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Position: 2209 - Volunteer 'Social Media' Specialist > VIRTUAL > ACTIVE during COVID-19
Organization: Connect 4 Life
Position Address: OFFICE: 880 Dundas Street West, Suite 505, Mississauga, ON, Canada + FROM YOUR HOME
Location: Mississauga, Brampton, Virtual

Goal

Connect 4 Life is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in the Region of Peel (Province of Ontario). Its mission is, "To enhance the potential of individuals with disabilities by strengthening their independence and contributions to society; and to promote positive social change by transforming public perception." The Volunteer Social Media Specialist will implement and manage all 'social media' strategies and activities for Connect 4 Life and for Voices 4 Ability

Because of the impact of COVID-19 on how we 'connect', this 'role' necessarily will embrace the importance of virtual communication for community service organizations. The timing couldn't be better for qualified volunteers who desire to be on the 'leading edge' of a transition in importance of 'social media' and Internet 'connectivity post COVID-19. In the event that several suitable candidates apply for the 'position', Connect 4 Life will have no hesitation in assembling a small, dynamic collaborative team of up to 4 volunteers.

The 'role' will indeed be yours to fullful and the impact of your volunteer engagement will be what you make of it.


Description

The 'role' focuses on all aspects of 'social media':

  • Implementation of all 'social media' strategies and activities for Connect 4 Life and Voices 4 Ability
  • Daily engagement on all 'social platforms' (eg. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, etc.)
  • Effective, continuous interface between those platforms and our website
  • Update of our website, as required, collaborating with our Volunteer Website Developer, to keep it current plus leading edge
  • Building a strong presence of Connect 4 Life and Voices 4 Ability on GOOGLE, including use of SEO strategies, 'triggers', and other 'attracts' in order to raise and sustain visibility and connectivity
  • Anticipation and management of 'social media' trends and changes in 'platform' features for the purpose of increasing the presence, impact, and attraction of our organizations on the Internet
  • Increase 'following' of our organization and its core programs on the various 'platforms'
  • Embark upon adapting our 'social media' to reflect changes in 'visual communication' strategies, as we emerge from COVID-19
  • Collaboration with co-volunteers, in the event that a small 'social media' team is assembled, and with the organization's leaders, the Volunteer Sales & Marketing Director and other complementary 'roles' in achieving ongoing and specific objectives of the 'position' and organization's programs

PLEASE APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, as we are looking to fill this 'position' by September 30, 2021. IF you have a volunteer 'profile' through Volunteer MBC, please upload your resume to your 'profile', then click the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above/below) to indicate your interest in exploring this 'role' with Connect 4 Life. In view of COVID-19, screening of applications will be 'VIRTUAL' (telephone/email/online interviews). Thank you!

IF you are not part of Volunteer MBC's Referral System, please email your resume with a cover letter to: [email protected], with the 'position title' in the subject line.


Benefits

Excellent opportunity to use your training/skills/experience in 'social media', plus participate in reorientation towards 'virtual' delivery of community programming Build upon your skills and experience (enhance your resume) + Develop and augment your 'networking' within the volunteer and other communities Personal satisfaction in being an important part of the mission of Connect 4 Life and Voices 4 Ability


Qualifications

  • Experience in admin/management of 'social media' (see DESCRIPTION, above)
  • Experience in media relations
  • Excellent ENGLISH communication, with complementary interpersonal, skills
  • Passion to exercise leaderhip in your community in respect of improving accessibility of those with disabilities or impairments, plus assisting the people whom we serve
  • Capacity to adapt our 'social media' to changes in communication strategies necessitated by COVID-19
  • Ability to write quality content suited to various types of 'social media' (incl. correspondence and promotional material)
  • Ability to adhere to project and other deadlines, independently or collaboratively as part of a 'social media' team
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Appreciation for, and commitment to, diversity and inclusiveness of our communities
  • You are able to commit to a volunteer engagement of AT LEAST 6 MONTHS

    SCREENING of APPLICATIONS, in view of COVID-19, will be 'virtual' (telephone/email/online interviews). After you apply, please monitor your 'Junk/Spam' email folders and leave space on your voicemail for communications from Connect 4 Life.

Min Age: 18   
Police Check: Not required   
Resume: Required   
Driver's Licence: Not required


Time Commitment
This is a Long Term (More than 6 months) commitment starting 2021-09-07
Shifts are available Anytime

FLEXIBLE: Anticipate 5 - 25 hours per month (Number of hours will vary, in keeping with the needs and requirements of the 'position', and where a 'social media' team has been assembled, with the divsion of project and task assignments)


Training

Orientation about Connect 4 Life and Voices 4 Ability and the 'position' will be provided to the successful applicant(s).


More Details
Areas of Interest: Communication/Journalism, Fundraising, Customer Service, Information Technology, Social Media, Graphic/Web Design, Life Skills & Accessibility, Marketing/Promotion, Research/Evaluation
Accessibility: Unknown, Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individuals, Co-op Placements, Older Adults
Apply before: 2021-09-30



How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
http://www.connect4life.ca
https://www.facebook.com/connect4life1
https://twitter.com/connect4life1
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJAuMh_F6VonlKR0Yyssmxg


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