Job title: Business Development Summer
Application Deadline: May 23, 2018
Potential Start Date: June 11, 2018
Status: Full-time temporary (8 weeks at
30 hours per week)
Rate of Pay: $15/hour
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Business Development and Communications Manager
The Invasive Species Centre (ISC)
is a not-for-profit organization established to prevent the spread of invasive
species that harm Canada by connecting with stakeholders to catalyze invasive
species management and communicate policy and science knowledge.
We are recruiting a quality-focused, collegial individual with
solid communication skills to fill the position of Business Development Summer
Student. If you are passionate about raising money and awareness for the health
of our ecosystems, meet the qualifications below, and enjoy working as a part
of an upbeat team, please follow the application instructions at the end of
Job Summary: The
Business Development Summer Student will conduct business development research
and planning activities and provide science-based communication and outreach
support to enhance programs that prevent invasive species and promote ecosystem
Researching, writing and scheduling a grant
calendar and compiling a proposal document portfolio based on previous grants so
that minimal preparation is required to submit proposals when funding opportunities
Updating information in a database of invasive
species project descriptions, outcomes, deliverables and products;
Researching prospective partners to grow the
organization’s network of funders and stakeholders;
Maintaining inventory of outreach and marketing
materials for summer and fall events and supporting events as needed;
Supporting implementation of a social enterprise
business plan for invasive species management services that help to reduce the
impacts of harmful invasive species and improve sustainability of the
non-profit’s program activities;
Reviewing news and scientific articles that
pertain to invasive species to understand latest developments and to distribute
Implementing communications plan activities to reach
existing and new audiences and provide valuable information on invasive species;
Edit copies of marketing and communications
materials to ensure accuracy; and
Other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate will be engaged in postsecondary-level
academic studies in a fundraising, marketing, or business-related program.
The successful candidate will demonstrate computer
proficiency, experience with Microsoft Office software, and possession of a valid
Ontario driver’s license.
The candidate will have knowledge of fundraising
and marketing basics and digital media trends.
The candidate must demonstrate a high standard
of excellence with their work processes and outcomes, speak and write clearly
and accurately, be helpful and team oriented, be on time and manage time well,
and be receptive to feedback.
Job experience and certification in fundraising,
marketing, or business-related environments would be considered an asset with
the expectation that skills can be transferred to this position.
Additional educational credentials in natural or
environmental sciences would be considered an asset to allow the candidate to
synthesize the necessary scientific understanding of invasive species and apply
that to business needs and applications.
It would be considered an asset if the candidate has familiarity
with database applications.
Candidate must be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive)
at the start of employment, registered as a full-time student during the
preceding academic year, intends to return to school on a full-time basis
during the next academic year, is a student in a secondary, post-secondary,
CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program; is a Canadian Citizen, permanent
resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the
Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and is legally entitled to work
according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.
2018 SUMMER STUDENT APPLICATION FORM.pdf
Please submit one document
with cover letter, resume, and application form, which includes your education
and work experience history to:
Paula Beemer, Executive Assistant
Invasive Species Centre, 1219 Queen
Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2E5
No telephone calls
please. Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.
The Invasive Species Centre is an equal opportunity and accessible
employer. The Invasive Species Centre will provide accommodation for candidates
with disabilities during the recruitment process, upon request.