action4hc Action for Healthy Communities

People and Communities in Action

Program: Entrepreneurship Supports Program & IMPACT Project

This employee reports to: Program Lead, Entrepreneurship

Salary: $21.00/hour

Hours: 37.5/week

AHC’s Objectives: To build the capacity of individuals and groups to improve their lives and communities through a unique community-building process, including support, mentoring and training.

AHC’s Values: Expectations of employee behaviour

  • Collaboration – We encourage community members to work together toward common goals based on shared concerns and values.
  • Engagement and Participation – We are dedicated to a process that fosters community participation in activities that improve health and wellbeing.
  • Personal Development – We believe that continuous reflection and learning is essential for self-motivation and reaching potential.
  • Cultural Sensitivity– All activities are organized with sensitivity to the diverse cultural needs of the community.
  • Respect – We recognize and honour the diverse needs of all communities.
  • Excellence – We strive to provide high-quality programs to our communities to facilitate and achieve successful outcomes.

Summary of Position:

The Marketing Assistant is a key frontline member of the program team who supports the promotion of the Entrepreneurship Program recruitment of new immigrant entrepreneurs to the Program. Furthermore, the incumbent will provide skills coaching and demonstration and motivational support to build positive relationships, guide, inspire, challenge, encourage and help individuals as they improve their digital marketing skills for their business.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Support Program Planning (5%)

  • In relation to marketing, support the Program Lead in determining gaps in inactivity/service delivery for newcomers and recommend strategies for improvement.

Program Promotion (60%)

  • Stories telling:
    • Assist in presenting entrepreneurs/business partners (business facilitators, coaches, mentors) stories in photos, videos, and editorial materials (newsletters, etc.).
    • Polish and publish stories on program social media and AHC’s website
  • Participate in promoting the program:
    • Cover summer events such as pop-up markets
    • Help enhance the program’s visibility towards newcomers who have been in Canada for at least 3 years and to the public, including facilitating the enrollment through an “auto-pilot” process.
    • Review the existing program social media and marketing processes and tools for their effectiveness and efficiency. Support the Program Lead to identify and explore innovative avenues to promote program activities and services through various media channels.
    • Help create and implement strategies that can bring consistency and enhance the engagement of clients to the existing social media tools and AHC website.
    • Assist with creating promotional materials and translating them into various languages.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with ethnocultural/grassroots groups to expand the Program’s reputation.
    • Attend inter-agency meetings to share project experiences as well as develop new collaborations.
  • Review and enhance the existing Alumni platform through entrepreneurs’ engagement and the connection between program Alumni:
    • Review/develop social media and newsletters to unite entrepreneurs of the program and get them engaged and supportive of each other.
    • Create and animate entrepreneurs’ conversation and binding

Business Counselling Support – Digital Skills (25%)

  • Work with Program participants – entrepreneurs either one-on-one and/or in small groups to identify their needs in promoting their businesses and generate more sales. This will be delivered both in-person and remotely.
  • Coach/train the entrepreneurs to develop their social media, establish their online presence, and boost their sales.
  • Answer individual questions from the entrepreneurs in-person, via phone, email, and other written communications.

Knowledge Management (5%)

  • Develop a knowledge management system that ensures maximum sharing of program information and learning internally and externally; create an environment whereby programs and AHC are known as best practices in community development work.
  • Maintain/track programs and participants’ records and statistics; oversee and ensure staff update/maintain all program databases, mainly Apricot, creation and submission of periodic reports documenting program outcomes/results, statistics, and other information as required by funders and AHC publications (monthly/quarterly/annual reports, newsletters, website etc.).

Administrative Tasks & Others (5%)

  • Attend various program-related events and training, assist with set up and take down as needed
  • Ensure records retention practices are in accordance with the law and funders’ standards for confidential documents related to program participants.
  • Actively participate in program/AHC team meetings, professional development activities, staff retreats and other AHC activities.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Relevant post-secondary degree preferred (Marketing, Public or Community Relations, Event Planning) and/or with two years of experience in special events planning
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle as some in-town travel will be required from time to time
  • The ability to work well independently on several concurrent projects
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have strong skills using computer software (MS Office, Google Apps, Outlook, Planning Apps, etc.)
  • Demonstrate an ability to engage positively and in collaboration with others in a productive manner, including working with ethno-cultural communities and businesses
  • Demonstrate an ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment – Prior experience working with a non-profit is considered as an asset.

This position is available through the Canada Summer Job Grant. Therefore, some restrictions are applied to eligibility. 

Youth ages 15 – 30 

  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment,
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
  • International students or temporary visitors are NOT eligible to apply for this position
  • Clear criminal record check with vulnerable sector check is required

Working Conditions and Other Important Requirements

  • 37.5 hours/week from June 15, 2022 to August 24, 2022.
  • Working hours include working at the program sites, field trips, virtual, hybrid, and/or in AHC head office.
  • Move around with the program materials (binders, flyers, brochures, banners, PC, projectors, stationeries, etc.).
How to Apply 
Your application will be assessed based on how strongly your identified qualifications meet the criteria in the job advertisement. If you meet the qualifications and are passionate about working to serve the needs of immigrants and refugees, then we welcome you to send both your resume and cover letter to the email below with the position title in the email subject line.The successful candidate will be required to provide references and undergo a satisfactory criminal record check prior to the commencement of employment.
Email to apply abdoulaye.barry@a4hc.ca
Deadline  May 30, 2022

      Only those qualifying for an interview will be contacted.  

Thank you for your interest in the position!

To apply for this position send your resume to abdoulaye.barry@a4hc.ca