Position: Community Outreach & Office Assistant
Type: Canada Summer Jobs / age 30 & under
Organization: Toronto Vegetarian Association
Location: Toronto, Ontario
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Founded in 1945, the Toronto Vegetarian Association (TVA) is Toronto’s go-to resource for all things veg! For over 60 years, the TVA has worked to inspire people to choose a healthier, greener, more compassionate lifestyle through plant-based eating. An important part of spreading the plant-based message is through our outreach program, conducted at several different events in various communities. Notable initiatives of the TVA are their Outreach Program and Veg Guide, in print, online and app forms.
The Community Outreach Assistant will be responsible for engaging with the local plant-based community by assisting with the planning and execution of the TVA’s outreach program and the Veg Guide. They will be responsible for assisting with the daily administrative tasks in support of these programs.
They Community Outreach Assistant is the front-line point for all in person and phone inquiries, of which topics include; adopting a plant-based diet, general Veg Food Fest. They will assist with coordination of outreach and community events including strategizing and packing for events; drafting communications for volunteers, reporting on events, and researching future opportunities. They will prepare and mail information packages and other items to members and the general public based on demand.
The Community Outreach Assistant will assist the Community and Engagement Coordinator regarding tasks including; answering questions about the Veg Guide, performing follow-up calls with advertising prospects, and processing payments. They will also be required to answer queries relating to general inquiries from vendors, members, or the general public about TVA’s activities.
An enthusiastic, proactive self-starter with passion, knowledge and personal experience in plant-based living will thrive in this position. This role calls for excellent organizational and planning skills, strong communication and customer service skills, and proficiency with computers.
The successful candidate must qualify for the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program, be available for a start date of Monday, June 10th, 2019.
CONTRACT: 8-weeks through the CSJ program; 35 hrs/week
CANADA SUMMER JOBS ELIGIBILITY
It is mandatory that the successful candidate be eligible for the Canada Summer Jobs program.
In order to qualify for this program, the candidate must:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Community Outreach and Office Assistant will be required to:
In addition to the duties listed above, this position will incorporate exciting and challenging growth tasks and learning opportunities.
The Community Outreach and Office Assistant will have the unique opportunity to develop their project planning, communicating and problem-solving skills in a welcoming and supportive vegetarian-friendly environment, as well as to as interact with and coordinate a wide range of communities involved in health promotion, compassion for animals, and environmental sustainability.
The successful applicant must:
We encourage applications from students enrolled in any of the following field(s) of study or having a combination of training and experience in the following areas:
Deadline to apply is Friday, May 24th, 2019 at 11:59pm.
The TVA welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin. If additional accessibility support is needed, please request in advance as the TVA’s office has a stairway entrance. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those invited to an interview will be contacted.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: May 10 2019 ID: 53456