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Job Ref:
1914

Job Title:
Program Assistant (Design and Communications)

Salary:
USD $62,602 (plus benefits)

Vacancy type:
Term/Indeterminate/Emergency

Term Details:
The position has a specified period of employment of two years, with the possibility of a term extension or a change in status to indeterminate based on operational needs. This competitive staffing process may be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates for this position with various tenures, including indeterminate, term, assignment/transfer, and/or acting opportunities at the Consulate General of Canada in New York, which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this competition

Level:
Assistant

Classification:
LE-06

Location:
New York

Closing date for applications:
10-09-2017 At midnight UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Under the supervision of the Head of Advocacy and Communications, with guidance from the Senior Advocacy and Communications Strategist, the incumbent supports the delivery of advocacy strategies by designing and implementing products used in advocacy campaigns online and in print; responds to internal client requests for design related advice; supports the management of CNGNY’s media and social media presence; provides research and communications support to CNGNY and sections therein; develops knowledge of GoC & Global Affairs Canada (GAC) communication policies and electronic tools; develops and maintains a current and thorough knowledge and understanding of GAC’s approach to promoting Canada’s interests in the United States and the CNGNY territory as they relate to design and print and digital advocacy messaging; provides digital advocacy support within the FPDS section and CNGNY; and performs other duties as necessary.

Essential qualifications:
Essential requirements:
Candidates must demonstrate clearly in their letter, how they meet the Education and Experience qualifications listed below. Please be specific and provide examples for each of the qualifications.
Education:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to the duties required by the position (such as Digital Media, Design, Communications or Public Policy) or a degree from a recognised university and a minimum of three years of relevant work experience.

Experience:
1. Minimum of two years’ experience working in digital media and design, including in preparing digital/social medial and design content.
2. Experience in graphic design including visual ideation, layout design and typography.
3. Recent experience in developing relationships and building online communities.
4. Recent experience in working Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, internet research and databases.
5. Recent experience in working with PC or Mac-based desktop publishing software, applications and mobile platforms
Rated requirements:
Candidates who meet the Education and Experience requirements will be assessed on the following qualifications. The assessment may include a written test, an interview, an in-basket exercise, a skills test, and/or reference checks.

Experience:
1. Experience in preparing communications materials (print and digital/social media design products) for advocacy campaigns, outreach strategies and events.
2. Experience conducting research and analysis on digital/social media and prepare analytical reports and recommendations.
3. Experience in identifying, building and maintaining networks of key online influencers.
4. Experience in project management (including planning, tracking/reporting results and budget management).
5. Experience working in an innovative manner with individuals or groups to facilitate partnerships and cross-sector initiatives.

Knowledge:
1. Technical knowledge working with PC or Mac-based desktop publishing software, applications and mobile platforms:
a. Creative editing software such as the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver and Acrobat);
b. Equipment including video/photographic cameras, mobile and audio devices;
c. Digital/social media tools including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn;
d. Digital Campaign and database tools such as Nationbuilder and Meltwater.
Abilities:
1. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
2. Ability to manage multiple priorities with tight deadlines;
3. Ability to network and maintain a network of clients and influencers;
4. Ability to conceive and propose ideas;
5. Ability to work independently in a proactive manner and accountable manner; and
6. Ability to work effectively in a team.

Personal Suitability:
1. Adaptability and flexibility;
2. Interpersonal relations;
3. Client Focus;
4. Sound judgement; and
5. Integrity.

Asset Qualifications:
Desirable Requirements:
1. Experience in government relations / advocacy/policy oriented sector;
2. Ability to work in French would be an asset.
3. Experience in planning/organizing business events and meetings.

Organizational Needs:
Language Requirement:
Fluency in English (oral and written).

Operational Requirements:
Hours of work:
Normal hours of work for this position are in accordance with Locally-Engaged Staff regulations of 37.5 hours per week. The successful candidate must be willing to work evenings and overtime as required.

Travel:
This position requires occasional travel throughout the Consulate General’s territory, as well as to Canada.

Condition(s) of Employment:
Condition(s) of employment (must be met):
• Eligibility for Government of Canada Reliability Status (RS);
• Independent work authorization in the United States and status in accordance with United States protocol directives for foreign missions;

Area of selection:
• The general public who meet all of the essential requirements stated below;. • Employees of the Consulate General of Canada in New York and the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations in New York; • Employees of any Canadian Mission in the United States. Relocation will not be paid in any • Circumstance; • Spouses and dependents of Canada-based staff in New York.

Important Notes:
Selection procedure:
The staffing process will consist of a review of all applications to ensure that applicants meet the essential requirements. Please note that failure to meet any of the essential qualifications eliminates candidates from further consideration in the competition. Only those applicants who meet these will be contacted by the Human Resources Section for an interview and/or other form(s) of assessment (a written test, an in-basket exercise, and /or a skills test) of the Rated Requirements for the position. All candidates are required to show proof of legal status to live and work in the US. Reference verifications may also be carried out.
The Consulate General of Canada in New York is committed to conducting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes.
The Consulate General of Canada in New York offers a competitive salary, generous leave and a strong benefits package to include medical, dental, long term disability, and a retirement savings plan to name a few.
Method of application:
All applicants should apply via: by September 10, 2017 (EST). In completing their applications, candidates should confirm that they meet all the Essential Requirements and take care to relate their work experience to the position description and indicate the position title.
Selection procedure:
The staffing process will consist of a review of all applications to ensure that applicants meet the essential requirements. Please note that failure to meet any of the essential qualifications eliminates candidates from further consideration in the competition. Only those applicants who meet these will be contacted by the Human Resources Section for an interview and/or other form(s) of assessment (a written test, an in-basket exercise, and /or a skills test) of the Rated Requirements for the position. All candidates are required to show proof of legal status to live and work in the US. Reference verifications may also be carried out.
The Consulate General of Canada in New York is committed to conducting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes.
The Consulate General of Canada in New York offers a competitive salary, generous leave and a strong benefits package to include medical, dental, long term disability, and a retirement savings plan to name a few.
Method of application:
All applicants should apply via: by September 10, 2017 (EST). In completing their applications, candidates should confirm that they meet all the Essential Requirements and take care to relate their work experience to the position description and indicate the position title.
Selection procedure:
The staffing process will consist of a review of all applications to ensure that applicants meet the essential requirements. Please note that failure to meet any of the essential qualifications eliminates candidates from further consideration in the competition. Only those applicants who meet these will be contacted by the Human Resources Section for an interview and/or other form(s) of assessment (a written test, an in-basket exercise, and /or a skills test) of the Rated Requirements for the position. All candidates are required to show proof of legal status to live and work in the US. Reference verifications may also be carried out.
The Consulate General of Canada in New York is committed to conducting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes.
The Consulate General of Canada in New York offers a competitive salary, generous leave and a strong benefits package to include medical, dental, long term disability, and a retirement savings plan to name a few.
Method of application:
All applicants should apply by September 10, 2017 (5PM EST). In completing their applications, candidates should confirm that they meet all the Essential Requirements and take care to relate their work experience to the position description and indicate the position title.
Selection procedure:
The staffing process will consist of a review of all applications to ensure that applicants meet the essential requirements. Please note that failure to meet any of the essential qualifications eliminates candidates from further consideration in the competition. Only those applicants who meet these will be contacted by the Human Resources Section for an interview and/or other form(s) of assessment (a written test, an in-basket exercise, and /or a skills test) of the Rated Requirements for the position. All candidates are required to show proof of legal status to live and work in the US. Reference verifications may also be carried out.
The Consulate General of Canada in New York is committed to conducting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes.
The Consulate General of Canada in New York offers a competitive salary, generous leave and a strong benefits package to include medical, dental, long term disability, and a retirement savings plan to name a few.
Method of application:
All applicants should apply via: by September 10, 2017 (EST). In completing their applications, candidates should confirm that they meet all the Essential Requirements and take care to relate their work experience to the position description and indicate the position title.

Questions? cngny.prmny.competition@international.gc.ca



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