Job Posting: Communications/Social Media Assistant

Duration: 15 weeks, 25 hrs/week starting ASAP autumn-winter 2023-24

Rate of pay: $25/hr

This position is fully remote.

Students must be registered in an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution.

Who We Are

Since 1977, Disability Alliance BC (DABC) has been a provincial, cross-disability voice in British Columbia. We champion issues impacting the lives of people with disabilities through our direct services, community partnerships, advocacy, research and publications.

We work to support people with all disabilities to live with dignity, independence and as equal and full participants in the community.

Job Description

The key tasks and responsibilities of the Communications/Social Media Assistant include social media marketing, understanding and monitoring social media analytics; creating, scheduling and distributing multimedia content on behalf of DABC and partner organization ACE-BC; and managing and moderating DABC’s social media communities, particularly on new platforms, but also on existing platforms as needed. Our current networks include over 5,000 subscribers each on Facebook and Twitter, and LinkedIn followers. We hope to grow new subscriber bases on Instagram and TikTok with the help of the Communications/Social Media Assistant. While performing the duties mentioned above, the successful candidate will need to:

  • Create branding-consistent templates for the posting of various content formats across multiple platforms
  • Grow reach and engagement within DABC’s existing social media networks, including:

– Twitter (5,070 followers)
– Facebook (7.5 k followers)
– LinkedIn (701 followers) 
– Community Groups receiving monthly E-Newsletter (3200 organizations including disability,
seniors and Indigenous groups)
– Transition Magazine subscribers (1,700 recipients)
– Members (approx. 400)
– Donors (approx. 400)
– Google Ads (reach TBA, currently beginning Google Ad Grants program for nonprofits)

  • Expand audience and engagement through managing new DABC social media accounts on Instagram and TikTok.
  • Consistently use language sensitive to people with disabilities, both in person when communicating directly with clients, as well as public-facing when posting content or engaging dialogue online in a moderating capacity on behalf of DABC.
  • Work independently and with various departmental teams in creating and posting regular image, text, audio and video content
  • Work with management in building regular reporting tools on performance and social media analytics against the company’s baseline targets for engagement.
  • Use blog reader apps to follow the contents and blogs of the company’s key clients, partners, and competitors
  • Track key social media web site use analytics regularly
  • Use tools to identify and monitor key Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok influencers, journalists and community bloggers
  • Use SEO and Engagement Optimization to track and improve key metrics related to engagement
  • Other relevant duties as determined by management

DABC is an open and diverse organization that promotes inclusive hiring practices. We encourage applications from qualified applicants who identify as visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and of all sexual orientations, gender expressions and identities. People with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and brief covering letter addressed to Kimberley Payne at No phone calls or faxes please.