Community Admin, Makers Making Change, Burnaby, BC

Contract Role: Community Admin

The Neil Squire Society uses technology, knowledge and passion to empower people with disabilities. Our programs and services connect people with disabilities to appropriate technology, develop their skills, and then connect participants to employment, education or other community engagement.

The Community Admin will work in Neil Squire’s Makers Making Change program. Makers Making Change connects makers to people with disabilities that need assistive technologies. We publish and distribute open source assistive technologies (Open AT) that are designed by both us and our community of volunteers. Using 3D printers, micro controllers and other maker tools, we solve access issues faced by people with disabilities. You can learn more at our website, www.makersmakingchange.com (new window)

Within the eight-month contract position, the successful candidate will be responsible for connecting with people in the Makers Making Change community, moderating the Forum, supporting Social Media campaigns, and ensuring that the status of Requests and Design Challenges are kept up to date. This position reports to the Operations Lead.

Neil Squire Society is an equal opportunity employer. Our mission statement focuses on the empowerment of people of disabilities. We encourage applications from qualified people with a disability.

This job is for you if you are:

  • A self starter – able to take a concept and develop it further into an actionable plan;
  • A Creative Problem Solver: you are dedicated to “making it work” whether it means scaling it back, or looking at the same issue with a new perspective;
  • Organized and detailed oriented;
  • Work well with others and comfortable communicating via video conferencing;
  • Have a reliable vehicle;
  • Enjoy using technology to help empower people;

Duties and Responsibilities:

Community Administration Tasks:

  • Regularly engage with and moderate forum posts;
  • Review status of requests and design challenges;
  • Identify and steward relationships with interested recipients, makers, educational institutions, student groups and other engaged communities;
  • Pair volunteers and people with disabilities to build access solutions;
  • Support development and execution of engagement model;
  • Research and identify possible tools and solutions collaborate with similar initiatives and opportunities;
  • Ensure that procedures and documentation are reviewed and completed for all build events;
  • Maintain all relevant statistics;
  • Support build events as required;
  • General logistics and local pick-up / deliveries of AT, etc.;
  • Any other duties as required

Social Media Tasks:

  • Content creation and facilitation;
  • Prepare posts for Facebook, Instagram Twitter, and others as needed;
  • Collect data and statistics of various platforms in use;
  • Support content calendar planning and delivery as required;
  • Scheduling of posts using Hootsuite, and other social media tools

Qualifications:

  • University Degree or College Certificate related to the duties of this role. Marketing, Social Media, Website Administration, Business Administration, Community Planning, Social Work, Communications, Design;
  • Exceptional communication, planning & organizational skills;
  • Access to reliable transportation for picking up and delivering Assistive Devices locally;
  • Experience with Salesforce.com is an asset

Additional Information:

  • Work Schedule – Typically Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week, but there are some evening / weekend events.
  • Hybrid role – based out of the Burnaby head office
  • Position Timeline: September 2022 – March 31, 2023
    • Role may be extended dependent on funding and performance

Eligibility:

  • As funding is provided through the Government of Canada specifically for youth, the successful candidate must:
    • Be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
    • be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
    • Foreign students are not eligible
    • is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

Please email a resume and cover letter to the attention of Justin Pezzin, Program Manager, Makers Making Change at justinp@neilsquire.ca

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Unfortunately, we are not able to take phone calls or emails about your application status. Thank you to all that apply.