Job Posting – Community Outreach Assistant

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CJSR is hiring a summer Community Outreach Assistant. The application deadline is May 6.

CJSR is Edmonton’s listener-supported, volunteer-powered campus and community radio station. This position will support CJSR’s essential operations as well as participation/support in Edmonton’s arts and culture activities throughout Summer 2020. This position is possible to do safely and remotely if CJSR is unable to operate out of our physical premises during this time.

Responsibilities of this position:

  • Plan out CJSR’s involvement in local arts and cultural events for summer and fall 2020. 
  • Reach out to local arts organizations CJSR could partner with for Covid-19-related projects, such as streaming content and/or broadcasting previews of arts projects
  • Reach out to Friends of CJSR businesses to check in on Covid-19 impacts
  • Promote CJSR radio and podcast content, as well as local arts and cultural events, via station social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc)
  • Contact festival organizers and campus groups (Orientation, Students’ Union Week Of Welcome) to update a calendar and resource list of contacts & information
  • Research innovative fundraising options
  • Script and record Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for broadcast
  • If possible, act as CJSR representative at selected arts, culture, and community events. Special emphasis will be on community events focusing on Edmontonians from Indigenous, LGBTQ+, visible minority, and newcomer backgrounds, children or youth, people with disabilities, people who are homeless or street-involved, or who face social or employment barriers including literacy and numeracy
  • Update and recruit new participants for CJSR’s Friends of CJSR card.  Including preparation of mailout to participating Friends businesses.
  • Other duties as directed by the Station Manager and Program Director.

Specific duties may change depending on Covid-19-related impacts to local festivals and events, as well as public health directives to ensure a safe working environment.

Qualifications:

  • Valid drivers license and access to vehicle is an asset (but not required)
  • Reliable internet access is required
  • Access to laptop/desktop computer is an asset (but not required)
  • Access to phone is an asset (but not required)
  • Strong communicator (open, fun, and professional approach)
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, reliable with a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, hectic environment with a minimum of supervision
  • Experience using Word and Google Docs
  • Prior experience volunteering with CJSR is an asset, but not required
  • Experience working with and coordinating volunteers
  • Experience promoting organizations or businesses at community events is an asset
  • Experience working for non-profit, community organizations an asset
  • Graphic design and layout experience is an asset
  • Business or marketing experience is an asset

Terms:

  • 30 hours a week
  • May 22, 2020 – August 21, 2020
  • $17/hour
  • This position is dependent on funding from the Rupertsland Institute. Hired candidates must meet the eligibility requirements:
  • Currently enrolled and returning to school or a Post -Secondary Institution in the fall
  • Applicants must be Métis youth between the ages of 15-30.
  • New hires will be required to register with our identified funding partners
  • Please indicate how you meet these criteria in your cover letter.

Application Guidelines:

Please send a resume and cover letter to resumes@cjsr.com.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us.

Deadline:  May 6th, by 4 PM 

Only candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted

CJSR is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, or (dis)ability.