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Position: Summer Student - Ignite Durham Learning Foundation (IDLF) Junior Marketing and Communications Associate Overview

Reporting to the Ignite Durham Learning Executive Director with day to day supervision by the IDLF Coordinator, the Summer Student - IDLF Junior Marketing and Communications Associate will support with day-to-day administration, organization, and implementation of three key initiatives outlined in the organizational work plan including: Fundraising campaign marketing for the Ignite Durham Learning Foundation

Stakeholder and Community Relations through the development and maintenance of website, social channels, and storytelling kits

Develop and enhance marketing and promotions for Foundation awareness and programming

This position is best suited for an individual with some experience in marketing, promotions, back-end & front-end website maintenance, and community engagement. The successful candidate will be a hard-working organized team player, who adapts and learns quickly within a new environment and communicates effectively. Responsibilities Assist the creation of marketing/promotional pieces for various campaigns and events

Assist with creation of success stories, creating mailing and promotional pieces,

Assist with creating social media pieces, including the maintenance of the Foundation website

Facilitate all social media aspects of events

Support media calendar planning and scheduling

Creation of media assets for social media via Canva, Adobe or other similar software

Regular uploads and organization of assets and historical information into existing data protocol and folders of the foundation

Monthly preparation (and long term scheduling) of Google Ad Grant credits

Update IDLF website information and images in a timely manner in conjunction with Foundation team

Creation of assets for upcoming events and opportunities

IDLF Brand Awareness and Market Research, including trends

Write blog, website and social media posts

Support the creative development with graphics, photos or videos for upcoming campaigns;

Assist with brand management efforts

Attend events and opportunities to capture photos, stories, etc. that can utilized for Foundation marketing and communications strategies

Collaborate with development and programming department on campaign, event and general communications for foundation public platforms

Collection of photos, videos and audio

Support the event planning process for the Ignite Durham Learning Foundation and Make A Difference Depot

Qualifications and Desirable Skills Experience writing communication with proficiency in technology and social media

Able to attend special events that may fall outside of regular work day hours

Satisfactory background check with vulnerable sector screening

Must be able to travel throughout the region during the workday as needed

Asset: Video Animation skills or previous experience with Icreate

Flexible, adaptable team player

Experience with nonprofit and community engagement

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Strong organization and planning skills

Comfortable working with all social media platforms

Scheduling and planning management skills

An aptitude and/or experience with design (print and media)

Receptive to feedback and willing to learn new things

Enrolled in post-secondary education or recently graduatedHourly wage


Position Start Date

May 27, 2024

Position End Date

August 30, 2024

This position is funded under the Canada Summer Jobs Service granting program, candidate must adhere to all requirements, for further information visit:

Please note:

The successful candidate will work: 7 hour days from Monday to Friday between May 27, 2024 - June 28, 2024

7 hour days from Monday to Thursday between July 1, 2024 - August 30, 2024

Friday summer hours will be determined based on need and workload

Evenings and weekends may be required

Position may be extended by mutual agreement into the Fall on a part-time basis if funding is available

The DDSB is committed to equity and inclusion in the recruitment and hiring of qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our region. We encourage submissions from candidates who represent the various dimensions of diversity. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.While we appreciate all applications received, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.