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Crane Institute for Sustainability Published: January 15, 2018
Job Type
Job Posting Expiry Date
2018/01/29

Description

Sustainable Development Officer
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Application Deadline: January 29, 2018

NOTE: This is an anticipatory job posting pending funding.

About Us:
The Crane Institute for Sustainability (CRANE) is a local not for profit organisation operating at the nexus of sustainability, health
and digital technologies. The crane is an Aboriginal symbol for a messenger, and CRANE delivers a message of positive
transformation achieved through collective action. As a Catalyst for Research and Action into New Environments, CRANE
develops collaborative projects that showcase local and regional transformative change to engage and inspire citizens, and to
motivate people to shift towards sustainability, equity, cooperation, and community engagement. To learn more, please go to
http://craneinstitute4sus.wix.com/ci4s

Job Title: Sustainable Development Officer

Terms: This is a one year position with the possibility of extension.

Responsibilities:
• investigate service needs and gaps
• identify and develop partnerships
• conduct basic research and draft papers, submissions and written reports
• organise events and meetings
• undertake other tasks and responsibilities as required

Qualifications:
• advanced knowledge of sustainability principles and practices
• solid writing experience
• good literature research and organisational skills
• currently enrolled or background in environmental studies, social sciences, health studies, geography or related program
• strategic thinker

Additional Qualifications:
• demonstrated interest in ecological sustainability and social justice
• good knowledge of sustainability principles, activities, advances and advanced theories/practices
• outstanding communication skills, including verbal and written, and a strategic thinker
• prompt, courteous, sincere
• solid online and mobile media skills/knowledge, functional ability with computers, softwares, and mobile platforms
• advanced undergraduate degree/post-graduate level preferred
• proficiency in English essential; French, Spanish or an Indigenous language considered an asset
• a team player with the ability to effectively function independently to meet collaborative goals
• organised with good time management skills
• have a keen interest in advancing their skills and experience towards career goals in the key pillars of Crane
(sustainability/health/digital) and in the research/policy/action nexus
• a sense of humour

General Skills Required:
• demonstrated interest in ecological sustainability and social justice
• good knowledge of sustainability principles, activities, advances and advanced theories/practices
• outstanding communication skills, including verbal and written, and a strategic thinker
• prompt, courteous, sincere, professional
• solid online and mobile media skills/knowledge, functional ability with computers, softwares, and mobile platforms
• advanced undergraduate degree/post-graduate level preferred
• proficiency in English essential; French, Spanish or an Indigenous language considered an asset
• a team player with the ability to effectively function independently to meet collaborative goals
• organised with good time management skills
• have a keen interest in advancing towards career goals in the key pillars of Crane (sustainability/health/digital) and in the
research/policy/action nexus
• a sense of humour

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must:
• be a recent University or college graduate within the last three years of graduation from an accredited college or university.
Candidates must be graduates of post-secondary degree or diploma programs.
• Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
• Candidates must not have previously participated in the Northern Ontario Internship Program

Reporting: The successful candidate will report directly to the Executive Director.

Additional Information: The position will be located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. We recognize the importance of a diverse
workforce and encourage applications from Aboriginal people, members of a visible minority and people with a disability.

Applicants are advised that review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until such time as a suitable candidate is
identified for the position. Interested candidates are therefore encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible to ensure full
consideration of their application. We appreciate all interest in the position and advise that only those selected for an interview will
be further contacted.

Application Process: Please email CV, a cover letter of no more than 300 words and three references (at least one of which
should be an academic referee and one a former employer) in a single PDF document to craneinstitute4sustainability@yahoo.ca and
place in the header/subject line ‘application for SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER position.’ Include a copy (pdf) of
your academic transcripts in the same or a separate PDF file. Applicants short-listed for the position or considered for an interview
will be requested to provide an official transcript.