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Communications Assistant

Job Description

We are looking for a promising Communications Assistant to support our Communications Coordinator with various administrative tasks. Under the direction of the Communications Coordinator, the Communications Assistant performs immediate duties in place of the Communications Coordinator. A fervent interest in environmentalism partnered with good writing and creativity are very important to us. If you’re also well-organized, confident and an excellent communicator, we’d like to meet you.

Your Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Suggest innovative ideas in brainstorming sessions
  • Assisting in organizing and execution of PR events, campaigns etc. such as Blue Box Exchange Day and Doors Open Quinte
  • Maintain contact databases and mailing lists with updates
  • Perform a variety of different administrative tasks
  • Assisting with the updating of information on
  • Doing presentations virtually and in person on proper blue box recycling
  • Creating immediate promotional materials as required by senior staff
  • Creating content such as TikTok videos, YouTube videos and at need social media posts
  • Helping to grow the social media presence for our Hazardous Waste Program
  • Work on special projects as assigned

Essential Qualifications

  • College Diploma or acceptable combination of equivalent experience in Public Relations, Marketing or Communications
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), WordPress and Canva
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities on a daily basis
  • Enthusiasm for environmental improvement
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with the public in an enthusiastic, professional, and friendly manner
  • Demonstrated ability to work alongside other staff on a daily basis.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of social media platforms, social media management platforms (Hootsuite, AirTable) and media analytics

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, open concept work environment
  • Ability to work in a variety of settings (office, outdoors, public settings, and professional meetings)
  • Ability to work flexible hours (weekend and irregular work hours)
  • CSA approved safety boots
  • Willing to wear supplied personal protective equipment as required and participate in safety training
  • Occasional heavy lifting
  • Access to a reliable vehicle
  • Valid G class Driver’s License with a clean abstract required

Wage: $21.69/hour
Hours: 20 hours/week

This position is a 6 month part time contract with the potential of being extended.

How to Apply

Apply by email (Subject: Communications Assistant) with cover letter and resume (attached as .pdf or .doc) to: [email protected]

Deadline: Applications must be received by April 8th, 2022 at 4pm 

References and samples of work will be required if selected for an interview.

Quinte Waste Solutions thanks everyone for their application. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.