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  • Content planning – In collaboration with the MPS Director of Communications, you will plan content for three main social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn). This will typically be done a few weeks in advance by conducting planning sessions and using shared calendars of mental health and social justice awareness days, weeks, or months.
  • Writing and editing – Write and edit content using the MPS brand voice and tone brief.
  • Respond to posts and messages – Monitor MPS’ social media accounts (currently Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter) and respond to messages that we receive.
  • Managing issues – Identify and coordinate responses to issues that arise.
  • Relationship building – You will help connect the MPS Board of directors, MPSmembers and the general public with the content you help create and share.

Required Skills:

  • Highly organized and efficient.
  • Comfortable with social media platforms, technology, and devices.
  • Can respond to comments and questions by community members in a thoughtfuland sensitive way using approved messaging.
  • Demonstrates a genuine passion for advocacy and has the ability to share thispassion with others over social media.
  • Ability to navigate complex challenges and solve problems independently whenappropriate, while also knowing when to seek support.

Preferred skills:

  • Preference given to individuals with a communications/social media/health policy background.
  • Ability to translate complex social/political issues, scientific information, and other nuanced information into engaging social media content is an asset.
  • Knowledable about psychology, mental health, and/or social justice issues, as well as opportunities for political advocacy is considered an asset.
  • Experience with analytics and scheduling platforms is an asset.

About MPS:

  • The Manitoba Psychological Society (MPS) is a non-profit organization of Manitoba psychologists founded in 1966. Its purpose is to further the use of psychology, as a science and profession, in the service of human health, welfare, and quality of life.
  • MPS advocates for the use of psychological knowledge in the formulation of public policy and in the implementation of services for the public in addition to promoting the advancement of psychological education, research, and training.

Job Details:

  • 1 year renewable contract position
  • 4 to 6 hours per week on average; 2 to 3 hours of content creation/posting contentand 2 to 3 hours of reviewing and responding to messages/posts by others on MPS’pages.
  • Ability to work from home and make your own hours.
  • Pay is $25/hour.

How to apply:

  • Please submit your resume, cover letter, and samples of social media content you have developed for a business/organization/campaign. This could include work you’ve completed as part of your course work, in a volunteer position, or in a paid position. If you do not have any of the above, you may include content from your personal social media platforms that is focused on social justice, advocacy, or awareness-raising campaigns.
  • Email your application package to Dr. Julia Riddell, Director of Communications at