Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Annual Salary: $50,000
Schedule: 37.5 hours weekly (1.0 FTE) – regular working hours (approximately 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 5 days per week – flexible)
Start Date: August 2021 (exact date flexible)
Location: Flexible within Canada, ideally at one of CBRC’s offices (Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Halifax)
Language: Primary working language is English; French language skills are a strong asset (please indicate language skills in your cover letter or resume).
Reports to: Senior Manager, Marketing & Engagement
Application Deadline: July 26, 2021 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern time
Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of gay, bi, trans, Two-Spirit, and queer men (GBT2Q) through research and intervention development. CBRC’s core pillars – community-led research, knowledge exchange, network building, and leadership development – position the organization as a thought leader, transforming ideas into actions that make a difference in our communities. CBRC was incorporated in 1999 and is a non-profit charitable organization. Our main office is located in Vancouver, British Columbia; we also have satellite offices located in Edmonton, Toronto, and Halifax.
This role will be part of CBRC’s Communications, Knowledge Exchange, and Policy Development team. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Marketing & Engagement, the Digital & Visual Communications Coordinator will be responsible for executing CBRC’s social media strategies, contributing to the growth of CBRC’s online presence and digital engagement. Moreover, the successful candidate will develop and execute the visual representation of CBRC and its associated projects and initiatives for both digital platforms and print. The ideal candidate will be a keen visual and/or digital communicator and have an interest in translating data and research as a tool for health promotion, community engagement, and structural change for GBT2Q communities in Canada.
Education and Prior Experience
At CBRC, we recognize that some applicants have experienced barriers to traditional educational and employment opportunities. We consider various combinations of education, employment, volunteer, and lived experience and encourage applicants to highlight these experiences in their cover letter and resume. However, an undergraduate degree/diploma in one of the following areas would be an asset:
- Graphic Design
- Social Media Management
- Communications, Marketing, or media-related
- Project Management
- Working with CBRC’s Senior Manager, Marketing & Engagement to develop, implement, monitor, and execute CBRC’s digital communications strategy and visual representation of CBRC and associated projects, initiatives and campaigns;
- Coordinate design projects for a diverse range of digital and print communications products including, but not limited to, reports, executive summaries, 2-pagers, digital/social shareables, and branding;
- Coordinate various aspects of creative, including copy, design and content development, in a positive and authentic way that reflects CBRC’s values;
- Monitor social media channels, including planning and management of the content calendar;
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams or external vendors to ensure execution of digital and/or visual communications when needed;
- Provide additional support to other projects and activities led by the Communications, Knowledge Exchange, and Policy Development team.
Other Qualifications and Skills
- Post-secondary degree in Graphic Design, Marketing, Digital Communications, or relevant field is an asset but not a requirement;
- Excellent knowledge and understanding of social media platforms/management tools, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok, and Hootsuite;
- Excellent eye for design and experience of Adobe Creative Suite (including Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign), and Canva;
- Awareness of GBT2Q community-based cultural and political values and sensitivities;
- Strong attention to detail, organization skills and ability to multitask;
- Capacity to prioritize tasks and function under tight and/or competing deadlines;
- Autonomous worker with an ability to adapt and work within a team setting;
- Effective critical analysis and problem-solving skills;
- Comfort and familiarity with collaborative work tools (e.g., Google Drive/Docs/Sheets, Asana);
- Bilingual (English and French language) skills are considered an asset.
We recognize that some applicants have experienced barriers to traditional educational and employment opportunities. We consider various combinations of education, employment, volunteer, and lived experience and encourage applicants to highlight these experiences in their cover letter and resume.
How to Apply
Please email your application to Human Resources at [email protected] and put the job you are applying for in the subject line (Digital & Visual Communications Coordinator). All applicants are required to provide a cover letter, resume, and portfolio (highlighting most relevant design and/or social media work).
If this process presents barriers, please get in touch via email with the subject line Access: Digital & Visual Communications Coordinator to discuss alternative formats for submitting an application.
The deadline to apply for this position is July 26, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.
CBRC believes in work led by and for the community. As part of our commitment to employment equity, we encourage applications from lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer and non-binary people, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, Two-Spirit people, people living with HIV, people living with Hepatitis C, people living with chronic health conditions, disabled people/people with disabilities, and other people with fabulous and diverse identities and experiences. CBRC acknowledges that not everyone is able to publicly disclose these identities, and this role does not expect that employees will disclose in the course of their work.