policies have on individuals and communities. CSSDP considers problematic drug use a health issue rather than a criminal justice issue, and advocates for appropriate government and agency responses to reduce and prevent harm from drug use. CSSDP provides education and resources to empower young people to make informed decisions about illicit substances, while simultaneously creating a compassionate and non-judgmental space for discussion. CSSDP mobilizes its members to participate in the political process at all levels and to push for government policies grounded on evidence which will help Canada achieve a safer and more just future. 

 

PROJECT SUMMARY

CSSDP is launching a two year national cannabis education project to engage young people across Canada in sensible, evidence informed cannabis education and support. Building from an extensive, evidence-based resource titled, “Sensible Cannabis Education: A Toolkit for Educating Youth”, which aims to guide educators and parents in having non-stigmatizing, informative, and mutually beneficial conversations with young people about cannabis, this two year project will engage English and French speaking young people aged 17-25 through a series of workshops and other engagement activities. We also seek to expand the assets related to the dissemination and utility of the toolkit (e.g. website, social media messaging, posters, pamphlets, etc.), and provide a platform to hear, learn from and educate young people across the country. Additionally, CSSDP is looking  to update and translate the toolkit into languages other than French and English, as well as host an additional seminar series to engage relevant stakeholders such as parents and teachers. 



POSITION SUMMARY

This is a contract position. The social media coordinator will be responsible for:

 

  • Social media content management and posting, including coordinating and sharing applicable articles, news, member granted content and maintaining social media calendar.
  • Assistance with the creation and management of social media campaigns and shareables to support CSSDP’s upcoming national 2 year project on youth cannabis education, as well as wider drug policy and youth issues. 
  • Social media strategy development, including sponsored content, as well as management of a social media budget and tracking related to spends (including ROI’s and recommendations.
  • Replying to inbox and private messages and public comments in and on-brand and in a timely manner. 
  • Replying to inbox private messages and public comments in an on-brand and in a timely manner.
  • Growing CSSDP’s social media following. Posting and advertising new content such as blogs and newsletter updates.
  • Coordinating, pulling together and disseminating a monthly newsletter with assistance from the Board of Directors.
  • Other roles as assigned. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous experience in outreach and/or social media coordinator roles and growing social media platforms for companies or organizations.
  • Technological proficiency in a range of platforms and associated social media management tools (e.g. scheduling).
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to create and manage a social media calendar.
  • Ability to work independently. 
  • Demonstrated excellent and savvy written communications skills, and ability to target multiple audiences through various social media platforms (politicians, youth, stakeholders, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with posts, write on-brand commentary and respond to both positive and negative comments and messages in a professional manner. 
  • Working knowledge and interest in drug policy reform, grassroots social change movements, and youth organizing, as well as an understanding of drug policy reform and ties to social justice and human rights.
  • French is considered a major asset.

 

This is a two-year, part-time contract ($750/month) based on approximately 5-7 hours per week.

 

CSSDP is an anti-oppression based organization that values diversity. We encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, trans people, people of colour, people who use drugs, queer folks and youth with other identities that are often marginalized. CSSDP is committed to being an accessible employer. Please let us know of any accommodations you might require throughout the application process or while working at CSSDP.

 

How to apply: 

Please send your resume and cover letter to by September 21st, 2020

Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by email. Thank you for your interest in this position.

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