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The Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada Communications Assistant Contract in Lower Mainland, BC

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada

Branch Lower Mainland BC CA

Position:
Communications Assistant
Location:
Lower Mainland, BC

As a rare disease patient association serving patients, caregivers, and families across Canada, PHA Canada provides access to educational materials,…

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada (PHA Canada) is seeking a dynamic and creative individual for the temporary, full-time position of Communications Assistant. The ideal candidate will possess enthusiasm for our mission, excellent graphic design skills, a superior attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and take initiative while managing shifting priorities.

Pulmonary hypertension is a progressive disease affecting the arteries of the lungs that can lead to right-heart failure. PHA Canada exists to empower the pulmonary hypertension community through awareness, advocacy, education, research, and patient support. Working alongside of and on behalf of Canadians affected PH, we aim to deliver programs and services that serve the PH community and increase the visibility of this rare and potentially fatal lung disease.

As a rare disease patient association serving patients, caregivers, and families across Canada, PHA Canada provides access to educational materials, psychosocial resources, and community networking events. We deliver and promote these services through the following print and online platforms: bi-annual community magazine; monthly e-newsletters; educational and community-focused websites; social media channels; and print materials (brochures, info-sheets, patient resources, etc.). Working under the supervision of the Communications and Engagement Manager, the Communications Assistant will support the development of graphic resources, visual materials, and interactive tools to facilitate increased education of and engagement with the PH community.

Responsibilities Include:
Developing and designing new style guides, graphic elements, and templates for PHA Canada’s bilingual community magazine and electronic newsletters;

Developing info-graphics and digital illustrations for publication on PHA Canada’s websites;

Developing a visual identity and design for PHA Canada’s new bilingual organizational brochure;

Assisting the Communications and Engagement Manager in the development of graphic elements and design for various print and online resources and social media campaigns;

Formatting and uploading materials to PHA Canada’s websites.

Qualifications and Experience:
In the process of completing a post-secondary degree in Graphic Design, Digital Media, Communications, Health Communications, Marketing & Brand Management, or a related field

Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign required

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required

Good working knowledge of social media/social media marketing

Familiarity with brand management preferred

Familiarity with web content management preferred

Working knowledge of French is an asset

Ability to work on personal laptop computer is an asset

As this position is partly funded through Service Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs Program, candidates must also meet the following eligibility criteria:

Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;

Have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;

Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the

Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

; and

Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/epb/yi/yep/programs/scpp.shtml

PHA Canada is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from members of visible and invisible minority communities are encouraged. Special consideration will be given to applications received from self-identified persons with disabilities, members of a visible minority, and/or members of an official language minority.

Compensation & Hours:
This position is contingent on funding from Service Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs Program. Funding should be confirmed by the end of April.

This is a temporary, full-time (30 hours/week) summer student position. Anticipated start date is June 05

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for a total of twelve weeks (360 hours). The wage is $18.00 per hours with no additional benefits.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter, resume, and brief portfolio (max 10 items) of relevant projects to PHA Canada’s Communications and Engagement Manager, Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte, at

[email protected]

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. The candidate’s cover letter should clearly indicate how the candidate meets the Canada Summer Jobs eligibility criteria.

Interviews will be held the week of May 8

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. Interviewees will be asked to complete a modest design assignment.

Application Deadline: April 30

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For additional information, please contact Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte at

[email protected]

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or 604-682-1036 x102.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.

Interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter, resume, and brief portfolio (max 10 items) of relevant projects to PHA Canada’s Communications and Engagement Manager, Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte, at

[email protected]

. The candidate’s cover letter should clearly indicate how the candidate meets the Canada Summer Jobs eligibility criteria.

Interviews will be held the week of May 8th. Interviewees will be asked to complete a modest design assignment.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2017

For additional information, please contact Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte at

[email protected]

or 604-682-1036 x102.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on: 2017-04-02
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