York University's Bridging Programs for Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs)

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Placement Organization: York University's Bridging Programs for Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs)
Position Title: Communications Project Assistant
Number of Possible Placements Available: 1
Working Site’s Location: York University, DB Building Suite 2005 88 The Pond Rd Toronto, ON Toronto, Ontario


Company Bio:

Internationally Educated Professionals Bridging Programs Department, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University

Our Department coordinates programs funded by the Ontario and Canadian governments to support Newcomers employment - we offer IEPs University based courses, language support and and for Certificate students a credential from a Canadian University, that will support them in finding employment in their field in Canada.

The program also work with employers, career and employment services, not-for-profits, professional associations and accreditation bodies to help IEPs transition into a position that matches their education, credentials and experience. The goal of all our Bridge programs is to help IEPs transition with confidence into a job in their field in Canada.


• Assist with the implementation of communications strategies - with specific focus on employer engagement, student and alumni success stories.
• Support social media and online strategy implementation - including drafting of content, identifying channels and preparing content calendars
• Research effective campaigns, identify key audience channels and strategies, plan content development in partnership with Program Manager and team members.
• Outreach to student and alumni, prepare surveys and undertake interviews to support content creation.
• Write, copy edit, proofread and format content to support marketing initiatives and program reporting.
• Develop engaging and informational marketing and communications content - focused on promoting the program to and engaging employers, capturing student professional profiles and alumni success stories.
• Assists in marketing initiatives for program career and graduation events and activities via digital and social media platforms, email and website.
• Assist with creating email campaigns, promotional materials or online content in accordance with marketing standards.
• Collaborate with team members, cross-functional and inter-departmental teams to support communication initiatives and program events
• Attend and participate in regular team meetings.
• Provide general administrative support.
• Other related duties as assigned.


• Ability to communicate with others to explain and share information
• Ability to plan a project, meet deadlines and organize time effectively.
• Good oral and written communication skills, ability to communicate clearly and effectively to various audiences;
• Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams and PowerPoint.
• Experience with other related software and services - such as WordPress, MailChimp, Survey Monkey, Adobe, InDesign and/or Photoshop.
• Experience developing content and managing social media accounts - including Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
• Ability to collaborate and work with others to complete a shared goal and team work
• Ability to update websites and social media platforms.
• Ability to plan communication for events and activities

Additional Assets:

• Collaborative and creative team player
• Self motivated and detail oriented with the ability to problem solve
• Passion for crafting ethical and authentic social media
• Interest in and/or experience working with Newcomers, Immigrants or Refugees
• Experience working on campaigns targeting employers and/or profiling jobseekers.