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Life at OLC

The OLC is an online learning environment that shares content shared by the SFU community. The new community scope is expanding across SFU, with a greater variety of content types and improved user experience and interactions. SFU OLC provides you with the opportunity to put your ideas into action while helping us achieve these goals.

 

Work Culture

We offer careers with opportunities to create a social impact. We aim to create an inclusive environment to accomplish our mutual goals and objectives.

  • We are passionate towards creating meaningful work
  • We believe community is the best company culture
  • We work as a team
  • We like to be inspired, empowered and engaged

Benefits

  • Learning and development/ Professional development and Training
  • Opportunities for collaboration and interaction
  • Enhance digital literacy
  • Flexible Employment options/ work-life balance (different types of employment and different types of compensation)

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Cora Fu

WORK STUDY STUDENT: UX RESEARCH AND TESTING

 

"It's been a pleasure to work with the OLC! I've had the opportunity to grow my skills while picking up a few new things too. This team has taught me how to work collaboratively with various departments and exposed me to the process of developing a website. It has definitely been a valuable experience with a lot of support along the way."

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Work Culture

Our Online learning Community offer careers with opportunities to create a social impact. We aim to create an inclusive environment to accomplish our mutual goals and objectives.

  • We are passionate towards creating meaningful work
  • We believe community is the best company culture
  • We work as a team
  • We like to be inspired, empowered and engaged

Benefits

  • Learning and development/ Professional development and Training
  • Opportunities for collaboration and interaction
  • Enhance digital literacy
  • Flexible Employment options/ work-life balance (different types of employment and different types of compensation)

Testimonials

Cora Fu

UX RESEARCH AND TESTING

WORK STUDY STUDENT

"It's been a pleasure to work with the OLC! I've had the opportunity to grow my skills while picking up a few new things too. This team has taught me how to work collaboratively with various departments and exposed me to the process of developing a website. It has definitely been a valuable experience with a lot of support along the way."

Jerkone Casem

UX/UI DESIGNER

CONTRACT WORKER

"Working at the OLC has been an amazing learning experience where I’ve had the opportunity to take on leadership roles and high levels of responsibility in a supportive and collaborative environment. I was given the time, resources, and autonomy to learn new skills, overcome challenges, and make an impact in the project. The experience has taught me to be a more independent learner, effective communicator, and confident designer."

Available Positions

A resume, cover letter, and portfolio or work samples will be needed to apply.

The OLC can always use a helping hand in making the site even better with fresh and innovative ideas. We are always looking for volunteers to join our team and you can help us in a wide variety of projects across the site: from content creation (i.e. writing, photography) to promotion (i.e. social media) to testing the site for improvements to be made

 

 

Positions

 

SOCIAL MEDIA CURATOR

Description

Help us get the word out about the new content and features of the OLC as well as increase social engagement and interaction with our wide audience of SFU community members. You will be creating promotional collateral to introduce and extend the use of the OLC tools, features and content, carrying out social engagement projects, and implementing branding where appropriate.

 

Requirements

  • Knowledge and usage of Hootsuite and various social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Knowledge of marketing, promotion, and social engagement strategies and/or being involved in as content creator, social media manager, copywriter or similar role is an asset
  • Familiarity with using analytic tools to measure and track social media performance
  • Experience using Adobe programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) to create marketing materials

Resume, Cover Letter and Portfolio is required. In your cover letter, impress us by attaching your best 3 tweets that promote the blog, "Staying Productive While Working Remotely for a Health Authority."

Commitment 1- 2 semesters, minimum 2 hrs/week

EDITOR

Description

Take your knowledge of writing and story development to the next level and become an editor. As an editor you will have the opportunity to mentor contributing authors through each step of their drafting process through to publication. Develop valuable coaching skills while improving your eye for grammar, story structure, and design

 

Requirements

  • Experience with Microsoft Word ("track changes"), photo editing software, online publishing environments, Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to provide thoughtful, concise feedback to OLC writers to help them create an exception story
  • Exceptional writing skills to  create meaningful ‘I must read this’ titles and concise, compelling teasers
  • Attention to detail to notice even the smallest spelling or grammar error
  • Strong organizational and communication skills

Resume, Cover Letter is required. In your cover letter, please pitch 3 content ideas you think are valuable to add to the site.

Commitment 1- 2 semesters, minimum 4 hrs/week

WRITER

Description

Write exceptional, compelling blogs for the OLC that keep the reader engaged and contribute your knowledge to the SFU community. This is an opportunity to work with an editor to improve your writing skills, build your portfolio by developing professional and accessible online writing samples. You will collaboratively and independently brainstorm topics to write about, pitch blog ideas, and research information as needed in order to write posts (i.e. interviews, research, etc.).

 

Requirements

  • Ability to be creative in brainstorming topics/themes to write about
  • Ability to pitch, create and submit high quality authentic blog content of benefit to SFU students that will lead to meaningful engagement
  • Ability to be creative in brainstorming topics/themes to write about
  • Exceptional communication skills with a keen eye for a unique story or perspective

Resume, Cover Letter, and Portfolio is required. In your cover letter, please provide 3 pitches for blog content you would like to create

Commitment 1- 2 semesters, minimum 4 hrs/week.

(MULTIMEDIA) CONTENT CREATOR

Description

Be the tech-savvy creative mind and help us in content production across several mediums, including SFU Stories, Videos, photography, and graphic design. This position provides you with the opportunity to build your portfolio on creating, developing and managing visual content such as stock photo galleries. You will be supporting the OLC in creating high quality content that is diverse in topics, rich in multimedia, representative and of interest to our SFU community.

 

Requirements

  • An excellent skill set or strong interest in photography
  • Demonstrable graphic design skills with a strong and variable portfolio are an asset
  • Experience working with Adobe products: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and content creation tools such as Piktochart
  • Knowledgeable of basic computer languages, design principles and graphic production

Resume, Cover Letter, and Portfolio is required. In your cover letter, please provide 3 pitches for multimedia content you would like to create.

Commitment: 1-2 semesters, minimum 2 hrs/week.

COMMUNIY MENTORS

Description

Help us to nourish and maintain a sense of community by becoming our Community Mentor. This position provides you with the opportunity to not only mentor students but also help us in expanding our social interactivity features while providing us your valuable feedback on it. Feel more connected to the SFU community and develop valuable interpersonal and communication skills with us that will create new career opportunities for you.

 

Requirements

  • Willingness to interact with new members, develop and evaluate community interactions
  • Demonstrable experience mentoring and working with a diverse group of people is an asset
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Respectful and responsible with the ability to exercise sound judgment

Resume and Cover Letter is required.

Commitment: 1- 2 semesters, minimum 2 hrs/week

UI/UX DESIGNER

Description

Get involved in improving user experience and interface for our various digital assets. With your feedback, you can help the site become more responsive and representative of user needs. This position provides you with the opportunity to gain and apply your knowledge on creating interaction and design ideas as well as user testing in an online environment, a key experience for moving up in the UI and UX research field.

 

Requirements

  • Experience or interest in UI and UX design, research and testing
  • A portfolio that rocks and demonstrates your UX/UI design skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS and JavaScript for rapid prototyping is an asset
  • Proficiency in Adobe Tools: Photoshop, Illustrator, or other visual design programs, and wire-framing tools

Resume and Cover Letter is required.

Commitment: 1- 2 semesters, minimum 2 hrs/week.

PODCASTER

Description

We’re looking to expand our high-quality library of audio stories with a podcaster who is keen to learn and develop their content development skills with us. You will complete all elements of the production cycle from initial concept pitch through brainstorming, research, preparation, recruitment, assembling supplies, shooting/recording, editing, and publishing.

 

Requirements

  • Proficient communication and public speaking skills
  • Experience with podcasting and/or audio production (i.e. audio editing and sound design)
  • Experience with podcasting tools such as Adobe Audition is an asset
  • Experience with various podcast publication platforms

Resume and Cover Letter is required.

Commitment: 1- 2 semesters, minimum 2 hrs/week.

MAGICIAN

Description

Don’t see the job description of your dreams? Think outside of the box, create a job description of your own out of thin air and pitch it to us. There are so many ways to keep improving the OLC and with keen insight, you may have just spotted it. Tell us what you want to help us out with and we’ll do our best to create a position that works for you and the OLC!

 

Requirements

  • Tell us what you bring to the table that will help you accomplish the Key Responsibilities you’ve laid out.

Resume and Cover Letter is required.

Commitment: 1- 2 semesters, minimum 2 hrs/week.

The OLC is always working towards launching different creative endeavors that require cross community collaboration, meaningful engagement and extensive student input.

OLC provides opportunities under the Work-Study Program at SFU. Work-Study is an opportunity to participate in research-based projects and earn a supplemental income. You will also gain valuable experience connecting with various members of the SFU community and build your co-curriculum record. Because a student’s first commitment is to his/her studies, Work-Study hours are flexible, on campus and supervised

 

 

Positions

 

EDITOR

Description

Take your knowledge of writing and story development to the next level and become an editor. As an editor you will have the opportunity to mentor contributing authors through each step of their drafting process through to publication. Develop valuable coaching skills while improving your eye for grammar, story structure, and design

 

Requirements

  • Ability to provide thoughtful, concise feedback to OLC writers to help them create an exception story
  • Exceptional writing skills to  create meaningful ‘I must read this’ titles and concise, compelling teasers
  • Attention to detail to notice even the smallest spelling or grammar error
  • Experience with word (+ track changes,) photoshop and online environments an asset

Commitment 1- 2 semesters, minimum 4 hrs/week

WRITER

Description

Writing for the OLC is an opportunity to work with an editor to improve your writing skills, build your portfolio by developing professional and accessible online writing samples, and contribute your knowledge to the SFU community.

 

Requirements

  • The ability to create a compelling story that keeps the reader engaged.

Commitment 1- 2 semesters, minimum 4 hrs/week.

SOCIAL CONTENT CREATOR

Description

If you got love for social media, as our Social Content Creator you could assist in writing and publishing various types of pieces for the SFU community. Engage and gain the fun experience of drafting and scheduling content for our twitter, instagram, facebook and youtube channels.

 

Requirements

  • Proven work experience as content creator, social media manager, copywriter or similar role.
  • Hands-on experience with social media management tools like Hootsuite is an asset.
  • Familiarity with using analytic tools to measure and track social media performance.

Commitment TBD.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Description

As our Graphic Designer, you will be provided with opportunities to showcase your passion towards creating visually appealing designs. You will gain valuable hands-on experience working with a wide range of media and using graphic design software.

 

Requirements

  • Knowledgeable on design skills, applications and tools.
  • Ability to work with publishing tools like Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Demonstrable graphic designer skills with a strong portfolio is an asset.

Commitment TBD.

COMMUNITY MENTORS

Description

Help us to nourish and maintain the SFU community by becoming our Community Mentor. This position provides you with the opportunity to not only mentor students but also help us in testing our new features while providing us your valuable feedback on it. Gain and develop valuable skills with us that will create new career opportunities for you.

 

Requirements

  • Willingness to interact with new members, providing inputs and contributing content.
  • Demonstrable mentoring experience is an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Commitment TBD.

UI/UX DESIGNER

Description

Get involved in designing and implementing user experience and user interface design for our various digital assets. This position provides you with the opportunity to gain knowledge on creating wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and sitemaps to communicate interaction and design ideas.

 

Requirements

  • Experience working in an Agile development process
  • A portfolio that rocks and demonstrates your design esthetic & experience, UX/UI design skills, and problem-solving abilities
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS and JavaScript for rapid prototyping.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Tools: Photoshop, Illustrator, or other visual design programs, and wire-framing tools

Commitment TBD.

MULTIMEDIA CREATOR

Description

Be the tech-savvy creative mind behind combining text, audio, animation, photography and videos to create impactful content for the users. This position provides you with the opportunity to build your portfolio on creating, developing and managing interactive content such as newsletter/messaging design, banners, etc.

 

Requirements

  • Experience working with Adobe products: Photoshop, Illustrator, iDesign and content creation tools such as Piktochart
  • Knowledgeable on basic computer languages, design principles and graphic production.

Commitment TBD.

The OLC is always working towards launching different creative endeavors that require cross community collaboration, meaningful engagement and extensive student input.

Career opportunities at OLC are available under the SFU’s Co-operative Education program and posted on myExperience. Co-op is an optional program where students explore their career options by alternating between study semesters and paid, resume-boosting work semesters.

 

 

Positions

 

EDITOR

Description

Take your knowledge of writing and story development to the next level and become an editor. As an editor you will have the opportunity to mentor contributing authors through each step of their drafting process through to publication. Develop valuable coaching skills while improving your eye for grammar, story structure, and design

 

Requirements

  • Ability to provide thoughtful, concise feedback to OLC writers to help them create an exception story
  • Exceptional writing skills to  create meaningful ‘I must read this’ titles and concise, compelling teasers
  • Attention to detail to notice even the smallest spelling or grammar error
  • Experience with word (+ track changes,) photoshop and online environments an asset

Commitment 4 - 8 month position.

CONTENT CREATOR & COMMUNITY COLLABORATOR

Description

The content creator position provides the successful candidate varied experience in content production across several mediums, including SFU Stories, Podcasts, Videos, photography, graphic design, and blog writing. You will be supporting the OLC in creating high quality content that is diverse in topics, rich in multimedia, representative and of interest to our SFU community.

SFU STORY: Migrate, onboard, and generate visually-based stories

PODCASTS: Help expand our high-quality library of audio stories.

VIDEOS: Create impactful educational videos by combining text, audio, animation, photography and video assets.

PHOTOGRAPHY/GRAPHIC DESIGN: Create, develop and manage visual content, which includes our original stock photo galleries.

WRITING: Contribute your knowledge and write long-form blogs that inspire and educate. .

 

Requirements

  • Proven work experience as content creator, social media manager, copywriter or similar role.
  • Hands-on experience with social media management tools like Hootsuite is an asset.
  • Familiarity with using analytic tools to measure and track social media performance.

Commitment: 4 - 8 month position.

WEB MANAGER/COORDINATOR

Description

We are seeking a team orientated web coordinator to help manage and refine the OLC by working on existing visual design elements, implementing user feedback through quick iterations as well as troubleshooting. This is a varied position, providing the successful candidate experience in multiple areas including site management, product testing, UI/UX design as well as customer support. Using our Drupal platform, you will modify existing pages and tools on our site, ensuring a user-centered approach to design while taking responsiveness in mind. In addition, the student will gain project management skills and the opportunity to work collaboratively with the OLC team, SFU students and OLC partners to obtain user feedback, as well as managing areas of the site, collecting feedback and analyzing site stats to develop agile strategies and data-driven solutions.

 

Requirements

  • Experience working in an Agile development process
  • A portfolio that rocks and demonstrates your design esthetic & experience, UX/UI design skills, and problem-solving abilities
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS and JavaScript for rapid prototyping.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Tools: Photoshop, Illustrator, or other visual design programs, and wire-framing tools

Commitment TBD.

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Work Culture

Our Online learning Community offer careers with opportunities to create a social impact. We aim to create an inclusive environment to accomplish our mutual goals and objectives.

  • We are passionate towards creating meaningful work
  • We believe community is the best company culture
  • We work as a team
  • We like to be inspired, empowered and engaged

Benefits

  • Learning and development/ Professional development and Training
  • Opportunities for collaboration and interaction
  • Enhance digital literacy
  • Flexible Employment options/ work-life balance (different types of employment and different types of compensation)