Job Posting: Communications and Event Administrative Assistant (Summer Student)

Communications and Event Administrative Assistant

The Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation is seeking a student to fill the role of Communications and Event Assistant.  This is an eight week position starting July 6th, 2015.

The Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation is an integral part of the health care community in our region, ensuring that critical equipment and services are available to residents of Cape Breton. As a registered not-for-profit, since 1995 in partnership with the community, the Foundation has raised more than $33,000,000 to purchase priority equipment and fund facility upgrades.

The Communications and Event Assistant will assist with a wide range of projects and activities, including communication support, event assistance, online marketing and social media coordination, volunteer coordination and administrative duties as required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing stories for print and online use
  • Developing website content
  • Coordinating social media campaigns
  • Providing communications and event support for the 2nd annual Because You Care Cup
  • Volunteer coordination for third party events and Foundation-run events
  • Day-of event support
  • Preparing news releases and media advisories
  • Assisting with the campaign for the 8th annual Cape Breton Cares Radiothon
  • Assist with daily office duties, data entry and administrative support as required


  • Online marketing experience, including social media coordination
  • Tech-savvy and strong computer skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Superior time management skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work well in a team environment or independently
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Outgoing and friendly personality
  • Previous experience in a non-profit organization would be an asset


  • Currently enrolled in post-secondary education (business, marketing, or public relations)
  • Must be a full-time student in 2015 and will be returning in 2016
  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 30
  • Ability to work on evenings and weekends
  • Must have valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle

Interested applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae and cover letter no later than Thursday, May 22nd at 4:00pm.

Salary: $12.50/hr for 35 hours per week

Applications can be submitted to:

By mail: Attention: Kelsea MacNeil
              Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation

              45 Weatherbee Road, Suite 209

              Sydney, NS   B1M OA1

Phone: 902-567-7054


In person: The Foundation Office on the main floor of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital

Only those selected for an interview will be notified.

Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applicants to self identify their priority status in their application.



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