We’re Hiring this Summer!

We’re looking to hire motivated young people to help Build Tomorrow Together. If you are passionate about building an inclusive and caring community, please consider working with the SAAAC Autism Centre this summer. We are offering positions as part of Canada Summer Jobs, an initiative of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which aims to provide flexible and holistic services to help all young Canadians develop the skills and gain paid work experience to successfully transition into the labour market. Please see open positions below:

Marketing Assistant

Reporting to the Director, Marketing and Communications, the Marketing Assistant will support and execute the Centre’s digital, communications and marketing strategies to raise profile and extend the reach of our programs and social enterprise initiatives. The Marketing Assistant will work directly with development, communications and program staff to gather and disseminate content for all SAAAC Autism Centre’s digital, social, and print collateral.

The Marketing Assistant will have the following responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the team and program staff, drafting and producing written and visual content for all public-facing communications channels
  • Maintaining the communications calendar, coordinating stories, posts, images, video, and promotional content across all platforms
  • Maintain SAAAC Autism Centre’s website; draft, review and submit for approval new and updated web content, written and visual
  • Track and measure social media performance and data; analyze and report on monthly performance and identify opportunities for online growth, current trends and best practices to raise awareness, build profile
  • Create timely and impactful content for SAAAC Autism Centre’s blog platform and e-newsletters, clearly demonstrating program results, and highlighting partner and sponsor relationships Liaise with third party vendors (agency/photo/video, etc.)

Additional Details:

  • # of positions: 1
  • $20.00/hr
  • 25 hrs/week

Fundraising Assistant

Reporting the Executive Director, the Fundraising Assistant will help support the development and execution of three key fundraising activities which include the Centre’s summer Walk-A-Thon event; a fall peer-to-peer fundraising initiative; and an end of year donor matching campaign. Collectively, these fundraising initiatives are projected to raise $200,000 to support autism services provided by the Centre to over 400 families.

The responsibilities of the Fundraising Assistant include the following:

  • Support in stewarding existing supporters and proactively identifying and building new relationships with high net-worth individuals, sponsors, companies, trusts and foundations
  • Collaborate with marketing team to develop written and visual content for online donation platforms for all fundraising campaigns
  • Collaborate with other SAAAC teams to align and enhance digital fundraising campaign across our social media assets
  • Help identify and implement necessary improvements to the website and donation system to increase online giving
  • Be point of contact for summer Walk-A-Thon to address questions regarding event registration, sponsorship, and donations
  • Assist in monitoring and reporting on digital fundraising, donor acquisition and retention, and all digital fundraising campaigns
  • Work with Donor Relations Manager to ensure donor data is captured accurately in our donor relationship management system

Additional Details

  • # of Positions: 1
  • $18.00/hr
  • 25 hrs/week

Administrative Assistant

SAAAC CARES is a support program that empowers families to overcome the challenges posed by an autism diagnosis. It is aimed at increasing caregiver capacity to support the development of children with autism. The program is delivered through a combination of teaching, group discussions, and interactive activities. It further seeks to reinforce a sense of community and belonging among families. Under the supervision of the Director of Mental Health Services, the Program Coordinator will support the coordination and communication components of the program. The responsibilities include the following:

  • Schedule training sessions with peer counsellors
  • Recruit program participants by outreaching to families on SAAAC’s current waitlist
  • Support program participants in completing research consent forms and surveys
  • Support in collecting and digitally housing program data
  • Maintain communication with program participants through phone and email
  • Support in logistical planning of virtual meetings including hosting meetings, monitoring individual breakout rooms, and using platform’s polling functions

Additional Details

  • # of Positions: 1
  • $18.00/hr
  • 25 hrs/week

If you are interested in any of these positions, please email a note of interest and your resume to our Human Resources Director, Dharshi Polio – dharship@saaac.org


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