Communications Assistant

Deadline: April 12, 2024 


Interviews will be scheduled between: April 29 – May 3

Start Date: June 3, 2024

Position Type: Short Term Summer Contract

(full-time, 8 or 12 weeks dependent on confirmation of funding – Canada Summer Jobs Initiative)

Posting Type: External
Supervisor: Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives
Location: Access Alliance College Site
Short Description:

Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services is a Community Health Centre that aims 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 diverse individuals, families and communities can achieve health with dignity.

NOTE: To be eligible to apply for this position you must:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations

This position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs Initiative. As such, applicants must meet the requirements indicated above; and applications from individuals who reflect the broad diversity of communities we work with, including those from newcomer, racialized and S2LGBTQI+ communities, are highly encouraged.

  • Main workstation is based at our main office on College Street, Toronto ON
  • Reports to Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives and is mentored by a team of professionals


NOTE: All staff are expected to work on-site maintaining COVID-19 safety protocols and may be required to travel to and work at other sites as required.

Complete COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory.

All positions contribute to our COVID-19 response efforts.
Detailed Description: 
  • Assist the Communications and Resource Development Officer in managing the day-to-day communications tasks required to keep the corporate social accounts operational
  • Coordinate with program leaders to solicit quality content and arrange publishing timing
  • Work with the Communications and Resource Development Officer and Social Action Coordinator to plan and implement agency social media campaigns
  • Generate content for agency campaigns and website updates
  • Assist with creating graphic content, copywriting and copy editing
  • Support agency-wide communications training and capacity building
  • Monitor Inboxes of all social media accounts and respond accordingly, escalate the issue to the Communications Manager if necessary
  • Project-specific communications tasks as assigned
  • Other duties, relevant to the position, as assigned
  • Work evenings and weekends as required

Skills and Qualifications:

  •  Completing/completed a university/college diploma in Marketing, Communications, Journalism or a related field.
  • Ability to work effectively within a diverse and multi-disciplinary team.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, decision-making, problem-solving and conflict management skills.
  • Skilled with MS Office applications, and graphics tools such as Canva.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms, primarily Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, is key.
  • Good writing skills in English are required.
  • Excellent team spirit and willingness to learn are critical to this job.
  • Attention to detail makes all the difference.
  • Some graphic design/photographic skills are preferred.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and time management skills in a high-pressure environment and ability to maintain a positive attitude.
  • Previous work experience (including volunteering) in communications and marketing is strongly preferred.

Salary: $17.55 per hour

Hours: 35 per week

Location:  340 College St., Ste. 500

Bargaining Unit: This position is excluded from the bargaining unit.
Application Method:

With “Communications Assistant- Summer Job” in the subject heading send a resume and short cover letter By April 12, 2024 at 5:00 pm to:


No phone calls please.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will receive acknowledgement. Please note that a criminal background check (Vulnerable sector) will be conducted for this position.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

Access Alliance encourages a scent-free environment. Employees, students, volunteers, and visitors are asked to refrain from wearing fragrances and other scented personal care products (i.e. perfumes, lotions, hairspray, etc.) while at the Centre.   

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