We’re hiring: Bilingual Communications Coordinator

September 14th, 2018 by CIVIX

CIVIX is seeking an ambitious and enthusiastic individual to be part of its communications team. 


CIVIX is Canada’s leading civic education charity dedicated to fostering the habits of active and engaged citizenship among young people. We work with teachers to provide authentic learning opportunities to help students practice their rights and responsibilities as citizens and connect with their democratic institutions. Rather than learn about civics and citizenship from a textbook, students experience it firsthand with relevant events and issues in real-time.

CIVIX programming focuses on the themes of elections, government budgets, citizen consultations, media literacy, and elected representatives. CIVIX also facilitates professional development opportunities for educators to improve their capacity and commitment to civic education.

Student Vote is the flagship program of CIVIX. Coinciding with official elections, students learn about government and the electoral process, research and debate the issues, party platforms and candidates, and participate in a parallel vote. The Student Vote results are shared with the public and with the media for broadcast or publication. CIVIX delivered its largest project to date during the 2015 federal election with approximately half of all Canadian schools registering to participate. In total, 922,000 students cast a ballot from 6,662 schools across Canada, representing all 338 electoral districts.

Job Description: 

The Bilingual Communications Coordinator will work in a team to perform the following tasks:

  • Outreach – contact school boards and schools by phone and email to encourage participation in CIVIX programs (English and French).
  • Support – communicate with registered teachers on an ongoing basis via phone and email; answer inquiries from project participants and provide guidance with program implementation (English and French).
  • Resource Development Support – proofread and edit teaching materials (English and French), create online files for the resource library and organize them on the website.
  • Research – conduct research and information gathering as needed, such as municipalities, media coverage on selected topics, election-related news, civic education practices in Canada and around the world.
  • Event coordination – assist with the coordination of visits between schools and elected representatives or other special guests.
  • Administration – provide general office administration support, as required.


The successful candidate must be energetic, personable and hard working. Strong communication and organizational skills and a pleasant phone manner are required. A background in journalism, education and/or political science is an asset. Written and verbal bilingual proficiency is required and will be tested during the interview process. No partisan affiliation.  

Contract Details: This position is a full-time contract for one year, with a possibility for extension. Approximately 40 hours per week, start and end times may vary during election campaigns or project timelines due to varying time zones.  Certain weeks may require longer hours. 

Compensation : $20-24/hour.

Application Guidelines:

Cover letter (with sections written in English and French), resume and two references for recent work or volunteer experience to be submitted as one Word or PDF e-mail attachment to [email protected] with Bilingual Communications Coordinator in the subject line. No phone calls about the position can be accepted. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Deadline to Apply: The deadline to apply is October 1st 2018. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

CIVIX is committed to accessible recruiting, employment, and retention practices, and individual accommodations can be provided upon request.

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