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Community Development Intern



Centre for Social Justice and Good Works

Job Type: Permanent Full

The Centre for Social Justice and Good Works (the ‘Centre’) is looking for a Community Development Intern to support the Centre’s projects and external marketing communications initiatives. This is a one-year contract position.

The Community Development Intern is a creative problem solver, who takes initiative and completes tasks within project timelines. Good communication and writing skills are necessary, as well as the ability to work on a team and independently. I Love To Move is a free recreation program for children, is offered in four areas of the community, will be a primary responsibility of the Intern. Partnerships are essential for successful programs and the Intern will be required to keep partners informed and records maintained.

The successful candidate will hold a degree or diploma in marketing, communications, community development or a related field.

Additional tasks include:

  • Regularly update social media, Centre website, newsletters.
  • Act as a point of contact for Centre inquiries, attend community stakeholder meetings, participate in working groups.
  • Recruit and organize volunteers.
  • Increase the profile and awareness of the Centre within the community.
  • Provide support to the Executive Director and other Centre staff.

The Community Development Intern must meet the requirements of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Internship program:

  • University and college graduates who have graduated within the last three years from an accredited college or university. Candidates must be graduates of post-secondary degree or diploma programs
  • The position must provide the Intern with first time employment in their field of study
  • Candidates are only eligible to participate in the internship program one time
  • Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada

In the cover letter, please answer the following question – How can I create positive change in my community and what will I do to make it happen?

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to centresjgw@gmail.com by Friday, May 25, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Please include a list of references with your application. The Centre is a non-profit organization that envisions an inclusive, welcoming community in which people are inspired, empowered, and supported to work together to transform society for the greater good through works of service and social justice.

This position is made possible through funding from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation.

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