Outreach Assistant

Position details: 

Historica Canada is the country’s largest organization dedicated to enhancing awareness of Canada’s history and citizenship. Some of Historica Canada’s signature programs are: Encounters with Canada, The Heritage Minutes, The Memory Project, The Citizenship Challenge and The Canadian Encyclopedia. For more information, visit www.historicacanada.ca.

The Outreach Assistant for Encounters with Canada will be an individual who is passionate about the work of Historica Canada and has had experience working with a team to achieve deliverables in a timely fashion. The successful candidate is highly organized, detail-oriented, and a strong communicator.

The responsibilities of the Outreach Assistant include:

  • Conduct outreach to school boards and schools to promote the program;
  • Initiate and carry out outreach campaigns to students, parents, schools and other stakeholder groups to encourage students to participate in Encounters with Canada;
  • Assist the communications coordinator in the development and maintenance of a strong social media presence;
  • Act as a liaison with recruitment volunteers, as required;
  • Travel to and represent Encounters with Canada at conferences;
  • Develop and maintain promotional partnerships and community relationships to help promote Encounters with Canada to key stakeholder groups;
  • Assist in developing and executing a strategic marketing and communications plan to increase the number of students engaged in the program;
  • Support the Recruitment Coordinators, as required;
  • Reports directly to Program Manager.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A university degree or college diploma in Communications, English, History, Arts Administration or equivalent;
  • Bilingualism (English and French) is required;
  • Excellent communications skills including written and oral skills;
  • Excellent outreach skills, including cold calls/emails;
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office suite);
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Canadian history, culture and current events;
  • Minimum 1 year professional working experience;
  • Must complete a Police Records Check.

This is a contract position beginning September 9, 2019 and ends on June 30, 2020. The salary will be $41,000.00 yearly, 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 Wednesday, August 21, 2019 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.

All candidates invited for interview will undertake a French language assessment (written and verbal) as part of the selection process.

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 Encounters with Canada location in Ottawa.
This position may require travel (air and ground) within Canada.
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: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 17:00