Foundation Hires First Summer Student

With funding from the Canada Summer Jobs Grant, the Coquitlam Foundation has brought on a Summer Student to the team for the first time. The Foundation was excited to hire a student Communications Coordinator to improve its ability to reach out to the community, create an online tool to streamline the grant application process, and more.

Naoreen Kabir, a Computer Science student at the University of British Columbia, comes to the foundation with expertise in computer programming, communications, web design, and writing. Working primarily with the Executive Director, Dwight Yochim, she has already contributed to the Foundation in a number of ways:

  • Redesigned the PowerPoint for our 2019 Awards Ceremony, and ran the presentation during the ceremony
  • Designed a pamphlet which was used at the 2019 Awards Ceremony
  • Designed posters to advertise for the Awards Ceremony and the AGM
  • Used funding reports to produce weekly news stories for our website

Some of her other duties will include:

  • Researching and installing a CRM on the website’s back and front end
  • Setting up systems for grant applications, event registration, and payment processing on the website
  • Set up social media for our events (AGM, Gala/fund raiser, awards night)
  • Draft several press releases related to events that are going to happen (awards night, funding reports, AGM and fund raisers).

Naoreen is looking forward to continuing to contribute to the Foundation’s work and help shape its future.