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Summer Student - SOCIAL MEDIA OFFICER (2 positions)

Job Description

Summer Student-SOCIAL MEDIA OFFICER (2 positions)


Since 2006, the Canadian Obesity Network - Réseau Canadien en obésité (CON-RCO) has been operating as a not-for-profit corporation established under the Networks of Centres of Excellence New Initiative (NCE-NI) program.


The mission of CON-RCO is to improve the lives of Canadians affected by obesity through the advancement of anti-discrimination, prevention, and treatment efforts.


The network’s strategic goals are:

1.    Addressing the social stigma associated with obesity

2.    Changing the way policy makers and health professionals approach obesity; and

3.    Improving access to evidence-based prevention and treatment resources.


In alignment with its mission and strategic goals, CON-RCO aims to facilitate knowledge exchange regarding obesity prevention, treatment, and policy.


This is a term position running June 5th to August 31st, 2017 intended for a university/post-secondary student returning to school in the Fall or a Grade 12 graduate that will be attending full time at a post-secondary institution in the Fall.


The SOCIAL MEDIA OFFICERS work closely with the CON office administrator.


The incumbent must have exceptional computer skills with a solid understanding of office procedures and practices. The candidate should also possess strong communication, customer relations and organizational skills. He/she also works well on his/her own, but is also able to work as part of a creative team. Experience with video editing, conducting interviews, writing stories, and implementing social media activities would be strong assets. The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest in taking on increasing responsibility, an aptitude for learning on the job, and enthusiasm.


The positions (2) are for 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, and may include some evening events.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist with the creation of stories for the CON Weight of Living Initiative (a series of stories which cover the difficulties and successes that come with obesity from the perspective of persons living with obesity); this includes conducting interviews with persons living with obesity, writing short stories, collecting photographs, and disseminating these stories through social media platforms.
  • Assist with issues or duties related to social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google AdWords, Webinars), as they pertain to our public engagement and professional education programs


Qualifications and experience:

  • Fulltime student who will be returning to school in the fall
  • Experience with Microsoft operating systems and Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel etc.)
  • Experience in video editing and photography an asset
  • Experience in conducting qualitative interviews and writing stories an asset
  • Self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team
  • Time management, communication and organizational skills are essential


Please send resume and cover letter to:


Dipika Parmar

Finance Officer


Job Type: Temporary position, end date August 31, 2017

Salary: $15.80