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Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation

Communications Assistant (Intern) Position Type: Full Time, One year Job Region: ON – Metro Toronto Area Location(s): Downtown Toronto Years Experience: 1 - 3 Date Ad Posted: June 8, 2010 Application Deadline: June 21, 2010 Salary: $2,000 per month (possibility of benefits)

The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization focused on supporting activities that preserve the environmental and agricultural integrity of Ontario’s Greenbelt Region. We seek a Communications Assistant who has innovative and fresh ideas and the capacity to execute dynamic public awareness efforts that highlight the value and significance of Ontario’s Greenbelt. Strong writing, project management and multi-tasking skills are essential. Scope of Work: The successful candidate will work closely with the Communications Director, the President and other Foundation team members to: • • • • • • • • Write press releases and track media attention Write stories Draft content for the monthly newsletter and work with the Communications team to update web and social stories weekly Create the Foundation’s Annual Report and other publications Manage projects Distribute and create Foundation educational materials Plan, organize and execute events for the Foundation Additional duties and projects as required

Qualifications: The successful candidate will be a recent university graduate with: • • • • • • • Strong written and verbal communication skills (press release writing, media calls, etc) Online and social media skills would be an asset Effective presentation skills and comfort interacting with the public Success dealing with the media Ability to balance multiple projects and maintain a flexible schedule Experience working as a team player, yet independently motivated Ability to work to deadline

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A sense of humour A valid drivers license

Application Process: Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae outlining your interest and qualifications for this position to: Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation 68 Scollard Street, Suite 201 Toronto, Ontario M5R 1G2 No phone inquiries please.