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Job title: Business Development Summer Student

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

Reporting to: 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 this posting.

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 health.

Principal Accountabilities:

·         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 arise;

·         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 to stakeholders;

·         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.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will be engaged in postsecondary-level academic studies in a fundraising, marketing, or business-related program.

Minimum Competencies

·         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.

Preferred Qualifications:

·         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.

Preferred Competencies

It would be considered an asset if the candidate has familiarity with database applications.

Other Requirements:

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.


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

Email: info@invasivespeciescentre.ca

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.