Summer Student Placement Specialist
Term Full Time (35 hours per week) – sixteen-week duration, starting as soon as possible
Tri-Cities WorkBC Centre
Posting Period
Open until filled
Job Description

The Summer Student Placement Specialist (SSPS) will be responsible for connecting students between the ages of 15-30 to employers in their community. The target will be to serve 100 students. The SSPS will actively recruit students through existing partners, youth workers, and the local high schools and post- secondary institutions.

While all students will be provided service, special emphasis will be placed on recruiting students with social or employment barriers including literacy and numeracy and students who are members of a visible minority. Success will be defined by placing 70% of the student participants into paid employment or career-related volunteer placements. SSPS staff will survey all employers and student participants for feedback on the experience via a survey through survey monkey.


Student Engagement

  • Implements the student engagement strategy
  • Visits local high schools to promote the program
  • Connects with students via social media
  • Develops an online registration form for student job seekers to complete.
  • Supports students to connect with summer jobs in the community
  • Conducts a screening interview in order to match student’s interests to employer’s needs where applicable

Employer Engagement

  • Develops a summer jobs outreach plan with the wider WorkBC team
  • Develops a marketing package to present to employers to actively solicit job postings for students
  • Meets with employers to present marketing package
  • Actively markets our job posting service to employers
  • Part of community events to promote services
  • Collaborates with the wider team to organize a student hiring fair
  • Matches suitable student job seekers to vacant jobs or volunteer opportunities
  • Follows up in weeks 1 and 4 of the job with both the employer and students to ensure success in the workplace
  • Conducts job search 101, resume and interview workshops for all student job seekers
  • Connects with student job seekers while job seeking


  • Records all client information, contacts and updates in the Summer Student Tracker
  • Works with an employer database with key contacts
  • Documents all employer contacts


  • Candidates will preferably be post-secondary students in a related discipline
  • Comfortable in delivering presentations/workshops
  • Comfortable cold calling employers
  • Strong team player
  • Ability to work in a flexible environment and relate well with others
  • Must have excellent computer skills.
  • A valid clear criminal record check (including working with vulnerable populations) is required.


This year, YWCA Metro Vancouver marks 125 years of serving our community. We recognize that Canada was founded through colonialist and racist policies, and the YWCA was established and operated during this time. We also recognize that these legacies exist in our present time and are committed to actively decolonizing our policies, programs and practices. Our vision: We boldly envision a just and equitable world for women, families and allies. Our mission: We advance gender equity alongside women, families, Two-Spirit and gender diverse people through advocacy and integrated services that help support personal, collective and economic wellbeing.

This is an exciting time for the YWCA. Join us and be part of a passionate, dedicated and impactful team!

How to Apply

This position is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs Grant.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an inclusive and rewarding workplace. Candidates are invited to send a cover letter and resume to:

Bebak Hamad, Operations Manager - WorkBC Tri-Cities
YWCA Metro Vancouver
No phone calls please

We thank all who apply, but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. All employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. For more information about this and other YWCA Metro Vancouver career opportunities, please visit