SUMMER EMPLOYMENT-Communications Coordinator-Canada Summer Jobs

  • Location: Remote
  • Deadline: May 25, 2021

Eating Disorders Nova Scotia

Communications Coordinator (Temp Full-time)
Hours per week: 35 | Hourly rate: $15 plus 4% in lieu of benefits

This position is 12 weeks, with a flexible start date.

Eating Disorders Nova Scotia is a rapidly growing, community-based organization. We believe that no-one should have to face an eating disorder alone. Last year, we supported over a thousand people along their recovery journey.
All of our supports – including one-on-one Peer Mentoring, Peer Support Groups, Peer Support Chat,
Workshops, Family Support and Nutrition Counselling– are delivered virtually. A referral or a diagnosis
are not required to start one’s healing journey. We know that recovery from an eating disorder is tough
– accessing support and treatment shouldn’t be.

Communications and outreach to our target group is essential. Less than 10% of those with eating
disorders receive treatment, and we’re setting out to change that. We know that with support and
treatment, a full recovery is possible.

We are seeking an individual with a passion for marketing and communications to join our team over
the summer. As this is a Canada Summer Jobs position, applicants must be under 30 at the start of

• Write and coordinate content for social media platforms
• Review and report on analytics
• Increase engagement and audience reach
• Plan communications for upcoming programs and events
• Manage external communications through our email platform
• Coordinate communications to program users via Mailchimp
• Seek out opportunities with 3rd parties to amplify our messages
• Create images in Canva consistent with our brand guidelines
• Other duties as required

• Education and experience in marketing, communications, or digital media
• Demonstrated skills in communications and marketing• Experience with content management and user engagement on a variety of social media
platforms including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
• Experience with content management systems such as buffer
• Experience with MailChimp is an asset
• Experience with developing ways to measure engagement and effectiveness of marketing tools.
• Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently
• Strong desire to learn
• Knowledge/understanding of eating disorders is an asset
• Expertise with Canva as asset
• Sense of humour and love of Zoom meetings

This is a virtual position; the successful applicant will work from home, with regular virtual team
meetings. We offer a flexible work week, opportunities for training and development, and built-in time
for self-care and work life balance.

Eating Disorders Nova Scotia recognizes the overrepresentation of white/non-racialized voices within
our organization. Therefore, we prioritize the contributions, perspectives, and lived experiences that
individuals from Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour communities bring to our organization’s work.
We welcome and encourage applicants to self-identify in their cover letter.
We also encourage those who had had direct experience with an eating disorder to apply and selfidentify in their cover letter.

Canada Summer Jobs Eligibility:

Canada Summer Jobs Eligibility:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment*;
    be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee
    protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee
    Protection Act for the duration of the employment**; and,
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be
    legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or
    territorial legislation and regulations.

*The youth must be 15 years of age at the beginning of the employment period.
The youth may be more than 30 years of age at the end of the employment period
as long as the youth was 30 at the beginning of the employment period.14

**International students are not eligible participants. International students include
anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian
citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in
Canada. Youth awaiting a refugee status ruling, as well as those who hold a
temporary visitor visa, youth visa or work visa are ineligible. As the objective of the
Canada Summer Jobs program is to support youth entering the Canadian labour
market, the temporary nature of an international student’s time in Canada does not
allow for a long-term connection to the labour market.

To apply:
Send us your resume, portfolio, and a cover letter detailing you want to work with us, and what
awesome skills and experiences you bring.

Send to:

Deadline for applications: Midnight, May 25thh
For more information on Eating Disorders Nova Scotia, visit us at