Communications Coordinator / Community Development Worker

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic

6 month part-time contract

Do you share our passion for social justice?
Hamilton Community Legal Clinic/Clinique juridique communautaire de Hamilton is a busy urban legal clinic and seeks an experienced communications coordinator to develop and implement a communications strategy to support the Clinic's overall organizational goals and objectives. This part‑time (3 days/week), six‑month contract position focuses on marketing, content production, social media management, media relations and outreach to support the Clinic's casework, summary advice, law reform, community development and public legal education activities. The successful candidate will possess a flair for multi‑media communication, design, fluency in English and preferably French as well, and a strong commitment to social justice. If you want to work hard to serve the community in a collaborative environment, then you need to apply. Now.

Qualifications include:

  • Post‑secondary education in Communications/Public Relations or equivalent, or demonstrated experience essential
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and equity and working towards the elimination of barriers to social, economic and civic participation for marginalized communities
  • Superior verbal and written English communication skills. Preference will be given to those with French fluency as well (testing may be required)
  • Demonstrated skills in writing and editing for a variety of audiences and media, including websites, blogs and journalism, combined with a strong structural analysis and capacity to explain complex ideas in plain language
  • Proven success in social media management with specialization in Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and Facebook
  • Direct experience with media relations and communications/marketing plan development
  • Tech savvy, ideally with knowledge of InDesign or equivalent, graphic design, content management systems, social media content management systems and e‑communication tools
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Hamilton community and key stakeholders in the Clinic's work
  • Ability to work independently, identify and respond to communication needs in a timely and effective manner
  • Strong ability to handle multiple priorities in a high volume environment and a self‑starter
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team

Salary Range: Salary in accordance with the former Legal Aid Ontario funding grid. Please submit application through Charity Village (https://charityvillage.com/app/ no later than September 23, 2019 and include a cover letter and resume.

HCLC/CJCH is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from those with lived experience of oppression. As part of our work against racism and other oppressions, we strive to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. We encourage First Nation, Métis and Inuit applicants.

We thank all applicants, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All resumes to be held in strictest confidence.

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