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Pay rate: $15.25/hour

Position type: Contract (Canada Summer Jobs)

Location: Yonge and Sheppard; currently remote due to COVID-19

Start date: September 7, 2021

End date: December 6, 2021

Schedule: 21 hours/week (equivalent to 3 days/week)

Apply by: Sunday, August 15 at 11:59 p.m.

About us

pointA is a non-profit that envisions sustainable transportation options for everyone. Our goal is to connect people to the places they want to go. We aim to give people and businesses transportation options that benefit the environment, the economy and the well-being of our communities. In collaboration with our funders, members and partners, we facilitate transportation demand management programs and advocate for sustainable transportation. 

 

Our core activities include developing, launching and monitoring transportation demand management (TDM) programs for medium- to large- sized organizations. We promote a menu of options for commuters, such as transit, ride-matching, shuttle buses, vanpooling, telecommuting, cycling and walking.  

 

The pointA Board approved the adoption of UN SDGs 3, 11, and 13 in 2019. Since then, pointA has focused on gathering supporting research for the UN SDGs and is now ready to position itself and its programs and work publicly with the SDGs. In doing so, we hope to attract more like-minded clients and supporters and to also ensure that our programming and work are measured to help Canada achieve its SDG goals.

Position overview

The primary focus of the youth will be supporting pointA in the execution of its strategic plan to align our work to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). They will also review pointA’s program KPIs to ensure that they support our work on the UN SDGs. The three goals pointA is focusing on are: goal 3, ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages; goal 11, make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable; and goal 13, take urgent action to combat climate change and its impact.

Position responsibilities

  • Researching and writing blog posts focused on sustainable transportation and UN SDGs.

  • Research content and build the monthly pointA newsletter in MailChimp.

  • Create social media content that engages with Canadian UN SDGs thought leaders and potential partnering organizations, particularly organizations that serve youth, seniors, and people with disabilities.

  • Create social media and blog content that engages youth, families with young children, and seniors to promote active transportation among these groups.

  • Collaborate with pointA’s programs team to ensure that marketing materials for pointA’s various programs align with the UN SDGs.

  • Evaluate pointA’s KPIs and metrics plan to ensure incorporation of UN SDGs and target populations (youth, families with young children, seniors, people with disabilities) into program delivery, particularly in community-based programming that is being developed this year.

  • Conduct market research to identify new clients within the Canadian UN SDGs community.
This position will be very beneficial for youth who wish to practice and improve their written communication skills, as they will write a variety of materials directed at different audiences. They will collaborate on this project with our Marketing and Communications Manager, our Communications and Program Coordinator, and our Programs team, strengthening their teamwork skills. They will strengthen their digital skills by working with commonly used business software from the Microsoft Office suite, as well as social media posting and WordPress. The youth will also develop research skills in this position as this will be a necessary skill to support many of the tasks listed above.

You are:

  • A self-starter who can manage many competing priorities and timelines while working remotely.

  • Someone with strong written communication skills, from writing emails and blog posts to social media posts and written reports.

  • Innovative and resourceful – You enjoy finding new ways to improve processes.

  • Research skills, including working with qualitative and quantitative data and metrics.

  • Collaborative and able to work across the organization, our funders, and stakeholders.

  • Able to work remotely due to COVID-19 using your personal computer and internet connection.

Bonus points for:

  • Experience with Twitter and other social media platforms. Graphic design skills are an extra bonus.

  • Experience working with metrics and analytics to track progress (e.g., Google Analytics)

Applicant eligibility

This position is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program and may only be filled by a youth. To be eligible, youth must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment*;

  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment**; and,

  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations


*The youth must be 15 years of age at the beginning of the employment period. The youth may be more than 30 years of age at the end of the employment period as long as the youth was 30 at the beginning of the employment period.


**International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada. Youth awaiting a refugee status ruling, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, youth visa or work visa are ineligible. As the objective of the Canada Summer Jobs program is to support youth entering the Canadian labour market, the temporary nature of an international student’s time in Canada does not allow for a long-term connection to the labour market.

What we offer

  • We are a small, passionate team where innovative thinking and creativity are valued. You’ll have the opportunity to directly make an impact on the operations of the organization.

  • An open and collaborative team who is passionate about making positive change

  • Flexible hours and work arrangements.

  • Competitive vacation and benefits package.

Application requirements

Please address your cover letter to Lauren McVittie, Marketing and Communications Manager.

 

Please submit your cover letter and resume to careers@pointa.ca no later than August 15, 2021 by 11:59 PM EST, with the job title ‘Communication Officer’ in the subject line of your email.

 

Applications sent to any other email address or in any other way will not be accepted.

 

We thank all candidates for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

Accessibility

Depending on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be required to work from home. Otherwise, you may be working in a general office environment with sit/stand desks. Work hours will be scheduled between 8am-6pm, Monday through Friday.

 

pointA welcomes applications from persons of diverse backgrounds. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. If you require accommodations during the application process, please contact Sivan Alshek at salshek@pointa.ca or call 647-920-3751.

 

Our office is located on the fourth floor, which is accessible by elevator or by stairs. The front doors of the building open electronically. Our office and the washrooms in the building do not have electric door openers. There are no gender-neutral washrooms in the building.

 

We are located two blocks from Sheppard-Yonge subway station. There is pay-per-use parking next to the building.

 

We are happy to answer any specific questions about the accessibility of our office and/or the building that we are in and will do our best to ensure that our building’s limitations do not prevent you from accessing our full suite of services. Please contact us if you have questions, concerns or require any accommodations.