Job Opportunities – 2 Positions – 2020 Canada Summer Jobs

Position 1:  Web Graphics Designer

The Ontario Invasive Plant Council is seeking a creative team player to help us respond to changes in our business model due to COVID19.  The web graphics designer position will improve our website, social media, graphics design, as well as support the shift to online learning and support.     The ideal candidate will have the ability to translate our business needs into user friendly functions.  Knowledge of Invasive Plants and a passion for the outdoors would be an advantage.

Key projects include,

  • Development of digital tools to support the remote delivery of education programs
  • Assist in the development of online learning materials
  • Review, make recommendations and implement approved changes to,
    • Websites
    • Social media, Facebook, Twitter
    • YouTube
    • conversion of downloadable materials to friendly print at home documents
  • Develop social media plan to launch of 5 new Best management Practices
  • Develop a social media schedule

Skills:

  • professionalism in working via telephone, electronically or face-to-face,
  • Strong computer skills in WordPress, Adobe, MS Office, and social media, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.,
  • Strong oral and written communication,
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a passion for making a difference,
  • Capacity to work independently and as a member of a small team.

Due to the pandemic our office in Peterborough is currently closed.  Until such time that the office re-opens, this position will require you to work from home, have access to a computer and internet.  We are a small team, working remotely and familiarity with Office365 and Teams would be of assistance.  We are seeking a team member that will assist us in leveraging the internet to transition our business in response to these challenging times.

This is a contract position, 35 hours per week starting June 22nd for a minimum of 8 weeks with the possibility of an extension for an additional 8 weeks depending upon funding.  Salary:  $14-$15 per hour.  This position is funded by Canada Summer Jobs.  Candidates must be under the age of 30 at the start of employment. Returning to school is not a requirement for this position.

Please submit your resume, along with a brief note demonstrating how your previous work, volunteer and/or education experience is relevant to this position, to resumes@OnInvasives.ca with the subject line of the email to include the position title “Web Graphics Designer”. 

The deadline for applications is Friday June 12th, 2020. NO TELEPHONE CALLS OR EMAIL INQUIRIES PLEASE. Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Position 2:   Administrative Assistant

The Ontario Invasive Plant Council is seeking an Administrative Assistant to support a wide range of tasks that will aid in the management of the association. The successful candidate must be motivated, enthusiastic, and a self-starter who can work both independently and in a team environment. They will be highly organized and can multi-task and adhere to tight deadlines with accuracy.  Knowledge of Invasive Plants and a passion for the outdoors would be beneficial.

What will you do?

  • Assist with administrative tasks and association management.
  • Updating list of members and contacts.
  • Issuing membership invoices, notices.
  • Organizing and Filing information.
  • Updating websites, postings on Facebook.
  • Answer phone and mail inquiries, and redirect/respond as required.
  • Event management: work closely with staff to arrange/coordinate seminars, workshops, tradeshows (all events are currently on hold due to Covid19).
  • Respond to inquiries regarding the associations’ activities.
  • Drafting reports, letters and editing correspondence.
  • Other projects that may be assigned.

 What Background will you need?

  • Strong experience and skills with Microsoft Office365, especially Word and Excel.
  • Strong organizational skills with a focus on detail and accuracy.
  • Experience and/or interest in learning new software programs such as Constant Contact, Adobe, and WordPress.

What will you bring to the team?

  • A positive attitude to find solutions for diverse ideas and suggestions.
  • Highly valued skills and efficiencies, such as time management, problems solving, collaboration and teamwork.
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet critical deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Due to the pandemic our office in Peterborough is currently closed.  Until such time that the office re-opens, this position will require you to work from home, have access to a computer and internet.  We are a small team, working remotely and familiarity with Office365 and Teams would be of assistance.

This is a contract position, 35 hours per week starting June 22nd for 8 weeks and is conditional upon approval of funding.  Salary:  $14 per hour.  This position is funded by Canada Summer Jobs.  Candidates must be under the age of 30 at the start of employment. Returning to school is not a requirement for this position.

Please submit your resume, along with a brief note demonstrating how your previous work, volunteer and/or education experience is relevant to this position, to resumes@OnInvasives.ca with the subject line of the email to include the position title “Administration Support”. 

The deadline for applications is Friday June 12th, 2020.

NO TELEPHONE CALLS OR EMAIL INQUIRIES PLEASE. Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.