Youth Unlimited Communications Marketing Summer Intern (Paid Internship)

Youth Unlimited Communications Marketing Summer Intern (Paid Internship)

Job Title                       Communications and Marketing Intern

Reports to                    Director of Marketing and Communications

Application Deadline   Thursday, May 24, 2018

Start Date                    TBD: June (10 weeks total)

Classification               30 hours/week

Location                       Surrey and/or Vancouver

# of positions               2 to 3 internship spots available

Hourly Wage                $12.65

 

Youth Unlimited (YU)in Greater Vancouver is a faith-based, grass-roots, pioneering organization that’s historically been run by innovative outreach workers passionate about reaching kids on the margins. You would be a member of the newly-formed marketing team that is taking YU to the next level of visibility and communication. We are dedicated to building tools and designing systems that improve the marketing and fundraising of our charity so our incredible youth workers can be appropriately resourced to reach out and pull more kids back from falling through the cracks.

As a team, we are responsible for the marketing, advertising, social media and public relations campaigns and activities both internal and external.  As an intern you will participate in activities related to some, if not all, the areas. There is so much to be done, we are looking for support in a myriad of different areas, some of may depend on your skillset and experience.

 

Job responsibilities 

  • Support with event-planning for YU’s November Fundraisers
  • Grant-writing
  • Research + special reports
  • Story-writing
  • Some program support
  • Website content writing
  • Media relations
  • Other duties as required

 

If the incumbent has experience in the following, then a wider variety of assignments would be available:

  • Videography + video editing
  • Web design
  • Web programing and/or analytics
  • Graphic design
  • Photography
  • Social Media
  • Tactical writing or story-telling

 

Criteria 

  • These jobs are provided thanks to a grant from the Canadian Summer Jobs program. As such, the applicant must have been a student in the past year (12 credits or more) and must be intending to return to school in the fall. 
  • A “student” can refer to anyone in high school, under grad, graduate or post-graduate, and it could apply to a technical school. 
  • Students must be 18-30 (inclusive) 
  • Students must be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident 

 

 

We are looking for interns who: 

  • Have a positive attitude
  • Either have solid writing experience or a desire to write more
  • Have experience with Microsoft Office
  • Are team players
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, initiative, sound judgment, integrity, reliability and are a team player
  • A teachable spirit and willingness to learn
  • Access to a vehicle would be extremely helpful

 

*You will be paired up with at least one other summer intern, working at times as a team and at times independently.

 

*You will report to the Director of Communications and Marketing but will also be supervised by the Marketing and Communications Coordinator.

 

About Youth Unlimited 

Youth Unlimited has been helping young people discover their potential since 1944. With nine chapters in Greater Vancouver, YU provides caring relationships and developmental opportunities for vulnerable youth through relevant programs and individual connections, aimed at fostering mental, physical, social, spiritual and emotional well-being among young people in the community.  Formerly called Youth For Christ, Youth Unlimited is a Christian organization and cares for all youth regardless of faith, race, gender or any other trait.

www.youthunlimited.com

 

To apply please send resume and cover letter to: 

Keela Keeping

Director of Marketing and Communications, Youth Unlimited

keela@youthunlimited.com

(778) 245-8915

Posted on May 14, 2018

Youth Unlimited Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Job Title                       Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Reports to                    Director of Marketing and Communications

Application Deadline   Sunday, May 6, 2018 @11:59PM

Classification               Full-time

Location                       Surrey, with some flexibility to work virtually

 

Youth Unlimited (YU)in Greater Vancouver is a faith-based, grass-roots, pioneering organization, catalyzed by innovative outreach workers passionate about reaching kids on the margins. You would be a key member of the newly-formed marketing team that is taking YU to the next level of visibility and communication. We are dedicated to building tools and designing systems that improve the marketing and fundraising of our charity so our incredible youth workers can be appropriately resourced to reach out and support kids who are falling through the cracks.

As a team, we are responsible for the marketing, advertising, social media and public relations campaigns and activities both internal and external.  The responsibility will not be on your shoulders, but you will participate in activities related to some, if not all, the areas.

 

This job might be for you if:

  • You’re a story-teller. You are curious about the “why’s” and “how’s” in peoples’ stories and enjoy pulling it all together in writing.
  • You love the idea that daily management of social media accounts are part of your job.
  • You want to grow in your exposure and contributions to non-profit marketing
  • You’re trust-worthy and savvy. You get we are looking out for the best interest of our kids and don’t perform any activities that would jeopardize that.
  • You love being part of a team but thrive on your own as well.
  • You like to find out what’s going on in the world—a chance to research is welcomed.
  • You like having a role in event planning.
  • You pay attention to detail.
  • You can self-manage, handle a lot of varied tasks, and prioritize and organize yourself.
  • You may or may not consider yourself a creative, but you enjoy some office administration tasks to help the team thrive (about 20% of your time)
  • You are passionate about seeing youth who’d previously been handed a difficult set of circumstances, flourish.
  • You like to connect to people to inform, inspire and learn from.
  • You have an understanding of, and appreciation for, Christian culture, and the opportunity to liaise and partner with a wide-range of groups from churches to businesses to other non-profits, gets you excited.

 

You’ve got:

  • Mad story-writing skills
  • A positive attitude
  • Microsoft Office applications experience—specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as Outlook
  • Social media management experience—specifically Hootsuite, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Sweet planning, organizing and prioritizing skills and can coordinate shifting workloads and activities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, initiative, sound judgment, integrity, reliability and are a team player
  • A teachable spirit and willingness to learn
  • Access to a vehicle

 

Extra awesome if you’ve got: 

  • A post-secondary degree – specifically communications, journalism, English or political science
  • Social media management software experience
  • Digital marketing experience
  • Photography, videography or video editing proficiency
  • Web and/or graphic design proficiency
  • Any web/coding knowledge
  • Marketing/finance database experience

 

 

About Youth Unlimited 

Youth Unlimited has been helping young people discover their potential since 1944. Operating in nine cities across Greater Vancouver, YU provides caring relationships and developmental opportunities for vulnerable youth through relevant programs and individual connections, aimed at fostering mental, physical, social, spiritual and emotional well-being among young people in the community.  Formerly called Youth For Christ, Youth Unlimited is a Christian organization and cares for all youth regardless of faith, race, gender or any other trait.  www.youthunlimited.com

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please email your coverletter and resume to Dean Klassen by Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 11:59PM: dean@youthunlimited.com

Head office address: #115-12975 84th Avenue, Surrey, BC

 

Posted on April 13, 2018

Posted on March 28, 2018

Employment Opportunity

Job Title:  Program Coordinator for The Elevation Project

  • Application Deadline Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Start Date  May 15 (partner development) August 1 (Some flexibility)
  • Classification   Full-time, (32 hours/week),
  • Salary (partner-development required)
  • Location  Generally works out of the Surrey office

Our Mandate: Youth Unlimited (YU) in Greater Vancouver is a faith-based, grass-roots, pioneering organization that offers connection and transformation fostering mental, physical, social, spiritual and emotional wellbeing among young people in our community. The Elevation Project (elevationproject.ca), is Greater Vancouver Youth Unlimited partnership with Rwanda Youth for Christ.

The Position: As Program Manager, you would be responsible for managing in all parts of The Elevation Project. Specific responsibilities include a high-level involvement in maintaining the financial stewardship and partner development of the program, assisting in the development and operationalizing of strategic plans and guiding principles, maintaining clear relationships and communications with partners both in Rwanda and North America, and traveling to Rwanda to lead teams and monitor partnership activities.

This job might be for you if you:

• Are a world-changer

• Are passionate about international development

• Enjoy taking leadership of people and projects

• Are comfortable with raising funds and financial stewardship

• Are able to take initiative and work in a team environment, as well

• Are trust-worthy, savvy and professional

• Are comfortable communicating with people from different backgrounds and cultures

• Are passionate about seeing youth transformed by cross-cultural experiences • Have an understanding of, and appreciation for, Christian culture  You’ve got:

• A post-secondary degree (or equivalent experience) related to international development

• Good communication skills, particularly in writing and in partner/donor presentations

• Project design and marketing experience

• Microsoft Office applications experience—specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

• Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite –– specifically InDesign and Photoshop

• Good planning, organizing and prioritizing skills and can coordinate shifting workloads and activities

• Excellent interpersonal skills, initiative, sound judgment, integrity, reliability, and are a team player

• A teachable spirit and willingness to learn and collaborate with others
C O N N E C T I N G  Y O U T H .  T R A N S F O R M I N G  L I V E S .
Extra awesome if you’ve got:

• Social media skills and experience

• Finance database experience

• Knowledge of CRA requirements for charities working internationally

Applying Please send a cover letter, resume and a short statement outlining your philosophy of Christian international development to Dean Klassen via email, snail mail or drop them off in person by April 13, 2018: dean@youthunlimited.com; #115-12975 84th Avenue, Surrey, BC V3W 1B3.

About Youth Unlimited  Youth Unlimited has been helping young people discover their potential since 1944. With eight chapters in Greater Vancouver, YU provides caring relationships and developmental opportunities for vulnerable youth through relevant programs and individual connections, aimed at fostering mental, physical, social, spiritual and emotional well-being among young people in the community.  Formerly called Youth For Christ, Youth Unlimited is a Christian organization and cares for all youth regardless of faith, race, gender or any other trait.  www.youthunlimited.com

About The Elevation Project  Recognizing some of the challenges youth across the world face and knowing that together we could do more than we could working alone, Greater Vancouver Youth Unlimited partnered with Rwanda Youth for Christ in 2007, combining skills, creativity, resources and dedication. This partnership has been transformational in both Canada and Rwanda through our shared programs: The Elevation Experience – our leadership development program for Canadian youth and student sponsorship for Rwandan children from disadvantaged families. www.elevationproject.ca

Posted on March 27, 2018

One Giant Step For Youth

Watch the Vancouver Giants take on the Everett Silvertips on home ice!

Friday, February 23, 2018
7:30PM
Langley Events Centre
7888 200 Street Langley, BC

Important Ticket Acquisition Information
Eventbrite tickets must be converted to official Giants tickets.
Options:

A) To avoid any hassle, opt to have your ticket mailed (Feb 13 cut-off) OR

B) Pick up your tickets at YU’s Will-Call table at the Langley Events Centre on Feb 23 (Proof of purchase via print-out or on your mobile).

Join us for the game and/or support one or more vulnerable youth to attend.
Many of the kids we work with get little to no opportunity for special outings. Thanks to you they can have a great night of healthy fun while continuing to build mentoring relationships with YU staff.

Be Unlimited. Buy a toque, support our youth
Special black Unlimited toques will be available for purchase – $8 with your ticket or $10 at the game.

Posted on February 6, 2018

Posted on December 12, 2017

Posted on October 16, 2017

Posted on September 12, 2017

Job Opening: Cross-Cultural Youth Worker

Youth Unlimited Abbotsford

Cross-Cultural Youth Worker: Job Description

 

What is Youth Unlimited?

Flowing out of the mission of Jesus, Greater Vancouver Youth Unlimited relationally engages in holistic work (physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual) with vulnerable youth* in partnership with the Church and the community.

*In West Abbotsford, we work with predominantly South Asian youth and families.

 

Why do we exist?

To see the hope and potential in every young person and seek to empower them to succeed…according to how God determines their success.

 

What does the cross-cultural youth worker do?

  • Working in West Abbotsford, with a strong focus on loving and serving the South Asian community.

  • Supporting local middle and high schools through noon-hour supervision, coaching sports, going on field trips and attending extracurricular events.

  • Engaging young people by planning and organizing after school and evening clubs/hang out times and monthly day trips.

  • Mentoring youth formally and informally in small groups and in one on one meetings.

  • Promoting the ministry within the church, school and the community

  • Building a team of ministry partners who give both prayerfully and financially towards Youth Unlimited.

 

What must the candidate possess to thrive in this position?

  • Have an active and healthy relationship with Jesus

  • Love young people and have a heart for missions

  • Be passionate about discipleship and evangelism

  • Be an active participant in a local church

  • Have good communication skills

  • Able to lead a small team of volunteers

  • Have experience with working with vulnerable youth and youth in general

  • Comfortable in a multicultural environment

  • Able to plan and coordinate meetings, small groups and events

  • Work within the context of Abbotsford YU staff team and values

  • Able to obtain a class 4 drivers license

 

What are the working conditions?

  • Telephone and computer work at home or in the Abbotsford YU office

  • Meeting youth and adults in schools, coffee shops, churches and other public places

  • Use of own vehicle to travel to the locations required

  • Meeting and working with other YU staff and volunteers

  • Developing and maintaining partnerships with churches, schools and community organizations

  • Occasional evening and weekend work. Occasional day and extended trips

  • Salary, expenses and benefits are all raised by the applicant,with YU support

 

Time Commitment: Part time, 24 hours per week (may develop into 40-hour position)

Training: 2-year credentialing training, plus organization-wide and hands-on training ongoing

Supervision and Feedback: Regular meetings with supervisor (direct report) and team members

 

Send applications to Dean Klassen: dean@youthunlimited.com

Posted on July 10, 2017

Pictures from our 28th Annual Golf Tournament & Auction

A big THANK YOU to Steelhead Business Products and everyone else who came out to our 28th Annual Golf Tournament & Auction. You can find pictures of our event here.

Posted on June 14, 2017