Student Placements

Communications and Resource Development Assistant

Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services is a multi-service community agency that works to improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, and their communities. We do this by facilitating access to services and addressing systemic inequities. The Centre envisions a future in which Toronto’s diverse communities achieve health with dignity.

Position Title: Communications and Resource Development Assistant

Placement Type: Hybrid: In-Person and Virtual

Number of Positions Available: 2

Worksite Location and Conditions: Access Alliance Downtown – College Site

Brief Description of Practicum Project:

  • Assist with the communications capacity-building initiatives, such as training, and coaching
  • Assist with communications campaigns, curating images, and creating content as requested
  • Support fundraising campaigns and other resource development activities
  • Provide general assistance to the department staff as required

Learning Outcomes/Goals:

  • Solid understanding of how a community health centre communicates internally and externally
  • Hone communications and marketing skills to build effective campaigns (key skills include campaign planning, creation, and evaluation. Audience segmentation and targeted digital marketing
  • Applied learned comms and marketing strategies to real-world projects
  • Improve and develop workshop facilitation and coaching skills

Qualifications/Competencies Required:

  • 2nd-year (or later) post-secondary student in communications, marketing, graphic design, PR or a related field
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Interest in health care and/or not-for-profit sector
  • Understanding of newcomer population’s needs and barriers is a strong asset
  • A minimum of 200 hours of placement time is required for one semester

Benefits to the Student:

  • Receive mentoring and ongoing guidance from communications professionals
  • Real-world experience within a vibrant non-profit health organization
  • Opportunity to work independently as well as collaborate with a dynamic team

Placement Period: Fall/Winter

Supervisor Name and Contact:

Heather Corbin – Communications and Resource Development Officer

Application Deadline: August 15, 2022

To Apply:

Complete an application form by clicking here

Please fill ‘Communications and Resource Development Assistant’ as the “Position Title” in the Application Form

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