Position: Digital Systems Specialist
Organization: Salal Foundation
Location: anywhere in Canada
Eligibility: post-secondary graduates age 15-30 inclusive (see below)
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.
About the Salal Foundation
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.
A fast growing Salal program is direct services mostly new / small mission-aligned organizations to design, implement, and support digital engagement systems. 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, and is customized to each system, with strategy and tactics support, with ongoing prioritized system enhancements to grow with the organization.
About the Role
Working closest with the Technical Director, you will support and increasingly lead implementation and ongoing support / enhancements of engagement systems as part of our growing engagement systems program. On a small, fast growing team, there is lots of opportunity to grow and evolve your role to your specific strengths and interests such as system architecture, web design, UI / UX, project planning / management, custom coding, system administration, devops, direct user support.
We work mostly with WordPress and CiviCRM, and sometimes Action Network, Salesforce and Nationbuilder. We regularly use other engagement apps, often connecting to WordPress + CiviCRM. It is ideal but not required that you have experience with CiviCRM.
There will likely be additional activities beyond engagement systems, based on your fit, e.g. wider digital security activities, data management, analytics, technical analysis, etc.
The exact configuration of the role will depend on your skills and interests, so this list is demonstrative.
Possible additional tasks
Additional responsibilities could be assigned as part of role responsibilities if mutual agreed based on interest and skill, such as:
We are seeking candidates with a mix of the following characteristics, so we don’t expect you to meet all of them. There are no formal education requirements, we are interested in your skills and 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. For example, if you are more technical and love coding, you will likely increasingly be working on coding-related projects and advanced system administration (e.g. Ansible and Terraform), or if you excel at direct support, CRM configurations, website implementation you will shift to more partners-focused activities. Let us know where you excel and how you would be excited to work with us and our partners.
Youth Eligibility Criteria
To participate in the Digital Skills for Youth Program, a candidate must:
Awesome if you have any experience or even interest 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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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Aug 4 2022 ID: 64873