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The ICPC, located in Montreal, is an international non-governmental organisation, created in 1994, whose mission is to foster international exchanges in crime prevention, to support local, regional, national and international actors through technical assistance and the provision of expertise, and to promote and disseminate promising practices in the field of crime prevention and everyday safety.

The ICPC has about 50 members, including non-governmental organisations, police forces, municipalities and governments from different regions of the world. The ICPC team monitors and analyses trends, provides direct assistance to members, and helps to disseminate and make accessible knowledge in the field. The organisation works in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).

As part of the Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages (YCWBOL) program, the ICPC is seeking to fill a Communications Assistant position for the summer of 2022.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

The Assistant will work with the Communications team in the implementation of the ICPC communications strategy and will provide planning, management and promotional support for communications efforts to promote the organization's activities to its target audiences. This is a cross-functional role that directly affects the organization's activities before, during and after their deployment.

The purpose of the summer employment activities is to provide the student with the opportunity to develop and evaluate the knowledge acquired in the field of communications in order to be able to apply it in a professional setting.

Reporting to the Director of Communications and Public Relations, the assistant will more specifically provide support on two main projects:

  • Foster engagement among members who have joined the organization's network through the development of a long-term communication strategy (strengthening the relationship with members, fostering exchange, support, promotion).
  • Support the organization of an international conference on the theme of transportation security (mobilization, online promotional strategy, writing and follow-up emails, organizing speakers' travel, writing, translating and revising preparation documents)

In addition, more generally, the candidate will be required to:

  • Collaborate on the production of content for social networks: research, writing, creation of graphic elements.
  • Participate in the production of the monthly ICPC newsletter with MailChimp.
  • Provide support on graphic design.
  • Translate and revise (French, English, Spanish) communications, publications, proceedings and content of ICPC projects.
  • Support the organisation of ICPC events, both online and offline, and support its coverage.
  • Nurture the ICPC network of contacts (organisations, institutions, members) in the field of crime prevention at local, national and international levels.
  • Carry out any other related tasks assigned by the Director of Communications and Public Relations or the Director General. 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

The successful candidate will be in the final year of a bachelor's degree in one of the following disciplines: communications, public relations, events management, advertising, journalism, translation, marketing or other related fields. The candidate must have an excellent command of written and spoken French and English with strong writing skills, good analytical skills, creativity and organizational skills. Knowledge of Spanish would be an asset.  

OTHER SKILLS REQUIRED

The candidate must be prepared to take part in the development and execution of several diversified sub-projects integrating different components related to communications. He/she must have a good knowledge of current office tools (Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite) and of the Web, have knowledge and experience with the use of social networks and other internal and external promotional and communication tools specific to the organization (e.g. MailChimp) as well as knowledge, expertise and skills in event organization and the ability to work with various stakeholders. 

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Full-time position - 28 hours per week; 4 days per week
  • Workplace: Montreal;
  • Possibility of teleworking;
  • Possible start date of May 31, 2022
  • Salary will be determined according to the candidate's qualifications and experience (rate offered according to the standards for non-profit organizations). 

To apply, the applicant must create a Young Canada Works account: https://bit.ly/3Nj7xGk

HOW TO APPLY

Candidates should send a PDF file to the attention of Vanessa Reggio, Communications Manager, at vreggio(at)cipc-icpc.org including:

  • A letter of motivation;
  • A curriculum vitae (including a references section).

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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