Communications/Project Assistant

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists
  • Marketing / Communications / PR
  • Design / Graphics
  • IT: Web Interface / Design
  • Writing / Editorial / Translation
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Entry LevelN/A2019-06-122019-07-03

Communications Project Lead

The Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists is the provincial professional association of over 4500 occupational therapists.  With a mandate to advance and promote the profession within Ontario and to support members' professional development and practice advancement, the Society's key foci lie in the areas of advocacy, professional promotion, professional development and practice support and member services.  Learn more about OSOT at

Role Description

The Society is engaging a new communications initiative targeted to support members' practice development.  The Communications lead will provide coordination and support to the development of a series of podcasts targeted to an occupational therapy audience. 

The role will include:

  1. Working in collaboration with OSOT Staff and a project advisory team, develop a content plan for a series of podcasts.
  2. Design and develop podcast format and structure.
  3. With input from an Advisory Team, recruit and coordinate content experts for interview and orient them to the project.
  4. Conduct and synthesize background research to support content development and related resource materials.
  5. Develop orientation/training materials for volunteers and interviewees to support preparations and recording of interviews.
  6. Record podcasts, edit and ready for posting.
  7. Participate in development of podcast launch, promotional strategy and engagement.
  8. Participate in the design of an evaluation framework for the initiative.
  9. Support other OSOT communication processes as assigned - web content development, design of infographics, social media content, podcast resource materials, etc.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (ability to provide evidence)
  • Strong time management and coordination skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, content management systems, and social media platforms.
  • Exhibits excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to research and summarize new material
  • Background in media, journalism, communications an asset

Contract Details

  • this project is funded by the Government of Canada, Canada Summer Jobs and as such applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 30
  • the project extends for 8 - 10 weeks (depending on start date) contract for 35 hours/week to be completed by August 31st.
  • Salary is $16/hour
  • desired start - July 2, 2019

OSOT is an equal opportunity employer.


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