Update: This position has been filled.
VancouverInternships.ca is a start up firm specializing in internship and co-op placements in a broad number of fields from IT to hospitality. Our business manages the work experience programs for numerous ESL schools and career colleges around Vancouver. We are looking for a new member of our team who is detail-oriented, friendly, and willing to learn.
VancouverInternships.ca is part of St Kits Work and Travel. We have been around since late 2008. Our goal is to provide flexible, stable, and quality services to our school partners and their students. Because of our early successes, we have a steady stream of clients booked through 2010. Our clients - the students - are recent graduates of ESL programs, and career college courses. They are looking to do paid and unpaid itnernships and co-op placements in their fields of studies. The majority of students are looking for hospitality placements, with the second largest group looking for office adminsitration positions.
If you want to learn more about us, please see our blog here.
About the Job
We need an Internship Placement Advisor - this is a person who matches students to internship host companies from our database, who takes students to interviews, and who in some cases, recruits new companies to host interns. A big part of the job is record keeping. We work with accredited academic institutions and they need a lot of documentation throughout the internship placement process.
As we said above, this is a part-time at home position. At home, means that you'll need to have a computer with internet, and a regular telephone, or cell with A LOT of minutes. Part time, will be about 12 hours per week. This position pays a low hourly wage ($13.00/hr) during the 2-week training period (we are a start-up after all). At the end of the training period, you have the option of remaining at the hourly wage, or moving to a per placement payment system - with guaranteed volume of business.
You are easy to work with. You're nice, you're friendly and you're patient. You're the kind of person who hosts dinner parties and makes mix tapes for all your friends. It's important - our entire business is relationship management. We manage our host company relationships and build on them to recruit more hosts. We manage our school relationships, we keep them up to date, advise them of changing markets, and talk shop with them. We manage our student relationships - they're putting a lot of trust in us, and we need to earn and maintain that trust by being reliable, friendly, flexible and trustworthy.
We are not paying a huge amount of money, so we understand that it would be unreasonable to demand that you have a second language, exceptional computer skills, or a huge contact list from your 20 years of recruitment work - we don`t want any of that. We just need to be able to depend on you to be a nice, responsible person. Ideal candidates include: ESL teachers with morning classes, university students with some gaps in their schedules, people re-entering the labour market, new Canadians with impeccable English looking to break into the labour market.
How to Apply
Please send your resume to the Craigslist email above. Your resume needs to be in .doc / .docx / .rtf format. In the body of the email, please include a one paragraph (only) cover letter answering this question: "Tell us about a time when you did something nice for a customer/stranger". Resumes will be accepted until August 1st. Call backs will be between August 2nd and 5th.