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Now hiring: SOBC Communications Assistant

Special Olympics BC is seeking a passionate and detail-oriented Communications Assistant who wants to use their skills in writing, researching, and storytelling to make a difference. 

Special Olympics BC is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to enrich their lives through the power and joy of sport, and to creating inclusive communities throughout British Columbia. Reporting to Special Olympics BC’s Communications Manager, the Communications Assistant will help open hearts and minds to the abilities of individuals with intellectual disabilities and create social change by providing key support for Special Olympics BC's communications channels. 

Through transformative programming in sports, health, education, and community building, Special Olympics is tackling the inactivity, stigma, isolation, and injustice that people with intellectual disabilities face. Our work goes far beyond sports events, driving social change that enables full participation for people with IDs. Join our team to make a difference!

Role description

The ideal candidate must have strong skills in writing, research, and attention to detail. Skills in supporting virtual events and campaigns, creating social media content, analytics reporting, and/or photo editing would be an asset. The ideal candidate will be flexible, keen to help, and able to juggle multiple competing events, projects, and deadlines. 

This position will begin as soon as we find the right person, and the contract will end June 30, 2021. The role will be 40 hours a week. 

At present, all Special Olympics BC staff are working remotely. If/when provincial health conditions allow, some in-office work will be expected at the SOBC office in Burnaby, while strictly following the staff COVID-19 safety protocol. 

The Communications Assistant’s duties will include, but will not be limited to, writing and research to support awareness, sport, health, and fundraising initiatives as directed by the Communications Manager. 

How to apply

Interested candidates are asked to submit their resume, cover letter, and salary expectation to megan@specialolympics.bc.ca. This posting will be open until we have found the right individual. 

**We thank all applicants for their interest in Special Olympics BC; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. **

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