Opportunities

summer student jobs with the NCCM

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a prominent human rights & advocacy organization, is looking to hire summer students.

Funding for these positions is provided by the Canada Summer Jobs Program of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). This contract and its duration are limited to the scope indicated below.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for interviews. No phone calls please. Thank you for your interest.

NOTE: Deadline for all Applications: June 15, 2016 at 10:00 PM EST

Interested? Send us your résumé with a cover letter detailing why you are the most suitable candidate for the position.

Please send your application to: info@nccm.ca
Use the following subject heading:
ATTN: NCCM Summer Jobs Program 2016 / [Insert Job Title]

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Job Position: Human Rights Intern
No. of Positions: 1
Location: NCCM’s headquarters in Ottawa (Note: NCCM cannot assist with relocation)
Wage rate per hour: $11.25/hr at 40hr/week for 8 weeks starting July 4th
Minimum Qualifications: Must be a full-time student enrolled in secondary studies or a post secondary institution. Must have completed the school year with the intention to return to school in September 2016
Application closing: June 15, 2016   /  10 PM EST

Primary Responsibilities:
• Guiding new human rights complainants through the case intake and evaluation process ensuring all requisite information is gathered, compiled and prepared
• Drafting letters, emails and memos regarding particular cases
• Communicating with complainants and other third parties with guidance from the NCCM’s Human Rights Officer, the Head of NCCM’s Human Rights Committee as well as Committee members
• Updating complainant case files with reported developments
• Tabulating, compiling data and creating reports on types of cases filed with the NCCM
• Contacting other civil liberties organizations and support groups to get updates on outstanding cases that the NCCM may also be working on
• Other tasks as assigned

Requirements:
• Strong organizational and time management skills, being able to multitask and manage competing priorities within short timelines
• Fluency in spoken English; fluency in French is an asset as are other languages
• Comfortable in working with all basic Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Comfortable working with the internet and social media
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills, able to exercise sound judgement, diplomacy and discretion when dealing with others from various backgrounds
• Good problem-solving abilities, flexibility, and creativity
• Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships
• Comfortable meeting and dealing with people both on the phone as well as in-person
• Attention to detail

Asset Qualifications:
• Enrollment in a Common or Civil Law program
• Experience working or volunteering in a human rights or similar advocacy organization

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Job Position: Research & Publications/Workshop Intern
No. of Positions: 1
Location: NCCM’s headquarters in Ottawa (Note: NCCM cannot assist with relocation)
Wage rate per hour: $11.25/hr at 40hr/week for 8 weeks starting July 4th
Minimum Qualifications: Must be a full-time student enrolled in secondary studies or a post secondary institution. Must have completed the school year with the intention to return to school in September 2016
Application closing: June 15, 2016   /  10 PM EST

Primary Responsibilities:
• Conduct online primary research, analysis and summaries on a given topic
• Compiling new content and updating and editing existing publications related to the organizations work
• Researching information from secondary sources and extracting best practices and information that could be used and adapted for the organization’s publications including existing policy papers and briefs in a variety of areas including human rights, discrimination, national security, etc.
• Coordinating and assisting in the setting up and delivery of workshops on a number of relevant topics including include contacting potential stakeholders who would benefit from the workshops and publications NCCM provides
• Other tasks as assigned

Requirements:
• Strong organizational and time management skills, being able to multitask and manage competing priorities within short timelines
• Fluency in spoken English; fluency in French is an asset as are other languages
• Comfortable in working with all basic Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Comfortable working with the internet and social media
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills, able to exercise sound judgement, diplomacy and discretion when dealing with others from various backgrounds
• Good problem-solving abilities, flexibility, and creativity
• Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships
• Comfortable meeting and dealing with people both on the phone as well as in-person
• Attention to detail

Asset Qualifications:
• Enrollment in a Library and Information Sciences or English language program
• Experience working or volunteering in a research capacity

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Job Position: Social Media / Communications Intern
No. of Positions: 1
Location: NCCM’s headquarters in Ottawa (Note: NCCM cannot assist with relocation)
Wage rate per hour: $11.25/hr at 40hr/week for 8 weeks starting July 4th
Minimum Qualifications: Must be a full-time student enrolled in secondary studies or a post secondary institution. Must have completed the school year with the intention to return to school in September 2016
Application closing: June 15, 2016  / 10 PM EST

Primary Responsibilities:

Social & Digital Media
• Performs research to find articles, stories, resources, or other content that is relevant to our stakeholder base and posts it to our Facebook and Twitter page in a manner that invites conversation and interaction
• Updates Facebook and Twitter accounts with current and relevant photos, video, or other content from NCCM activities and events
• Drafts and posts approved responses to posts or comments to bring value to interactions with NCCM
• Uploads NCCM photos and videos to the appropriate server or DropBox account
• Organizes and archives digital images and videos

Research
• Regularly observes the online activity of model organizations researches and reports on “social media best practices”

Analytics and Reporting
• Uses Google Analytics to assess trends and activity on the NCCM website
• Uses Facebook Insights to assess trends and activity on the NCCM Facebook page
• Uses Twitter Analytics to assess trends and activity on the NCCM Twitter page

Requirements:
• Effective online communication and interpersonal skills, able to exercise sound judgement, diplomacy and discretion when dealing with others from various backgrounds
• Strong internet and social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc)
• Solid and demonstrable writing skills
• Comfortable in working with all basic Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as WordPress
• Comfortable meeting and dealing with people both on the phone as well as in-person
• Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships
• Strong organizational and time management skills, being able to multitask and manage competing priorities within short timelines
• Fluency in spoken English; fluency in French is an asset as are other languages
• Good problem-solving abilities, flexibility, and creativity
• Attention to detail

Asset Qualifications:
• Enrollment in a journalism program
• Experience working or volunteering in a social media role with an public or private organization