Lead of Communications & Partnerships at Curiko (www.curiko.ca)
About the role
At the current rate of change, it will take another 200 years to eliminate stigma around disability and build communities where we all equally matter and uniquely belong. Curiko seeks to quicken the pace of transformation — and we’re looking for a Lead of Communications & Partnerships to craft meaningful messages, mobilize community, ignite passion and participation. As the Lead of Communications and Partnerships, you’ll set strategy, co-create content, and implement digital campaigns & in-person activations that can help to shift the tired stories too many of us hold about disability, normality, and inclusion. You’ll help to cut through the day-to-day malaise, critically but playfully challenge dominant thinking, spark curiosity and engagement with a mix of print, social media, and event-based storytelling. You won’t be working alone. You’ll support the work of a boundary-pushing team, and you’ll collaborate with neurodiverse community members to co-develop and deliver meaningful messaging. This is a role with heaps of versatility, perfect for folks who crave novelty, creativity, and purpose. You’ll ideate, design, write, hustle, plan, organize, facilitate, reach out, network, reflect, and more as part of this role!
Curiko is a community platform that sparks more moments of connection between people whose bodies and brains work differently, creating the conditions for equal relationships and good lives. We exist to disrupt longstanding patterns of exclusion and isolation that keep too many people with and without disabilities living separate and apart. After 8+ years of research and development, we’re finally ready to spread across BC & Canada. We are looking for a people person who thrives in a fast-paced environment, loves building community, and can toggle between emergence and structure. If you are looking to contribute to meaningful social change, and want to help us grow, keep reading.
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About Your Background
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What We Offer
We are a small, non-profit start-up that offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package ($54K/year plus extended medical & dental benefits, car allowance & pension). What can’t be captured in numbers is the enriching work culture you get to join and actively shape. We describe it as a culture of ambition, curiosity, experimentation, and total possibility!
Flexible hours- Life doesn’t happen just from 9am-5pm and we get that. There’s a few non-negotiable times of the week that we like to huddle together to strategize and reflect, but otherwise can be pretty flexible.
Supportive team- We take a strengths-based approach to working with the community and we try to embody that in the environment that we co-create. We’re all about weaving our different skills, disciplines & experiences together.
Ongoing learning- We embody a growth mindset. You might not be good at something yet, but we work to get you there. How? We offer opportunities to hone your skills and fail. Yep, we think people learn more from failing than success. So this is a pretty safe place to experiment and try new things.
Exposure- Curiko is incubated by social design organization, InWithForward. That means, you get exposed to a wide array of social science and human-centered design approaches, and get to draw on a wide pool of talent.
Impact- Lots of people talk about problems or what they wish could be different. We don’t talk, we do something about it. You’ll get to actively tackle stigma and prejudice, and find fresh ways to connect people across lines of difference.
A little more about us
Curiko comes from an innovative partnership between three disability service providers and an international social design organization. We see ourselves as a social start-up, and seek to grow in ways that are true to our values. One of those values is shifting and sharing power. We are committed to the principles of equal and inclusive employment opportunities without regard to race, colour, class, religion, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other status that is representative of the communities we work in. We actively encourage and support applicants from underrepresented communities.
Does reading all of this leave you feeling intrigued and excited? Do you find yourself nodding along? We’d love for you to apply! We run a pretty unique hiring process - where you’ll get a feel for the role and our culture!
Please submit your resume/portfolio and any relevant pieces of work with an accompanying video sharing a bit about yourself and what excites you about the role to by February 10, 2023.
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