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Public Relations Volunteer Team Member


  • WHERE
    Ottawa, ON
  • WHEN
    Ongoing

DESCRIPTION

Region: London, Sarnia, Windsor, Woodstock, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins

Application deadline: December 31, 2019

Volunteer Opportunities: Communications Media Team Member

The Canadian Red Cross Society has volunteer positions available as part of the Communications Volunteer Team. Reporting to the Communications Lead Volunteer, the Communications Team Members will volunteer to help promote the Canadian Red Cross and its programs and services through engagement with media and developing content.

Responsibilities could include:
Act as a spokesperson in times of disaster and/or facilitate local media requests (key messaging provided)
Positions the Canadian Red Cross as the charity of choice during fundraising appeals
Research, write and edit stories to promote the work of the Canadian Red Cross at the local level
Supports the Communications Department with media training
Create audio-visual content for use on social media locally and provincially
Support promotion of Red Cross activities through social media
Proactively pitches story ideas to the media to promote Red Cross services and programs
Participates with proactive media pitches locally to garner media coverage for Red Cross in their region
Works with Emergency Management department to gather content during appeals or when profiling local Red Cross volunteers
Performs other duties, as required

Qualifications

Education and Experience
The minimum qualifications for this position are post-secondary education and a minimum of two years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in marketing, communications or journalism
Experience working with media, and existing relationships with local media is considered an asset

Abilities and Skills
Strong verbal, interpersonal and relationship building skills
Superior writing and editing skills
Proficient use of computer applications (internet and database research skills, Microsoft Word, Power Point, Outlook, etc.)
Strong communication and interviewing skills
Ability to adapt to changing circumstances
Neutral and able to adhere to Red Cross Fundamental Principles
Willingness to travel within the region

Working Conditions
Volunteer work can primarily be done remotely from home, with occasional time in an office environment for team meetings
Must be available on short notice to respond potentially during daytime or evening hours
Must have access to a computer

Interested parties may apply online (please include cover page and resume) no later than December 30, 2019. Link: https://www.redcross.ca/volunteer/apply-now/public-relations-team-member-1

Who You'll be Assisting

Canadian Red Cross - Volunteer Resource Services

Our Mission: The Canadian Red Cross mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.

Our Network: The Canadian Red Cross Society is part of the largest humanitarian network in the world, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Our Vision: The Canadian Red Cross is the leading humanitarian organization through which people voluntarily demonstrate their caring for others in need.

Our Values: Our actions and decisions will be based upon: humanitarian values, as expressed in our Fundamental Principles; respect, dignity and care for one another within and outside of Red Cross, and integrity, accountability, effectiveness, and transparency.


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Who You'll be Assisting

Canadian Red Cross - Volunteer Resource Services

Our Mission: The Canadian Red Cross mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.

Our Network: The Canadian Red Cross Society is part of the largest humanitarian network in the world, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Our Vision: The Canadian Red Cross is the leading humanitarian organization through which people voluntarily demonstrate their caring for others in need.

Our Values: Our actions and decisions will be based upon: humanitarian values, as expressed in our Fundamental Principles; respect, dignity and care for one another within and outside of Red Cross, and integrity, accountability, effectiveness, and transparency.