Summer job opportunities!

FCO is hiring youth (aged 15-30) for two summer jobs: Health Policy Research Analyst & Graphic Designer And Layout Artist.

Both positions are funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program (Government of Canada).

Health Policy Research Analyst

Health Policy Research Analyst

The position is a full-time (35 hours/week) summer job contract for 8 weeks. The position is fully remote and so requires the successful applicant to have access to a computer (password protected), stable internet access, and a telephone. We would strongly prefer that the applicant have a private place within their home to work (at least for staff meetings and calls/meetings with clients/stakeholders).

The position is best suited for a youth (aged 18-30) who is or has recently studied public administration or policy analysis at a post-secondary level (undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate advanced certificates or degrees). Preference will be given to applicants who have a strong understanding of issues related to aging, caregiving, long-term care, and/or health equity. We are looking for someone who has a fundamental or academic understanding of health policy analysis and wants an opportunity to apply their knowledge to the real world.

In terms of knowledge and skills, we are seeking a motivated self-starter who can work independently and with a small team, who can think critically about issues and drill down to the root causes, is a good researcher who thinks creatively about problems and solutions, and has excellent written and oral communication skills. This could be demonstrated through academic, paid, or volunteer work.

Salary: $14.25/hour; hourly for 35 hours per week.

Job type: Seasonal employment; full time.

Contract length: 8 weeks.

Start date: as soon as possible.

To apply: send a resume and cover letter to info@fco.ngo

Graphic Designer And Layout Artist

The position is a full-time (35 hours/week) summer job contract for 8 weeks. The position is fully remote and so requires the successful applicant to have access to a computer (password protected), stable internet access, and a telephone. We would strongly prefer that the applicant have a private place within their home to work (at least for staff meetings and calls/meetings with clients/stakeholders).

The position is best suited for a youth (aged 18-30) who is or has recently studied graphic design (or a related field) at a post-secondary level (undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate advanced certificates or degrees). Preference will be given to applicants who have a strong understanding of issues related to aging, caregiving, long-term care, and/or health equity. We are looking for someone who wants to improve their graphic design and layout skills and is interested in the healthcare or non-profit sectors.

In terms of knowledge and skills, we are seeking a motivated self-starter who can work independently and with a small team and has excellent written and oral communication skills. We are looking for a talented designer who can think creatively and turn concepts into easily understood images, understands non-profit marketing and promotions, and values equity in their work, This could be demonstrated through academic, paid, or volunteer work.

Salary: $14.25/hour; hourly for 35 hours per week.

Job type: Seasonal employment; full time.

Contract length: 8 weeks.

Start date: as soon as possible.

To apply: send a resume and cover letter to info@fco.ngo

Expressive Writing Project Coordinator

Are you passionate about writing as a means for connecting, healing, and transformation? Do you enjoy working with older adults? Are you experienced at coordinating a project with multiple organizations and people? Then this could be the opportunity for you!

Funded by the New Horizons for Seniors Program (Government of Canada) and delivered in partnership with the Toronto Writers Collective (TWC), Family Councils of Ontario is launching an Expressive Writing Project for senior family caregivers titled Engaged and Connected: Seniors Led Expressive Writing in Long-Term Care (LTC).

This project will adapt existing TWC workshops and facilitator training curriculum to meet the specific needs of LTC family caregivers to develop & deliver two workshop series & two training sessions.

To make it a success, we're hiring a project coordinator! The project coordinator will manage all aspects of the project on the FCO side and liaise with the TWC and project planning committee members.

See the full job listing here.

Job details

Part-time, 10-11-month contract (ending by March 29 2022). Fully remote.

$16 per hour, 7-10 hours per week.

This position is for a senior/older person aged 55+ (as per the grant). The position and all project activities are funded through the New Horizons for Seniors Program.

We strongly encourage applications from people with lived experience as a caregiver. We value and respect diversity and welcome applications from persons representing the diversity of our professions and community.

How to Apply

Send an email to FCO Executive Director, Sam Peck, with your resume (if available) and written expression of interest (or cover letter) detailing your fit for the position and project. We are looking for information on why you're interested in the position (including any experience as a caregiver or connections to long-term care); how you meet the project requirements; how you will be able to fulfill the project responsibilities; and, your ability to effectively communicate this information in writing.