The Centre for Social Justice and Good Works (‘The Centre’) created the social enterprise, Sweet Change, a Chocolate Company, which is part of a larger training program now called ACTion SSM.
The program teaches manufacturing, wholesaling, retailing, and life skills in an entrepreneurial and workplace setting, by participating in the operation of a chocolate company. The Centre is looking for a Program Coordinator to support this program and other projects. This is a full-time permanent position (35 paid hrs weekly, plus 30-minute unpaid lunches per day, for a 37.5 hr workweek.) Hourly rate for this position will be between $22.00 - $24.48 based on skills, qualifications and experience.
The Program Coordinator is a creative problem solver, who takes initiative and completes tasks within project timelines. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are necessary, as well as the ability to work on a team, and independently. Partnerships are essential for successful programs and the Coordinator will be required to keep partners informed and records maintained. Experience in grantwriting will be considered an asset. The successful candidate will hold a degree or diploma in education, social work, communications, community development, or a related field, or have a combination of education and professional experience working with clients in skills development, training, or facilitation. Our clients will be transitioning to the workplace for the first time, returning to work after a period of time off, or overcoming various life challenges and obstacles to integrate into the workforce or entrepreneurship.
The candidate must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Job duties include but are not limited to: − Facilitating and coordinating the ACTion SSM training program (social/life skills, entrepreneurial skills, and job skills). − Recruiting new clients and volunteers, on an on-going basis, for the training program, in line with our program mandate. − Planning, assisting, and supervising clients with integration into the chocolate operation. − Responsible for order fulfillment, chocolate packaging and retail for Sweet Change, and integrating ACTion SSM Clients and community volunteers into these various tasks of the operation. − Researching various funding opportunities for the Centre. − Updating community partners and stakeholders on the progress of various participants and projects through detailed financial, status and performance reports. − May be responsible for special events that create awareness about the Centre in the community. − Creating program materials, discussing plans and providing curriculum for training. − Providing support to the Executive Director and other Centre staff, as needed. − Proficient in MS Office and knowledge of budgeting, audio/visual, and reporting is a must.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to ‘email@example.com’ by 27th April, 2021, at 5 pm.
Please include a list of three references with your application as well as copies of any credentials. The Centre is a non-profit organization that envisions an inclusive, welcoming community in which people are inspired, empowered, and supported to work together to transform society for the greater good through works of service and social justice.
Summer Sales Associate
The Centre for Social Justice and Good Works (the ‘Centre’) and Sweet Change is seeking a Sales Associate - Retail – Summer Student to support projects and initiatives at the Centre. This is an eleven week contract position at 25 hours a week, plus lunch breaks.
The Key Responsibilities of the Sales Associate - Retail - Summer Student include:
- Preparing and handling orders for online, curbside pickup, delivery clients, retail store during special holidays, and Mill Market events.
- Acting as a point of contact for Sweet Change orders/inquiries and attend community stakeholder meetings.
- Assisting with advertising and promoting events and programs through social media.
- Conducting research on marketing strategies for Centre programs including ‘Sweet Change’ and arranging the wholesale of products to community partners.
- Representing Sweet Change at Mill Market and other community events.
- Performing administrative duties such as creating invoices, filing documents, answering phone calls, sending emails, maintaining inventory, maintaining stakeholder relationships, and creating documentation pertinent to programs at Sweet Change and the Centre.
- Providing support to Sweet Change and Centre staff.
- Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
The successful application must meet the requirements of the Canada Summer Jobs Program: - Applicants must be a Post-Secondary full-time student studying Marketing, Communication, Community Development, Business, or a related field. - Applicants must be between the age of 15 – 30 years of age at the start of employment. - Applicants must be a Canadian citizen, Permanent resident or a person who has been granted refugee status in Canada. International students are not eligible to participate.
The successful application should have the following qualifications:
- Fluent in English, have basic computer skills and be flexible in duty assignment.
- Work days will be a maximum of 5 days per week (between Monday and Saturday) and hours will generally vary between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., depending on project needs.
- Must be a creative thinker.
- Must enjoy working as a team.
- Must be able to promote programs with enthusiasm.
- Must be able to easily communicate with and inspire confidence in our community.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ by Friday, April 30th, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Any applications received after the due date will not be considered. The Centre is a non-profit organization that envisions an inclusive, welcoming community in which people are inspired, empowered, and supported to work together to transform society for the greater good through works of service and social justice.
(Employment, Entrepreneurship, Education)
At this time in our history, we are more aware than ever of the uncertainty of life. We get to decide right now if we want our life path to be different, from here forward. If there is anything that you have ever hoped for, wished for, or dreamed about, now is the time to take action and make it happen. No one else will do this for you.
ACTion SSM is a path for you to take right now. If you are at a fork in the road and have a desire to feel healthier, find work, be more productive, learn about being self-employed, gain new skills, or continue your education, there is a path. The entrepreneur training will also help employees to understand what employers face and what they look for in an employee. The only cost to you is a full commitment to better yourself.
Call or email us to find out more. The Centre for Social Justice and Good Works is a not-for-profit corporation in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario providing community leadership, recreation, and skills training programs. We also own and operate Sweet Change, A Chocolate Company.
We believe in you. We are waiting for you. You can do this. If you are ready to do the work and join with others who are prepared to create change, then apply now. We are looking for five unique individuals to start our next intake.
(This is a physically distanced, 12 month, part-time, weekday program. You can graduate into the workforce at any point along the path and will receive one year of support, mentoring, coaching and advocacy from the Centre.)
Contact Centre for Social Justice and Good Works
3 Queen St. E
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 1Y4, Canada