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Digital Specialist – (12-month contract) Application deadline July 15, 2022

Salary $50,000/year


Through funding from the Resilient Communities project by Ontario Trillium Foundation and with a grant from the Ottawa Community Foundation, Black History Ottawa has created this exciting position. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with experience working with a charity, a non-profit and/or with volunteers to help us increase our presence and impact in the National Capital Region. Success in this role calls for the ability to work closely with the Board of Directors to help build Black History Ottawa’s organizational capacity and improve its operational management.



The Digital Specialist will support the medium and long-term efforts to build the technological capacity of our organization and will enhance our ability to deliver programs and services in innovative ways.


Important qualifications for this position include: practical technical knowledge, ability to easily navigate social media; advanced proficiency in graphic design and experience with various types of marketing and design software.



You will be responsible for updating our website, enhancing our presence on social media platforms, digitizing presentations materials an assist with the monthly on-line magazine Black Ottawa Scene. You must be very comfortable with technology and able to handle multiple projects at a time.



* College diploma or university degree in Computer Sciences, Software Development, or other related IT specialties

*Experience in project management or project coordination

*Experience in developing or creating, updating and managing websites as well as troubleshooting

*Experience in creating, managing, and maintaining social media platforms

*Experience with creating PowerPoint presentations and using graphic design applications

*Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to interact remotely and in person


As this is a new position within the organization, evaluation or the role will be on-going, responsibilities may be adjusted to meet future operational priorities and additional community requirements.


Proficiency in French is considered a great asset.




Work schedule will be flexible, and the successful candidate may be required to work in the evenings and on weekends to attend events and meetings.


If you are interested in joining us and feel ready to positively influence what is known about our history and contributions to Canadian society as well as the kind of legacy we leave our children and future generations, then we want to hear from you!


Please forward your cover letter and your current resume to   


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


Black History Ottawa (BHO) is a registered Charity that engages Canadians to increase their knowledge, understanding and awareness of contributions of Black Canadians to Canadian History. We promote citizenship, civic engagement and address issues affecting full participation in society. Our programs are inclusive and create opportunities of positive interactions between cultural, religious, ethnic and diverse communities. Please visit our website to learn more about us at

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