Project Literacy is Hiring!

Community Development and Fundraising Facilitator – Student

Tasks and Responsibilities: The incumbent of this position will be required to work in partnership with the Executive Director of Project Literacy Kelowna Society in two key areas: Marketing/Community Development and Fundraising.


  • Increase our presence in the community through the development and initial stages of marketing/branding and social media strategy;
  • Assist the PLKS Board of Directors to develop strategies/action lists in the execution of the strategy;
  • Monitor market trends, research potential stakeholder markets and industry activities to identify opportunities to tell our story to others;
  • Increase our social media strategy through competitive research, platform determination, benchmarking, audience identification; and
  • Generate, edit, publish, and share content (original text, images, video or HTML) that builds meaningful connections and encourages community members to get involved with Project Literacy Kelowna.

Community Development/Fundraising:

  • Review, plan and execute our Raise a Reader Corporate Pledge Campaign in June/July 2018 by improving mailing lists, making contacts, development and distribution of pledge sheets;
  • Present and develop opportunities to customize/enhance this fundraising initiative with fresh ideas;
  • Assess local needs, conditions and historical results, and develop/recommend modifications to increase fundraising revenues;
  • Prospect, cultivate, solicit, secure, manage and steward new and existing corporate partners, sponsors and donors to meet revenue goals;
  • Follow-up and thank corporate donors for their contribution to the initiative;
  • Monitor external markets to identify new partnership opportunities and engage in new business development. The incumbent of this position will be required to work collaboratively with staff and volunteers who are dedicated to the successes of these key initiatives.

Supervision and Mentoring Plans:

This position will work in partnership with the Executive Director of Project Literacy Kelowna Society. Mentorship and Supervision will be provided to the student on a regular basis by the Executive Director throughout the employment period. The student will receive regular feedback and direction about the projects they will be working while being encouraged to generate new and fresh ideas.

Health and Safety Practises in the Workplace:

Tasks are office related and do not involve physical lifting or operation of machinery. The employee may be required to spend extended periods of time sitting, using the computer and with attention to detail however regular breaks are encouraged. The student will be covered by WCB and liability insurance of the organization similar to all employees.

Desired level of education of the student: Some post-secondary (community college, CEGEP, technical institute, university). The incumbent must:

  • Meet the requirements of the Canada Summer Job Grant;
  • Have been a full-time student during the preceding academic year;
  • Be between 15 and 30 years old; and
  • Be intending to return to school in the fall.

This position is best suited for students in the business, business administration, office administration, not-for-profit management and marketing domains.

This position will put into practise theoretical knowledge garnered in any of the above or related fields. The position is a practical hands-on initiative that allows the student to see a project/campaign from start to finish. Students will be required to use their administration knowledge to organize contacts, project details, files etc. More importantly however, students will be required to enhance their people skills to interact with clients, the public, donors and staff to network and build relationships (skills that may only have been taught from a theoretical perspective within the post-secondary environment). The hope is students will gain hands-on experience in creating and fostering win-win relationships.

Number of Students Request for this job: 2

Start Date: Monday, June 11th, 2018

End Date: Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Number of Hours per week: 35

Hourly wage rate to be paid to a student: $12.75

Apply Today!

By email to

In person at 1635 Bertram Street, Kelowna BC

Application deadline is June 1st, 2018