Job: Communications Assistant, Vancity Community Foundation

Posted on May 11, 2012


VanCity HQ

VanCity HQ

This one is Vangroover based and came to me via a FB link from Irwin Oostindie at W2, but it’s on their website too:

We’re looking for a Communications Assistant (deadline May 24)

Job Posting: Communications Assistant, Demonstrating Value (Vancity Community Foundation)

Position Description
The Demonstrating Value program at Vancity Community Foundation seeks a Communications Assistant to work in their downtown office at 815 W. Hastings. The position reports to the Manager, Evaluation and Community Impact. This is a part-time contract position, 2 to 3 days per week (with some scheduling flexibility). The contract is from June to December 2012 for at least 420 hours total with a possibility for up to 540 hours, paid at $20/hour.

The primary and ongoing responsibilities of the communications assistant are:
- Gathering, editing, writing and publishing the Demonstrating Value blog and newsletter
- Managing the Demonstrating Value client and subscriber database
- Administrative support for Demonstrating Value consultants (invoicing and information requests)

Additional projects to be undertaken:
- Migrating and editing content from the current Demonstrating Value website to a new Drupal website for launch by mid-summer 2012
- Consolidating several subscriber and contact lists into a single CRM system
- Update of the DV program’s printed materials with new brand and colours

Required skills and experience
- Proven top-quality writing and editing skills for both business and public audiences (writing samples required)
- Demonstrable interest in sustainable business practices, corporate social responsibility and/or social impact evaluation
- Proficiency with Drupal content management system and other web-based communication tools (MailChimp, Eventbrite) (or transferable experience)
- Experience with social enterprises or granting foundations is a plus but not required
- At least two years work experience in an office environment; ability to manage projects independently with minimal direct supervision.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, one page of writing samples, and references via e-mail to Garth Yule ( no later than 12 pm, Thursday May 24, 2012.

More information about the Demonstrating Value program:
More information about Vancity Community Foundation: