Community Crew Member
Island Savings, a Division of First West Credit Union
Duncan, BC
If you believe in the same things we do, let’s talk.

First West Credit Union is a tight-knit team of smart, friendly, creative, skillful and passionate professionals spread across British Columbia and beyond. We’ve come together because we believe in making a real difference in people’s financial lives. We believe that keeping things simple, showing leadership, and banking cooperatively can change the world for the better.

We are seeking a Temporary Part Time Community Crew member to join our team.

The Community Crew supports and promotes each region’s brand through a commitment to community investment. Reporting to the Community Crew Team Lead, they participate in a wide variety of community events in the regional trade areas, acting as an ambassador, providing information and participating in activities to engage people of all ages.They also participate in a two-month Community Internship Program where they learn more about the needs of the community by working directly with a non-profit community agency and serve as ambassadors for First West’s social vision, Lead Well. The Community Crew provides remarkable service and incorporate First West’s Service Standards into every interaction.

Here’s what would be included as a part of your typical day:
Implementation of Branded Events: Provides a variety of promotional activities to engage the public at community events including corporate community event participation (running games/contests, face painting, stage performances, portraying/leading the regional mascot (if applicable), etc.), and active participation in community parades.
Regional Brand Ambassador: Answers questions relating to First West’s basic products and services, referring more advanced questions to appropriate branch or admin staff; demonstrates knowledge about the Credit Union system and the benefits of being a member; encourages event participants to visit branches, directing them to the appropriate loctions; and acts as a role model for youth in the community.
Community Internship Program: Works directly with a local non-profit agency aligned with First West’s social vision to learn more about community needs and provide valuable support to help make a difference. Internship roles and responsibilities vary depending on the internship placement and may involve duties such as manual labour, administrative tasks, and leadership/mentoring opportunities
Event Set-up and Take-down: Responsible for carrying, moving, set-up, take-down and clean-up of displays at events (may include tents, tables, sound systems, games, etc.); and helps prepare the float for public appearances.
Event and Internship Feedback: Provides post-event/activity feedback to assist with evaluation and future recommendations. Develops content (writing, photographing, or creating videos) about intern experiences and works with communications team to publish suitable material on each region’s social media channels. Presents experiences and knowledge gained about community needs to local youth/community at program conclusion.
Why is this a great position?

Roughly 30 hrs per week during the summer, then up to 15 hours per month when the new school year start
Give back to local non-profits….and get paid while doing it!
Works with your school schedule into the next year
You’ll learn leadership AND teamwork skills
You gain valuable experience and meet with professionals in the finance industry
You get to come up with new ways to events the best!

What are we looking for?

A relentless optimist with charisma to spare
Interest in careers in banking, marketing or community giving
Know your way around social media
Be able to get to our Head Office to catch the ride to events (499 Canada Ave, Duncan BC)
Ability to work evenings and weekend

Why work for us?

Our employees give us a lot and we think it’s only right to give something back. We offer a total rewards package that includes:
A competitive base salary plus performance-based incentive compensation and annual merit pay increases

Flexible benefits as well as retirement benefits

Vacation time, a flexible “Day4U”, and the ability to purchase up to 5 additional flex days

Other financial perks such as waived or reduced financial service fees, reduced rates on personal loans, mortgages, and vehicle leases, and no-interest loans to buy computers or fitness equipment for home use

But most of all, we’re invested in our local communities. Our initiatives are far-reaching with a special focus on raising food, funds and awareness for our local food banks. We volunteer and employees can be provided with paid time off to volunteer their time to assist in serving an organization.

What’s your place in the First West story? Apply now and let’s find out together!

Diversity & Inclusion

First West Credit Union is committed to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to create an inclusive, accessible environment for our candidates and employees that reflects the communities in which operate. If you require an accommodation for the recruitment or interview process (including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms or other types of accommodation), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Company: Island Savings, a Division of First West Credit Union