Job Opportunity: Youth Development Coordinator - Communications & Events

June 03, 2021 South Western Ontario

Chatham-Kent, Ontario (remote work)

9 weeks; 30 hours/week; $15/hour

Canada Summer Jobs position - Up to 30 years old


If you love communications, design, and event planning, this could be the summer job for you!  We’re looking for an enthusiastic self-starter with great communication skills to join our team for the summer.


JA (Junior Achievement) South Western Ontario (JASWO) is a Canadian registered charity with a mission to inspire and prepare youth for success in a global economy. JA programs are offered to elementary and high school students and focus on JA’s pillars of financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness.

The Youth Development Coordinator - Communications & Events is responsible for creating and implementing marketing and communications content, social media content, and plans for future special events.

This is a Temporary position through Canada Summer Jobs. The position is based in Chatham-Kent, Ontario and will be a work-from-home position.


Primary Responsibilities                            

Marketing & Communications

  • Create content for website, newsletter, etc.
  • Develop marketing templates and pieces for upcoming initiatives and events
  • Develop communications pieces for upcoming initiatives and events
  • Gather stories and photos of the positive impact of JA programs
  • Create and share social media content

Special Events:

  • Evaluate existing events in our region and identify best practices and opportunities to align 
  • Research other markets in our territory to support development of overall event plan
  • Develop plans for potential future events and initiatives
  • Support existing events and initiatives as requested


Education/ Experience                              

  • Relevant post-secondary education and/or experience is required with priority given to background in Communications or Marketing.
  • Should be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of WordPress would be an asset?
  • Do we use InDesign or another piece of software to create marketing collateral?  If so, do we want to add that?
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and basic design experience required.
  • Social Media experience in a professional setting is an asset.



The Youth Development Coordinator will work from a home office.   The successful candidate must have a suitable quiet environment from which to work, with a desk and reliable and secure internet access.  A laptop will be provided.

The successful candidate must undergo a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search.

Respect for the talents, creativity, perspective and backgrounds of all individuals is a core value of JA.  A diverse workforce with wide perspectives and creative ideas benefits all. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.

Persons with disabilities who need accommodation in the application process or those needing job postings in an alternative format may e-mail a request to

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Are you ready to be our Youth Development Coordinator - Communications and Events? Please submit your cover letter and resume by email to  by June 9th, 2021. 



Our mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.