Community Economic Development Assistant - Ontario

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CCEDNet is looking for a full-time bilingual CED Assistant based at our regional office in Toronto, Ontario. This position is funded in part by the government of Canada and, as such, the following criteria applies:


Criteria for candidates include:

• between the ages of 15 and 30 inclusively at the time of selection

• a Canadian citizen, or a permanent resident, or a protected person within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

• legally entitled to work in Canada

• legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial and/or territorial legislation and regulations

• out of school

• a post-secondary college or university graduate

• not receiving Employment Insurance benefits

• can demonstrate a lack of labour market attachment to field of study (under-employed or unemployed)

• can demonstrate that working in the field of community economic development is a career goal

• has not previously participated in a Service Canada Career Focus work experience placement



Reporting to the Ontario Regional Coordinator and the National Program Director, the CED Assistant is responsible for:

• Managing CCEDNet’s membership database

• Initiating and executing new members’ recruitment campaigns

• Coordinating CCEDNet’s outreach work

• Developing a member relations strategy

• Handling public inquiries

• Managing group emails

• Managing CCEDNet’s website

• Managing CCEDNet’s donor campaign

• Providing administrative support, logistics and communications to the Executive Director, the Board of Directors and committees for special events and meetings

• Providing administrative support, logistics and communications to the National Conference Coordinator

• Managing office filing systems (paper and electronic)

• Manage office equipment and supplies

• Liaise with vendors and suppliers


The CED Assistant is expected to:

• Be committed to providing excellent services to CCEDNet’s members

• Provide administrative assistance to the National Conference Coordinator

• Work closely with all CCEDNet’s staff, members, partners and stakeholders



• Post-secondary education in a related field of study

• Proficiency in written and spoken English and French

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

• Proficiency in managing websites

• Experience working in non-profits or community-based organizations

• Experience working in an office environment

• Knowledge of community economic development theory and practice

• Adaptable to a new fast-paced work environment

• Excellent organizational and administrative skills

• Positive attitude

• Ability to work in a team and independently

• Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines



• Position based in Toronto

• Requires extensive computer use

• 35 hours per week - involves overtime work at peak periods

• Salary is $15 an hour

• Some travel may be required

Start Date: 
Wed, 09/17/2008
10 Sep 2008
116 Industry Street
Toronto  Ontario