• Region: Ottawa Region
  • Categories: Administrative
  • Type: Casual
“A rewarding career in caring starts here”

Posting Date: June 3, 2021

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Position(s): Summer Student - Marketing Assistant

Carefor Health & Community Services is in search of a Marketing Assistant Summer Student for a 9 weeks term. Under the direction of the Manager, Marketing, Communications and Fundraising; the Marketing Assistant Student will provide coordination and administrative support to the marketing, communications and fundraising team, as required. The Assistant will be responsible for a variety of coordination and administrative duties, including coordinating direct mail, updating websites, databases and social media accounts, dashboards and reports, maintaining brand standards and graphic design and assisting with fundraising, special events, donor engagement and other fundraising activities.

What you will do:

Communications and Marketing

  • Monitors the info@carefor.ca and Twitter and Facebook accounts for messages, researches and responds to all inquiries appropriately
  • Updates and maintains the Carefor website and sub-sites, and other social media accounts
  • Monitors and tracks social media channels providing analytics and reports
  • Utilizes InDesign and other computer programs to create ads and appeals for marketing and fundraising purposes
  • Supports in recruitment marketing activities including ad design and posting, vendor relations and tracking
  • Provides support in the development of Intranet and website, including project coordination, content development, monitoring, updating, and testing.  


  • Coordinates direct mail program including donor mails outs, via direct mail or e-mail
  • Assists with preparation and execution of Carefor events (fundraising and external marketing events) such as ordering supplies, communicating with hosts and vendors, tracking attendance, setting up venues, and helping to ensure overall success of events
  • Updates and maintains donor databases including constituent and volunteer data coding and inputting, and direct donor engagement
  • Tracks and reports on fundraising revenues and expenses
  • Monitors for RFPs and funding opportunities


  • Provides direct support to members of the marketing and fundraising team in all three regions as directed by verbal or written instruction
  • Communicates with external vendors for a variety of purposes, such as obtaining quotes
  • Completes accurate and appropriate filing and tracking of correspondence, cards, invoices, and receipts
  • Completes all functions and tasks in compliance with Carefor branding guidelines, Carefor policies and procedures, Occupational Health and Safety Standards and other relevant legislation
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

What we are looking for:

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Ability to liaise with clients and donors in a professional manner, forming strong relationships. Ability to write and format moderately complex correspondence
  • Proficiency and demonstrated interest in technology and computer software including Microsoft Office Suite, Sumac or other CRM, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Dependable, with the ability to multi-task and set priorities to deliver against tight deadlines; unanticipated requests from other areas, and changing priorities; workload will fluctuate and flexibility will be required to manage work effectively.
  • Strong understanding of Project Management discipline and concepts
  • Experience with social media coordination and monitoring
  • Experience with event coordination and planning
  • Experience working with the public and other stakeholders
  • Able to work autonomously and adhere to deadlines

What we offer you:

  • Flexible schedule and work arrangements
  • Work-life balance
  • Balanced work from home/office approach
  • A collaborative team culture that supports making a difference in the lives of our clients 

About us:

Carefor is Eastern Ontario’s largest home care and community support services not-for-profit with over 1,400 employees operating in Eastern Counties, Ottawa, and Pembroke-Renfrew County. Formerly the Victorian Order of Nurses, Carefor has been providing services for over 124 years.

Please visit www.carefor.ca to learn about the range of programs and services we offer to the Champlain Region.

Please note that all applications will be acknowledged.  Those selected for an interview will be contacted directly. 

Carefor is an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Please contact us in confidence at jobs@Carefor.ca and provide notice in advance if you require accommodations at any stage of the recruitment process. All requests for accommodation will be considered in a fair and objective manner that will ensure applicants are treated with respect and dignity.

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