Employer: comdu.it
Location: Toronto, Canada
Date Posted: June 17, 2019
Job Term: 1 full time (35 hours per week) for up to 8 weeks
Salary: CAD 14.00 per hour
Job ID No.: 2019-002 (Executive Assistant), 2019-003 (Fundraising Assistant), 2019-004 (Social Media Coordinator)
Other Details: Priority will be given to those from the Canadian Tamil, racialized and indigenous, and LGBTQ2+ communities.

comdu.it is a fast growing global network of diaspora volunteers who are committed to the sustainable development of our traditional Tamil homelands in Sri Lanka. Our vision is to help shift diaspora engagement from charity to sustainability, from aid to economic development, and from sending remittance to building a knowledge economy instead. We are registered as a not-for-profit organisation in Ontario, Canada and as a charitable organisation in Hamburg, Germany.

Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative of the Youth Employment Strategy, which is the Government of Canada’s commitment to help young people between the ages of 15 and 30, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to transition successfully into the labour market.

Positions Summary

Reporting to the Founding Chair and/or other Directors, the Executive Assistant, Fundraising Assistant, and Social Media Coordinator provide a variety of administrative, fundraising, and social media marketing support.  Successful applicants must be energetic, detail-oriented, and creative individuals who enjoys working within a small entrepreneurial environment that is vision-based, outcomes-focused, and community-oriented.  The ideal candidates will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations and the ability to manage competing priorities while ensuring tact and discretion on confidential matters.

Executive Assistant (2019-002)

Scope and Responsibilities:

  • Creates and/or manages schedules and appointments for Founding Chair.
  • Processes standard form letters, and correspondence, as required.
  • Circulates/delivers mail, information and materials to volunteers, leadership, and staff.
  • Assists in the set up of meetings and record and prepare meeting minutes.
  • Other administrative duties, responsibilities, and projects as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Must meet the criteria for a Canada Summer Jobs position for youth between the ages of 15-30.
  • Completed or pursuing undergraduate education in a related field or equivalent.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in administrative assistance.
  • Excellent English writing, research, analytical, and presentation skills.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Strong computer skills, MS Office, G Suite, WordPress, MailChimp, etc.
  • Familiarity with the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development a plus.
  • Fluency in a second language (Tamil, French) a plus.
  • Understanding of political, socio-cultural, and economic issues impacting Tamil-speaking communities in Sri Lanka is preferred.

Fundraising Assistant (2019-003)

Scope and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with planning, execution, and evaluation of 2019 Annual Fundraising Gala.
  • Assistant in developing overarching fundraising framework and implementation plan.
  • Assist with identifying, applying, and tracking outcomes of grant opportunities.
  • Proactively identify innovative and creative fundraising opportunities.
  • Other fundraising duties, responsibilities, and projects as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Must meet the criteria for a Canada Summer Jobs position for youth between the ages of 15-30.
  • Completed or pursuing undergraduate education in fundraising/communications or equivalent.
  • Relevant experience working on fundraising initiatives in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Excellent English writing, research, analytical, and presentation skills.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Strong computer skills, MS Office, G Suite, WordPress, MailChimp, etc.
  • Familiarity with the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development a plus.
  • Fluency in a second language (Tamil, French) a plus.
  • Understanding of political, socio-cultural, and economic issues impacting Tamil-speaking communities in Sri Lanka is preferred.

Social Media Coordinator (2019-004)

Scope and Responsibilities:

  • Develop an influencer/creator playbook, informing how we attract, engage, and retain creators to drive ongoing traffic.
  • Work collaboratively at the intersection of marketing, product, content, and sales to develop powerful and memorable stories and interactive experiences that drive engagement on all social media channels.
  • Build and implement a social, community, and creator calendar, to create visibility across the organization and opportunities for cross functional teams to provide input.
  • Develop, track, measure, and report KPIs that measure social growth, traffic, brand perception, and sentiment.
  • Other social media duties, responsibilities, and projects as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Must meet the criteria for a Canada Summer Jobs position for youth between the ages of 15-30.
  • Completed or pursuing undergraduate education in communications/marketing/digital or equivalent.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in social media community management.
  • Excellent English writing, research, analytical, and presentation skills.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Strong computer skills, MS Office, G Suite, WordPress, MailChimp, Fotor, Hub Spot, etc.
  • Familiarity with the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development a plus.
  • Fluency in a second language (Tamil, French) a plus.
  • Understanding of political, socio-cultural, and economic issues impacting Tamil-speaking communities in Sri Lanka is preferred.

How To Apply

  • You must apply by email to [email protected] with Job Title and Job ID in the subject.
  • Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed three (3) pages.
  • Please apply by no later than June 28, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted. Applicant must be legally able to work in Canada.

comdu.it promotes pluralism and equal opportunity and is committed to diversity in its staffing and to the maintenance of an environment free of discriminatory employment practices. comdu.it’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals. No individual shall be discriminated against because of actual or perceived age, caste, class, disability, marital status, religion, gender identity, or sexual orientation.