Local recruitment: Youth Programs Assistant (Summer Job) via GoodWork


Montreal, QC, Canada 🇨🇦


Summer job: Youth Programs Assistant
Type: age 30 & under / summer
Organization: Waterlution
Location: Greater Montreal/TiohtiĂ :ke QC (Work from home)

  • Estimated start date: May, 2023
  • Wage: $18-20 per hr depending on experience
  • Hours: 30 hrs per week
  • Terms of work: 9-week position, work from home, typically Monday-Thursday

Role and Responsibilities:

Youth Programs Assistant reports to the Youth Programs Project Lead to support youth program development and prepares other communications materials as needed. This role will primarily focus on UNITY, which is a 3-year, youth-led project that unites Indigenous and settler emerging artists with K-12 students in the process of dialogue, creation, and community engagement. Learn about Waterlution and UNITY at: http://www.waterlution.org

UNITY program development:

  • Help draft emails, reach out to partners and volunteers, redact program-related content and develop/maintain data tracking tools;
  • Research about reconciliation and Indigenous communities across Canada/Northern Turtle Island to support program development
  • Assist in the production of interim reports and social media content
  • Work closely with project lead on day-to-day tasks


  • Write, Edit, and publish blogs using WordPress on assigned topics
  • Create and deliver youth-focus training on pre-determined topics
  • Prepare graphics for social media, when extra support is needed
  • light administrative tasks related to the other duties (such as organizing media files, preparing website updates, creating promo clips)

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • A self-starter who enjoys getting the job done, taking initiative and is not afraid to ask for more support/guidance when needed
  • Organized and able to work from home-based with minimal supervision (includes virtual mentorship and support from Waterlution team, with occasional in-person meetings)
  • A strong communicator internally and externally. Takes initiative to provide updates on work progress, successes, challenges and capacity to their supervisor. Able to communicate professionally and engage in conversations, both verbally and through emails
  • Experience working within communications
  • Some post-secondary (but you do not have to have graduated yet), ideally in: policy, environment, Indigenous studies, education, communications, or arts
  • Bilingualism would be a strong asset (English required, French or Indigenous language desired)

Work Details:

  • Work from home, you will need reliable internet access, a quiet, comfortable desk space to work, and the ability to remain motivated, responsive, reliable and focused in a work-from-home setting.
  • Must have a personal cell phone and computer with a webcam and mic built-in and must use the phone and computer for work purposes (phone and internet expenses are not covered).
  • Waterlution operates on 7.5-hour workdays. We prefer workdays to fit between 9 am and 5 pm local time, yet some flexibility can be offered.
  • Some flexibility will be required of the summer employee when pre-scheduled events need to be delivered in the evenings or on weekends (in person or online).

Canada Summer Job Candidate Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment term.
  • Applicants must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident.
  • Applicants must have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

We encourage applications from women and all genders as well as people who are Black, Indigenous and People of Colour.

How to Apply: please email your resume and coverletter to laurence.ethier@waterlution.org




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