Employment Opportunities

2 summer students needed

Online Communications Assistant

Summer Student Position: 35 hrs/week

The Position

Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with other staff and volunteers, the Online Communications Assistant will assist the agency to strengthen social media practices and to increase our communication and engagement with the general public and specific communities – primarily within the Peel Region.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of a plan for integrating social media into PHAN’s communication with key stakeholders
  • Research and recommend practices and policies that support an enhanced web/social media presence
  • Increase PHAN’s visibility and engagement on various social media platforms and apps (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
  • Assist in the development of multi-media content for the agency websites and other social media platforms
  • Work with volunteers and other staff to plan and implement communication activities
  • Contribute to monthly e-Newsletter and help identify strategies for increasing subscriptions Support the development of media tools (media releases, advisories and other communication materials)
  • Review and update PHAN’s communication resources and contact lists
  • Participate in PHAN meetings and trainings as required
  • Adhere to all relevant policies, procedures and legislation governing PHAN
  • Other related duties as required

Qualification and Skills:

  • Completing a post-secondary education preferably in focused in online marketing, digital communications or a related field with the intention to return to school in September
  • Excellent communication skills (written, spoken, comprehension)
  • Demonstrate creative and forward thinking
  • High level of comfort and familiarity utilizing social media apps and content management systems
  • Experience developing video, blogs, podcasts, and/or other multi-media content
  • Good understanding of social media strategies and tactics. Interest in further developing this knowledge
  • Experience volunteering and/or working with volunteers
  • Competence utilizing word processing and design software (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with experience working in a team environment
  • Knowledge of the local community (Peel Region)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of HIV/AIDS and related issues. Interest in further developing knowledge in this area.
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Strong understanding and demonstrated experience of applying Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression Principles

This position is funded by Canada Summer Jobs and requires that applicants must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age;
  • have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • be Canadian citizens or permanent residents or have official refugee protection status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (foreign students are not eligible);
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada, according to relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Salary: $14-$16.00 per hr

Commitment: 35 hours/week for maximum of 12 weeks starting early June, 2017

Apply by: Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 at 12am (EST) on Charity Village

Events Assistant

Summer Student Position: 35 hrs/week

The Position

Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with other staff and volunteers, the Events Assistant will assist the agency to increase awareness of PHAN programs and services through events and activities within the general public and specific communities – primarily within the Peel Region.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in planning and implementation of community events and outreach activities that promote the agency mission and mandate
  • Assist in the development of engaging outreach materials and content including presentation displays, multi-media content for the agency websites and other social media platforms
  • Work with volunteers and other staff to plan and implement events and outreach activities
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of PHAN’s annual Walk event
  • Review and update PHAN’s outreach resources, community partners and community events listings
  • Participate in outreach activities at various community events
  • Participate in PHAN meetings and trainings as required
  • Adhere to all relevant policies, procedures and legislation governing PHAN
  • Other related duties as required

Qualification and Skills:

  • Completing a post-secondary education preferably in Event Planning, Public Relations, or a related field with the intention to return to school in September
  • Excellent communication skills (written, spoken, comprehension)
  • Demonstrate creative and forward thinking
  • High level of comfort engaging with diverse communities and issues
  • Experience with public speaking and giving presentations
  • Familiarity utilizing social media apps
  • Experience developing vlogs, blogs, podcasts, and/or other multi-media content
  • Good understanding of community development. Interest in further developing this knowledge
  • Experience volunteering and/or working with volunteers
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with experience working in a team environment
  • Knowledge of the local community (Peel Region)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of HIV/AIDS and related issues. Interest in further developing knowledge in this area.
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Strong understanding and demonstrated experience of applying Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression Principles

This position is funded by Canada Summer Jobs and requires that applicants must:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age;
  • Have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • Be Canadian citizens or permanent residents or have official refugee protection status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (foreign students are not eligible);
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada, according to relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Salary: $14-$16.00 per hr

Commitment: 35 hours/week for maximum of 12 weeks starting early June 2017

Apply by: Wednesday May 24th, 2017 at 12am (EST) on Charity Village

The deadline for applications is May 24, 2017 at 12am.

The Peel HIV/AIDS Network is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from persons living with HIV/AIDS, visible minorities, indigenous individuals, members of the LGBT communities, people with disabilities and persons with culturally diverse backgrounds.