We are looking to fill 2 (two) Summer Student Coordinator roles. The Summer Students will play a central role in the administration and delivery of special projects with the broader team at CFC, starting in June 2022. 

CFC is committed to relentlessly pursuing a future where everyone belongs — that starts with our team. We can grow, learn and better serve our communities with a diversity of perspectives and lived experiences. We welcome the unique contributions people can bring in terms of their geographic location in Canada, education, culture, ethnicity, Indigenous status, race, languages spoken, gender identity and expression, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

Learn more about our purpose and meet our team.

Key Facts

These positions are both 10 to 12 weeks in duration (dependant on hire date) and are being funded through the Canada Summer Student Jobs Program so you must be between the ages of 15 and 30 and legally entitled to work in Canada.  In alignment with CFCs current practice to limit contact due to COVID-19, these two positions will be mostly remote within the Ottawa region with occasional opportunities to meet and work with other members of the team in the Ottawa area at our downtown office. Compensation will be $23 per hour.

Who are we looking for? 

We’re looking for a self-starter with a can-do, roll-up-your-sleeves attitude, who’s not afraid to dive in wherever necessary to get the job done. The right candidate will have a special mix of skills that combines a keen eye for detail; a warm demeanor that puts people at ease; significant autonomy; and a resilient and solution-oriented attitude. That person will have strong interpersonal skills, and patience, and will genuinely enjoy helping people take advantage of opportunities and solve challenges. 

Who you will work with & how will you spend your time?

This role will involve working within a small project team on national granting programs or technology platforms, to support a variety of detail-oriented and time-sensitive administrative and program-related processes. This includes:

  • Program Management (50%): Collaborating with our Project Managers and Project Officers to assist with our ongoing national programs, including researching and responding to inbound questions from community foundations and applicants, problem-solving unforeseen issues, providing support to program stakeholders, and completing various administrative tasks as needed. 
  • Program Asset Management (20%). Collecting, organizing, and managing an inventory of program templates and commonly used assets that ensure consistency across program materials. This can include presentation decks, budget templates, reporting documents, email templates, etc. Building surveys into the team’s data platform for use across the country.  
  • Impact Reporting Enhancements (20%). Assisting Program Officers to input data, collecting impact stories, maintaining online program information, and generating reports.
  • Program Dashboards & Data Management (10%). Assist with developing actionable reports and dashboards for different program teams. This may include enhancing our existing data model plus sourcing data from external sources to enhance our current data library. Where necessary, you’ll be tasked with combining one or more data sources across programs. 

This position will also be responsible for fielding inquiries in both official languages concerning CFC’s current program offerings from the general public and community foundations. As part of the CFCs culture of collaboration, partnership, and support, the Summer Students will provide other logistical, engagement, communications, and administrative support to CFC’s practice areas and initiatives as needed.

How will this role help your career?

As workplaces have moved to remote and online collaboration, new digital skills and competencies evolved quickly. As reported by LinkedIn Learning Solutions, Data Analysis is one of the five fast-growing skills since the pandemic hit. The components of Data Analysis are these components:

  1. Spreadsheet mastery: spreadsheet formulas, functions, macros, and pivot tables;
  2. Analytical reasoning: the ability to understand data and generate conclusions based on analysis; and
  3. Business analysis: the ability to work with data for analysis, problem-solving, and presentations

Data Literacy is the new computer literacy. In a recent Udemy Report: The 2021 Workplace learning trends, Jose Porilla states: “Clear understanding of dashboards, visualizations, and analysis will soon become a default skill set required of any office worker”

If your career aspiration is to help organizations make good data-driven decisions, then these summer positions are right for you.

We’re keen to find a dynamic and motivated individual who has:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English and French
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Experience providing high-quality support or service in a team environment 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple, changing priorities
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, with experience working both independently and in a team and providing customer or client service in a public-facing role
  • Demonstrated competencies with cloud-based solutions, specifically Google Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, and knowledge of MS Office
  • Working knowledge of data management & dashboarding practices

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to the following form.

Please make your cover letter out to Lesley Inglis, Director of Corporate Services. In your cover letter, please explain why you are a good fit for this role. The deadline for applications is June 6th, although applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis so please apply early.