19 Dec Communications and Youth Engagement Coordinator

Location: Toronto
Contract Length: 6 months, renewable
Commitment: Full time – 37.5 hours/week
Compensation: $32 per hour
Start Date: January 2021

About Youth Challenge International (YCI)

Youth Challenge International (YCI) is a leading global youth development organization that promotes youth innovation to drive positive change. Together with our partners, we create market-ready solutions that catapult youth around the world to succeed and prosper; we are driven by youth and their potential to affect positive change in the world. Our solutions are focused – always keeping the young people we are designing for and with at the centre of the conversation. Our approach is rooted in creativity and constantly evolving to respond to changing needs and market realities.  YCI is an organization where diversity and talent come together to shape a better future for youth around the world.

Position Summary:

The Communications and Youth Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for providing program coordination to YCI’s Youth Climate Action strategy, contributing to the overall success of a dynamic and growing Climate Action portfolio. The ideal candidate is a skilled communicator and creative designer who works well in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment. An understanding of non-profits and community-level projects including climate issues, youth programming and advocacy is desirable.

We are seeking a passionate, skilled, and creative candidate to deliver exceptional results. We are looking for people to join our team who believe in youth as powerful agents of change and their ability to transform lives and communities.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Communications Planning and Implementation: Contribute to the development and execution of a communications strategy and implementation plan for YCI’s Climate Action portfolio including the branding, positioning and promotion of YCI’s Climate Action programs; support the creation and delivery of social media and digital marketing campaigns and internal reporting; provide support for the development and maintenance of the YCI Climate Action website and assist with planning and facilitation for successful event implementation.
  • Marketing Content and Materials Creation: Support the design and development of communications content to capture youth experiences and actions to share with a broad audience; develop communication materials for print, web, social media and digital marketing to showcase and promote the Climate Action programs.
  • Recruitment Planning and Implementation: Contribute to the development and execution of a youth recruitment strategy and implementation plan for YCI’s Climate Action portfolio; conduct targeted promotional activities and relationship development with relevant stakeholders; support youth recruitment and onboarding.
  • Business Development: Support the growth of the YCI Climate Action funding portfolio and granting options for youth participants; support business development planning and processes including new partnership acquisition, portfolio expansion and proposal development.

Skills and Experience:

You are a self-starter with 3-5 years of progressive experience in communications, marketing and/or recruitment roles; you are passionate and eager to contribute to dynamic youth programming that is catalyzing local climate action; you have strong written and verbal communication skills and can draft and edit materials for diverse audiences; you can see the big picture and contribute to YCI’s Youth Climate Action strategy while maintaining attention to detail; you understand the youth climate action marketplace and have experience with youth recruitment and public engagement campaigns; you are proficient using the Adobe Creative Suite, Constant Contact and WordPress; you have experience in graphic design and the development of communication materials for both internal and external partners and you can support meetings and events outside of regular working hours on evenings and weekends as needed; you have experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds.

Deadline to apply: January 15, 2021

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Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received. Please submit a brief cover letter and resume (maximum 3 pages total in a single PDF file) along with relevant work samples (ie. writing and graphics samples). These can be uploaded as additional attachments or you can provide a link to your portfolio of work if available. Please save your application in the following format: “First Name Last Name_ Communications and Youth Engagement Coordinator”. No phone calls or emails about the position can be accepted. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.