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Canada Summer Jobs contract, Hybrid, Toronto, ON

The CNIB Foundation is looking for a creative and strategic Social Media Community Manager to primarily support our CNIB Guide Dogs Instagram page and assist on our other social media accounts. The right candidate will be skilled and highly knowledgeable about social media platforms, and eager to learn and keep up to date with the latest trends and innovations.

Reporting to the Manager, Digital Fundraising, the Social Media Community Manager will support CNIB's mission to change what it means to be blind in Canada. This will be accomplished by amplifying the stories of our participants, including the life-changing impact of receiving a CNIB Guide Dog and showing behind-the-scenes of our amazing work, such as raising and training future guide dogs.

Your impact at CNIB

  • Coordinate with Direct Marketing, Marketing Communications, and Social Enterprise teammates to create a shared social media content calendar.
  • Source and create content to post on social media platforms.
  • Research industry innovations and tactics to ensure best practices.
  • Keep abreast of trending topics and influential social media figures.
  • Actively engage with our community of followers, and similar pages in the charity and dog spaces.
  • Grow the size of our social media audience and increase engagement.
  • Support the Manager, Digital Fundraising with fundraising campaigns as needed.

Who you are

  • Excellent knowledge and expertise using social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (TikTok expertise a bonus).
  • Superior time management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Eagerness to learn about new innovations in social media.

Requirements

We want to hear from you if you:

  • are between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment.
  • are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of employment.
  • have a Valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and are legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.
International students are not eligible.
  • have or are working towards a post-secondary degree or diploma in Digital Marketing, Marketing/Advertising, Communications, or related field.
  • personal or professional experience relating to blindness and sight loss an asset, and personal or professional experience working with assistive technology and/or accessible environments is considered an asset, but not required.
  • Candidates based in Toronto or Ottawa preferred but not required.

Benefits

CNIB is committed to creating and fostering an inclusive culture and welcomes applications from diverse candidates, including but not limited to the Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) community, persons with disabilities, people who are blind or partially sighted, and those who identify as women, gender diverse, and/or 2SLGBTQ+. We strongly encourage applications from applicants with sight loss. Direct lived experience would be a definite asset. If at any stage you require accommodation, please let us know and we will work with you to support your accessibility needs. We're excited to review your application!

Please note: while we invite applications from all interested and qualified applicants, we are unable to follow-up with every applicant. Closing date: May 29, 2022.

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