School: Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University
Hourly Rate: $15 -$20 based on education and experience
Contract: Funding for a full-time position until the end of September 2017
Competition Opens: 9 May 2017
Competition Closes: 19 June 19 2017
Founded in 1802, Saint Mary’s University is one of Canada’s oldest and leading institutions of higher learning and has evolved into a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from more than 100 countries around the world. The Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University is one of Canada’s leading business schools with over 3,300 students in 18 programs at the undergraduate, and graduate levels. With a mission focused on preparing “citizens of the world to lead sustainable, entrepreneurial businesses and communities,” the Sobey School became a signatory in 2014 to a United Nations initiative called Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), which has as its primary principle the development of “students to be future generators of sustainable value for business and society at large and to work for an inclusive and sustainable global economy.” As part of this initiative, the Sobey School is also supportive of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
To be the successful candidate, you must meet the following Green Corps criteria:
- be between the ages of 18 and 30 (inclusive) at the time of hiring;
- Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons who have been granted refugee status in Canada;
- be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations;
- not be in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits at the time of the placement
- not be full-time students or co-op students;
- not have participated in a Federally funded project or programme within the last 6 months;
- must be able to commit to a full-time job placement;
- unemployed or underemployed*.
*Note: Underemployment exists when employed persons are A) working part-time, or B) working in a field that does not utilize their academic qualifications, thus, not attaining their full employment level.
You must also meet the following Sobey School criteria:
- be a graduate of a recognized undergraduate or graduate level degree program;
- courses and/or experience in Ethics/Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Management, Environment, Consulting or Project Management will be considered an asset;
- be an excellent communicator, both verbal and written;
- be self-motivated and able to work independently;
- have good research skills;
- be proficient with word processing and database software
The PRME Coordinator will work on designated projects of the Sobey School of Business PRME Working Group. Specifically, the PRME Coordinator will assist with the following:
- Initiating an environmental scan for PRME/SDG teaching materials, as well as “best” practices for sustainable school operations
- Developing initiatives to increase the sustainability of the Sobey School’s operations
- Creating an online system that supports the storage and sharing of PRME/SDG teaching materials and/or teaching methodologies
- Identifying opportunities for partnerships between the Sobey School of Business and the community and the region to pursue SDG related research and best practices
- Creating a process for collecting data to be used in the production of the Sobey School’s PRME sustainability report
- Assisting with the planning and staging of events with a PRME and/or SDG focus for both internal and external stakeholders
This project is being co-funded with Green Corps which is an innovative youth (18-30) employment programme offering work-integrated learning opportunities for young Canadians who have concern about the environment, or would like to improve their environmental sustainability. In addition to valuable work experience, Green Corps participants may assist their employer organizations and communities in reducing their environmental footprint and increasing overall sustainability.
Applications can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Saint Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary’s University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Saint Mary’s University thanks all applicants for applying. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.