Advertising Assistant – Canada Summer Jobs 2021

Job Summary:

  This position will plan and implement a wide variety of communication and marketing initiatives that support Aunt Leah’s Friendly Landlord Network (FLN), Supporting Education for Foster Youth (SEFFY) programs, and the overall marketing and communication general programming needs of Aunt Leah’s Place.

Who we are: Aunt Leah’s Place is a registered charity that has been helping kids in foster care and teen moms achieve a better future for over twenty five years. Aunt Leah’s Place helps prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless, and mothers in need from losing custody of their children. To support them on their journey to adulthood, we provide housing, education & training and life skills.

Eligibility: In compliance with the Canada Summer Jobs guidelines, to be eligible, youth must:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.


Reports to:

Director of Programming


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in Writing, Copy Editing and Creating the production and distribution of quality communication & marketing materials (i.e. social media, blogs, website content, photography, video, brochures, posters, newsletters, booklets, proposals, press release/briefing, white papers, annual reports, etc.), including contributions from youth, volunteers, and employees, in both print and digital formats.
  • Work collaboratively across the organization to assist in developing communication and marketing strategies and materials that support organization development, community outreach and program-specific objectives.
  • Work collaboratively and supportively across multiple departments on their communications and marketing needs.
  • Develop relationships and build partnerships with journalists, publishers, bloggers, advocates, stakeholders, funders, and other audiences including partner organizations.
  • Create and Assist in updating and maintaining SEFFY/FLN related web-sites, and digital newsletter for relevant stakeholders, and youth participants.


Skills & Qualifications:

  • Working toward a certificate or diploma in communications, marketing, journalism, public relations or graphic design.
  • Past experiences in video production, social media, account management/marketing and basic customer service skill.
  • Knowledge of the non-profit sector, services to foster children and knowledge on housing issues of marginalized youth
  • Experience in digital communications, including web content development, social media, blogs, and digital newsletters.
  • Computer proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point), Adobe Creative Cloud platform (Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Lightroom), and Google Nonprofit (i.e. G-Suite, Adwords, My Business) applications
  • Adept with video editing software Final Cut & Adobe Premiere
  • Creative, team-oriented, and quality minded
  • Strategic, hands-on, and detailed oriented
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Reliable and accountable

Job Requirements:

  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check
  • Follow and adhere to Aunt Leah’s Code of Ethics
  • Schedule flexibility


Working Conditions:

  • Comfortable working in an on-site team environment and independently at an office setting for various projects (New Westminster)


Hours of Work:

Part-Time temporary position (15 hours a week for 12 weeks)

This position may be required to perform other related duties that do not affect the nature of the work.


How to apply:

If you meet the qualifications listed, and wish to work in a collaborative and supportive environment that offers ongoing professional development opportunities, please email your resume with a cover letter to: You may also apply on our website at . Short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.  We thank all interested applicants in advance.



What We Believe

Our Values

  • 01
    All behaviour has meaning and is the human tool for communication.
  • 02
    Success is fragile and must be tended to and supported with care.
  • 03
    An individual’s artistic/soulful centre must be expressed and appreciated.
  • 04
    Celebration is essential to a successful life.
  • 05
    Community building ensures that we all have a place to go when we need support.
  • 06
    Entrepreneurial spirit builds individuals and organizations.

Why Join Us

  • You’ll tackle unique challenges - Not two days are the same and each participant has their unique story but you have what it gets and will be given the support and resources to do the best. You’ll play a role in creating a future that otherwise wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for our team's entrepreneurial spirit and creativity.
  • Your professional development matters - Constant learning is essential and we also like to learn together. Once a month, we all get together to participate in meaningful workshops and discussions that enhance our ability to serve our participants and our community in a better way. We also invest in your individual education and training.
  • You will be part of one of the Top 10 Impact Charities in Canada - Aunt Leah's Place has been selected as a top 10 Impact Charity, by Charity Intelligence for three years in a row. We are the only one in B.C. with this designation.
  • You will feel like you are working with family - Our participants and staff frequently comment that Aunt Leah's feels like a family. We embrace individuality, diversity, and care for each other.
  • You’ll become part of a greater mission - The overrepresentation of BIPOC people in the child-welfare system in Canada is a result of years of colonial practices. We are on a mission to change the system and reduce the number of kids who enter the foster care system. Aunt Leah's uses research, data, and stories of lived experiences to understand the challenges before us. We advocate and partner with other root grass organizations to build innovative solutions, raise awareness, and drive much needed systemic changes.
  • We've got great leaders - Our leadership team rolls their sleeves up,  lead by example, openly recognize individual contributions and fully understand that we are humans with unique strengths and challenges. Their combined experience, sense of humour, and development skills, make it really easy to get up and go to work every day.

What We Offer

Besides a great workplace culture, we offer a generous benefits package (Dental and Extended Health Care), RRSP matching program, a generous vacation, and personal time package and employee discounts at our Thrift Store.

Every dollar counts

Your support helps kids in foster care and young mothers
achieve a better future.