Career and Volunteer Opportunities with OSP

About OSP

OSP staff works to improve the lives of our clients. We pride ourselves on building lasting, meaningful relationships that can lead to amazing opportunities. We believe that, for many, employment can lead to achieving dreams and experiencing a sense of purpose.

OSP’s purpose is to build an inclusive community and our vision is to be a recognized diversity and inclusion leader in Edmonton by improving the quality of life for individuals facing employment barriers. To achieve both our purpose and our vision, we actively work to provide employment opportunities for individuals with barriers by matching their skills and abilities with the staffing needs of corporate, non-profit, and government organizations. By doing so, we help deliver economic benefits to the individual, the organization, and the community.

Student Marketing & Communications Coordinator

12 weeks, beginning June 3rd, 2024.

Pay: $20.00/hour

Are you a student with strong writing skills and a flair for social media? On Site Placement is looking for someone just like you to fill a summer marketing and communications coordinator position! We are a non-profit organization that supports individuals with barriers to achieve their employment goals, while advocating for diversity and inclusion.

Job Summary

In this role, you will support the Marketing and Communications Manager to effectively promote the programs and mission of On Site Placement. Depending on your strengths, your tasks could include:

  • assist in creating/modifying social media plan.
  • Plan, make and schedule fresh content on social media platforms.
  • Develop and schedule engaging long form content for blog.
  • Ensure consistency and adherence to brand voice and messaging across all communication materials.
  • Research topics related to the labour market, barriers, and employment.
  • Assist with updating SEO of website.
  • Assist with updating and maintaining website.
  • Support the development of strategies that highlight and promote OSP activities.
  • Refresh marketing collateral.
  • Support communications for internal and external events.
  • Support development of strategic communication plan for new programs.
  • Other tasks assigned as required, relating to communications, marketing, and PR.



Under the terms of the Canada summer student grant program, applicants must be:

  • between the ages of 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
  • a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection had been conferred under the immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • legally entitled to work according to Alberta legislation and regulations.

Beyond these requirements, we recognize that everyone has different skills and experiences to offer. We believe that skills can be taught, and that summer jobs are great learning experiences. If your work experience is unconventional or your qualifications are informal, but you are you confident that you can do the job, don’t hold yourself back from applying! 

Desired skills:

  • Ability to manage different social media platforms.
  • Strong writing and research abilities.
  • Great communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to take initiative, incorporate feedback, and work independently.
  • Proficiency in a digital environment.
  • Experience with visual design platforms such as Canva.

Do you have skills that aren’t listed? Can you create video content? Do you have a knack for visual design? Experience or education in marketing? Web design? Creative writing skills? OSP would love to see what you can bring to the table!

Please apply with a resume and cover letter to All applications are assessed by a human and not a computer, so don’t worry about keywords. Just show your communication skills by describing how you could successfully take on this role within your skill set!