Right to Play- Communications Officer in Beijing!

Posted on August 3, 2010


Today’s job of the day is a little further afield than most that have been featured to date on the blog: the position is with Right to Play as a Communications Officer in Beijing! The position will appeal to a smaller demographic than usual, as a fluency in Mandarin is required.

Right to Play’s mission is to improve the lives of children in the world’s most disadvantaged countries. Their aim is to utilize sport as a means of social and emotional development in children. The humanitarian organization, with headquarters in Toronto, has many marquee athlete ambassadors; some of which include: the Canadian speed skater Clara Hughes and professional hockey player Alexander Ovechkin. They believe that sport can instil the values in children today, that will manifest peace in the world tomorrow.

The Communications Officer will work on the Early Childhood Development Program. Part of this role will consist of mapping out the communication plan for the initiative. Managing the communication budget is another aspect of this role. The successful candidate will also be expected to: develop communication materials, coordinate ongoing communication activities, and stay abreast of issues pertinent to the program.

RTP is seeking someone with: a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Communications, or a related field; communication and media related experience; excellent English language skills; proven ability to manage relationships with various partners; a commitment to their values; the ability to travel on short notice; experience in early child care and development, which would be regarded as an asset.

If you are fluent in Mandarin and are looking for an exciting career opportunity, this is it! Send your CV and cover letter to: chinarecruitement@righttoplay.com.

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