Summer Student Positions – Community Content Creators
South Saskatchewan Community Foundation (SSCF)
The South Saskatchewan Community Foundation is looking for Summer Students to fill the positions of Community Content Creators.
The South Saskatchewan Community Foundation (SSCF) serves as a bridge between donors and charities in Regina and throughout southern Saskatchewan. We believe in facilitating Saskatchewan philanthropy, supporting local charities, and developing our community so that our home is a more vital, strong, and fair place to live, work, and play.
We are a provincial movement looking to make a generational change in our community. We are looking for highly motivated students with an extreme passion for helping others. Many employers can offer great experiences, good wages, and great culture, but we offer you an opportunity to be a part of leaving a legacy for generations to come.
The foundation’s operations are easy to explain in three steps:
- We accept donations of all types (cash, securities, real estate, and mineral rights) and provide a charitable tax receipt to the donor.
- We protect those donations and invest them wisely to earn above-market returns.
- Interest earned from those funds is paid to the causes and charities that the original donors had directed their funds.
To date, we have close to $100 million in legacy funds (endowed assets) and have paid out over $60 million to hundreds of charities across Saskatchewan while protecting the original donations. This sustainable model will allow us to pay out interest earned year, after year, after year.
- Professional attitude and appearance;
- Strong ability to work in a small team environment;
- Excellent verbal/written communication skills;
- Significant experience using word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, email, and related office administration software is essential;
- Demonstrated ability to meet timelines and targeted outcomes;
- Attention to detail and accuracy;
- The skills and tact needed to manage multiple priorities and competing deadlines;
- Experience developing and monitoring organization messaging for social media.
- Relevant experience with media creation, such as capturing video, editing video, and sound (iMovie, Adobe, etc.);
- Ability to think creatively and generate engaging ideas;
- In-depth understanding of various social media platforms;
- Demonstrated ability to confidently connect with and speak to members of our community;
- Excellent flexibility, adaptability, and problem-solving skills;
- Ability to represent an organization in a professional and appropriate manner;
- Ability to plan, create, execute, and complete a summer-long project;
- Ability to work under pressure in a time sensitive environment;
- Must have a valid driver’s license and daily access to a registered and insured vehicle;
- Must have access to a personal device with a camera and microphone.
Community Content Creators
- Each year, we donate millions of dollars to hundreds of charities. The students will work to plan and execute video storytelling messages that involve the current charities that we work with. They will work together to develop the plans while learning about and planning for the project management principles, understanding time, scope, cost and quality. They all interlink, and trade-offs typically must be made. They will take responsibility for making decisions, communicate them, and then execute them. The emphasis of this project is donor impact.
- The students will work as a unit, along with our staff of eight, and build goals and an actionable project plan for the summer. They will work together to utilize each other’s strengths and execute the project plans. All the work will be supervised by SSCF staff with weekly formal check-ins, along with regular feedback provided.
- The above tasks outlined above will focus on more than client service (from charities to community members, to businesses, to high-worth individuals), teamwork (with other students and current SSCF staff), communication (internal and external), digital skills (internal systems, graphics, video editing), and leadership (execution of their project plans) – but expand into change management, project management, time management, organizational skills, and problem-solving abilities.
As this is in collaboration with the Employment and Social Development Canada Summer Student Program, participants must be:
- In between 15 – 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
- Is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
- Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.
Note: International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.
- The positions are a minimum of 30 hours per week from July – August (approximately eight weeks).
- Hours of operation are from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
- Hourly wage – $18.00 and paid bi-weekly.
Qualified applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and a submission of digital media creations (i.e., video, pictures, sound, graphic design, etc.) to the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation at email@example.com. While the cover letter and resume are required, the digital media submission is optional. We will be hiring up to June 23, 2023 or until all positions have been filled. Please ensure that Summer Student is in the subject line.
The successful candidates shall be subject to a Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment. The South Saskatchewan Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applications from a diversity of backgrounds. We appreciate all expressions of interest. Only those invited for an interview will be contacted.