BILINGUAL OUTREACH OFFICER

Position details: 

Historica Canada is the largest independent organization devoted to enhancing awareness of Canadian history and citizenship. Our programs, all of which are offered bilingually, reach more than 24 million Canadians annually. Our programs are aimed at appealing to Canadians of all ages and backgrounds, although several specifically focus on youth. Visit www.historicacanada.ca for more information.

Historica Canada’s Bilingual Outreach Officer for The Memory Project Speakers Bureau will be a strong communicator, and someone who is enthusiastic about sharing the stories of Canada’s veterans. The successful candidate is a strong team player with excellent organization skills and a results- oriented attitude and a technology-forward skillset. This position reports to the Program Manager.

The responsibilities of the Bilingual Outreach Officer include:

  • Initiate and carry out outreach campaigns to encourage Veterans and currently serving Canadian Forces members to become volunteer speakers with the Memory Project;
  • Reach out with a variety of communications tools to encourage educators, school boards, classrooms, libraries, community groups and other potential partners from across Canada to make requests for speakers;
  • Coordinate visit requests for classrooms, youth groups, community groups, etc., by acting as the liaison with the Memory Project’s volunteer speakers across Canada;
  • Assist with the development and execution of the program’s strategy for online engagements (online visit facilitation and organization/video panels/discussions/online Q&A sessions etc.);
  • Assist in developing and executing a strategic marketing and communications plan, including maintaining and growing the program’s social media presence, to increase the number of speakers and groups engaging with the program;
  • Support the Program Coordinator in the day-to-day administration of the program;
  • Assist with the development of learning tools and video projects for use in classrooms and communities;
  • Assist with the creation and development of promotional materials as well as ad placement;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A completed university degree in the arts, social sciences, education, communications or other relevant education and experience;
  • 2-3 years professional experience, with at least 1 to 2 years of professional experience in an outreach-related role;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team to achieve goals;
  • Excellent phone manner – strong communication and listening skills a must;
  • Extensive experience running outreach and promotional campaigns on behalf of a program/organization on social media (including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Reddit);
  • Volunteer management experience an asset;
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently;
  • A high degree of familiarity with online meeting platforms and video conferencing (Zoom, Teams, Skype);
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and research skills;
  • Experience working in the non-profit sector is an asset;
  • Team player with strong leadership and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment;
  • Adaptable to change;
  • Experience in working with a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Strong knowledge of Canadian history and an appreciation for Canada.

High level of bilingualism is required, both oral and written (English and French);

This is a contract position beginning no later than July 27, 2020 and ending on March 31, 2021, with the possibility of extension. The annual salary is $44,000.00, less applicable statutory deductions, which will be paid to the successful candidate twice a month.

Please submit your resume and cover letter in a single PDF or Microsoft Word document with your full name and the position as the file name.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Interviews may be arranged before the deadline. Interested candidates should submit their application no later than Friday, July 10th, 2020 5:00 PM EST to: hr@historicacanada.ca. Please refer to this posting in the subject line. Successful candidates will be contacted directly. Phone calls or solicitations from agencies and candidates will not be accepted.

Historica Canada is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

Historica Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

This position is based at Historica Canada’s Head Office in Toronto. Please note: Historica Canada’s team is currently working remotely, but staff will be expected to return to work in the Toronto office, once it is deemed safe and advisable to do so by the City’s public health authorities.
This position may require travel (air and ground) within Canada and subject to government safety protocols.
This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required by the incumbent.
Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

Application closing date: 
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 17:00