Canada Summer Jobs contract, Ottawa, ON
This funded position through the Employment and Social Development Canada Summer Jobs Program will afford youth the opportunity to gain experience and learn practical skills associated with working in a vision health organization.
Reporting to the Manager, of Public Affairs, this position will assist in the execution of CNIB's national advocacy initiatives. The successful candidate will assist with the development and implementation of national advocacy initiatives including planning content, producing materials, and ensuring that regional advocacy leads have all the tools and information required to carry out national advocacy initiatives.
Your impact at CNIB
Support and coordinate activities related to CNIB’s grassroots advocacy campaigns.
Develop materials, guides, and toolkits to effectively implement national advocacy initiatives for regional and local CNIB advocacy staff.
Assist in mobilizing CNIB's national advocates and the wider community to support national advocacy initiatives.
Conduct research to support CNIB’s national advocacy initiatives.
Coordinate public outreach efforts with regional and local CNIB advocacy staff.
Provide communication support such as content creation, key messages and social media.
Track and organize information pertaining to CNIB stakeholders and target audience.
Support CNIB public policy initiatives.
Other duties as assigned.
Who you are
Ability to communicate effectively with people with sight loss and/or people from different social, cultural, and educational backgrounds.
Excellent community building; passion for advocacy, community engagement, inclusion, and diversity; ability to relate well to diverse community groups, volunteers, staff and others from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Strong interpersonal skills and amicable personality.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
We want to hear from you if you:
are between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment
are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of employment
have a Valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and are legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations. International students are not eligible.
Ability to use personal computers for word processing and database management.
Ability to work effectively and successfully in engaging in a global and multicultural. Climate.
Personal or professional experience relating to blindness and sight loss is considered an asset
Personal or professional experience working with assistive technology and/or accessible environments is considered an asset
CNIB is committed to creating and fostering an inclusive culture and welcomes applications from diverse candidates, including but not limited to the Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) community, persons with disabilities, people who are blind or partially sighted, and those who identify as women, gender diverse, and/or 2SLGBTQ+. We strongly encourage applications from applicants with sight loss. Direct lived experience would be a definite asset. If at any stage you require accommodation, please let us know and we will work with you to support your accessibility needs. We're excited to review your application!
Please note: while we invite applications from all interested and qualified applicants, we are unable to follow up with every applicant. Closing date: June 20, 2022.