Community Engagement Assistant
Golden Horseshoe Green Tech - Hamilton, ON

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Opening Date: Immediately
Closing Date: March 12th, 2013
Location: Eva Rothwell Resource Centre, Robert Land Community Association
460 Wentworth Street, Hamilton
Position Type: Temporary
Duration: Maximum 26 week contract
Hour per Week: 35 hours per week
Schedule: Monday – Friday; 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Flexibility in schedule is necessary, as occasional evening and weekend work may be required.
Salary: $12.00 per hour
Date Staff Required: March 18th, 2013
Education Level: Post-Secondary
Career Level: Experienced

Mandatory Requirement: Candidates must be unemployed, and either be on an active EI claim, have had a claim that ended within the past 36 months, OR have started a maternity/parental claim within the last 60 months

Job Duties:

  • Identify business, education, civil society, social enterprise, and community leaders
  • Maintain records and organize computer and hard copy files, including development and maintenance of a database
  • Investigate and recommend resources
  • Create a virtual library of materials
  • Create letters of introduction, marketing materials, and presentations.
  • Distribute marketing materials
  • Answer inquiries about the project and make appointments for visits and phone conversations
  • Attend visits with interested parties and complete summary reports
  • Develop, distribute and analyze questionnaires
  • Complete facsimile, photocopying, scanning, e-mailing and other administrative support processes
  • Provide ideas, input, and feedback in the development of initiatives
  • Update and maintain information on website.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a post-secondary education in business, education, social services, or environmental studies; knowledge of the local neighbourhood; initiative, creativity, flexibility, and problem solving skills; proven previous work experience in business, education/training and/or community development; strong written and verbal communication skills; experience creating and editing documents; the ability to work independently or as part of a team; commitment to ensuring quality and timely results; current knowledge of the environment and sustainability as it applies to a wide variety of sectors; skill and experience in using the Internet and MS Office suite; and a willingness to adapt to new technologies.

Local travel is required; therefore, the successful candidate must possess a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle, or be comfortable using the Hamilton public transit system.

Assets:

Living in the local neighbourhood, and proven experience in planning and implementing events are considered strong assets

Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter by email with subject line: “GHGT”.
No phone calls please.

Please note that GHGT’s policy requires all employees and volunteers to pass a vulnerable persons security check.


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