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Our application portal is now open. We will begin first round interviews in November 2021-December 2021. You can expect a four week delay in application responses as we are dealing with a large volume of entries. Thank you for thinking of us and wanting to join our growing community. We can't wait to meet you!

Please note: All of these positions unless otherwise specified are volunteer only. 

Communications Team

The communications team is responsible for managing missINFORMED’s brand voice. As a member of the Communications team, you will be involved in managing the missINFORMED email and social media channels (writing captions/ tweets, posting content, replying to comments/ questions) and reviewing/editing all missINFORMED written content. 

 

These Team Members report directly to our Director of Communications, and works closely with our Research Team Members. The time commitment for this role is 3 to 5 hours per week (on average). 

 

We are currently seeking positions and members who can specialize in:

- Content Editing
- Content Creation
- Social Media Management
- Science Copywriting


Director of Communications (2022-2023)
Currently seeking applications.

Our ideal candidate has a proven track record of making things go viral. They are an innovative storyteller that seeks inspiration from the community and their passion for good communication inspires others. This candidate is always on top of emerging trends and can execute those trends in an efficient, timely manner. This candidate is engaging, warm and has an innate ability to connect with the missINFORMED's audience across platforms as well as their fellow team members. They are an open-minded person and eager to learn more about their role in advocacy and health information promotion. They have an acute attention to detail and are able to take initiative on matters each day confidently.

 

The Director of Communications will be expected to:

• Lead the planning, execution and evaluation of missINFORMED communications programming

• Play an active role in the growth of missINFORMED through public relations, thought leadership and communications campaigns

• Support project management involving strategic communications, creative, digital, owned, earned and paid media programs

• Manage media relations programs including writing media materials and facilitating media outreach

• Provide mentorship, management and coaching to support the growth of missINFORMED and its 17 team members

• Develop missINFORMED’s brand voice

• Responsible for community management on all missINFORMED social media and messaging platforms

• Draft, review and edit ALL missINFORMED external communications content

• Attend monthly EFC meetings and complete the resources required for those meetings

• Coordinate biweekly meetings with Communications Team Members

• Attend biweekly meetings with the Executive Team

 

Time commitment: 5-6 hours/week (dependent on ongoing campaigns)

 

Deadline to apply: November 30, 2021

 

Interview period: November 30, 2021 - December 15th, 2021

Finance Team

After placing in the Top 30 teams in the Youth Impact Challenge, missINFORMED was provided with money to fund the development of the organization. As we continue to grow, missINFORMED has applied for additional grants and other funding opportunities. Members of our Finance team will be responsible for managing and organizing the missINFORMED budget. The Finance team will also be responsible for ensuring that all spending abides by missINFORMED’s values and beliefs (ex: supporting sustainable and ethical brands as well as small businesses led by QTBIPOC individuals). 

 

These Team Members report directly to our President/CEO, Clara MacKinnon and works closely with Funding & Partnerships Team. The time commitment for this role is 3 to 5 hours per week (on average). 

 

We are currently seeking positions and members who can specialize in:
- Bookkeeping
- Accounting

Media and Design Team

Currently Seeking Applicants
As an online platform, our Media and Design team plays a large role in the success of our organization. The Media and Design team is responsible for our organization’s image. Depending on your experience/ interest, your role with the Media and Design team could involve website design and management, designing content for the missINFORMED social media channels, and/or additional design content for events and online campaigns. 

 

This position reports directly to our President/CEO, Clara MacKinnon and works closely with our Research, Communications and Outreach & Events teams. The time commitment for this role is 3 to 5 hours per week (on average). 

We are currently seeking positions and members who can specialize in any of the following:
- Web Design
- Web Development
- Wix 
- Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop
- Photography
- Illustration
- Adobe Premiere/After Effects

Outreach & Events Team

missINFORMED intends to expand beyond an online platform. On a regular basis, missINFORMED launches a variety of campaigns and hosts different community-events throughout the year. As a member of the Outreach and Events team, you will be responsible for representing missINFORMED in various communities as you aim to implement initiatives that increase our visibility and reach. 

This position reports directly to our Director of Outreach and Events and works closely with our Finance and Media and Design teams. The time commitment for this role is 3 to 5 hours per week (on average). 

We are currently seeking positions and members who can specialize in any of the following:
- Event Planning
- Community-engagement
- Event Hosting

Partnerships Team

Currently Seeking Applicants
Our Funding and Partnerships team is constantly looking for opportunities to grow and reach a wider community. missINFORMED seeks crucial partnerships with both medical institutions to reach soon-to-be healthcare providers, and academic institutions (high schools, colleges, universities etc.), to teach our target population to be better advocates for their own health. We are also interested in pursuing partnerships with other youth groups, NGOs, or institutions who share our organization’s aim. As a member of the partnerships team you will be responsible for reaching out to these groups to encourage potential partnerships and collaborations. You will also be responsible for writing and submitting to grant and funding opportunities on behalf of missINFORMED. 

 

This position reports directly to our President/CEO, Clara MacKinnon and works closely with the Outreach and Events Team. The time commitment for this role is 3 to 5 hours per week (on average). 

We are currently seeking positions and members who can specialize in the following:
- Grant-writing

Research Team

Currently Seeking Applicants
missINFORMED is committed to promoting knowledge translation as it relates to womxn’s health. Our research team is responsible for using research for and towards actionable change. As a member of the research team you will be responsible for completing literature and systematic reviews on topics related to womxn’s health. You will also be responsible for translating this research into lay terms when producing high-level topic summaries for publication on our website. 

This position reports directly to our Director of Research, Roma Dhamanaskar and works closely with the Communications and Media and Design Team. The time commitment for this role is 3 to 5 hours per week (on average). 

Advisory Committee

Thank you to all those who applied! We are no longer seeking applications at this time.

We are looking to create an advisory committee from our community to help inform the work and content we produce as well as touch on some lived experienced to enhance our work and content. We invite passionate individuals experienced in one or more of the following fields to apply to be a member of our advisory committee:
 

  • physicians (specialties such as OBGYN, family medicine, and another with experience working with (dis)abled peoples, & perhaps pain management)

  • traditional healing advisors 

  • healthcare workers/practitioners (nurses, midwives, PSWs or other related occupations)

  • youth representatives (aged 25 or under who demonstrate a passion for working in healthcare)

  • public health professionals (researchers and/ or students with specializations in women’s health, knowledge translation, risk communication and/or social determinants of health broadly)

  • community organizers
     

Compensation/Honorarium: $1000 (paid out in four installments over one year)
Commitment: 5 hours/month average for 12 months starting January 1st, 2022-2023 with a one-year commitment
Positions Available: 2-3
Applications Close: October 31st, 2021
Interview Period: November 2021 - December 2021

Responsibilities include: 

  • Participation in our equity-focused conversations(EFC) each month and facilitation of an EFC per year

  • Reviewing our content monthly and on an as-needed basis to provide suggestions and/or revisions;

  • Providing directions for organizational projects, grants and objectives to ensure adequate equity-centred and evidence-informed approached are used

  • Reporting to the Committee Chair regularly 
     

If this position interests you, please complete our form and we will be in-touch.