Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Capital Health is Hiring

With the devolution of Continuing Care to the district health authorities, our Continuing Care team have identified resources to hire a Senior Communications Advisor to support their growing work. The job posting went up on Career Beacon last night and will be up for 10 days.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Youth Internship


The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation is looking for a responsible, experienced person to fill the position of Youth Engagement Intern.

The youth engagement intern will be part of a team working on the Kaleidoscope Video Challenge project and will also work on planning and delivering youth engagement activities during International Development Week (February 7th - 13th).

Project Background:
The Kaleidoscope Youth Video Challenge aims to showcase young Canadians who are active global citizens, and profile their stories to encourage the broader public to become involved in global issues.
Kaleidoscope will draw out the perspectives, realities and visions of youth across the diverse regions of Canada.

Kaleidoscope aims to profile and support young Canadians (under 18) who are engaged as active global citizens. The Kaleidoscope project invites youth participants to prepare and submit short videos that address the questions, 'What actions are you taking on global issues?'
and 'Why do you think that active global citizenship is important?'
Submissions will be judged on the thoughtfulness of the participants'
responses and on the creativity of their videos. Workshops on video production will be offered to encourage youth with less experience and access to video equipment to participate.

Kaleidoscope is framed around the eight Millennium Development Goals
(MDGs) and the crosscutting theme of environmental sustainability.
Participants are encouraged to submit videos that link their actions and motives to the areas of focus and the MDGs and environmental sustainability.

International Development Week (IDW) occurs annually in the first week
of February. IDW is a chance for Canadians to:

Recognize the work of fellow Canadians that are helping improve economic, social, and health conditions of those living in poverty around the world; Educate themselves about life in developing countries and; Discover ways to become actively involved as a global citizens in international development Tasks & Responsibilities:
In collaboration with a staff team, the intern will be responsible for:

Promoting the Kaleidoscope Video Challenge Project in the Atlantic Region Planning and delivering youth engagement activities in the Atlantic Region during International development week Implementing an outreach strategy, which includes developing relationships with educational institutions, community-based organizations and other groups that work with youth.
Creating, facilitating, and producing presentations for schools, community organizations, and other partner groups Assisting with creating, facilitating, and producing video production workshops for youth Assisting with organizing events Other duties as required.
Desired Experience, Skills and Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have:

Undergraduate degree or diploma in international development studies, environmental studies, public relations or education; Excellent interpersonal skills with experience creating promotional materials and/or event planning Solid oral and written communication skills in English with basic French an asset; Excellent planning and organizational skills; Previous experience working with youth; Experience with developing educational and communications programs and materials; Strong facilitation skills; Experience developing capacity building workshops and materials; Ability to demonstrate a high-degree of motivation, and persistence and to work independently and in team settings; Time management skills.
Location: The position will be based at ACIC's office in Halifax.
Salary: $16.00/hour 37.5 hours per week Application deadline: November 15th, 5PM Start date: November 29th - March 18th 2011

Please submit your resume, cover letter and the names and contact information of three references, by e-mail at by November 15th at 5:00 pm.

Thank you for applying. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted to arrange for an interview.

This position is being funded through the YMCA's Post-Secondary Graduate Youth Eco Internship Program (PSYEIP) with funding provided by the Government of Canada. This program places unemployed youth aged
15 to 30 from diverse backgrounds into paid internship opportunities within the private, non-profit, public, and charitable service sectors in Canada with a focus on the environment and community.

Applicants must meet ALL eligibility criteria for the program in order to be considered:
* between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the time of placement;
* not receiving Employment Insurance benefit;
* a graduate of a post-secondary education program;
* be unemployed; or underemployed (working 20 hours or less on a regular basis); or working in a job that does not match your area of educational study;
* out of school;
* a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee status has been conferred;
* legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations;
* have a social insurance number;
* willing to complete a Police Records Check.

Note: Youth who previously participated in the Youth Eco Internship Program will not be considered

Thursday, July 22, 2010

GREAT new position in Vancouver

Social Media Coordinator

Vancouver Film School programs focus on industries that use moving images, graphics, sound and text as fundamental components for communication, information and story. VFS programs regularly and continually evolve in response to the current industry methodology, technology and need. VFS offers world recognized, full-time, one-year programs in Film Production, 3D Animation & Visual Effects, Classical Animation, Digital Character Animation, Sound Design, Writing, Acting, Makeup Design, Digital Design, Game Design, Foundation Visual Art & Design, and Entertainment Business Management. These one-year programs are intensive, focused on the field of study and immerse students in industry-like settings and situations in order to best prepare them for work in their chosen field.

VFS is currently accepting applications for the newly created position of Social Media Coordinator. Reporting to the Advertising and Public Relations Coordinator, the Social Media Coordinator will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining a wide range of online and social media campaigns, requiring extensive knowledge of specialized, multi-faceted design concepts and media. This position is key to the development of Vancouver Film School?s brand presence.

The Social Media Coordinator must be highly organized and thrive as a positive and flexible self-starter who succeeds in an evolving and fast-paced environment The incumbent will be heavily involved in social networking websites utilizing: Facebook, Twitter, Hi5, Bebo, MySpace, and any other relevant social networking channels including blogging communities. The incumbent is someone constantly on top of the latest trends in popular culture. The ideal candidate is passionate about Marketing and will take pride in their work representing the VFS brand. As this is a constantly evolving position, the incumbent must be proactive and able to adapt well to changes in their core responsibilities and identify new trends and patterns in the field of Social Media Marketing.

Core Responsibilities:
? Create and maintain social media and networking sites (Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.) in order to promote the brand.
? Actively engage in consumer and industry blogs, online chats, and review sites to improve the VFS reputation.
? Develop relationships with and keep track of innovations in blogs, social networks, UGC (user-generated content) outlets, social bookmarking sites, and other appropriate social media destinations relevant to the project's audience.
? Strategize and recommend optimization of all digital channels, including: SEO, SEM, linking campaigns, and blogs.
? Create opportunities to leverage UGC across company digital marketing.
? Recommend and champion testing of new digital channels and tactics.
? Manage relevant digital agency and vendor relationship(s).
? Prepare and present results to senior management and stakeholders that outlines all digital marketing activities, the results of each, and recommendations for testing and improvement.

? Online Media Knowledge: Experience communicating with influential, active, and niche bloggers and in blogging communities.
? PC literate with knowledge of and a proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

? Organization: Must be a great multi-tasker with the ability to handle multiple campaigns simultaneously while adhering to tight deadlines.
? Communication: Strong written and verbal communication skills, capable of transmitting detail-oriented information and reports.
? Social Media Expertise: Experience with major social media outlets (MySpace, Facebook, Twitter), niche social media environments, popular message boards/forums, social bookmarking outlets (Digg, Delicious, Stumble Upon), video portals (YouTube, MetaCafe, Vimeo), knowledge place sites (Mahalo, Yahoo! Answers, eHow), etc.

? Strategic: Ability to apply long-range marketing and business strategies to web presence; successful experience in leveraging digital tactics to achieve lead generation and brand goals.
? Poised: Mature and trustworthy spokesperson for the company. Able to navigate difficult customer experiences and online issues with forethought and consideration.
? Self-starter: Ability to work well independently as well as with a team.
? Ability to work as part of a creative and results-oriented team.
? Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, and staff.

Job Qualifications
? Degree, diploma or equivalent certification in Marketing.
? 1+ year experience working in an office environment.
? Highest standards of customer service with focused attention on our customer, the VFS student and graduate.
? An expressed enthusiasm in the preparation and distribution of digital media art for online social networks.
? Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an attention to detail and accuracy.
? Highly organized team player with a flexible approach and attitude.
? Demonstrate organizational and time management skills.
? Exceptional task management skills with a respect for timelines and deadlines.
? Ability to present a professional and positive image of VFS at all times.

How to Apply

If you meet the profile above and would like to be part of our growing organization, we invite you to email your cover letter and resume in either MS Word or PDF format indicating the position in the subject line to: Human Resources. Please include salary expectations in the cover letter.

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

To learn more about our company, visit our website at


Friday, May 28, 2010

Halifax Book Camp

Hey Everyone, check this out. One of the organizers is Kimberly Walsh, a grad of our program. She tells me that it'll be especially interesting for students interested in social media because there'll be lots of talk about connecting with readers and online communities.

This is the blurb:
Welcome to BookCamp Halifax

The first unconference dedicated to books and the publishing industry is coming to Halifax on Saturday, June 5th, 2010 at Saint Mary's University.

BookCamp Halifax is a user-generated unconference designed to bring print publishers, educators, community builders, and the tech community together – for free! BookCamp Halifax is an opportunity to explore the present and future of books and book-like technologies. It’s open to anyone interested in the publishing industry and the potential dynamics of the reader/creator/publisher relationship.

Join us for a day of sharing new ideas, radical notions and engaging conversation! We’ll consider the future of the book as an object; examine its ongoing role as a delivery mechanism for stories, information and entertainment; and examine how publishers can leverage themselves for success in the digital age.

Participants and self-selected guest speakers will choose the agenda for this day-long event, which will be comprised of twenty forty-five minute sessions spread over five time-slots. Participants in these group sessions will discuss and potentially create future book technologies, workflows, and grand schemes.

Lend your passion and expertise to BookCamp Halifax by volunteering to facilitate a session.
(Contact any of the organizers for details.)

Our plan is for this to be a day of talking and doing – of rolling up the proverbial shirt sleeves and tinkering with the publishing mechanism. We’re inviting authors, typographers, designers, printers, technologists, booksellers, literary agents, publishers and geeks of every stripe to come along and consider if and how technology can transform and perhaps improve on the book.

For more information check out our Wiki.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Job postings with the NS government

One of our graduate students, Lori, sent these on to me. Check them out if you're looking for a job in
the NS Government:


Good luck everyone.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Clara Clorey wins Library Award

Congratulations to Clara Clorey who has won one of two Library Awards. This award is presented annually for outstanding skill in using Library information resources when completing a research assignment for course credit at the Mount. This award includes a cash prize of $200 to each recipient.

Clara's paper, Cognitive Dissonance Theory: Application Paper, was completed for Dr. Rehberg Sedo's Communication Theory and Practice course (PBRL 2013).

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

BRP degree stays, but the department name changes

This exciting announcement went out today to all of our current public relations students from our Chair, Amy Thurlow. It's been a long process, so I hope you'll join us in our joy.

Hello everyone,
I'm writing to all public relations students today to share some exciting news. The former department of public relations has been re-named the Department of Communication Studies. This change reflects the evolution of our department which now offers a broad range of programs including the BPR, the masters programs, a new Minor in Communication Studies and a new interdisciplinary BSc (Science Communication).

The department name change does not affect the name of the degree Bachelor of Public Relations. If you are a BPR student, you are still working on a Bachelor of Public Relations and your diploma at graduation will indicate that the degree earned is a Bachelor of Public Relations. The change is that your degree is housed in the Department of Communication Studies, along with some newly developed programs.

This evolution in our department is a result of several years of strategic planning and development. Our goal has been to create a department that offers programs which build on our expertise in public relations but also reflect a broader definition of communication. This is important to students, faculty and employers as we ensure that our learning environment keeps pace with a dynamic and complex global landscape.

For more information about the Department of Communication Studies and our new programs, please visit our department website at

Please let me know if you have any questions.

All the best with your studies,

Amy Thurlow
Chair, Department of Communication Studies
Mount Saint Vincent University
phone: 902-457-5533