Job offer: Communications agent

The Mauril-Bélanger social innovation workshop (L’Atelier) is looking for a communications agent.
The Atelier is a space for training, collaboration, co-working and launching of social organizations allowing to have a positive impact on the community and to fight poverty.
We are part of a unique ecosystem at Saint Paul University in Ottawa, which includes the Élisabeth-Bruyère School of Social Innovation and the Center for Research on Innovation and Social Transformation.
We equip and support projects committed to social justice and social transformation, with the support of our partners and our members. Our institutional members are key organizations in the social innovation ecosystem: MécènESS, Cooperation Council of Ontario, the Canadian Community Economic Development Network, Common Approach and Synapcity. We also have a variety of committed individual members including students from the School of Social Innovation, the self-employed and NPOs.


  • Engaged communities to innovation and social transformation
  • A Catalyst for innovation and social transformation
  • Commitment
  • Collaboration
  • Social innovation
Through a range of project support services, events, a co-working space and rental of meeting rooms and event space, the Workshop aims to:
  • Welcome, accompany and support social innovation projects that meet the needs of their communities;
  • Promote initiatives that aim to counter inequality and poverty in an efficient and sustainable manner while supporting initiatives targeting Francophones, newcomers and First Nations;
  • Converge innovation initiatives with research projects while facilitating the exchange and dissemination of practices and knowledge.
Job description
The Workshop is currently looking for a communications agent for the Canada Summer Jobs program. This is an 8-week job, 15 hours a week. The salary will be established according to the skills and experience of the person selected.  

The period covered is from August 17 to October 9, 2020


Tasks and responsabilities
In collaboration with the communications manager and the rest of the team:
  • Assist the team in the creation of graphic material for: promotion of events, annual report, new communication material (PPT presentation, one-pager, signage, etc.)
  • Participate in the development of a joint annual communication plan for the School of Social Innovation, the Research Center on Social Innovations and Transformations and the Workshop, including the possible creation of a newsletter ( newsletter), pooling and updating of contact lists;
  • Participate in internal and external communication tasks, including the animation of the Atelier’s Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin pages;
  • Perform updating tasks for the Atelier website, in particular the projects section and the creation of a partner section.
We are looking for a person with the following profile:
  • Meets the requirements of the Canada Summer Jobs program:
    • (a) is 15 to 30 years old (inclusive) at the start of employment;
    • (b) is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a person who has been granted refugee protection under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (* International students are not eligible. recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada);
    • (c) has the legal right to work in accordance with relevant provincial and territorial laws and regulations.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in French and English;
  • Experience in communication and social media management, including experience with WordPress sites;
  • Experience in graphic design, including mastery of software such as Canva, Photoshop, InDesign, etc.
  • Attention to detail and a job well done;
  • Autonomy, dynamism and sense of organization and time management;
  • Pleasure and interest in working in a team;
  • Interest in social innovation, social justice and the community ecosystem an asset.
We strongly encourage women, First Nations people, people with disabilities and racialized people to apply.
Place of employment: most of the contract will be done remotely, with work meetings by Zoom and Google Meet. Possible meetings / work sessions in person, according to the preference of the parties concerned.
The deadline to apply is Friday July 31st, 2020
Please send your resume along with a cover letter, in a single PDF document, by email to: