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Social Media & Creative Marketing Assistant

PFAU: Academic Writing, Editing, and Coaching Experts

 

PFAU provides courses, workshops, one-on-one coaching, and editing support to help young adults to improve their written and oral communication, critical thinking, and research skills. We provide subject -specific tutoring, application support (job, school, and scholarship applications), and professional development. Our primary clients are high school students, post-secondary students, graduate students, and recent graduates studying in the social sciences and humanities, but we also provide editing support to academics and graduate students in engineering and the hard sciences, as well as, young professionals hoping to improve their workplace communication or apply to advanced educational programs.

 

Our approach is a combination of academic rigour and emotional sensitivity and support. All of our staff have excellent academic and professional credentials, combined with high levels of empathy, compassion, and dedication to creating a personalized and supportive educational experience. Each client is seen as a person rather than a number, with individual aspirations, challenges, and preferred learning styles. We are dedicated to providing each client with the appropriate tools and supports to maximize their educational experience and soar to new heights academically and professionally.

 

Our Needs:

 

PFAU is looking for a Social Media & Creative Marketing Assistant, who is interested in helping to develop the online presence and client-base of a small business. The Social Media & Creative Marketing Assistant would work directly with PFAU owner/manager, Lisa Pfau, as well as, other marketing staff, to develop marketing content and devise creative ways to widen and engage with our social media and web audience. The candidate should have a passion for connecting with others, knowledge of social media and online marketing applications, and a desire to contribute to business growth within a team setting. 

 

Main Duties:

 

  • Work with the Marketing Team to develop and create marketing materials and content (videos, photographs, social media and blog posts, newsletter graphics and copy, website copy, website graphics and photos, cartoons, posters, signage, and other related promotional media).
  • Take photographs or video to be used to develop marketing content.
  • Assist in the creation, editing, and production of images and graphics to assist in business marketing. 
  • Assist with the weekly newsletter, blog, podcast, and social media posts and distribution.
  • Assist in long-term marketing planning & promotion strategy development.
  • Work with the Management and Marketing Team to engage in online and community outreach to expand business contacts and leads.
  • Distribute and share marketing materials on campuses or online (posters, posts, etc.) as directed.
  • Attend online or in-person workshops, events, and courses to capture audiovisual content to be used for the development of promotional and informational materials. 
  • Work with Management & Marketing Team to revise and update the website content and design.
  • Opportunity to propose and spearhead own marketing initiative through an event or other project under the supervision/guidance of business management.
  • Attend at least one weekly team meeting a month.
  • Take part in weekly work check-in meetings with business manager.

 

Required Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong customer service and problem solving skills to interact with customers, team members, and the community (online & in-person).
  • Must be capable of multi-tasking and managing multiple projects.
  • Work well in a team environment.
  • Follow directions well and ask questions when needed.
  • Interested in outreach and engaging with the community online and in person to improve business relationships and increase customer base.
  • Experience with photography and video editing.
  • Artistic acumen. 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Google Drive, SLACK, Trello, MailerLite, WordPress, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Adobe Photoshop, Zoom, GoogleMeet (other video/photo editing software).

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Registered secondary or post-secondary student.
  • Majoring in Marketing, Communications, Media, or related fields.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal records check/vulnerable persons check in terms of being able to work with youth or vulnerable clients.
  • Must be experienced in photo/video editing. 
  • Must have had at least two years of experience posting and engaging with others on social media.
  • Must be able to commit to at least 20 hours/week.
  • Completion of at least art or audiovisual related (photography, painting, graphic design, music, etc.) course is a plus.
  • Must qualify for Canada Summer Jobs Grant

 

Compensation:

 

$18/hr

 

Job Start Date: 

 

Wednesday, September 15th

 

Please submit your resume and a covering email explaining why you are interested in the position directly to Lisa Pfau at lisa.pfau@pfau.ca. Due date for resumes is no later than August 13, 2021 at 6pm.

 

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Administrative Assistant

PFAU: Academic Writing, Editing, and Coaching Experts

 

PFAU trains young adults in the written and oral communication and critical thinking skills that are necessary to succeed academically and professionally in the Canadian and international environment. We specialize in providing academic support to high school, post-secondary, and graduate students studying in the social sciences and humanities. This support includes academic tutoring, application support, and professional development. We also provide editing services and communication skills training to young professionals and students in other academic disciplines.

 

Our approach is a combination of academic rigour and emotional sensitivity and support. All of our staff have excellent academic and professional credentials, combined with high levels of empathy, compassion, and dedication to creating a personalized and supportive educational experience. Each client is seen as a person rather than a number, with individual aspirations, challenges, and preferred learning styles. We are dedicated to providing each client with the appropriate tools and supports to maximize their educational experience and soar to new heights academically and professionally.

 

Our Needs:

 

PFAU is looking to find an Office Administrative Assistant, who is interested in helping to improve the efficiency and accountability of a small business by assisting the business owner in office operations and administrative tasks. The candidate should be hard working, well-organized, and determined to gain valuable work experience and skills related to running a small business and office space.

  • Organize and file softcopy and hardcopy documents methodologically, as well as improve the overall office filing systems.
  • Complete regular data entry of client information and feedback to ensure our CRM is up-to-date and accurate. 
  • Assist in the development and revision of reports, meeting agendas & minutes, planning and project management spreadsheets, and other office documents as directed. 
  • Copy, scan, print, and file documents as directed by management.
  • Help with the distribution of posters and other marketing materials on various post-secondary and secondary campuses.
  • Help with online or in-person event, workshop, or course logistics.
  • Help with the development and implementation of office protocols, procedures, and documentation.  
  • Assist team members with other office tasks as directed. 
  • Attend at least one team meeting each month.
  • Meet with the business manager weekly to evaluate and monitor work progress.
  • Maintain confidentiality and privacy of business documents and client information.
  • Engage with all clients and team members in a professional and congenial manner.  

 

Required Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong customer service and problem-solving skills to interact with customers and employees.
  • Extremely organized and responsible – can manage his/her own workflow, as well as contribute to the overall efficiency of office workflow through creative solutions and structures.
  • Must be capable of multi-tasking with ease in a fast paced environment.
  • Work well in a team environment.
  • Follow directions well and ask questions when needed.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Google Drive, SLACK, Trello, ZOHO, Zoom, Google Meet, Google Docs, Google Classroom.

 

Required Qualifications:

    • Registered secondary or postsecondary student.
    • Majoring in Business Administration or Management, Social Sciences, Humanities, or related degrees.
    • Must be able to pass a criminal records check/vulnerable persons check in terms of being able to work with youth or vulnerable clients.
    • Must be able to commit to at least 15 hours/week for 12weeks.
    • Completion of at least a business course or equivalent is a plus.
    • At least one year experience with office administration.
    • Must be fluent in English; other language abilities are a plus.
  • Must qualify for Canada Summer Jobs Grant.

 

Compensation:

 

$15/hr

 

Job Start Date: 

 

Wednesday, September 22nd

 

Please submit your resume and a covering email explaining why you are interested in the position directly to Lisa Pfau at lisa.pfau@pfau.ca. Due date for resumes is no later than August 13, 2021 at 6pm.

 

 

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Creative/Academic Writing Coach

PFAU: Academic Writing, Editing, and Coaching Experts

 

PFAU trains young adults in the written and oral communication and critical thinking skills that are necessary to succeed academically and professionally in the Canadian and international environment. We specialize in providing academic support to high school, post-secondary, and graduate students studying in the social sciences and humanities. This support includes academic tutoring, application support, and professional development. We also provide editing services and communication skills training to young professionals and students in other academic disciplines.

 

Our approach is a combination of academic rigour and emotional sensitivity and support. All of our staff have excellent academic and professional credentials, combined with high levels of empathy, compassion, and dedication to creating a personalized and supportive educational experience. Each client is seen as a person rather than a number, with individual aspirations, challenges, and preferred learning styles. We are dedicated to providing each client with the appropriate tools and supports to maximize their educational experience and soar to new heights academically and professionally.

 

Our Needs:

 

PFAU is looking to hire one-on-one coaches in Toronto, ON with a social sciences and humanities background who are comfortable teaching high school (Grades 9-12) and university/college students and adults. 

 

Main Duties:

 

  • Coach assigned clients in creative writing skills to help them to develop their craft, and eventually publish their work.
  • Create, research, and/or obtain lesson plans and coaching tools that suit the needs of each client.
  • Book meetings through online booking software and maintain tutoring records for each client. 
  • Maintain regular, timely communication with each client and with PFAU management.

 

Required Skills:

Our ideal tutor is reliable, organized, punctual, motivated, patient, empathetic, and inspiring. PFAU tutors must have:

  • Excellent communication skills, including full fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to problem-solve, assume responsibility, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Strong academic skills and the ability to adapt lessons to the needs of a variety of learners and learning styles.
  • Up-to-date knowledge about learning theories, techniques, and resources.
  • Ability to work with people from a diversity of backgrounds, disciplines, and cultures.
  • Previous experience working with ESL or special needs students is an asset.
  • Previous experience conducting workshops or teaching within a classroom setting is an asset.
  • Published written work is a bonus.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum Master’s degree in a social sciences or humanities field.
  • Minimum 2 years teaching experience within a classroom or one-on-one.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal records check/vulnerable persons check in terms of being able to work with youth or vulnerable clients.

 

Job Type: Contract

 

Salary: $25-$40/hr starting rate, depending on credentials. Rates for facilitating courses are negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

 

Please submit your resume and a covering email explaining why you are interested in the position directly to Lisa Pfau at lisa.pfau@pfau.ca

 

 

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Academic Writing Editor

 

PFAU: Academic Writing

 

PFAU provides courses, workshops, one-on-one coaching, and editing support to help young adults to improve their written and oral communication, critical thinking, and research skills. We provide subject -specific tutoring, application support (job, school, and scholarship applications), and professional development. Our primary clients are high school students, post-secondary students, graduate students, and recent graduates studying in the social sciences and humanities, but we also provide editing support to academics and graduate students in engineering and the hard sciences, as well as, young professionals hoping to improve their workplace communication or apply to advanced educational programs. 

 

Our approach is a combination of academic rigour and emotional sensitivity and support. All of our staff have excellent academic and professional credentials, combined with high levels of empathy, compassion, and dedication to creating a personalized and supportive educational experience. Each client is seen as a person rather than a number, with individual aspirations, challenges, and preferred learning styles. We are dedicated to providing each client with the appropriate tools and supports to maximize their educational experience and soar to new heights academically and professionally.

 

Our Needs:

 

PFAU is looking to hire academic writing editors in Toronto, ON who are comfortable editing essays, grants, and dissertations at both high school and university/college levels. Academic editors generally work from home, but must also be willing to meet with clients, either in our office, located near the University of Toronto St. George campus, or at another location convenient to the client. 

 

Main Duties:

 

  • Stylistic and copy-editing, as well as proper formatting, of course essays, grant and other academic applications, and undergraduate and graduate-level dissertations.
  • Content editing and assistance as required for essays and dissertations, to assist the client in meeting project expectations and conveying their content clearly and effectively.
  • Booking meetings and maintaining editing records for each client. 
  • Maintaining regular, timely communication with clients and with PFAU.

 

Required Skills:

The ideal academic editing candidate will have the following: 

  • Excellent communication skills and command of proper grammar, particularly native-level fluency in written English.
  • Attention to detail and a keen eye for spotting errors.
  • Ability to problem-solve, assume responsibility, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Experience in writing and editing academic papers.
  • Up-to-date knowledge about academic and grant essay requirements.
  • Expertise in MLA, APA, and Chicago styles. 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word using Track Change and Comment features.
  • Ability to work with people from a diversity of backgrounds, disciplines, and cultures.
  • Previous experience working with ESL or special needs students an asset.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor of Arts, ideally in a social sciences or humanities field.
  • Minimum 2 years previous academic editing experience. Previous teaching or tutoring experience an asset.

 

Job Type: Freelance/Project-based

 

Salary: amount varies depending on word count and revision required. 

$0.02-$0.025 per word on average

 

Please submit your resume and a covering email explaining why you are interested in the position directly to Lisa Pfau at lisa.pfau@pfau.ca