Job Posting 83048

Communications Specialist
Pacific Peoples' Partnership
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
closed 10 days ago (Wed, 18 May)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $19 an hour

Note:  The following position is only available to youth who meet the requirements of the Canada Summer Job Program. Youth must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment*; 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, 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.

*The youth must be 15 years of age at the beginning of the employment period. The youth may be more than 30 years of age at the end of the employment period as long as the youth was 30 at the beginning of the employment period.

**International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada. Youth awaiting a refugee status ruling, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, youth visa or work visa are ineligible. As the objective of the Canada Summer Jobs program is to support youth entering the Canadian labour market, the temporary nature of an international student’s time in Canada does not allow for a long-term connection to the labour market.

Pacific Peoples' Partnership is on the search for one (1) enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to fill paid summer internships. We are seeking to fill the position of Communications Specialist.

Activities will involve the following:

  • Lead the development and implementation of communications strategies, including promotional and fundraising campaigns, to engage a variety of audiences and stakeholders with PPP’s work
  • Curate, create and distribute content for all social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube) and manage public engagement
  • Lead the development and production of PPP’s newsletter, Pasifik Currents, including writing copy, sourcing images and soliciting content from other team members
  • Ensure PPP’s current website is maintained with up-to-date information about events, staff changes, employment opportunities, etc.
  • Lead the development of a new website with Heywood & Beaudry, including copywriting, media sourcing, formatting/wireframe design, training and project planning
  • Design and graphically illustrate annual and project-specific reports
  • Build and sustain relationships with Indigenous partners, the Pacific Islander diaspora, international partners and Indigenous-led and environmental NGOs through digital networking, cross-promotion and other collaborations
  • Assist in the creative development and coordination of our annual One Wave Gathering, an Indigenous arts and cultural event series, by connecting lead Program Coordinator(s) to local Indigenous and Pacific Islander artists, knowledge keepers, storytellers and healers as well as NGOs working in alignment with PPP’s mission, vision and values
  • Lead marketing and promotion for annual One Wave Gathering event series, including writing press releases, coordinating paid advertising, and soliciting updated graphics
  • Lead the development of Tok Blong Pasifik, based on available funding and priorities
  • Utilize the arts and relevant multimedia platforms to facilitate opportunities for the public to learn about the effects of climate change in Pacific Islander and Indigenous communities
  • Develop and maintain information management systems and media databases, including cataloging previous databases
  • Recruit and provide support to multimedia volunteers
  • Lead grant applications for project related grants
  • Provide additional support to PPP’s team as needed

The successful candidate will work 30-32 hours / week for 8 weeks at $19 / hour.

This position has been made available by the Canada Summer Grant. Preference will be given to those applicants who meet the eligibility of the grant. Eligibility is outlined as follows:

This position is ideally suited (but not limited) to students in Communications Studies, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Governance, Environmental Studies, International Relations, Pacific Studies, Arts, or Anthropology.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter confirming that you qualify for the Canada Summer Job Program and indicating your interest in one of the posted positions no later than May 18, 2022.

To learn more about PPP visit our website at:

We regret that we can only respond to qualified shortlisted candidates but thank all respondents for your interest.

Pacific Peoples’ Partnership

Suite 407, 620 View Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1J6

About us: Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP) has been based on Lekwungen territory in Victoria, BC for 46 years. We are Canada’s only non-profit social justice organization devoted to working in solidarity with peoples of the South Pacific and with First Nations in Canada to promote their aspirations for peace, justice, environmental sustainability and community development. Main activities include connecting peoples north and south for knowledge and cultural exchange, capacity building, and public engagement in Canada. Learn more at:

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