Request for Proposals (RFP) & Contractor Positions

Role Description:

Reporting to the Operations and Engagement Manager, this role involves creating and
implementing a social media strategy for a charity. In order to help the organization grow on a
national scale, the social media marketer will be responsible for ensuring more hits on
websites, growing social media channels and will execute the promotion of resources online.
Alongside creating and implementing social media and marketing strategies, this role involves
creating social media assets and other design elements in Canva.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Communications/English, Public Relations, Marketing,
    Journalism or Design or equivalent in a field relevant to social media marketing and/or
    equivalent experience
  • Prefer experience in aiding in the growth of a charity or company on a national level
  • Proficiency in Canva and ability to edit photos and create social media assets
  • Creativity and keen eye for design
  • Knowledge of all social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter,
    LinkedIn, etc.
  • Proven success in the promotion of materials for a charity or company
  • Understanding of mental health in rural communities is an asset
  • Understanding of mental health challenges facing youth and the community is an asset
  • Strong organization and time-management skills

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Evaluating current social media marketing strategy and implementing it
  • Promoting the charity on social media channels
  • Creation of content that meets our charity’s standards
  • Development and delivery of social media optimization (SMO)
  • Research new ways to expand the organization nationally
  • Creation of promotional assets from scratch using graphic design on Canva
  • Scheduling of promotional assets on Buffer
  • Writing and content creation for monthly and mid-month newsletters of SFS updates
    and the mental health toolkits and online resources (assistance is provided)
  • Formatting and designing documents (eg: reports, request for proposals, manuals, job
    descriptions, etc)
  • Social media engagement for the purposes of content contribution
  • Social media engagement on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn (not limited to)
    – Comment, Like and Share on Partner’s posts
    – Archive outdated posts
    – Replying to direct messages

General Requirements for Role:

  1. Strong internet connection
  2. Use of own technology (laptop) with ability to use Zoom

This position will be available commencing August 30

This posting will remain until a suitable candidate is found

Financial compensation commences at $25/hour @ 30 hours per week

NOTE: This is not an employment position: This opportunity is of a CONTRACT nature and the successful contractor will be responsible
for all WorkSafeBC premiums, CPP, EI contributions and remitting their own tax installments

SUBMIT YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO SHIRLEY KINE – [email protected]

REFER TO: SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETER & CANVA DESIGNER IN THE SUBJECT LINE WHEN APPLYING

WE WILL BE IN TOUCH AS TO NEXT STEPS.

WE ARE EXCITED TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Stigma Free Society is seeking a qualified team of presenters to design and facilitate 1- and 2-day
workshops for our Rural Peer Support Program.

Stigma Free Society is a registered Canadian charity since 2010 and has designed programs providing
education about stigmas with an emphasis on mental health and peer support for those facing mental
health challenges with a special focus on youth.

Peer Support is emotional and practical support between two people who share a common experience,
such as a mental health challenge or illness. A Peer Supporter has lived through that similar experience
and is trained to support one another.

www.peersupportcanada.ca for more detail of Canadian Standards of Practice

Objectives that should be met by the Contractor of the RFP

  1. Spark interest and teach skills to new rural peer support facilitators with the goal that the
    participants will start local peer support groups
  2. Understand the significance of a rural peer support program and the challenges people face in
    rural communities
  3. Create contact dbase to enable communication and follow up regarding peer support startups
  4. Create handbook and manual for participant reference
  5. Provide small workshop component on how to start a rural peer support group
  6. Take attendance of participants for certification purposes and reporting to funder purposes
  7. Provide workshops in virtual format considering various time zones across Canada
  8. Perform 4 sets of workshops per year with dates committed to one year in advance
  9. Design workshops for 1- and 2-day attendance as per participants requests and provide
    certification of 1- or 2-day attendance
  10. Provide zoom meeting space, laptops, and any other technical equipment
  11. Evaluation survey to be done with each round of participants
  12. SFS will report on how many peer support programs have been started and where; twice yearly

Objectives that would be met by Stigma Free Society

  1. We will social media market the sessions across our networks.
  2. We will secure participants through our new online booking system.
  3. We will provide a MOU for signature of both parties

Ideal Qualifications: Contractors are to be Certified by PeerSupportCanada or equivalent. Two years
experience or more. Some event planning experience to share with potential peer support leaders.
Other ideal qualifications are shared experiences, zoom proficient, survey monkey proficient, event
planning or community development experience. Engaging and motivating.

Submit your proposals to: [email protected] subject line: RFP – Rural Peer Support
Facilitators; stating:

  1. Qualifications,
  2. Experience,
  3. Company website,
  4. Suggested delivery format
  5. Schedule with optimum delivery dates
  6. Instructional outline
  7. Expected fee remuneration.

First workshop is anticipated for October 2022 following thanksgiving.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Programs Manager, this role involves writing content of various forms for a charitable
organization’s programs. These programs include online mental health resources and a blog. Advanced
writing skills are required, along with a comfortability with different technological platforms, such as
Outlook, Microsoft Office, and Canva.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced creative and technical writing ability
  • Bachelor’s degree in equivalent field such as English, Journalism, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with creative writing
  • Interest/experience in mental health and stigma is an asset
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong organizational ability
  • Comfort with technology
  • Understanding of mental health in rural communities is an asset
  • Understanding of mental health challenges facing youth is an asset

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Writing blog posts and articles on a weekly basis (500–700-word pieces)
  • Seeking out guest contributors for blog posts and articles
  • Finding images that correspond with these posts and articles on Canva
  • Drafting interview questions for guest contributors and coordinating the responses via email
  • Editing/collecting responses to turn into blog posts and articles
  • Writing Downloadable Resources on topics such as mental health, mental illness and stigma for
    students in grades 4-7 and 8-12
  • Adhering to the upload schedule for all resources/updating with an upload schedule to ensure
    that they are completed on time
  • Communication and supervision under the Programs Manager about the content and uploads
  • Completion of other writing tasks on an as needed basis

These tasks can include:

  • Annual Reports
  • Press Releases
  • Various Documents
  • And more based on the discretion of the Programs Manager

Requirements

General Requirements for Role:

  1. Strong and reliable internet connection
  2. Use of own technology (laptop or tablet) with ability to use Zoom
  3. Attend one weekly team meeting on Mondays at 11am (PST)

This position will be available commencing August 30th, 2022

This posting will remain until a suitable candidate is found

Financial compensation commences at $27/hour for 20 hours a week.

NOTE: This is not an employment position. Open to people Legally able to work in Canada. This opportunity is of a contract nature and the successful  contractor will be responsible for all work SafeBC premiums, CPP, EI contributions and remitting their own tax installments.

SUBMIT YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO Samara Liberman: [email protected]

REFER TO: CONTENT WRITER IN THE SUBJECT LINE WHEN APPLYING

WE WILL BE IN TOUCH AS TO NEXT STEPS AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!