Job Posting 98871

Communications Assistant
Ottawa Riverkeeper
Ottawa area
Ottawa
closing tomorrow (Mon, 26 Feb)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $21.95/hr

Employment Opportunity

Ottawa Riverkeeper is seeking 1-2 Communications Assistants to join our enthusiastic and engaged team. 

  • Note: The number of positions and date ranges for each role are funding-dependent. When applying, please indicate your preferred start and end dates, including (but not necessarily limited to):
    • Position #1 Start Date: April 29, 2024  End Date: June 21, 2024
    • Position #2 Start Date: June 24, 2024 End Date: August 30, 2024
  • Hourly Wage: $21.95/hr
  • Hours: 37.5 hrs/week 
  • Applications will begin to be reviewed as early as January 15th, 2024. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis, until the position is filled.

What you will do

As Communications Assistant, you will help craft messages and communications strategies to reach our entire audience throughout the Ottawa River watershed, inspiring love and protection of our freshwater ecosystems. This may include:

  • Reviewing communications, social media analytics, and other feedback to determine successful strategies
  • Drafting new communications for newsletters, website, blogs, and social media
  • Curating and developing new visuals to use for impactful campaigns. 
  • Assisting with web development and creating new content for our website. 
  • Providing in-person support at Ottawa Riverkeeper events.

What you bring

You are energetic and passionate about the environment and have a desire to protect it! For further success in the role, you also have:

  • A familiarity with major social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok)
  • A solid understanding of social media and website analytics
  • Experience with social media scheduling tools
  • Excellent writing skills

Other valued skills:

  • Bilingual in English and French (oral and written)
  • Experience in web design (WordPress, WIX)

Ottawa Riverkeeper is committed to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in its staff and programs. To hire a diverse team, we are committed to training employees who may not have all the required formal experience but can explain in their cover letter how they meet the job requirements and are willing to learn the necessary skills.

Ottawa Riverkeeper is a great place to work!

This is an opportunity to join a great team focused on making positive environmental change. Our culture is flexible and fun. We love the outdoors and love the work we do to protect the watershed. 

  • We have an amazing work culture with smart, engaged colleagues who want to learn and improve while having fun.
  • We work with colleagues and volunteers across the watershed and have a strong culture of collaboration.
  • We value flexibility and work life balance for our team members and offer flexible work hours.
  • We provide you the chance to lead change and have an impact on the watershed’s health. 
  • Our office is located in River House, a beautifully restored heritage boathouse with direct access to the waters of the Ottawa River. 

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