We’d LIKE to hire a social media contractor, please

 

twitter-follow-back-finalThe Kootenay Rockies Innovation Council (KRIC) and the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) are seeking an energetic, creative and social media-savvy individual for a 6-month contract position related to the Manufacturing & Technology Sector (MATS) project running from April 17 to October 17, 2014.

In collaboration with and under the supervision of the MATS team, the Social Media Manager (SMM) will be responsible for the planning, delivery and maintenance of an awareness-raising social media campaign around the use of the Business Sherpa (www.businessherpa.ca) and associated business coaching services provided by KAST and KRIC.

About the Business Sherpa:

The Business Sherpa is a resource for innovative start-ups, entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the Columbia Basin; specifically, the target audiences are those businesses working in manufacturing, technology and technology-focused professional services. Social media activities will endeavor to reach SMEs throughout the Basin, including areas remote from physical business coaching resources.

The goals of the campaign are:

  1. to raise broad awareness of the Business Sherpa as a resource for SMEs throughout the Columbia Basin;
  2. to increase usage of the Business Sherpa by SMEs to research/access resources;
  3. to increase usage of the Business Sherpa by SMEs to request service and engage in business coaching using the site; and
  4. to increase self-identification among SMEs as potential KAST or KRIC coaching clients

 

Primary Roles and Responsibilities:

The SMM will research, write, schedule and post to the Business Sherpa Twitter feed as well as agency (KAST and KRIC) accounts, including Facebook and LinkedIn profiles and groups. Posts will be concise, informative, and include a sense of humour.  Specific tasks include:

  • researching interesting, business-related content for social media posting;
  • scheduling of posts through the Business Sherpa;
  • organising posts to promote local business specific events from KAST, KRIC, CF, BBA and other Basin business focussed agencies;
  • monitoring all social media accounts in a responsive and timely manner for comments, questions, likes, shares and retweets; and
  • encouraging 2-way communication.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Highly organized,  detail oriented, accountable and self-motivated
  • Excellent command on the English language with supreme spelling and grammar skills
  • Familiar with best practices in using Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Interest in entrepreneurship and small business
  • Interest in technology and innovation
  • Knowledge of the different business dynamics in the Columbia Basin vs the lower mainland
  • Ability to dedicate small but frequent amounts of time to maintaining social media channels

 

Details:

Work is to be completed remotely. The successful applicant must provide their own computer, internet and necessary resources to meet the roles and responsibilities described above.

The position will average 6 hours/month over the 6-month contract duration, for a flat fee of $1000 ($952+GST).

To apply, email your cover letter, resume and two references to info@kric.ca, including “Social Media Manager” in the subject line. Applications must arrive before 10am MDT on Monday April 14, 2014.

 

Youth Opportunity: Adventures In Technology

The five Rotary Clubs of Saskatoon and Rotaract are again pleased to present a very exciting and rewarding opportunity for selected high school students across Western Canada.

ADVENTURES IN TECHNOLOGY will involve high school students in an intense four and one-half day exploration of advanced technology, research, development and applications. During their visit, participants will be able to open the doors to an exciting array of some of Canada’s finest corporations and research facilities including the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Research Council & the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron to name just a few. Of course, the students will also be treated to the best in Saskatchewan hospitality and have the opportunity to make new friends from across the western provinces.

The registration fee is $350.00 plus travel expenses to and from Saskatoon. Local Rotarian families will billet the students during their stay and all food and social events will be provided.

This year’s event will be held from Monday, April 28 to Friday, May 2, 2014. Students are asked to arrive on Sunday, April 27 (Welcome Reception & Ice-Breaker starts at 6:30pm).The event winds up with a luncheon on Friday, May 2, and students can arrange travel anytime thereafter.

We invite your club to participate by sponsoring a student. Please complete the attached sponsor application form and return it, along with your registration fee by March 14, 2014.

Please note that interest in our program is very strong and the enrollment is limited to 25 out of town students. Applicants are accepted into the program upon receipt of the sponsor application form and registration fee on a first come, first received basis.

In summary, ADVENTURES IN TECHNOLOGY is a comprehensive, carefully planned four and one- half day event that will enhance each participant’s awareness and understanding of technology, the many ways it affects our lives, and the opportunities it holds for tomorrow.

Please pass this information to the Rotarian in your club who looks after Youth and/or Adventures Programs. I look forward to hearing from you and would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

 FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/SitePages/SitePage.aspx?accountid=1011&pid=83875&sid=118105

Youth Opportunity: Adventures In Technology

The five Rotary Clubs of Saskatoon and Rotaract are again pleased to present a very exciting and rewarding opportunity for selected high school students across Western Canada.

ADVENTURES IN TECHNOLOGY will involve high school students in an intense four and one-half day exploration of advanced technology, research, development and applications. During their visit, participants will be able to open the doors to an exciting array of some of Canada’s finest corporations and research facilities including the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Research Council & the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron to name just a few. Of course, the students will also be treated to the best in Saskatchewan hospitality and have the opportunity to make new friends from across the western provinces.

The registration fee is $350.00 plus travel expenses to and from Saskatoon. Local Rotarian families will billet the students during their stay and all food and social events will be provided.

This year’s event will be held from Monday, April 28 to Friday, May 2, 2014. Students are asked to arrive on Sunday, April 27 (Welcome Reception & Ice-Breaker starts at 6:30pm).The event winds up with a luncheon on Friday, May 2, and students can arrange travel anytime thereafter.

We invite your club to participate by sponsoring a student. Please complete the attached sponsor application form and return it, along with your registration fee by March 14, 2014.

Please note that interest in our program is very strong and the enrollment is limited to 25 out of town students. Applicants are accepted into the program upon receipt of the sponsor application form and registration fee on a first come, first received basis.

In summary, ADVENTURES IN TECHNOLOGY is a comprehensive, carefully planned four and one- half day event that will enhance each participant’s awareness and understanding of technology, the many ways it affects our lives, and the opportunities it holds for tomorrow.

Please pass this information to the Rotarian in your club who looks after Youth and/or Adventures Programs. I look forward to hearing from you and would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

 FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/SitePages/SitePage.aspx?accountid=1011&pid=83875&sid=118105

What could YOU do with a bag of slag?

Sector Development: Prospecting for opportunities in the Metals sector with Teck and the LCCDT

Slag: pretty and profitable ;)

Slag: pretty and profitable 😉

Over the past decades, many successful companies and entrepreneurs have grown out of opportunities in the local metals sector: materials, services and upstream/downstream interaction with the Teck supply chain.

Evolving technologies and business innovation  are once again creating fertile ground for Kootenay entrepreneurs in the metals sector, and the Lower Columbia Community Development Team (LCCDT) has an active Metals Committee that is working with Teck, local businesses, academia and economic development agencies – striving to turn opportunity into economic action.

On May 15, 2013, 42 members of the local business community met for inspiration, networking and presentations from Teck Business Development on the scope for companies to collaborate and capitalize upon the presence and potential for growth of the vital and successful metals sector in the Kootenays.

Event presentations may be downloaded below.

Firebird History Presentation – May 2013

Teck product ideas presentation May 2013

Teck Trail Operations recycling – May 2013

TOXCO-Retriev Presentation to Metallurgical Workshop May 2013

Valhalla Technologies presentation May 2013

Lower Columbia Community Colour

What could YOU do with a bag of slag?

Sector Development: Prospecting for opportunities in the Metals sector with Teck and the LCCDT

Slag: pretty and profitable ;)

Slag: pretty and profitable 😉

Over the past decades, many successful companies and entrepreneurs have grown out of opportunities in the local metals sector: materials, services and upstream/downstream interaction with the Teck supply chain.

Evolving technologies and business innovation  are once again creating fertile ground for Kootenay entrepreneurs in the metals sector, and the Lower Columbia Community Development Team (LCCDT) has an active Metals Committee that is working with Teck, local businesses, academia and economic development agencies – striving to turn opportunity into economic action.

On May 15, 2013, 42 members of the local business community met for inspiration, networking and presentations from Teck Business Development on the scope for companies to collaborate and capitalize upon the presence and potential for growth of the vital and successful metals sector in the Kootenays.

Event presentations may be downloaded below.

Firebird History Presentation – May 2013

Teck product ideas presentation May 2013

Teck Trail Operations recycling – May 2013

TOXCO-Retriev Presentation to Metallurgical Workshop May 2013

Valhalla Technologies presentation May 2013

Lower Columbia Community Colour