Communications Lead Volunteer

Position: Communications Lead Volunteer

Employer: OCIC

Location: GTA (Remote)

Deadline: July 27, 2023

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Entry Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: July 27, 2023

Full Description

Brief Description:

The Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) is an expanding community of Ontario-based international development and global education organizations and individual associate members working globally for social justice.

Reporting to the Communications & Content Specialist, the Communications Lead Volunteer(s) will work with OCIC staff, members and other stakeholders in the coordination of OCIC’s Communications Strategy. This is a virtual position, with periodic meetings and activities in downtown Toronto. Candidates will ideally reside in the GTA.

Scope of work:
– Actively participating in planning meetings and providing input towards OCIC communications
– Support the development of graphic and video content for various audiences and platforms
– Update and edit OCIC’s website
– Ensuring gender equality, anti-oppression, and decolonization is integrated into all communications
– Helping to document and report on good practices and lessons learned
– Committing to 5-7 hours per week from mid-August 2023 to mid-May 2024

Desired Qualifications:
– Knowledge of or interest in global social justice, environmental and climate change, international cooperation and solidarity work with non-profit and grassroots organizers
– Creative ideas, enthusiasm, skillful communications and writing abilities
– Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills, and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse groups
– Detail-oriented, with a demonstrated ability to organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines, and track information, both independently and as part of a team
– Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace
– Familiarity with Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and WordPress
– Comfortable creating and editing video content

Benefits of Volunteering with OCIC in this capacity:
– Opportunity to support, work with and learn from like-minded colleagues
– Opportunity to network with key actors in the International cooperation sector
– Opportunity to become an OCIC Associate Member and to access individual membership benefits

Please complete OCIC’s application form, including your CV, written statement of interest, and the names of two professional references by no later than 10:00 am ET, July 27, 2023. Interviews will be conducted online via Zoom on August 3 - 4, 2023.

Please contact if you require any accommodations during the application process.

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