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Position: Sustainable Development Officer
Type: full-time one year / recent graduate (see Eligibility, below)
Empliyer: Crane Institute for Sustainability
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Application Deadline: February 26, 2018

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

Job Title: Sustainable Development Officer

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


  • 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


  • advanced knowledge of sustainability principles and practices
  • solid writing experience
  • strong research skills
  • good organisational and time management skills
  • strategic thinker

Additional Qualifications:

  • 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
  • demonstrated interest in ecological sustainability and social justice
  • a keen interest in advancing towards career goals in the key pillars of Crane (sustainability/health/digital) and in the research/policy/action nexus


To be eligible, applicants must be:

  • University or college graduate who has graduated within the last three years from an accredited college or university. The candidate must be a graduate of a post-secondary degree or diploma program. The position will be a first full-time employment in the candidate’s field of study.

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 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 may be requested to provide an official academic transcript.

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GoodWork ID: 44051       Date posted to Feb 7 2018