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Digital Communications Assistant (Student)

Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative ยท Ottawa or remote, Ontari - Other
Salary $20 per hour
Posting Date May 18, 2021
Closing Date May 27, 2021

The Refugee Hub was founded at uOttawa in 2012. Since its inception, the Hub has both generated cutting-edge research and provided responsive policy and program interventions in support of refugees in Canada and around the world. ?Our mission is to foster justice and human rights for refugees through innovative research, programs and partnerships.

The Refugee Hub is seeking a student to fill in the role of Digital Communications Assistant (Student) for the 2021/2022 academic year. This role is a unique opportunity to work with a creative and dynamic remote team on some of the most exciting projects in the world right now within the refugee protection space. The Refugee Hub works closely with partners including the Government of Canada and the UNHCR.

Under the supervision of the Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative (GRSI) Communications Officer, the Digital Communications Assistant (Student) will:

Support creation of website content, social media posts, newsletters, and other communication materials;
Support management of communications tracking and analytics;
Support development, translation, and design of printed, graphic, and multimedia materials (e.g., videos); and
Support communication efforts during events including social media scheduling and media outreach.


Demonstrated experience of online and social media communications with an eye for good design;
Experience in design, content management, and monitoring tools such as Canva, Adobe Creative Cloud, WordPress, and Google Analytics;
Ability to express themselves professionally orally and in writing and to work both independently and with direction with excellent attention to detail;
Bilingualism in any of the official GRSI languages (French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian) considered an asset;
Familiarity with refugee issues, global and domestic politics, intergovernmental or public affairs, community sponsorship, or other related areas considered an asset.

Students must be registered in communications, marketing, visual arts, or similar programs at a University or College. This is a remote work position with a preference for candidates in Ottawa, Toronto, or Montreal, Canada. A possibility to work remotely within the range of Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time can be negotiated for the right candidate.

Other Information
To apply: Please apply via BambooHR by uploading your CV, cover letter and a link to portfolio by May 27 2021 11:59 pm EST.
Please upload a portfolio of graphic design, web development/e-newsletter, social media, video, or writing samples, with preference given to sole-authored, published work. Shortlisted candidates will be expected to perform a technical evaluation over video conferencing to screen their communications or design skill.
Applications without portfolios will not be assessed. Your personal social media accounts such as LinkedIn does not constitute a portfolio.

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