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Posted May 03
Small Change Fund

Software Developer (Paid Internship)

Toronto, ON, Canada (Flexible) Full Time

Internship Description: Small Change Fund is a crowdfunding platform for grassroots environmental initiatives across Canada. With direction from our lead software engineer, the role of this intern will be to develop the front-end of our web platform and write clear, well-organized, highly performing code for our crowdfunding platform. By bringing innovative ideas to the table, you will help us succeed in delivering a crowdfunding platform that drives supporter engagement, increases awareness of environmental issues and builds a network of support for grassroots, environmental leaders across Canada.


Education Requirements: Undergraduate/ graduate degree in Computer Science or other relevant fields is required


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Passionate about working in a dynamic, start-up environment
  • Expert in JavaScript, HTML, CSS
  • Familiarity with Meteor JS
  • Experience with front-end templates (blaze, handlebarJS, spacebarsJS, etc.)
  • Knowledge and familiarity with crowdfunding structures and user flow
  • Passion and experience in design is a must
  • Marketing experience is a plus


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Extremely self-motivated, innovative thinker who brings new ideas to the table
  • Strong interpersonal skills: courtesy, tact, patience and team orientation; team player with a sense of humour and a life outside of work
  • Effective working independently, with excellent time-management skills; ability to manage many things at once while being flexible and able to think on the go
  • Excellent problem solving skills and a keen ability to offer unique solutions


Compensation:

$30,000/year. This is a paid, full-time (35 hrs/week), one-year position with possibility of growing into a full-time permanent position.


About Small Change Fund: Small Change Fund is a registered foundation that enables environmental and social change at the grassroots level. We help Canadians (both individual and institutions) invest in local actions that make a difference for the planet. We bridge the gap between those who can offer support and grassroots groups that can use that support to build more sustainable communities, preserve biodiversity, and gain a voice in their own future. Small Change Fund is not a traditional organization - it is a growing, dynamic collaboration of actions by individuals across Canada. Small Change Fund is based out of the Centre for Social Innovation (Annex) in Toronto, a co-working space for social change with hundreds of entrepreneurs, start-ups and non-profits. And we have to say, it's a pretty awesome place to work.



Additional Application Instructions

This internship is supported by the Clean Tech Internship program. Eligible interns are: 30 years of age or under at the start of the internship; Recent graduates from a post-secondary science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) program; Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada; Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations; Not receiving employment insurance during their internship. In your application, please include a link to your portfolio or past work.

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