Summer Job Posting: Web developer and technical assistant

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Position Name: Web developer and technical assistant
Position Type: Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
Wage: $20/hr
Duration: 16 weeks (May 6 – August 31, 2019)
Deadline for applications: April 5, 2019

Position Description:
Watershed Watch Salmon Society is seeking a recent graduate of a web design or development program to design and build a new organizational website. This position would be ideal for someone looking to expand their portfolio of completed projects.

The role includes designing a visually-appealing site that features user-friendly design and clear navigation. Duties will include, designing look and feel, designing and testing UI, determining technical requirements and designing functionality, writing and editing content, designing and testing for SEO, creating backup protocols and troubleshooting coding issues.

Further duties could include multimedia content creation, social media management.
Teamwork is an essential component of this position and the position offers a wide range of learning opportunities. Mentoring and support will be provided.

Note that this position is contingent upon receiving funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program and all candidates must meet those eligibility requirements (see below)

Position Responsibilities:
The duties of the Web developer and technical assistant will include all aspects of designing and building a new organizational website, including:

  • Determining technical requirements and designing functionality;
  • Designing website architecture;
  • Designing look and feel, including testing for user experience;
  • Writing and editing content;
  • SEO design and testing;
  • Creating backup protocols;
  • Troubleshooting coding issues;
  • Integrating online engagement platforms such as Newmode and Jotform.
  • Further duties could include multimedia content creation and social media management.


About You:
The ideal candidate will possess the following core competencies:

  • You will a foundation in design and a strong understanding of UI and web programming skills.
  • You can take a creative approach to solving challenging functionality requirements.
  • You have experience working with WordPress, HTML, and the ability to learn on the go.
  • You have a basic understanding of visual branding.
  • You have a solid understanding of best practices for online communications and excellent writing and editing skills.
  • You are organized and self-motivated, and have some basic experience working within a project management framework.
  • You think creatively and react positively to challenging and changing circumstances.


Required Qualifications:

Eligible applicants must satisfy all of the following criteria:

  • Desired level of education: Post-secondary (community college, CEGEP, technical institute, university)
  • This is a Canada Summer Jobs position and all candidates must:
  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment*; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.


About us:
Watershed Watch is a registered charity working for the conservation and restoration of BC’s wild salmon and their habitats. We use scientific expertise, strategic alliances, public education, citizen engagement, and innovative projects to tackle threats to salmon and promote solutions.

Watershed Watch Salmon Society is an equal opportunity employer that respects individual human rights in Canada, including the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as other rights. We are a small, but diverse team that makes every effort to foster an open and transparent work environment. The Executive Director and/or Operations Director are available at all times for staff to discuss any issues or conflicts they are experiencing. We also value and strive to develop a healthy work/life balance for all staff.

To apply:
Submit a cover letter that expresses why you are interested in this position and that clearly outlines how you meet the core competencies and required qualifications. Submit a resume that clearly outlines all relevant work experience and includes references.

Please email your resume and cover letter to Trish Hall, Operations Director at with “Web Developer” in the subject line. When submitting your application please name and save your attachments with your first and last name in the title, such as: “Ann_Smith_Cover_Letter.doc” and “Ann_Smith_Resume.pdf”.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. No phone calls please.


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