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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 all of Student Services, 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

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)

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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.

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.

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.

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.

CO-OP

Description

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

 

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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)