JOB: Sense Digital Content Assistant

Job TitleSense Digital Content Assistant 
Type of Position3 month contract at 15h/week 
Hourly Salary$18.00/hr
BenefitsHealth Days

Mission

Head & Hands envisions a society where all youth are participants and are inspired by the endless possibilities available to them. Our mission is to work with youth to promote their physical and mental well being. Our approach is preventative, non-judgmental, and holistic with a fundamental commitment to providing an environment that welcomes youth without discrimination. We facilitate social change and the empowerment of youth based on their current needs within our community and society at large.

About Head & Hands and the Sense Project

Since 1970, Head & Hands has been helping youth harness their potential to create healthy, vibrant, and caring communities.  We envision a society in which all young people are full participants, inspired by the endless possibilities available to them.

The Sense Project supports Montreal youth’s healthy sexual development by giving them the information and tools to make empowering decisions about their own sexual health. Our team visits high schools, community centres, drop-ins, CEGEPS, universities and group homes to facilitate sexual health workshops for youth and youth workers.

About the Sense Digital Content Assistant position

Due to the  Covid-19 situation, we won’t be running our Sense program as usual. We will instead focus on creating an interactive sex education digital platform. The Sense Digital Content Assistant will work in collaboration with the Sense Program Director to create the content that will be found on said platform. They will be responsible for preparing creative, original and fun content that is well structured and comprehensive, but also non-judgemental, center harm reduction, and queer and trans friendly.

Requirements & Assets

Requirements:

  • Bilingual French & English
  • A commitment to harm reduction and anti-oppression
  • Excellent time management skills, personal organization, and attention to detail
  • Knowledge around health issues experienced by youth
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Familiar working with various content creation software: Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Creative Suite & design templates in Canva or Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, TikTok, Instagram, FB Live, etc.
  • Special knowledge of or experience with the following areas: STIs and safer sex practices,contraception, pregnancy and abortion, sexual assault, trans health, sex work, health advocacy and reproductive justice

Assets:

  • Experience in working with youth
  • Experience in working in non-profit sector
  • Connections to or background with NDG and is communities

Application Process

Please apply by submitting your CV and cover letter to healthed@headandhands.ca, and including “Attn: Sense Digital Content Assistant” in the subject line. Applications can also be submitted by fax at 514-481-2336, or in person at 3465 Benny ave. Guidelines for preparing your CV and cover letter are available on our website, no incomplete applications will be accepted.

As an organization that works to facilitate social change and the empowerment of diverse communities of youth, Head & Hands recognizes that experiencing marginalization and oppression often brings both challenges and valuable skills and perspectives.

 We recognize that these skills are often undervalued and unacknowledged in professional settings, despite being highly transferable to the work we do. If you have questions about representing non-traditional skills and experience within your application, please get in touch for support in framing what you have to offer in a way that’s identifiable within the Qualifications and Assets described above. 

People of color, people with disabilities, women, two-spirited and queer people, trans people, and other candidates who experience marginalization are strongly encouraged to apply and to self-identify in your cover letter. We are committed to creating a workplace as diverse as the communities we serve, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

Applications are due at 10:00 am on July 13th

All candidates will be sent a confirmation that their application was received, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted further. We are aiming to hold interviews for this position during the week of July 13th.