Full-Time Contract Marketing Assistant – Canada Summer Jobs



Job Description:Summary Raising the Roof is looking for an experienced Marketing Assistant with excellent communication and organizational skills to help promote our summer campaign. This position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs Grant program and, as such, is open to youth between the ages of 15 and 30 years of age, who is residing in Canada and is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred. About Raising the Roof For 25 years, Raising the Roof has provided national leadership on long-term solutions to homelessness through partnership and collaboration with diverse stakeholders, investment in local communities, and public education. In 1997, Raising the Roof launched its first major fundraising campaign to help people experiencing homelessness and introduced the now iconic Raising the Roof Toque. That first year’s campaign raised $72,000 and since then over $8 million has been raised for over 200 homelessness prevention programs across Canada. Over the years, Raising the Roof has initiated several high impact public education campaigns and research projects which are informing national policy today. Two key findings from this research were the need for employment opportunities for people at risk of homelessness and the need for affordable housing with supports. In 2018, Raising the Roof launched the Reside program, based on a successful model from the UK. Through the innovative, collaborative, holistic Reside program we are able to provide a long-term solution to prevent and end homelessness in Canada. In 2016, there were 1.34 million empty and temporarily occupied homes in Canada. At the same time, 235,000 Canadians experience homelessness each year. Through Reside, Raising the Roof acquires vacant or under-utilized properties and renovates them into affordable housing for individuals who are currently experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness. In completing the renovations, Raising the Roof works with non-profit contractors who create paid training and employment opportunities for people who face barriers to employment in the trades. On past Reside projects, 85% of trainees have obtained unionized apprenticeships and other full time employment in the trades upon completion of the program. Following the renovations, Raising the Roof partners with local non-profit or co-operative housing providers, who manage the properties and provide wrap-around supports to residents. Through the Reside program, we prevent and end homelessness through both the creation of affordable housing with supports and employment for marginalized people. JOB DESCRIPTION: Raising the Roof is seeking a full-time contract Marketing Assistant to support the Marketing Manager in promoting the work of Raising the Roof and our new summer campaign. As the Marketing Assistant your tasks would include project based work consisting of research and reports, content creation and scheduling for social media, support with the website and online store, perform some administrative duties and some online store shipping duties. The position will begin on May 25, 2022 and will conclude on September 3, 2022. QUALIFICATIONS: 2+ marketing or communications experience – non-profit work is a plus.Completion or currently completing degree or diploma in communications, marketing, business or other relevant programExcellent communication and organizational skillsThe ability to work independently and complete tasks on timeDue to funding requirement, only open to youth between the ages of 15 and 30 years of age, who reside in Canada and are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred The above list is not exclusive or exhaustive and the successful candidate will be required to undertake such duties as may reasonably be expected within the scope of the role. All members of staff are required to be professional, co-operative and flexible in line with the needs of Raising the Roof. Raising the Roof is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates and encourage Indigenous peoples, visible minorities and people with disabilities to apply. A request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process. Salary: $15-20 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications Temporary contract: May 25, 2022 to September 3, 2022 HOW TO APPLY: Please send your resume, cover letter by Friday, May 6 to shoshana@raisingtheroof.org Job ID: 37546004
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