Crossroads International Job Vacancy: Information, Communications and Technology - Montreal, Canada

Are you looking to apply your communications skills to help reduce global poverty? Crossroads International has an exciting opportunity fo... thumbnail 1 summary
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Are you looking to apply your communications skills to help reduce global poverty?

Crossroads International has an exciting opportunity for a bilingual Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) Intern. Reporting to the Communications Officer in Toronto, this position is part of a dynamic team committed to raising awareness of Crossroads International and its work.

Versatile, creative, and committed to excellence, the ICT Assistant will tackle a variety of tasks including: writing; research; social media and web content creation and updates; support in the development of a variety of media including PowerPoints, infographics and video content. The ideal candidate has excellent writing and communications skills, strong attention to detail with good technical and design skills. S/he is a creative and energetic self-starter, who can work well independently and meet deadlines.

Crossroads International is one of Cana­da’s foremost international co-operation organizations and has been fighting inequality for 60 years. We do this by bringing people together in a common cause, to cre­ate lasting solutions to overcome poverty and advance women’s rights.

Crossroads works in some of the world’s poorest nations in Southern Africa, West Af­rica and South America. Crossroads supports women, youth and the rural poor, who are of­ten marginalized in the economy and left out of the decisions that affect their lives. We work as equals with local partner organizations to create decent jobs and to empower women to become leaders and live free from violence.

Responsibilities: 

Support the Communications Team: 
  • To write/edit/translate and post content for the Crossroads website, social media and publications;
  • Support public outreach and events planning;
  • Compile data and analyse metrics for online engagement and surveys;
  • Support development of multimedia content;
  • Design graphic materials such as fact sheets, leaflets, posters, cards, etc.
Eligibility criteria: 
  • Because funding for this position is provided through Service Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs programs, candidates MUST meet specific requirements. Please do not apply if you do not meet all the eligibility criteria below.
  • Was registered as a full-time post-secondary student during the 2017-2018 academic year in a relevant post-secondary program (information technology, communications, international development).
  • Returning to post-secondary study full-time in the 2018-19 academic year.
  • Applicants must be either (1) a Canadian citizen, (2) permanent resident, or (3) person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (please note that foreign students are not eligible for this internship).
  • Applicant must be between the ages of 15 and 30 (inclusive).
  • Applicant must have English as a first language.
Qualifications: 
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills;
  • Proven ability to write clear, concise and compelling prose — web content, articles, etc.
  • Proficiency in In Design, Web CMS (Wordpress), Social media
  • Knowledge of social media metrics and Google Analytics.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, experience with Raisers Edge is an asset
  • Able to work well independently and as part of a team;
  • Interest and knowledge of international development;
  • Fluency in French and/or Spanish (asset).
If you are interested in joining a dynamic international development organization, please submit your resume and cover letter to communications@cintl.org by May 31, 2017.

We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone or walk-in inquiries please. All applications are considered confidential.

Crossroads International is an equal opportunity employer. Crossroads is committed to principles and values of access and equity. We encourage applications from people of colour, people with disabilities, and people from aboriginal and/or other marginalized communities.**

Location: Crossroads International office, Montreal

Salary: Paid internship, $17/hour

Dates: Eight-week summer contract

Schedule: 5 days/week, 9:00am-5:00pm including a one-hour unpaid lunch break.

This position is made possible through the Canada Summer Jobs program.

How to apply: 
If you are interested in joining a dynamic international development organization, please submit your resume and cover letter to communications@cintl.org by May 31, 2018.
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