Member Services and Education Intern (CreateAction Intern)

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Saskatchewan Co-operative Association (SCA) is a provincial coalition of co-operatives and credit unions which collaborates to support and promote the co-operative model for community and economic development. We lead youth education and engagement activities, provide co-operative development services, and offer learning and networking opportunities for the co-op sector. Find out more about SCA and our work on our website:  
SCA requires a dynamic and progressive individual for a CreateAction Work Experience Program Intern position that (ideally) starts April 19, 2013. We are seeking someone with a passion for co-operatives, community economic development and lifelong learning. This six-month placement will focus on two main initiatives: the development and implementation of an in-depth member consultation process and the development of online and other learning materials. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Member Consultation Process
  • work with a task force and SCA staff to develop a member consultation process:
    • assist with the development of member consultation materials
    • assist with the consultations, which may be by survey, focus groups or one on one meetings 
    • compile and analyze consultation results and summarize into a report and recommendations
Learning Material Development
  • work with SCA staff to assist in the development of learning materials including webinars:
    • research and assessment of potential webinar models and software 
    • work with other staff to develop curriculum and content and possibly delivering some of the learning sessions (sample topics: Co-op Development, Co-op Basics, Financial Literacy, Youth Development)
    • develop and deliver lesson plans for Co-op Camp 
  • Must be willing and able to staff Co-op Camp, June 30-July 5
  • Other duties as assigned.
Core Competencies:
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Ability to function independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of staff, volunteers and participants
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and time management skills
  • Ability to provide a clear routine criminal record check
Technical Competencies:
  • Knowledge of the co-operative sector would be an asset
  • Strong report writing, curriculum and training design 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of products in necessary, knowledge of webinar software an asset 

CreateAction Interns must meet the following criteria:

  • Be between the ages of 15 and 30 inclusively at the time of selection 
  • Be a post-secondary college or university graduate 
  • Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or a protected person within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act 
  • Be legally entitled to work in Saskatchewan and Canada 
  • Be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial and/or territorial legislation and regulations 
  • Be out-of-school 
  • Not be receiving Employment Insurance benefits 
  • Can demonstrate a lack of labour market attachment to field of study (under-employed or unemployed) 
  • Can demonstrate that working in the field of community economic development is a career goal 
  • Has not previously participated in a Career Focus work experience placement 

Submitting an Application:

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references by April 12, 2013 to:
Victoria Morris, Executive Director
Saskatchewan Co-operative Association

We thank all applicants, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

This position is being offered through the CreateAction Work Experience Program. CreateAction is administered by the Canadian CED Network, with funding provided by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.

12 Apr 2013
Saskatchewan Co-operative Association
Saskatoon  Saskatchewan