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Position:
2217 - Volunteer Public Relations Director > Active NOW!
Organization:
Position Address:
Combination of 'virtual' from home, plus engagement in the communities Connect 4 Life serves
Location:
Mississauga, Virtual

Goal

CONNECT 4 LIFE is a registered charity in Peel whose 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. We seek your assistance in promoting Connect 4 Life by raising awareness of its mission and presence in the community, and the important engagement of stakeholders and donors in fulfillment of our mission and goals.We will provide the ideal candidate with a valuable opportunity to use and add to talent, skills, and experience in the 'public relations' field, with the benefit of 'networking' and the means to build relationships and career access. AND the legacy of COVID-19 will present the ideal candidate with a unique challenge in terms of adapting to different ways of interacting, ie. increasingly 'virtual' channels of communication.


Description

The impact of COVID-19 and the prospect of a 'new normal' about ways in which we communicate will definitely influence this role, how it is further developed, plus how it will be adapted to future social conditions. Its fundamentals remain the following:

  • As a Member of the Board, and in consultation with our President and with staff and volunteers in related 'roles', devise an appropriate plan to reach out to the community, and to its stakeholders who need to be aware of, and can contribute to, Connect 4 Life
  • Help promote Connect 4 Life by raising community awareness of our vision/mission ('brand'), and more particularly engage potential donors (to gain individual and corporate sponsorship)
  • Connecting with and maintaining current, productive relationships with local media
  • Public speaking engagements, in order to promote and achieve the stated objectives (which may take place in person OR 'virtually': ZOOM, Microsoft Teams, etc.)
  • Collaborating with staff and volunteers, notably the 'Sales & Marketing' volunteer lead, you will generate media and other material necessary to your 'public relations' role.

PLEASE APPLY by no later than July 4, 2022. Volunteers with 'profiles' in Volunteer MBC's Referral System: Please ensure that your resume is uploaded into your 'profile', then click the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above) to submit an application. Screening for this 'role' will be 'virtual' (telephone/email/online - Skype, etc.). 


Benefits

Gain valuable experience and develop additional skills in 'Public Relations' + Opportunity to 'network' within your community and build relationships, connectivity, and your 'personal' profile + Opportunity to enhance career prospects, plus enhance 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 - 20
  • Excellent ENGLISH oral/written communication skills (incl. facility in all forms of 'virtual' communication - telephone/email/online)
  • Ability to be social, outgoing, and engaging
  • Experience in 'Public Relations'
  • Experience in stakeholder engagement (a 'networker')
  • Comfortable with public speaking and audience engagement (incl. 'virtual' presentations via ZOOM, Microsoft Teams, Skype, etc.)
  • Knowledge of local community resources and stakeholders
  • Experience in connecting with/to media (TV, Cable, newspapers, etc.)
  • Appreciate/participate in diversity/equity/inclusion in our communities
  • Past leadership role(s) in the community would be helpful

>>> Volunteers in this 'role' are asked to serve a ONE YEAR TERM (minimum) as a member of our Board of Directors

PLEASE NOTE: The screening process for this 'role' will be remote/virtual virtual(telephone/email/online - Skype, etc.). It will be extremely helpful if Volunteer MBC 'clients' would attach recent resumes to their 'profiles'. After submitting your application, please monitor your email (incl. 'Junk/Spam' folders) for communications from Connect 4 Life. Thank you!

Min Age: 20   
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
Shifts are available Anytime

SOMEWHAT FLEXIBLE: Scheduling will reflect both volunteers' availability and windows of opportunity to engage with the local community. As a Member of the Board, you are expected to be active in committee work related to your 'role', plus you will attend monthly Board meetings and our AGM.


Training

ORIENTATION, then TRAINING as needed, combined with ongoing support, commensurate with the ideal candidate's skills/experience.


More Details
Areas of Interest: Communication/Journalism, Education & Learning, Customer Service, Boards & Committees, Audio & Visual Production, Event Planning, Holiday & Festive, Information & Referral Services, Life Skills & Accessibility, Marketing/Promotion, Program Coordination, Literacy
Accessibility: Unknown, Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individuals, Co-op Placements, 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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