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Job Creation Partnership: Technology Assistant for Chamber of Commerce, Powell River


How To Apply

Position:Job Creation Partnership: Technology Assistant
Employer:Chamber of Commerce, Powell River
Sector:Other Services (non government)
Closing Date:2019-Jun-25
Salary or Wage:$16.06 (based on 35 hours/week)
Full or Part Time:Full Time
Start Date:When position is filled
Contact:Kate or Rob
Apply in person with resume to:WorkBC Powell River
103 - 4511 Marine Avenue
Powell River, BC V8A 2K5


Please enquire at the WorkBC Powell River office for eligibility requirements for this position. Eligible clients are individuals:
- Who have an active EI claim, or
- Who have had an EI claim within the past 5 years, or
- Who were paid maternity or parental benefits within the past five years, or
- Who have earned at least $2000 and paid EI premiums on those earnings in at least 5 of the past 10 years (between 2009 and 2018), AND
- Are unemployed, or underemployed
- Have completed Grade 12
- Have some level of computer skills as well as technical aptitude
- Have a diploma in field related to information technology or computer science (preferred, but not essentials)
- Who have use of a safe. well-maintained personal vehicle
- Who require on-the-job experience and training to secure sustainable employment

Duties and Responsibilities

The position will assist the Powell River Chamber of Commerce with upgrading their existing computer technologies to bring them in line with current social media technologies, thereby improving their capacity to communicate with their members and the community at large in a more efficient manner. The position will receive direction and mentorship from their supervisor, the Chamber manager, and Board members who have expertise in web-based technologies, in order to:
- Provide direct support to the Manager and Board of Directors in the development of upgraded computer technologies in line with current social media
- Review existing computer technologies, what it is used for and identify/correct gaps in usage that, when implemented, will improve overall operational efficiency of the organization
- Determine types of social media that are being used in the community and what they would like to use in communicating with the organization including the use of e-commerce
- Ensure that IT systems will operate smoothly once upgrades have been completed
- Develop reference material, instruction manuals and provide training, as required, to support all users of the technology
- Upon completion of the technologies upgrade project, provide a report for the organization on activities carried out and recommendations for future upgrades as technology advances
- Take initiative, work with minimal supervision and prioritize work effectively
- Maintain positive working relationships with the Manager, other staff, the Board of Directors, and members of the organization
- Perform other related duties as required

Additional Details

- EI clients will be topped up to the maximum of $562 per week
- This is a 35-hour per week position that ends on 2019-Nov-22. One day off every two weeks is given to provide individual time to continue their job search. As a Job Creation Partnership, the position receives a maximum of $562 per week, or a top-up to that amount if currently receiving Employment Insurance.

WorkBC Powell River posts this position as a free service for the community. WorkBC Powell River does not screen employers or applicants, and assumes no responsibility or liability for the job posting. Any arrangements are between the job seeker and the employer.