SOS: Students Offering Support (studentsoffferingsupport.ca) is the sustainable social venture that develops and supports SOS chapters residing within post- secondary schools across the nation. Each SOS chapter operates by raising money to raise roofs through raising marks during our ‘Exam-AID’ group review sessions. These student-led sessions take place prior to midterm and final exams, charging $20 per session. The money raised is spent creating sustainable education projects in developing nations and are implemented by SOS volunteers on annual volunteer outreach trips. Since 2004, Students Offering Support has tutored over 20,000 students on 21 campuses and raised over $700,000 for 35 sustainable development projects, built by
our 1100 student volunteers from Coast-to-Coast.
The successful candidate will be the driving force behind the SOS’s online volunteer portal. In order to provide our volunteers with the tools required to be efficient in raising marks, money, and roofs, we have been developing a large scale internal portal. We have an open
position as of September 2012 to join the national team to be the driving force on developing new ideas, infrastructure, and support to the 1000+ students who use this system each week. In addition to gaining great working experience managing and driving the portal (and our national website, and blog as well), this is also an opportunity to learn and master the languages of the internet, with potentially as much of 20% – 30% of your time available for your learning (towards implementing various modules etc, or learning new languages to integrate).
The Senior Web Developer will be responsible for the following:
• Fixing errors / issues that arise on our internal SOS portal as well as the national website.
• Creating various new modules to the online volunteer portal, providing new tools to enhance
efficiency for the chapters for the current and future years.
• Creating the necessary documentation so that the future IT Director will be able to modify your code if necessary.
• Working on the national website (www.studentsofferingsupport.ca), implementing new ideas to continually shape SOS’s web presence.
• Bringing new innovative initiatives to integrate into the SOS network. Be it cost effective means of communicative with volunteers across the country, or time saving approaches to managing volunteers through the portal, or collaborative means to work together – you will get out only as much as you put in.
Required Skills / Attributes:
- Knowledge/experience with the following internet languages is ideal, but not required:
• A keen desire to learn
Hours: This is a full-time position, but flexibility around your requirements will definitely be considered (if you can only work 20-30 hours etc).
Location: Our office location is at 398 Bloor St, just west of Spadina, right on Bloor.
Internship Length: In regards to the duration of this position, we are looking for someone to commit to at least 4 months, but 8 or 12 months would be ideal.
Compensation: Unfortunately due to our charitable status, and with the current economic conditions,
we have not been able to secure the necessary funding to pay additional employees, but will be able toprovide a free monthly bus pass and various perks of working on the national team (events, discount on
an outreach trip if interested).
This is an opportunity to work for a national social venture which is growing at an incredible pace. By using entrepreneurial business practices, we have been able to provide students across the nation
with an extremely meaningful opportunity to help their peers and help children around the world. This position will provide an unbelievable amount of hand-on IT management experience as well as the
opportunity to experiment and implement ideas that YOU have that will help the organization.
HOW TO APPLY
Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org