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Communications and Outreach Intern

Duration

6 weeks

Start Date

February 20, 2024

Application Deadline

February 14, 2024

Compensation

$15.56 per hour

Hours of Work

Part-time, 10 hours/week

Location

Remote, with possibility of travel to Truro or Wolfville

Description

Why Literacy? Work with purpose at United for Literacy. 

Canada’s literacy divide widens daily because so many people lack adequate support. Solving systemic literacy challenges is key to advancing social equity and prosperity across our country. Literacy changes everything. 

United for Literacy (formerly Frontier College) is a national charity that was founded in 1899. We believe literacy is a right, and that every place can be a learning place. Our vision is a Canada in which everyone has the literacy skills they need to achieve their goals at school, at work, and in life. Our mission is to provide local learning support programs that change lives. 

We encourage applications that reflect the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds we serve at United for Literacy. In keeping with our ongoing efforts to promote equity and reflect the diversity of our organization, we encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.  

The opportunity:  

*The successful candidate must reside in/near Truro or Wolfville, Nova Scotia. 

Our team in Nova Scotia runs literacy-based programs in Halifax, Dartmouth, and Preston Township, such as reading circles and clubs for children, reading and academic support, and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs for immigrant families. 

Recently, our organization took the important step to expand our programming beyond HRM to the communities of Truro and Wolfville. To this end, we are seeking a part-time Intern based in either one of the communities to work closely with the Community Coordinator to provide communications and outreach support. 

The successful candidate will assist with:  

The Intern reports directly to the Community Coordinator for Truro and Wolfville. The position will be home-based while a physical presence and frequent travel to program sites will be expected. 

Generally, Interns are youth aged 18-30 who are looking for professional development through a paid contract opportunity. Interns may be hired into any functional department or region in which United for Literacy works. And ideally, Interns are hired from communities in which United for Literacy does its work.  

This position is part of the Atlantic Canada team which operates in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People, and we acknowledge them as the past, present, and future caretakers of this land. 

*As this opportunity is designed to provide skills, training and mentorship to as many youth as possible, individuals may only hold an Intern position a maximum of two times. 

Your main responsibilities and major duties: 

Skills, Attributes and Requirements 

Additional Assets 

Working with United for Literacy  

Salary:  $15.56 per hour 

Hours of Work: 10 hours/week 

Ready to join our team? Please email your cover letter and resume to:  

Rana El-Zoheiry, Community Coordinator, [email protected] 

Subject Line: [Name of Community] Intern – [Applicant’s Name] 

No phone calls, please. You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview. 

For more information about United for Literacy visit www.unitedforliteracy.ca  

We welcome applications from individuals who self-identify on the basis of any of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code. We are committed to integration and maintaining the independence of individuals and removing barriers to accessibility in the workplace. We are committed to full compliance with the Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and all other applicable legislation. We invite applicants to request accommodation, as required, throughout the application and hiring process. 

We require some of our staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to do in-person work. Exemptions for valid medical reasons will be considered. 

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