Communications Coordinator

Responsible to: Communications and Marketing Manager

Starting Salary: $23,000 per year

Hours: Part-time: 20 hours per week with flexibility (please note that some work and meetings will be required to take place  MCoS’ office hours which are M-F 9:00 am – 4:30 pm)

Location: Primarily Remote with some in-person required for various events throughout the year – MCoS’ office is location in Regina, SK but our work is province-wide.

Start Date: May 16, 2024

 

The Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS), a non-profit provincial organization has an employment opportunity for a strong communications generalist. The Communications Coordinator will assist the Communications and Marketing Manager in creation and execution of communications plans, social media planning and posting, recording marketing analytics, newsletter creation, website management, and the support of other communications needs as assigned. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a track record of taking initiative, reliability, creativity, problem-solving, and responsibility in communications.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with communications tasks related to the newsletter and creation in Mailchimp;
  • Website and digital content management – WordPress, Hootsuite, YouTube, Facebook, X, Instagram, and LinkedIn;
  • Basic graphic design in Canva;
  • Coordinating and maintaining a series of tools designed to effectively deliver various MCoS communications messages to target groups as required. Tools may include, but are not limited to: newsletters, brochures, publications (electronic/print), website, digital, advertising (print, web, television, radio and other), media advisories, news releases, stories, and surveys;
  • Assist in the creation of internal and external communications and campaigns designed to reach target groups with key messages associated with the overarching plans of MCoS;
  • Branding: a strong custodian of maintaining the visual identity and branding of MCoS communications materials;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Communications and Marketing manager.

 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Requirements:

  • Education and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge and practical application of communications skills and tools – particular experience in non-profit or community-based organizations is an asset;
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write, proofread, and edit website and digital content, speeches, stories, reports, presentations, annual reports etc.;
  • Independent, energetic, analytical, self-starting, creative, reliable and responsible worker, driven by successful, punctual, and quality outcomes;
  • Demonstrated experience with Canva, Hootsuite, Mailchimp, WordPress, and social media management (including analytics) and/or eagerness to learn;
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Office 365);
  • Strong organizational skills and a commitment to professionalism;
  • The ability to multi-task, managing timelines and multiple deadlines while being flexible and able to adapt to change and adhere to work priorities;
  • Desire to learn new skills, content, and programs;
  • Initiative to see what needs to be done within role and take action;
  • Demonstrates a proven track record of working harmoniously within teams;
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills with demonstrated welcoming, respectful approach to interactions;
  • Familiarity with the multicultural community, the issues it faces, anti-racism and the benefits of diversity is a significant asset;
  • Advocacy – experience in non-profit or community-based organizations, social issues, community mobilization, campaigns, messaging, and measurements;
  • Have the ability to travel in Saskatchewan from time to time, and have a valid driver’s license;
  • Be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends.

 

Application Process: Please email your cover letter and resume (Subject Line: Communications Coordinator Position) to Rhonda Rosenberg, Executive Director, at **@mc**.ca by 12:00 pm on April 22, 2024.

We will only contact shortlisted applicants for interviews. The interview process will include an experiential assignment.

Only candidates currently living in and legally entitled to work in Canada will be considered.

 

 

 

Click here to register for “Identifying the Spaces We Hold: An Anti-Racism Conversation and Online Community Forum”

In this interactive panel discussion, we will recognize systemic racism in the spaces where we live, work, and play. Panelists will share their knowledge and experiences in making space for others and themselves, and holding space for difficult conversations. Participants will gain a better understanding of how to navigate institutions towards equity.

We are grateful for contributions from the event Moderator, Janelle Pewapsconias and Panelists Rissy Hantke, Lori Whiteman, and Jayna Amadasun.

 

Janelle “ecoaborijanelle” Pewapsconias – Moderator

Janelle “ecoaborijanelle” Pewapsconias (iskwew, s/her) is a Spoken Word Poet, Social Innovator, and arts educator based in the Treaty Lands now known as Little Pine First Nation, Treaty 6 Territory on Saskatchewan. As a mother, she continues the spoken word custom of the nehīyaw through poetry and spoken word art virtually, right from her home community. Her approach to the arts an offering of anti-racist, decolonizing, and safe(r) space. Her artistic style and perspective speaks from the experience of a rez-based Indigenous femme, but reminds does not represent all Indigenous people to Turtle Island.

 

Laura (Lori) Whiteman – Panelist 

Lori is a facilitator, coach and educational consultant based in Treaty 4 Territory (Regina). She is a Standing Buffalo Dakota First Nation band member in Saskatchewan.

Lori has worked as an educational leader and facilitator in Indigenous communities, non-profit organizations, and education systems. She is passionate about supporting groups and organizations to discover their power in addressing complex challenges. She is passionate about early literacy, Truth and Reconciliation, Indigenous education, anti-racist education and community-building.

She is a consultant in her company, Braid, and a Facilitation Associate and Trainer with ICA Associates, an international facilitation training and consulting company.

She is currently serving as President of the Board of Directors of the Regina Early Learning Centre and as an Indigenous Advisor to the RCMP Depot Commanding Officer’s Advisory Committee. An achievement Lori takes great pride in being part of is the establishment of a stone medicine wheel called the Place of Reflection. The stone circle was installed in 2015, with stones marking the many Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada (MMIWG). The Place of Reflection hosts an annual cycle of learning events through a partnership with the RCMP Heritage Centre.

Lori is honoured to be Mom to two daughters, a son in law, and Koko to 5 grandchildren who all make their home in Regina.

 

Jayna Amadasun – Panelist 

Jayna is a Solution-Focused Professional Coach, Speaker, and Author of the 7-Week Journal: Passion & Purpose. As the Founder of Ember Impact Global, Jayna is passionate about helping to inspire, empower, and impact women through a coaching partnership where each woman has the potential to experience transformational results personally and professionally.

Jayna provides access to guiding principles and tools which foster an ecosystem where women can freely explore, engage in self-discovery, embrace the vast possibilities that emerge and curate a life that aligns with their values and goals. As a passionate speaker, she eloquently articulates difficult conversations around the discourse of racial discrimination specifically

towards internationally trained Black medical professionals and epistemic (in)justice which represent the expansion of work done through her dissertation.

She spent almost two decades as a healthcare professional before embarking on her entrepreneurial journey. Jayna is a Rotarian and serves as secretary of the Community Services Subcommittee of her club. Her dedication to the advancement of women is seen through her appointment as one of the Board of Directors for Black Canadian Women in Action. She values lifelong learning and finds enjoyment in cooking, travelling and watching low budget romantic comedies. She is a wife and mother passionate about her family and excited about new possibilities emerging in her life.

 

Sharissa (Rissy) Unger Hantke – Panelist

Sharissa Hantke, RN, M.Ed., is a white settler nurse and educator located on Treaty 6 territory in Saskatoon.

She develops content and teaches in community and university settings, including undergraduate teacher education, nursing, professional development, and faculty education. In 2021, she completed a master’s degree in educational foundations at the University of Saskatchewan under the supervision of anti-racism expert Dr. Verna St. Denis.

Sharissa seeks to work for racial justice by learning about her complicity in colonialism and her responsibility to push for a critical antiracist lens in education.

 

 

 

We are thrilled to announce the completion of a major renovation in our Regina office! Thanks to generous funding from the Government of Canada through the Enabling Accessibility Fund –  the washroom off of our office’s boardroom is now fully accessible! This funding has allowed us to make our main office entrances and main washroom fully accessible. We are grateful to have received funding to make these important renovations possible.

Did you know that our boardroom is available for rentals? More details about this can be found on our website HERE. 

Saskatchewan Multicultural Week is coming up soon! Join us November 18-26, 2023 to Act For Equity, Celebrate Community & Honour Diversity.

Throughout Saskatchewan Multicultural Week we want the message of equity, community, and diversity to be spread far and wide. We’re encouraging you to join us in sharing that message on social media by engaging in meaningful conversations that focus on honouring diversity, celebrating community and acting for equity. Be sure to use the hashtags #HonourDiversity #CelebrateCommunity and #ActForEquity too!

We’ve included Facebook banners below for you to use to help celebrate Saskatchewan Multicultural Week!

To learn more about Saskatchewan Multicultural Week visit our website HERE.

Download our Saskatchewan Multicultural Honours Awards Program HERE.    Watch a recap reel from the 2023 Honours Awards HERE. 

Messages of support: RIWC, SACHM

As National Truth and Reconciliation Day/Orange Shirt Day approaches here is a list of retailers you can purchase orange shirts from.

Online:

Regina & Area:

Fort Qu’Appelle:

Saskatoon:

Prince Albert:

MCoS ICARE Local Facilitator – La Ronge

Responsible to: ICARE Coordinator 

Rate of Pay: $25 per hour 

Contract: September 2023 to March 31, 2024  

Hours: Average of 25 hours per week with some need for evening and weekend availability.  

Location: La Ronge, SK  

The Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan is committed to promoting, fostering, improving and developing multiculturalism in the cultural, economic, social and political life of Saskatchewan while working to achieve equality of all residents. MCoS is a non-profit charitable provincial cultural organization. MCoS’ services and support reaches lands covered by Treaties 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 & 10 traditional lands of the nehiyawak/nehithawak/nehinawak/Cree, Anishinaabeg/ Nahkawe/Saulteaux, Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda, and Dene peoples and Homeland of the Michif – all regions of the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan. The office is located in Regina.  

Intercultural Connections and Anti-Racism Engagement (ICARE) is a project to build relationships between Indigenous, newcomer, established immigrant, and settler organizations and community members while addressing racism, oppression, and colonialism through an intersectional decolonial lens. Some aspects of the project will take place in specific communities, others will have a provincial reach. 

ICARE is explicitly designed to work toward the elimination of discrimination, racism, and prejudice through workshops for a variety of audiences, online resources and conversations including regional intercultural and anti-racism community activities, regional organizational networking, deepening the understanding of racism and colonialism in the multicultural community, and a virtual book club. ICARE is all about working together to build awareness and change attitudes. It is founded on the belief that the combination of intercultural relationships and anti-racism education allows people to sit with discomfort and learn. The components of ICARE take this a step further by including opportunities for plans for action to make communities better places for all. 

MCoS has a diverse and welcoming staff who understand the need for interrelationships, are committed to the journey of continuous learning and building respectful and equitable relationships on the land known as Saskatchewan. MCoS is aware of the colonial systems we operate in and the ways that immigration and multiculturalism can be used for colonial purposes; we are open to organizational change over time. This is an opportunity for you to add your voice to the process. Support from the ICARE Coordinator and others will be available.  

ICARE Local Facilitators will work with the ICARE Coordinator and local partners to offer organizational and community programming to build anti-racism, intercultural, and decolonial capacity. ICARE local facilitators will connect with the community they work in and create/foster partnerships within their region and continue to work with them during the creation of local community programming.  

ICARE Local Facilitators reports and is responsible to the ICARE Coordinator and works in accordance with the policies of the organization, independently and with other staff as appropriate. 

The ICARE Local Facilitator will be responsible to: 

  • Develop and implement plans for local community programming in collaboration with local partners 
  • 5 community social and educational events (speakers, facilitators, Elders, locations, child care, transportation, refreshments, promotion, resources) 
  • 8 organizational networking meetings with local partners (planning and organizational sharing – anti-racism approaches, cultural approaches, questions, etc.) 
  • Participate in training and education opportunities.  
  • Build relationships in to build connections and support for intercultural and anti-racism anti-oppression work 
  • Use evaluation tools provided by the ICARE Coordinator and provide data to the coordinator. Participate in discussions to ensure desired impact and continuous improvement. 
  • Promote ICARE activities through appropriate local media in consultation with ICARE Coordinator and MCoS Communications and Marketing Manager. 
  • Consult with ICARE Coordinator about project expenses. 

The ICARE Coordinator will have: 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of colonialism, decolonization, anti-racism, anti-oppression, and intersectionality 
  • Demonstrated experience in event coordination 
  • Demonstrated experience working in Indigenous and intercultural environments 
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills with a demonstrated welcoming, respectful approach to interactions 
  • This position will be best served by local facilitators with lived/living experiences with racism and oppression.  
  • Knowledge of Indigenous language is an asset. 
  • Familiarity with multicultural organizations and ethnocultural communities, the issues they face, and the benefits of diversity is a significant asset 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Experience in non-profit or community-based organizations an asset; 
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft 365, word processing, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) 
  • Have strong organizational skills, including the ability to multi-task, manage timelines and multiple deadlines; 
  • Demonstrate a proven track record of working harmoniously within teams; 
  • Be an independent, energetic, analytical, self-starting and responsible worker, driven by successful, punctual and quality outcomes; 
  • A high school diploma/GED, or undergraduate degree, or a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, and on-the-job training 
  • Be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends. 
  • This position requires a criminal record check (vulnerable persons). 

MCoS appreciates all responses to this competition, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We are committed to employment equity and provide reasonable accommodations; please feel free to self-identify as Indigenous, a person with disabilities, a visible minority (person oppressed by racism), and a woman in an underrepresented occupation. This position will be best served by a person with lived/living experience of racism, First Nations or Métis (or Indigenous) heritage, and community connections. 

Please make any inquiries and submit cover letter and résumé electronically by 4:30 p.m. Friday, September 15th, 2023, to: Rhonda Rosenberg, Executive Director at **@mc**.ca 

Are you an MCoS member and interested in applying for Strategic Initiatives funding but unsure about the application process? We’re hosting two information sessions to help guide you through the application process and answer all of your questions! Join us on August 31, 2023 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Register HERE) and September 6, 2023 6:30 PM-7:30 PM (Register HERE).

Did you know that MCoS invests in approximately 15 projects, events, and festivals per year that fulfill our mission and contribute to at least one of the five streams of multicultural work? It’s true, and you can apply for up to $3,000 per project! Application guidelines and further details about the Strategic Initiative funding opportunities can be found on our website HERE.

 

 

April’s Book Club Meeting Details

Date: Thursday April 27th, 2023

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Location: Zoom – Sign up via Eventbrite HERE.

This Month’s Read: This Book Is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell

If you haven’t already, be sure to join us in our Facebook Group. You can find us HERE. If you have any questions please reach out to our ICARE Coordinator and Book Club host, Risa: ic***@mc**.ca

Please enjoy this panel discussion hosted by the Regina Public Library. This is an important conversation with four community leaders, hosted by Rhonda Rosenberg from the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan.

This panel discusses the barriers women face in our community and what we can do about it. Panelists include Jamiy Moran from the North Central Family Centre, Joana Valamootoo from Creative Options Regina, Rania Al Harthi from Regina Immigrant Women’s Centre, and Christine Boyczuk from Age Friendly Moose Jaw.

 

Visit https://mcos.ca/events/black-history-month/ for a list of events, resources, and info about the ACBHM.

As well as https://sachm.org/virtual-museum/ to see learn more about the history of accomplishments of African-Canadian’s across the province!