CivicSpark associate positions

Are you passionate about building up the 6ix? Interested in a career in Policy? Or perhaps networking with the city’s emerging leading organizations from across the region? If you answered yes to any of these questions, apply to be either a CivicSpark associate! As the only undergraduate public policy case competition in the region, we encourage all undergraduates from all academic backgrounds and fields from all universities across Ontario to apply for these positions. You will have the opportunity to work with emerging city builders from leading organizations such as CivicAction, Centre for Community Partnership as well as Toronto City Councillors.

Application deadline for all listed positions:  September 26, 11:59 PM EDT.

                                     Please submit all required application documents, late applications will not be accepted!                                      Contact civicspark.uoft@gmail.com with any questions or concerns

Available positions: Research, communications, external, Logistics and internal

Research Associates

This year research associates are responsible for formulating case studies for the upcoming 2019 Civicspark public policy case competition. As research associate, you will be working closely with research directors in preparing research materials, identifying issues in GTA area and simulates various solutions for the case studies. Additionally, associates will meet with members from Civicaction and Centre for Community Partnerships to review the designed case.  

  • Assist Directors of Research with designing and formulating case study for the 2019 case competition

  • Attend monthly meetings with Civicspark executive team

  • Attend meetings with CivicAction, Centre for Community Partnerships and MaRS

  • Researching and preparing necessary case materials for workshops and case competition

  • Work with the Director of External Affairs to reach out to Canadian Urban Institute to review and develop case

Must submit sample of your writing from course work (500 words max)


Communications Associate 

The role of communication associate(s) involves planning and implementing communication strategies for Civicspark. You will be required to update Civicspark social media page and website to promote latest events and the upcoming public policy case-competition. Furthermore, the communication associate will work closely with directors in planning, organizing and executing effective marketing strategy for Civicspark. 

  • Working closely with the Director of Communications in developing the effective communication strategy

  • Assist in marketing CivicSpark's message using social media platforms to strengthen online presence

  • Designing and preparing effective promotion materials (both for print and web) for the case competition

  • Maintain CivicSpark's branding on all social media and promotional materials

  • Assist in creating promotional video for case competition

Technical Requirements:

  • Knowledge in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop

  • Knowledge of social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

  • Asset: film or video editing experience

Must submit 3 samples from your portfolio and links to your social media


External Affair Associate

This year External Affair Associate(s) are responsible in reaching out to private corporation, campus student groups and universities across GTA. As External Affair Associate(s), one of your main responsibility is to foster relationships with campus organization, which enabled Civicspark to promote its upcoming case-competition through their platform. Additionally, the external affair associate also need to work closely with director of communication in devising and preparing for marketing strategies.

  • Attend meetings with sponsors and partners such as CivicAction, MaRS, Centre for Community Partnerships, Toronto Community Housing and other organizations

  • Devise, implement and evaluate communications strategies for the inter-universities public policy case competition

  • Assisting in reaching out and negotiating potential sponsors and student groups

  • Work together with Director of Communications to market events, specifically to students in other universities


Logistics Associate

This years Logistics Associate(s) will be responsible for  efficiently and effectively planning the events of the year, including the Case Competition.This includes coordinating the production of event materials, developing high level agendas, and organizing volunteers. Ideal candidates are organized, detail-oriented, and have experience planning events

  • Create the logistical schedule for events hosted by CivicSpark

  • Coordinate the production of event material including pens, lanyards, and other administrative supplies

  • Develops the volunteer structure for events and ensures all members understand their responsibilities 


Internal AFFAIRS Associate

This years Internal Affairs Associate(s) will be responsible for maintaining CivicSpark’s work plan and will also be responsible for assisting the Director of Internal Affairs in filling in and maintaining the CCR recognition for Directors and Associates.

  • Create the logistical schedule for events hosted by CivicSpark

  • Coordinate the production of event material including pens, lanyards, and other administrative supplies

  • Develops the volunteer structure for events and ensures all members understand their responsibilities 


CivicSpark Executive Team Application

Interested in a career in Public Policy? Or perhaps networking with the city's emerging leading organizations from across the region? Then apply to be on the 2018 - 2019 CivicSpark Executive Team today!

Application deadline for all listed positions:  September 26, 11:59 PM EDT.

                                     Please submit all required application documents, late applications will not be accepted!                                      Contact civicspark.uoft@gmail.com with any questions or concerns Late applications will not be accepted. This is a volunteer student position. All members of the Executive Team are expected to attend bi-weekly meetings, lead their respective branches, and fulfill their roles as outlined in the CivicSpark Constitution.

Available positions: Finance

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Director of Finance will be responsible for CivicSpark's finances. This includes keeping track of expenses and income and formulating business strategies. Ideal candidates are organized, driven, and interested in improving their skills in fundraising and locating sponsorships.

Director of Finance will be expected to:

  • Report to Executive Director

  • Lead and coordinate all activities of the Finance Branch

  • Development of the budget for the 2018-2019 year

  • Will be a signatory on bank account, and keep record or receipts, file bi-monthly expense report to the rest of the executive committee

  • Creation of sponsorship packages and establishing business partnerships

  • Comply with UTSU, and ULife funding requirements.

  • Apply for funding throughout the year

  • Work with Director of Logistics to ensure all items are purchased in a cost-effective manner 

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