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Canada Summer Jobs – Communications Coordinator Job Description
About the Public Health Association of BC (PHABC)
PHABC is a voluntary, non-profit, non-government organization with approximately 500
members from various public health backgrounds. Through advocacy, research, collaboration
and education, members of PHABC promote health, well-being and social equity to fulfill the
vision of a healthy and equity British Columbia for all. Over the years, PHABC has created
several population health and public health initiatives with a mission to eliminate poverty,
reduce health as well as socioeconomic inequities, address climate change and healthy
environments, contribute to a sustainable economy and prevent violence. The Communications
Coordinator will work on two food system programs of PHABC: Farm to School BC and Can You
About Farm to School BC
Farm to School BC (F2SBC) brings healthy, local and sustainable food into schools and provides
students with hands-on learning opportunities that develop food literacy, all while
strengthening the local food system and enhancing school and community connectedness.
F2SBC is administered by the Public Health Association of BC, and receives funding from the
Ministry of Health. This funding is distributed to schools across BC, supporting food literacy
Since 2007, Farm to School BC has expanded from one pilot Farm to School salad bar program
in Northern BC to six regional hubs supporting schools in conducting a variety of Farm to School
activities and engaging over 14,000 students in the 2018/19 school year. We closely support the
work of F2SBC Community Animators in those hubs to work with schools, community partners,
and health authorities.
About Can You Dig It
Can You Dig It (CYDI) is a community garden and urban farming program that strives to
strengthen community connections where community members are contributing to their own
neighbourhoods through community growing and learning. This project amplifies work that is
already happening in municipalities by promoting regional and cross municipal learning and
About the Communications Coordinator Position
The Communications Coordinator works to engage partners across the province to share
stories, resources, and knowledge of the schools, partners, Health Authorities and
municipalities that we work with. The Communications Coordinator works directly with the
F2SBC Community Animators, Provincial Manager and CYDI Provincial Manager. Tasks of the
Communications Coordinator include: oversees promotional campaigns (like Farm to School
month in October), create posters, social media posts, publish our newsletter, edit our
websites, organize webinars, write press releases, and more.
The role of the Communications Coordinator is an important part of the success of our
programs and sharing information locally, nationally and internationally. The Coordinator,
under the supervision of the F2SBC and CYDI Provincial Manager, will be responsible for
managing multiple simultaneous projects, requests, and deadlines. This position also offers
opportunities to present new project ideas and contribute to the overall F2SBC and CYDI
The Communications Coordinator will be experienced in both systems thinking and day-to-day
planning of communications, steering the future direction, working to promote and strengthen
the network, highlighting the F2SBC model, and working with public and media relations.
The Communications Coordinator will work from an independent workspace full-time from
August 6th, 2020 to September 24th, 2020. This is a temporary position through Canada Summer
Jobs, with the potential for expansion after September 24th, 2020.
Specific Job Duties
Assist with the creation and dissemination of effective communications materials such as event
posters, social media graphics, promotional material, and other printed and digital material.
Some video editing skills will be necessary, editing webinar recordings and educational videos.
Assist with the implementation and management of communications campaigns for events,
programs and advocacy.
Web Editing and Design:
Edit, design, and write new content on the existing F2SBC and CYDI website on WordPress, or
other website platforms.
Social Media and Newsletter Management:
Promote F2SBC and CYDI events, activities, and learning opportunities on three social media
channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). Assist with managing provincial engagement, and
working with Community Animators to post on Facebook. Create content and publish the
monthly newsletter (Mailchimp).
Event Hosting and Promotion:
Provide support for provincial webinars including organizing, promoting, editing and working
with Community Animators and community partners. Provide technical assistance to
Community Animators with regional events (Eventbrite and Zoom), and sometimes act as the
F2SBC and CYDI spokesperson.
Analyze data from social media monitoring services to track number of posts/engagements,
and identify areas for improvement and make appropriate changes.
Additional Support as Needed:
As PHABC is an exciting and forward-thinking leader in BC public health, different projects may
arise that require immediate support. This may include writing grants, research, attending
events or supporting the provincial managers with administrative work.
Canada Summer Jobs Requirements:
● Must be between 15-30 years old
● Legally able to work in Canada
● Pursuing training, education or equivalent working experience in the field of public
relations, communications, marketing, journalism or related field, and at least three
years of relevant experience
● Demonstrating the ability to think strategically about communications, public relations
and outreach activities
● Outstanding written communication and demonstrated ability to write effectively in
plain language with a wide range of creative styles and delivery methods (including
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, videos, newsletters, website, media releases, etc.)
● Self-motivated, detail-oriented and well organized
● Hard working and dependable, ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities and
● Self-motivated and able to work effectively with team members remotely.
● Knowledge of digital media, current social media platforms, and email marketing, with
an understanding of campaign performance tracking, email blasting methods
● Experience and interest in Farm to School program, local/regional food systems, school
nutrition, or public health
● Experience working with networks, coalitions or membership-based organizations
● Graphic design skills and coding skills an asset
● Experience working with provincial, regional and local media
Information for Applicants
To be considered, responses must be received on or before, July 23rd, 2020, at 4:00 pm.
Hours per Week:
30 hours per week for 8 weeks (August 6th, 2020 to September 24th, 2020)
To Apply,Please send your proposals electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org, with
subject head titled ‘Canada Summer Job 2020’.
1 page Cover letter
Creative Portfolio (examples include writing samples, websites, social media account(s),
creative media sample(s) including graphic designs, videos and/or campaigns)
The Public Health Association of BC endeavours to ensure all submitted requests are treated
objectively and fairly. PHABC reserves the right to accept, reject or ask for clarification of any or
all requests in order to ensure the interests of the association, its funders, and partners.
We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any
grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family
status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
Applicants must reside in British Columbia, Canada. All qualified candidates are encouraged to
apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Notice of Interview: July 30th, 2020 to July 31st, 2020
Anticipated Interview Dates:August 3rd, 2020 and August 4
Anticipated Start Date: August 6th, 2020
We thank all applicants for your interest in this position with the Public Health Association of
Community Outreach Worker (Food Distribution) – South Van Neighbourhood house
South Vancouver Neighbourhood House (SVNH) is currently seeking an outgoing, organized, and dedicated Community Outreach Worker to support the South Vancouver Temporary Emergency Food Distribution Program at South Vancouver Neighbourhood House and Marpole Neighbourhood House.
South Vancouver (Killarney, Victoria-Fraserview, Sunset) and Marpole are Vancouver neighbourhoods with very limited food assets. Food security has been an ongoing issue in these neighbourhoods and has become far worse because of COVID-19. In order to respond to community needs, SVNH started providing emergency food support – both through food distribution at SVNH on Tuesday mornings and at Marpole Neighbourhood House on Thursday mornings, and through a hamper delivery program to vulnerable families.
As Community Outreach Worker, you will support the Program Coordinator with logistics and planning, purchase and storage of food, packaging and distribution of hampers, scheduling and deliveries, outreach, data collection and reporting, and wellness checks.
The successful candidate will:
- Work under the guidance and direction of the Office Manager / Food Distribution Program Coordinator to support emergency food distribution in South Vancouver and Marpole.
- Engage with community members who are accessing emergency food support to build connections and support information and referrals.
- Support the scheduling and delivery of emergency food hampers to vulnerable families in South Vancouver and Marpole.
- Collect and maintains a participant data.
- Support wellness checks for community members.
- Support communications initiatives including website and social media.
- Actively engage with community members and organizations to promote SVNH programs, services and events. Maintain existing and develop new relationships.
- Provide excellent customer service, including timely and comprehensive responses to internal and external inquiries.
- Offer reception and office coordination support.
Qualifications & Skills:
- This position is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs and to be eligible, youth must be:
- between 19 to 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
- a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment*; and,
- have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
- Minimum 1 year of work experience in community outreach or food security programming.
- Education in community development, food security, operations, or related field of study.
- Experience working in a diverse and multicultural community.
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communications skills.
- Able to handle multiple tasks and prioritize own work.
- Be fluent (written and verbal) in a second language; Chinese, Punjabi, Tagalog, Arabic, Japanese, Spanish, Coast Salish language(s).
- Clear criminal record search upon hire.
- Monday to Friday, 5 hours per day & 25 hours per week
- Start Date: June 15, 2020
- End Date: August 31, 2020
- Salary: $16.81 per hour plus 4% vacation pay
- Job Type: Full Time Term Position
The Association of Neighbourhood Houses of BC is an equal opportunity employer. We place a high value on diversity and encourage qualified individuals from all backgrounds and identities to consider applying for the position. Our total compensation and benefits package reflect our commitment to our staff and their family. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, with subject line “Community Outreach Worker” by 5pm on June 3rd, in confidence to:
Roberta Kihn, Office Manager 6470 Victoria Drive Vancouver, BC V5P 3X7 Roberta.email@example.com
Greater Vancouver food bank
The GVFB is searching for a talented and professional Development Coordinator to join our dynamic development team. Your duties will be diverse and multi-faceted, therefore adaptability is vital for this position.
Key aspects of this role include administrative duties related to fundraising and events, gaining firsthand experience in non-profit fundraising and relationship management, as well as donor and grant research and tracking.
ADMINISTRATORS, COMMUNITY AGENCIES X 2
The GVFB is seeking two compassionate, highly-motivated and detail-oriented Administrators, Community Agencies. They will oversee daily Agency Program tasks and coordination including communications with partners and stakeholders, data entry, ordering process, kitchen equipment and system updates. As well as general administrative duties for both Community Hubs and Agencies Departments.