HiVE is a community hub for social impact; we support and amplify the sector by providing the social cohesion, human capital and resources that enable change-makers to thrive. To us, social impact means creating a just, inclusive, and sustainable economy and society that values people and planet above profit.
Nature and Scope
As the Community Manager, you live and breathe community-building, with endless excitement and stories to share. You have experience in building and maintaining a strong culture and sense of engagement both offline and online. You are a strong writer and are enthusiastic about seeking out and sharing stories that build community. To top it all off, you are passionate and knowledgeable about social innovation and your enthusiasm for the topic is highly contagious!
BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Participating youth must:
- be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the time of intake;
- have demonstrated skills achievement at the post-secondary level (this means that you must have more than secondary school achievement);
- intend to gain ICT skills and knowledge;
- meet the job requirements of the IHO, which should included stated ICT-related activities;
- be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada and be legally entitled to work in Canada; and
- must not be in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.
- Communications & Digital Media
- Create and implement a HiVE communications strategy
- Design and implement a digital media strategy for the HiVE, and manage our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn accounts
- Curate and post regular relevant blog posts on the HiVE’s website
- Write, share, and promote engaging stories about the HiVE and our members
- Design basic marketing and promotional materials for the HiVE
- Updating and Maintaining our Member Database to maximize member engagement
- Occasional Front Desk reception (Desk Bee Exchange Program) support
- Lead and support on special projects and social media campaigns
The ideal candidate will be able to check off most of the following:
- Completing or have completed post-secondary education relating to Business, Arts or Sciences
- Experience in the areas of communications, community engagement, marketing, social media, Event planning and/or design
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Strong social/emotional intelligence and leadership skills
- Ability to work independently, while still contributing as a team player
- Comfortable in ambiguous situations
- Past experience or demonstrated passion in the social innovation sector
- Graphic design skills and experience would be an asset
- Experience working with WordPress is an asset
- Past experience working in a non-profit environment is an asset
For this position, the selected intern will work 35 hours per week and will be paid an hourly wage of $15.00. Most of the work will be done from the HiVE, located in Vancouver at 128 W Hastings Street, with some flexibility in terms of hours and location. The intern will be required to work occasionally on evenings or weekends; opportunities will be provided to take time off or work shortened days in order to balance out their schedule.
HiVE is an equal opportunity employer and invites applications from candidates regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, education, age, ability or religion. Unfortunately, our office is not currently wheelchair accessible; we are located on the second floor of our building with access via a large flight of stairs with a sturdy handrail.
HOURS: 35 hrs/wk
INTERNSHIP DURATION: 650 hrs
Internship provided via the Vancouver Community Network Youth Internships program and funded by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), administered by Industry Canada.