Communications Assistant -Summer position

Position Title: Communications Assistant 

Hours: Summer position (8-week contract, 35 hours per week, $20/hour) 

Summary of Position:  

The Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto (MCC Toronto) is currently seeking a Communications Assistant who will help manage our social media presence and create engaging, high-quality video content that resonates with our audience. This role requires a blend of creativity, technical skills, and a keen understanding of digital marketing trends. 

Organizational Overview:  

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2023, the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto (MCC Toronto) was established in 1973 as part of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, a denomination and global LGBTQ+ Christian movement. Throughout its history, MCC Toronto has been a place of worship and a place of action. Our weekly Worship Services are attended by over 600 congregants in-person and online. We count a broader congregant community of over 2,000 members drawn from many different religious backgrounds and beliefs, gender identities, gender expressions, sexual orientations, racial and cultural backgrounds, countries of origin, socioeconomic realities, and abilities. We are a proud vibrant, inclusive, and progressive faith community; at MCC Toronto everyone matters and everyone belongs. 

Rooted in the 2SLGBTQ+ community, MCC Toronto has long been at the centre of community activism. We have been home to the Triangle Program, Canada’s first 2SLGBTQ+ High School since 1995. We were national leaders in the fight for same sex marriage. Our LGBTQ+ Refugee Programs have served over 8,000 refugees since 2007 and through our status as the exclusive Sponsorship Agreement Holder for LGBTQ+ refugees to Canada, we have sponsored 75 refugees to safety in Canada since 2013. 

In 2022, MCC Toronto announced that it had raised a record-setting CAD $5 million through a major gift campaign to help support an elevation of our human rights work through expanded programming, new partnerships, and an emphasis on creating impact and change. 

MCC Toronto’s vision is to be a growing, inclusive, spiritual community that creates a just, kind and loving world for all. We work every day to live our core values of Advocacy, Diversity and Spirituality. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Content Creation: Assist in creating engaging and relevant content for MCC Toronto’s social media platforms, websites, newsletters, and other communication channels.  
  • Social Media Management: Help manage and maintain MCC Toronto’s social media presence, including scheduling posts, monitoring engagement, and responding to comments and messages.
  • Graphic Design: Support the design and creation of visual assets, including graphics, banners, and promotional materials for events, programs, and campaigns.
  • Event Support: Provide support during events, including live social media coverage, photography, and videography.  
  • Administrative Tasks: Assist with general administrative tasks, such as maintaining communication databases, organizing files, and managing communication schedules. 

Qualifications:  

  • Experience in social media management and content creation. 
  • Strong video editing skills with proficiency in Adobe Premiere Pro, or other editing software. 
  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Creative thinker with attention to detail and a passion for digital media. 

Additional Information:

MCC Toronto is both a Church and Human Rights Centre and we seek to walk the walk as much as we talk the talk. As such, we are an equal opportunity employer that takes systemic barriers into consideration in its interview and hiring process. We encourage applicants to apply and provide life experience in place of formal experience as is appropriate.

The application deadline is June 15, 2024, at 5 PM. Confidentiality in the application and interview process is assured. Please include a CV or resume and cover letter explaining your motivation for applying to this position and send via email to: communications@mcctoronto.com.

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