Outreach and Marketing Student (Speqtrum)

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Who We Are

Founded in 1889, YWCA Hamilton is known as one of Hamilton’s original social innovators and works from a feminist, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive framework. We are dedicated to strengthening women’s and girl’s voices, broadening their choices, building dynamic leadership and providing essential services that promote safe, inclusive and equitable communities.

Position Description

Increasing knowledge and awareness of Speqtrum’s programs and supports for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and their impacts through the creation and distribution of promotional materials.

  • Supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ youth in Hamilton to form and maintain healthy relationships with their peers and community;
  • Designing and distributing online marketing materials, including but not limited to social media graphics, event and program graphics and descriptions, event reminders, etc.;
  • Engaging community via Speqtrum’s social media platforms;
  • Surveying and updating Speqtrum’s online presence to meet and exceed accessibility standards
  • Occasionally serving as a supporting facilitator for speqtrum events;
  • Recording and maintaining outreach data and analytics;
  • Compiling and designing relevant internal and external reports;
  • Attending staff meetings;
  • Nurturing and forming meaningful internal and external working relationships and partnerships, and liaising with community stakeholders;
  • Attending and participating in all YWCA Hamilton mandatory trainings;
  • Supporting YWCA Hamilton and Speqtrum’s mission, vision and values;
  • Performing other duties as required.


  • Working 30 hours per week, some evenings and weekends may be required based on program needs;
  • Requires remote work, and use of your own computer and phone;
  • May include work at in-person events, depending on provincial and municipal guidelines and employee’s accessibility needs.


  • Strong knowledge and experience designing and distributing promotional materials and reports;
  • Lived experience with 2SLGBTQIA+ communities required;
  • Lived experience with BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour), trans, or disability communities is an asset;
  • Strong design skills with design software (i.e. Canva, Adobe, etc);
  • Knowledge of social media distribution and analytics;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of working from an anti-racist and anti-oppressive framework/practice;
  • Knowledge of Hamilton’s 2SLGBTQIA+ communities and local resources preferred;
  • Experience facilitating group activities is an asset;
  • Ability to motivate and encourage participation from participants, while respecting limits and boundaries;
  • Committed to creating spaces for ALL 2SLGBTQIA+ youth, and can identify and mitigate barriers, such as racism, ableism, classism, etc.;
  • Ability to bring a feminist, anti-racist/anti-oppressive perspective to work;
  • Bilingual English/French or other languages an asset;
  • Ability to work a varied schedule which may include days, afternoons, evenings and weekends based on program needs;
  • Must provide a current Vulnerable Sector Police check or willingness to obtain at own cost;
  • Applicants must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period (Canada Summer Jobs Requirement).

YWork For Us?

At YWCA Hamilton, we are intentional about fostering a workplace culture that values positive physical and emotional well-being through our values of Inclusivity, Equity, Community, Self-determination, and Accountability. We invest in our employees so that we can bring our values into the communities in which we live. We offer our employees:

  • On-the-job training and professional development opportunities
  • Staff fitness, aquatic, childcare and recreation discounts
  • Opportunities to get involved in our community
  • A competitive total rewards package

If you’re passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of women, children, and families every day, we would love for you to join our team!

Outreach and Marketing Student (Speqtrum)

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Posting Date

  •  October 06, 2020


  • October 22, 2020

Start Date

  • October 26, 2020 – December 18, 2020 (Contract)

Job Code

  • 2-MSQ-2020


  • 30 hours per week


Hamilton, ON



Reports To

Project Coordinator

Thank you for your interest in YWCA Hamilton:

As part of YWCA Hamilton’s commitment to Access and Equity, we strive to represent the diverse communities that we serve. Individuals who are First Nations, Métis, immigrant, refugee, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender; and individuals with disAbilities and from racialized communities are encouraged to apply.

Accommodations are available throughout the recruitment process. Please inform us of any accommodation requests.

Please Note: Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information collected during the recruitment process will only be used for employment opportunities only in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act. Only applications from individuals eligible to work in Canada will be considered.

Please submit resume by email or mail, indicating the JOB CODE in your subject line:

YWCA Hamilton

75 MacNab St. S.

Hamilton, Ontario

L8P 3C1

ATTN: Human Resources


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