Job Openings

Now Hiring: Marketing Assistant


Position:
Full time, 35 hours/week, offered through the Canada Summer Jobs program (see eligibility criteria below)
Duration: 8 weeks starting as soon as possible
Compensation: $14/hour
Location: Work from home

Marketing/ Communications:

  • Coordinate production and distribution of communication and promotional materials.
  • Help facilitate NFU-O representation digitally at events, meetings, and trade shows.
  • Ensure the NFU-O website is current, accurate and functioning.
  • Assist with content, production and distribution of marketing and publicity materials (posters, program, flyers, mail outs, newsletters, brochures etc).
  • Gather outside materials of interest to Locals and members, distributing them in an appropriate fashion, e.g. e-news.
  • Assist with the production of internal newsletters and other communication pieces.
  • Engage with farmers, eaters, and food system stakeholders through social media, electronic communication, and face-to-face conversation.
  • Assist with communications to members, government, and the general public.
  • Give and gather feedback on the success of outreach and messaging.
  • Research and compile available resources to enhance online presence.
  • Improve internal communications systems (e.g. aggregate relevant stock photos, improve tagging procedures etc.).
  • Support the evaluation of communications and outreach through analytics as well as offering and gathering feedback.

Event Planning and Coordination

  • Assist with planning, organization and execution of NFU-O AGM and Region 3 Convention, as well as other meetings and special events.
  • Assist with logistics and speaker outreach.
  • Reach out to potential sponsors.

Membership Services, Development and Outreach

  • Assist in the identification of and outreach to members.
  • Support the development and implementation of new member benefits.
  • Monitor, respond to and/or forward general office and membership related phone calls, postal correspondence, and email correspondence, in a timely manner.
  • Receive and respond to requests of a membership nature from Council, Locals, members and prospective members.

Skills and Qualifications: 

This is a Canada Summer Jobs position. Candidates must be

  • between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • legally entitled to work according to the Ontario and Canadian legislation and regulations.

Experience

  • Experience and knowledge of communications and/or marketing (preferred).
  • Event planning experience an asset.
  • A strong communicator with excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently and in a team.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving abilities.
  • Experience working with social media platforms, Mailchimp, or similar newsletter applications.
  • Experience with graphic design an asset (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Canva, etc.).
  • French language skills are an asset.
  • experience and knowledge of communications and/or marketing (preferred).
  • Flexible, skilled in working on multiple projects at a time.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Interest in community-building, environmental sustainability and/or food security.
  • Knowledge of Ontario agricultural community an asset.

To apply:

Send your cover letter detailing how your skills, experience, and education fit with this position, along with your resume, in Word or PDF format to Sarah Bakker, NFU-O General Manager at careers@nfuontario.ca with the subject line “Marketing Assistant.”

Only those applicants to be invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Applications will be evaluated and interviews occurring on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

The NFU-O is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.