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Special Olympics Ottawa - Public Relations Associate

Organization: Special Olympics Ontario

Commitment: Ongoing more than a year

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 2

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Feb 6, 2018


Special Olympics Greater Ottawa is looking for enthusiastic and qualified individuals to join its Public Relations team. The incumbents must possess the following skills:

Written Communication
- Create engaging content for advertisement descriptions (recruiting volunteers, event promotion, boost SOO awareness, etc.)
- Reach out to other local organizations in order to tap into audiences that we don’t currently serve
-Includes: features on monthly newsletters, press releases, etc.

Graphic Design and Video Creation
- Create posters for SOO’s social media platforms
-Includes: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
- Edit short video clips for event promotion
- Assist on ad campaigns with a team of other creatives
-Through creative ideas generation and sharing, knowledge of various design tools

- Develop performance metrics to track progress
- Track performance using various tools (i.e. Excel)
- Provide brief weekly reports regarding engagement, how many new followers achieved on each platform, assess which posts are doing better than others (based on content-type, features, visuals used)

Soft Skills
- Team player
- Strong communicator
- High sense of integrity
- Innovative / out-of-box thinker
- Timely with e-mails and other forms of communication
- Passionate about marketing / social media / public relations


Andrea Siegman



Volunteer Opportunity Address
Ottawa, Ontario


Good for people interested in: Administration/Office; Communications and Marketing; Social Media

You will be working with: Men; Women; Youth (19-24 years)

Organization category: Philanthropic intermediaries and voluntarism promotion

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

This position would be great for - None of the above

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes

Police record check required: Yes