Online Media Taskforce: Community Engagement Ambassador (CEA)


Harness the power of social media promotion by acting as a storyteller!

Learn new skills AND make a difference by working with SFU Surrey–TD Community Engagement Centre staff to develop and implement strategies for effective storytelling and community engagement through social media.

Your voice can help make a difference! Our community partnerships and programs depend on the involvement, engagement and commitment of many people who want to make positive social change. Through storytelling and social media engagement, YOU can be one of those people, and help others see themselves that way too.

Your role:

As a member of the Online Media Taskforce, you will help develop social media content based on the programs, events, and activities that take place at the SFU Surrey –TD Community Engagement Centre. You will also support promotional and recruitment activities through social media channels.

In this role, you will:

  • Acquire knowledge about social media promotion and engagement strategies.
  • Work with an SFU Surrey –TD Community Engagement staff on a weekly basis to plan and develop content for Instagram, Facebook and other social media platforms.
  • Discover how to present your content in a way that is engaging to the reader.
  • Develop your personal voice.

Other benefits: 

  • Writing and curating content can help you synthesize your experiences as you go through them.
  • Publicly writing can help others learn about the amazing programs that are available at the SFU Surrey - TD CEC and the people whose lives are impacted by them.
  • Help someone else who is curious about doing the same kind of work.
  • Earn credit on your SFU Co-Curricular Record.

Dates and Times:

Volunteers must be available for weekly virtual Taskforce meetings (date and time to be determined).

Writing and posting will be done remotely on a weekly basis.

  • CEA's will generally commit 3-5 hours per week to this role. 

This opportunity is predominantly self-paced. As such, we recommend that CEA's aim to be involved with us for at least 3 semesters, from May 15th, 2024, to May 9th, 2025.


Meetings on Zoom and work completed remotely. 

Reporting Structure:

This role reports to the Communications Assistant, SFU Surrey - TD Community Engagement Centre.


Applicants should: 

  • Be enthusiastic, patient, creative and committed;
  • Enjoy working with others;
  • Be eager to share their experience and enthusiasm;
  • Have a desire to practice and strengthen their writing skills;
  • Be interested in social media and storytelling;
  • Be dependable, flexible and resourceful.
  • Be familiar with various social media platforms;
  • A strong understanding of content creation and community engagement via Instagram and Facebook is an asset.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Tiffany Chen ( with your name, contact information, current program and year of study at SFU, as well as any previous relevant experience.

You must also submit an original social media post or writing sample as a part of your application. You will then be invited to take part in a short zoom interview before proceeding to the next step.

Deadline to apply: Sunday, May 12th | 11:59 PM

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email with an interview invitation.

Collection Notice: The information collected as part of the application process is under the authority of the University Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c.468). It is related directly to and needed by the University to administer the volunteer program through the SFU Surrey – TD Community Engagement Centre. The information will be used to screen volunteer applicants, refer applicants to opportunities of interest, and update applicants with information related to volunteer opportunities. If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information please contact Associate Director, Partnerships and Programs, 250-13450 102 Avenue, Surrey BC, V3T 0A3, 778-782-8082.  

Ready to learn about volunteering with the community as an SFU ambassador? Join the Community Engagement Volunteer Training Program.

Learn more

This opportunity is recognized on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR), an official university document that tracks your co-curricular involvement at SFU. Learn more about the Co-Curricular Record at