BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

The Thorncliffe Park Women’s Committee is a grassroots organization dedicated since 2008 to creating healthy and vibrant communities by implementing public space enhancement projects and empowering women by providing opportunities of engagement and integration  through capacity-building, education, entrepreneurship and civic participation in Thorncliffe Park neighbourhood. Projects have included the rejuvenation of the local RV Burgess Park , North America’s first ever outdoor Tandoor Oven , running the Friday Night Community Market, Youth Ravine Stewardship Program, the Community Gardens, and most recently, pivoting during the pandemic to create the Neighbours in Need program delivering hot culturally appropriate meals made at the Park Cafe.

DESCRIPTION

RATE OF PAY: $20/hr 

NUMBER OF POSITIONS:1

START DATE: June13,2022 

END DATE: Aug 5,2022 

DEADLINE TO APPLY: June 8,2022 at 5:00pm

 

PRIMARY FUNCTION

Our organization was built from a community first stand point. We are currently looking for a Business Development Officer who can put the needs of our community at the forefront of our development strategies and grow our already established programming while piloting new avenues to support women and youth in the Thorncliffe Park neighbourhood.

This position will focus primarily on growing our programs related to entrepreneurship and employment skills development. We are looking for an individual/organization who can provide guidance on how to administer programming to our communities unique needs. This position will be responsible for providing professional development opportunities for members of the program while providing skills to these individuals. In particular, we look for this position to focus on marketing and teaching our program users marketing strategies.The outcome of this position is to establish a long term model for our organization to have women and youth develop entrepreneurship and working skills with us. We look for expert advice and action to provide working goals and structure to our Park Cafe and Night Market in regards to marketing strategies.

RESPONSIBILITIES

This position requires experience and knowledge of social enterprise functionality or program development with a social impact goal. Areas of experience or knowledge include but are not limited to;

- Social Entrepreneurship

- Restaurant Management

- Marketing with a social purpose

- Work within the nonprofit sector

- Project Coordination

- Teaching or leadership skills

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher is required

  • Marketing experience is highly desirable

  •  Enthusiasm for social enterprises and women’s empowerment.

  •  Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  •  Experience working in diverse, multicultural communities.

  •  Excellent communication skills.

  •  Must be a team player and have the ability to work independently

This position is funded by Canada Summer Jobs, and the successful applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment

  • be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment and have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

  • Was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year and intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year

  • be a student in a secondary, post-secondary, vocational or technical program

  • be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations

Application process: Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Applications should be sent  as a single attachment (combining resume and cover letter) to info@tpwomenscomm.org by 5:00 pm on Wednesday June 8 ,2022 If you have any questions about the application process, please direct them to the same address.

 

For more information about Thorncliffe Park Women’s Committee, visit www.tpwomenscomm.org