About the First Nations Technology Council
The First Nations Technology Council is headquartered in West Vancouver, BC, with project offices in downtown Vancouver. The Technology Council serves under the mandate of all 203 First Nations communities in BC to create opportunities that advance access and utilization of digital and connected technologies throughout the province.
Social Media Intern – Job Description
Under the general supervision of the Communications Manager, the Social Media Intern will assist with the Technology Council’s website development projects and social media platforms. This position requires a combination of web development, writing, social media, graphic design, and media skills. An ability to work under pressure in fast-paced environment with changing needs and deadlines is essential.
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.
- Work with the Technology Council’s Web Development teams to develop structure and content for our websites
- Create “how-to” videos for the Technology Council’s resource database, the FNBC Knowledge Network (fnbc.info)
- Assist with graphic design of marketing materials
- Social media monitoring and messaging within established parameters
- Track and report on analytics from various social media platforms
- Assist Communications Manager with various marketing campaigns
- Represent the Technology Council at conferences and events
- Knowledge of software and web development, communications, graphic design, arts, or related
- Advanced knowledge of social media platforms (Hootsuite, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
- Advanced knowledge of and experience with standard software (Microsoft Office), and ability to learn new software applications
- Strong writing skills for marketing material and reports
- Excellent time management; ability to meet deadlines
- Flexibility; ability to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities
- Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
- Experience working with BC First Nations people and organizations
- Experience with Hootsuite and Salesforce considered an asset
INTERNSHIP DURATION: 650 hrs
Internship provided via the Vancouver Community Network Youth Internship program and funded by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), administered by Industry Canada.