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Position:
2216 - Volunteer Communications Director > Please APPLY NOW!
Organization:
Position Address:
'Virtual', from the volunteer's residence, subject to attendances at our office and in the community
Location:
Mississauga, Virtual

Goal

CONNECT 4 LIFE's Mission is to enhance the potential of individuals with disabilities by strengthening their independence and contributions to society, and to promote positive social change by transforming public perception.The role of Volunteer Communications Director is intended to provide a suitable volunteer with a valuable opportunity to use and add to talent, skills, and experience in the 'business communications' field, with the benefit of 'networking' and the means to build relationships and career access. AND as a key Connect 4 Life volunteer, the ideal candidate will be instrumental in improving and enhancing our 'connectivity'.


Description

Our Volunteer Communications Director will be engaged as follows:

  • Responsible for managing and directing internal and external communications
  • Create, implement, and evaluate communications strategies (with emphasis on putting 'virtual' communication in place, effectively and facilitatively for Connect 4 Life staff, volunteers, stakeholders, and the public at large)
  • Collaborate in planning that aligns with the organization's Strategic Plan
  • Engage in market research, trends analysis that relate to our Mission
  • Implement procedures/processes to facilitate communication and realization of measurable objectives -
  • 'Social Media' > Support and collaborate in research and develop content for Connect 4 Life social media platforms and blog
  • Provide status updates on Twitter and other social sites, plus drive traffic to the Connect 4 Life website

>>> In this 'role', you also will serve as a member of our Board of Directors for a ONE YEAR term

PLEASE APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, as we are looking to fill this 'position' by July 1, 2022. IF you have a volunteer 'profile' through Volunteer MBC, please attach your resume to your 'profile', then click the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above) to indicate your interest in exploring this 'role' with Connect 4 Life. In view of COVID-19, screening of applications will be remote/virtual (telephone/email/online interviews). Thank you!


Benefits

Gain valuable experience and develop additional skills in 'business communications' + Opportunity to 'network' within your community and build relationships (enhance your personal/professional 'profile') + Opportunity to be creative and hands-on in implementation of effective communications strategies that specifically help Connect 4 Life + Opportunity to explore career prospects, plus add a quality volunteering experience to your resume + Be an important part of an organization that continues to make a difference among those with disabilities within our community + Personal satisfaction that you will be pivotal in conveying a 'message' that is bound to make a difference


Qualifications

  • Minimum Age - 21
  • Excellent ENGLISH oral/written communication and associated skills
  • Comprehensive understanding of current/trending communications technology (esp. 'virtual' connectivity - Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, etc.)
  • Experience in effective writing of articles, correspondence, and promotions
  • Comfortable with, and effective in, navigating 'social media' and its platforms (eg. Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Linkedin, etc.)
  • Experience in media relations and associated 'networking'
  • Appreciation for, and commitment to participate in, diversity, equity, and inclusion in the communities served by Connect 4 Life
  • Past leadership role(s) in the community (esp. the volunteer sector) would be helpful

Min Age: 21   
Police Check: Not required   
Resume:Required   
Driver's Licence: Not required   
Proof of Vaccination: Not required


Time Commitment
This is a Long Term (More than 6 months) commitment starting 2022-07-11 AND ending 2022-07-04
Shifts are available Anytime

SOMEWHAT FLEXIBLE: Volunteer's hours will be scheduled to suit the requirements of the role, plus in your capacity as Chairperson - Marketing & Communications Committee, you are expected to be head of your committee during its meetings, and you will report to the Board of Trustees regularly and attend its meetings, when requested. Ongoing mar/comm management/supervision and addressing special projects will entail further volunteer hours, to be discussed, then planned. 


Training

ORIENTATION and TRAINING appropriate for the 'position' and the volunteer's level of skill/experience will be provided.


More Details
Areas of Interest: Communication/Journalism, Education & Learning, Office Administration, Information Technology, Audio & Visual Production, Social Media, Holiday & Festive, Information & Referral Services, Life Skills & Accessibility, Marketing/Promotion, Literacy, Research/Evaluation, Volunteer Coordination
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individuals, Older Adults
Apply before: 2022-07-04



How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
http://www.connect4life.ca
https://www.facebook.com/connect4life1
https://twitter.com/connect4life1
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJAuMh_F6VonlKR0Yyssmxg


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