We are hiring! – CCAP Communications Assistant

We are seeking a Communications Assistant for the Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP), a project of the board of the Carnegie Community Centre Association. CCAP works on housing, income, and land use issues in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) of Vancouver so that the area can remain a low-income friendly community. CCAP works with English speaking and Chinese speaking DTES residents in speaking out on their own behalf for the changes they would like to see in their neighbourhood.

Through digital engagement, communications, research and online outreach, the Communications Assistant will further CCAP’s community vision for land use, planning, and housing in the Downtown Eastside and the meaningful engagement of local residents in community planning processes.

This is an ideal position for a youth wishing to further their digital engagement and communications skills and experience while challenging their knowledge and understanding of social housing, development, city processes, social impact and working with a diverse population.

Specific duties


Digital engagement

  •  Update and post on social media platforms
  • Post website updates and online newsletters
  • Help prepare newsletters, announcements and community bulletins
  • Write newsletter articles, statements, letters and news releases as required
  • Develop and update media lists

 Research and Design

  •  Assist with data collection, surveys, compiling and analyzing results
  • Research and track actions of city hall, province and federal governments related to poverty, housing, gentrification and homelessness
  • Assist with producing CCAP’s annual hotel and housing report and other reports that CCAP undertakes
  • Design and layout posters, flyers, outreach materials, and newsletters


  •  Attend weekly CCAP volunteer meetings and meetings with community partners when possible
  • Work with staff and volunteers to organize and plan campaign outreach and promotion through digital tools
  • Participate in training and educational opportunities with CCAP members when possible
  • Computer troubleshooting where possible


  •  Strong written, verbal and digital communications skills
  • Interest in social justice issues including housing, homelessness and income
  • Graphic design skills an asset
  • Ability to work well with a diverse population experiencing poverty, homelessness, intergenerational discrimination and colonization, and mental and physical disability
  • Ability to research and analyze information and data
  • Understanding of harm reduction, colonization and anti-oppression principles an asset
  • Written or verbal Chinese language an asset

 Details and Eligibility

  • 3 days per week from January – December 2019 at $18.91 per hour
  • Youth must be between the ages of 15 to 30 (inclusive)
  • Youth must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada and be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Youth must have more than secondary school achievement or entered university or college as a mature student
  • Youth must intend to gain ICT skills and knowledge.
  • Priority will be given to youth facing employment barriers, Aboriginal people, members of a visible minority group, persons with disabilities, and women

To apply

Please send resume and cover letter to: fiona@carnegieaction.org by December 14, 2018.

We encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply for the job including trans and gender variant persons, Indigenous persons, persons of colour, persons with disabilities and low-income Downtown Eastside community members. We will prioritize these applications in the hiring process.

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