Term | Permanent Full-Time or Part-Time
Rate | $60,000 - $72,000 + benefits
Start Date | Flexible
This internship is funded by the Government of Canada and work terms are under the Digital Skills for Youth (DS4Y) Program. DS4Y, an initiative from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), provides an opportunity for youth to gain valuable training and work experience needed for today’s digital economy.
Salal Foundation’s mission is to research, test, and scale innovative strategies that nurture transparency, citizen engagement, democracy, and communities living within natural limits. We maximize our effectiveness by supporting organizations and leaders to advance innovative strategic solutions in our priority areas.
You will join a fast growing program that designs, implements, and supports digital engagement systems to mostly new / small mission-aligned organizations across Canada. Building and effectively wielding people power is a key aspect and these systems provide a wide range of engagement features. Our support extends beyond the digital system with, and is customized to each system, with strategy and tactics support, with ongoing system enhancements to grow with the organization.
Please indicate if you do or do not qualify for the DS4Y program.
To participate in the Digital Skills for Youth Program, a candidate must:
Working closest with the Technical Director, as part of our growing engagement systems program you will support our cloud infrastructure including maintenance and enhancements, program WordPress plugins and CiviCRM extensions, and troubleshoot system issues.
We work mostly with WordPress and CiviCRM, and regularly use other engagement apps, often connecting to WordPress + CiviCRM. It is not required that you have experience with CiviCRM.
There may be additional activities beyond engagement systems, based on your fit and interest, e.g. wider digital security activities, data management, data science, analytics, technical analysis, etc.
Beyond your skills we are also interested in mission alignment, and that you are curious and always learning. As a growing team, there will increasingly be room for specialization as well as growing into new roles.
Awesome if you have experience in any of these:
At Salal, we recognize the importance of our staff reflecting the communities our work aims to benefit. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We strongly encourage candidates who are Black, Indigenous, people of colour, women, LGBTQ2I, immigrants, people with disabilities, and people from low-income and working class backgrounds and / or with lived experiences of poverty to apply. We recognize that this is neither exhaustive nor representative of the intersectionality present within each individual. Salal believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of those we serve.
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