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Position: Social Enterprise Developer
Organization: Sudbury Shared Harvest
Location: Sudbury, Ontario

One-year internship (subject to funding approval)*

*Due to requirements set out by the funding source, candidate must be:

  • unemployed or underemployed youth (persons aged 30 and under);
  • have graduated within the last three years with a degree, diploma or certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • have not previously participated as a youth intern in any federal or provincial internship program with pay for a period of six months or more

About Us:

Sudbury Shared Harvest is a charitable organization with a mission to cultivate community health by connecting people, the food we eat and the land it comes from. We support people in gaining the knowledge, skills and resources they need to access or grow their own food in a way that enhances our urban environment.

Position Details:

The Social Enterprise Development Officer will focus on exploration, development and implementation of new revenue streams for Sudbury Shared Harvest’s social enterprise. We are especially interested in hearing from those with a strong interest in food security, local food production and/or environmental issues in addition to a business background.


  • Post-secondary education completed in Business, Marketing or a related field of study
  • Experience in Business Development preferred
  • Knowledge of social enterprise and the non-profit sector preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and follow through on work-plan assigned
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Dependable and committed to project outcomes
  • High initiative combined with thorough task completion according to directions
  • Flexible, Motivated, and a Team Player
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Strong business and financial literacy skills

Job duties:

  • Work with other members of the team to identify gaps in the research conducted so far and conduct additional research as needed
  • Research similar social enterprises and advise on how to best set it up
  • Work with team during the growing season to develop and test potential value-added product ideas
  • Complete a business plan for the social enterprise
  • Work with the team to plan a product launch and other marketing activities

Work Location:

Successful candidate will be expected to work primarily from home, with frequent meetings online and in-person at various outdoor worksites.

Salary: $21 per hour for 30 hours per week (52 weeks)

To Apply:

Please submit a single PDF file with cover letter and resume by email to:

Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.

We will be accepting applications until a suitable candidate is found. Start date TBD.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 26 2021    ID: 59596