Summer Student Jobs


Title:  Summer Student – Marketing and Communications Officer 

Reports to: Director of Communications and Philanthropy

Term: 12 weeks/ 35 – 40 hours per week.  

Salary:  Minimum Wage

Location: Halifax, NS

Deadline for resume submissions: June 18, 2021

**This position is part of the Canada Summer Jobs program. To be eligible for this position you must be between the ages of 15 and 30, a permanent resident of Canada or a Canadian Citizen.


Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities of the Marketing and Communications Officer, Summer Student. Candidates must plan to attend post-secondary education in September 2021.

  • Enhance the overall promotion of YWCA programs.
  • Assist with updating donor records and refreshing website content.
  • Support Office Administration by assisting with data entry as it may arise.
  • Create new and innovative ways to utilize social media
  • Create & curate content for social media. This will include design, editing, and creative writing.
  • Support the development and execution of fundraising activities
  • Assist in the design, writing and preparation of promotional and information materials (brochures, flyers, posters, PSA’s, press kits, etc.)
  • Assist with planning and coordination of upcoming campaigns, Stay Home for the Holidays and our winter Shine Collection


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Studies included but not limited to marketing, public relations, business
  • A demonstrated interest in the charity sector
  • We’re a remote team, so it’s important that you’re well organized and can manage your own schedule
  • Demonstrated experience with social media platforms
  • Sensitivity to the needs of diverse populations.
  • Community-minded.
  • Strong knowledge on all social media platforms
  • Positive, proactive, very detailed oriented and driven to succeed.
  • Effective communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Experience with Creative Suite – InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Experience with WordPress
  • Research capabilities

Successful applicants will be required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) at their own cost.

Please note: This is a grant-funded position. Students must be enrolled full-time in an accredited post-secondary institution in the coming fall term and be a permanent resident of Nova Scotia or reside in the province for at least six months prior to this work term. Proof of eligibility will be required in the form of a copy of your acceptance letter and/or copy of transcript(s).

Please email your resume AND cover letter, along with two references, to the Director of Philanthropy and Communications . Please state the position title in the subject line.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.


Title:  Summer Student – Early Childhood Educator

Reports to:  Early Learning Centre Director

Job Classification: Summer Student, Term  

Term:  1012 weeks/ 35 – 40 hours per week.  

Salary:  Minimum Wage

Location:  Halifax NS

Deadline for resume submissions:  open until position is filled

**This position is part of the Canada Summer Jobs program. To be eligible for this position you must be between the ages of 15 and 30, a permanent resident of Canada or a Canadian Citizen.

Position Summary

The Early Childhood Educator student is expected to work with regular ECE staff within established guidelines of the YWCA and within the policy, procedures and regulations of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the Food Safety Guidelines to deliver the planned quality childcare program.

General Competencies

Must be a team player with skills in caring for children in a group setting.  Must have a professional attitude and effective communications skills.  Must have common sense, sound judgment and decision-making skills.  Work can be demanding both physically and mentally.  Must be a good communicator.


  • Applicants studying Early Childhood Education or Similar at a University or College Level with plans of returning to study in Fall (preferred but not mandatory)
  • Food Handling/Safety Certificate would be an asset
  • First Aid with Infant CPR ( Level C)
  • Child Abuse Record Check
  • Criminal Records Check (Vulnerable Sector)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Implementation

  • Work with full time staff respecting established routines for the children.
  • Provide for active physical play both indoor and outdoor.  Maintain playground by ensuring that fire escape routes are kept clear of toys, and debris.
  • Create a warm, pleasant and inviting atmosphere and ensure that all areas in and out of the classroom are kept tidy, clean, and in good order.
  • Devote the whole of working time, attention and energies to the care of the children.
  • Communicate with children with respect and at their own individual and developmental level and set realistic behavior expectations following the YWCA Behavior Management Policy.  Support children in developing problem- and conflict-solving abilities.

Health and Safety

**All Employees must adhere to and follow YWCA COVID-19 Early Learning Centre Operational Plan, rules, regulations, and guidelines.

  • Maintain personal hygiene.
  • Ensure that children are supervised at all times and in accordance with Department of Education and Early Childhood Development regulations, ratios,  and YWCA policies and procedures
  • Follow established procedures for diapering, toilet training, hand washing, and safe and healthy food handling. Ensure that children with allergies and other special conditions receive the appropriate food and other accommodations.  Follow procedures for the administration of medication.
  • Understand and follow strategies for the prevention of communicable diseases.
  • Ensure all dangerous product and equipment is kept out of the reach of children.
  • Follow protocols regarding communications with parents, ensuring confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Release children only to authorized people.
  • Remain calm during drills and emergency evacuations.

Communication /Professionalism:

  • Respect the confidentiality of all information related to the children and their families as well as any non-published information pertaining to all YWCA programs and operations.
  • Maintain a courteous and professional relationship with co-workers, supervisor, other employees, and families of the children.
  • Dress appropriately.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with parents and greet parents and children warmly at drop off and pick up times.

Working Conditions

  • Caring for children is physically and mentally demanding.
  • Work requires heavy physical effort for lifting, bending, stooping, carrying and reaching overhead
  • Work may require long periods of standing or walking
  • Work may require dealing effectively and calmly with emotionally volatile situations

How to Apply

Please submit resume with cover letter to Kerri Johnson Director, YWCA Early Learning and Child Care, by email:, or by mail to YWCA Halifax, 358 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax NS B3R 1V8.   Please state the title of the job for which you are applying.

Position:           Program Assistant (2 positions available)

Department:  Housing, YWCA Halifax

Rate of Pay:    $12.95/hr

Type:  Part time – Term (ending no later than Feb, 2022)

Schedule: Varied. Weekdays, evenings and weekends.

Start Date: July 5, 2021 (possibly sooner)

** This position is part of the Canada Summer Jobs program. To be eligible for this position you must be between the ages of 15 and 30, a permanent resident of Canada or a Canadian Citizen.

YWCA Halifax is a progressive, multi-service, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women, girls and their families at critical turning points in their lives. We work to transform lives by providing a continuum of services and programs that drive lasting positive change.  We strive to change the underlying issues that are root causes of inequality, violence, poverty, and homelessness. 

Program Assistant will support the administrative and programming needs of the YWCA Halifax’s WISH (Women in Supportive Housing) and SHYM (Supportive Housing for Young Mothers) programs

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Strong computer literacy and administrative skills
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible to diverse working environments
  • Motivated and able to take initiative and finish tasks and work independently
  • Good interpersonal and conflict resolution skills and able to work well as part of a team
  • A valid Nova Scotia driers license and access to a reliable and insured vehicle is considered an asset as there will be travel to multiple locations within HRM
  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention, ASIST, Mental Health First Aid considered an asset
  • Must have a valid First Aid and CPR certificate

Key duties will include:

  • Check voice mails and emails daily, answer phone, take messages and direct calls
  • Support the intake processes
  • Support filing and administrative systems, including data input using the HIFIS system
  • Support the team in their work with participants
  • Organize and clean office space and individual units
  • Clean and prepare vacant units for new participants
  • Lawn care
  • Work with the Facilities Manager to coordinate renovations, maintenance and repairs
  • Child Minding
  • Assist with securing and sorting in-kind donations
  • Meal Prep
  • Attend designated internal meetings
  • Organize and/or attend special events
  • Other duties as delegated by the Housing Manager and housing team

Special Conditions of Employment

Must have completed Police Security Check with Vulnerable Sector Search and Child Abuse Registry.

Apply for this position: Send cover letter and resume to Krista Dunn, Housing Manager at: . YWCA Halifax is committed to diversity and we welcome all suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

Deadline to apply: 5pm on June 24th, 2021

We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.