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Eco-Ethonomics is looking for ambitious, driven and talented people to join its dynamic and forward thinking team.  There are a variety of positions that Eco-Ethonomics is hiring for and we encourage applicants to submit a resume and cover letter to suze@ecoethonomics.ca 

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About Eco-Ethonomics:

Eco-Ethonomics Inc. is a Greater Toronto Area based, private sector corporation that leverages cross-sector expertise to provide a suite of management consulting services that foster sustainability and social responsibility. The company and its dynamic team of associates bring an entrepreneurial spirit to the areas of social enterprise development, sustainability and social responsibility, governance and policy, organizational development, and program design and evaluation. We exist to maximize value for all stakeholders and promote the success, health and prosperity of businesses, organizations and communities.

What makes us different is that we combine business acumen with expertise in community/culture building and an authentic commitment to ‘social, economic and environmental impact’. We are committed to galvanizing community action and change around what people value most.

Eco-Ethonomics core services focus on the following areas:

  1. Social enterprise development
  2. Organizational and collaborative development
  3. Evaluation and impact assessment
  4. Community-based research and policy development

We offer hard working, driven professionals unique professional development opportunities and can guarantee exposure to a breadth of rewarding opportunities and experiences by helping organizations and doing work that solves problems that have a direct impact on our communities, diverse organizations and our environment.

Project Leader Position

Type: Full-Time

Duration: 1 year contract (with options for renewal or permanent position depending on performance)

Starting Date: Immediately

Office Location: Pickering, ON

Travel: Up to 40% to client meetings in the GTA

General Duties:

As a Project Leader you will have the opportunity to lead social innovation/enterprise projects with some of Canada’s most successful social impact initiatives and organizations, utilize Eco-Ethonomics intellectual property and methodologies, and make significant contributions to the emerging social economy.  The project leader manages a portfolio of projects ensuring high quality deliverables that delight our clients, strong client relationships, and team performance.  This position reports directly to the President and will be accountable for ensuring projects are completed on-time and within budget parameters.  To be successful in this positions the candidate will need to be highly proactive, results-oriented, skilled at managing and motivating people, proficient at assigning and delegating tasks to other team members, and able to provide regular guidance and direction to staff and associates to keep projects progressing forward.  The role requires an ambitious and driven individual that has a strong work ethic and knows the consulting field.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and support staff and associates on simultaneous consulting projects by helping prioritize, coordinate and delegate tasks
  • Liaise and build strong relationships with clients
  • Manage sub-contractor relationships effectively building trust and longevity
  • Track and report progress to the President
  • Gain and grasp Eco-Ethonomics processes for several disciplines and practice areas
  • Utilize an agile project management approach
  • Be accountable for team performance including managing projects on-time and on-budget
  • Ensure high quality deliverables for all clients by reviewing each deliverable and revising as necessary
  • Build team morale and help motivate project teams
  • Assist with performance assessments with key staff and give regular feedback to sub-contractors
  • Create work plans and budgets to support business development and proposal writing
  • Create work plans and budgets to support business development and proposal writing
  • Other duties as necessary

Ideal Candidate:

  • A Master’s degree in a related field or equivalent with a minimum of 5 years experience in project management, managing medium size consulting contracts
  • Experience in managing multiple people to complete a portfolio of projects simultaneously
  • Experience working in an entrepreneurial environment, comfortable troubleshooting, problem-solving and prioritizing effectively with little guidance or support
  • Exceptional planning, organizing and multi-tasking skills with a strong attention to detail, accuracy and follow-up
  • Must have a high degree of integrity
  • Proficient at managing client expectations
  • Must have experience in an intimate knowledge of the community benefit, social innovation, and social enterprise sectors
  • Knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Ability to review consolidate and analyze data
  • Grasp complex concepts and systems
  • Leadership and facilitation skills
  • Proficient and above average skills at report writing
  • Business development experience is an asset
  • A great role model who leads by example, inspires team members and champions results
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills

Valued Experience:

  • Knowledge and experience in sustainable food systems, housing and homelessness, waste management, community hubs
  • Experience in working on structuring cross-sector partnerships
  • Experience writing SSHRC grants and a proven track-record in managing applied research projects
  • Evaluation and impact assessment
  • Proven qualitative and quantitative research skills
  • Experience in social enterprise feasibility, market research and business planning
  • Experience working on multi-stakeholder collaborative projects considered an asset

Unique Requirements:

  • Project work may be required outside of regular office hours to support critical time lines and/or critical deliverables
  • Some daytime travel may be required for client meetings
  • Must have a vehicle to travel to and from meetings/office

Application Deadline:

Deadline for applications: August 11th, 2017, however, we will be conducting interviews for those qualified, prior to submission deadline!

We thank all applicants for showing interest in this position and our company; however, only candidates that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

Intermediate Consultant (2 positions available)

Duration: Full-Time and 3 month contract (with options for renewal or permanent position, depending on performance)

Starting Date: Immediately

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Office Location: Pickering, ON

Travel: Up to 20% to client meetings in the GTA

General Duties:

As an Intermediate Consultant you will have the opportunity to work collaboratively and be instrumental in social innovation/enterprise projects with some of Canada’s most successful social impact initiatives and organizations, utilizing Eco-Ethonomics intellectual property and methodologies, you will make significant contributions to the emerging social economy.  Your work will make a difference in our communities.  As an Intermediate Consultant you will utilize your foresight, organizational and multi-tasking skills, to plan, coordinate and conduct required activities on a portfolio of projects simultaneously, ensuring high quality deliverables that delight and instill trust in our clients.  This position reports directly to the Project Leader and will be accountable for ensuring project tasks are completed on-time and within budget parameters.  You are a good communicator, highly proactive, thrive on results-oriented goals, remain positive and champion co-workers with support, delegation of tasks and guidance.  You are a decisive, independent thinker, who needs little supervision to see the micro and macro components to keep a project progressing forward. The role requires a passionate, ambitious and driven individual that has a strong work ethic, takes pride in doing a great job, is accountable for his/her responsibilities and knows the consulting field.  The position will also require that candidates are critical thinkers who have both qualitative and quantitative research skills as well as the ability to analyze data and write research reports and learning summaries.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Write evaluation reports, feasibility studies, business plans, research analysis and other research summary documents
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative research, as per project parameters
  • Design data collection tools, research methodologies and work plans
  • Plan and co-facilitate meetings, workshops, webinars, and sessions with the project lead and other project team members
  • Coordinate teams of associates, support staff, researchers and interns on project and research-related activities
  • Coach and develop support staff, providing skills training, as well as developing processes and procedures for staff team
  • Provide regular progress updates through continuous communication on each project with the Project Leader and other staff
  • Liaise with clients and facilitate regular check-ins to keep them updated on project progress
  • Ensuring high quality deliverables
  • Support business development, including searching for and responding to relevant RFP’s
  • Proposal writing, editing and formatting
  • Other duties as necessary

Ideal Skills and Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience and at least 1-3 years experience in the Social Enterprise/Social Innovation Space
  • Proficiency in both qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Ability to consolidate and analyze data
  • Successfully conducted research and coordinated/supported the successful completion of projects
  • Experience in and intimate knowledge of the community benefit, social innovation, and social economy sectors an asset
  • Grasp complex concepts and systems
  • Leadership and facilitation skills
  • Strong organizational skills and time management skills with a proven ability to manage competing priorities, meet deadlines, be flexible and adaptable
  • High level of attention to detail, accuracy, and follow-up is required
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and deliver high quality deliverables in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient and above average skills at report writing
  • Highly proficient at MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Outlook
  • Experience working on multi-stakeholder collaborative projects considered an asset

Valued Experience:

  • Knowledge and experience in social innovation, social enterprise, sustainable food systems, housing, waste management, indigenous people, senior services, settlement and youth
  • Working on structuring cross-sector partnerships
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Grant writing and a proven track-record in managing applied research projects
  • Evaluation and impact assessment
  • Experience in social enterprise feasibility and business planning

Unique Requirements:

  • Some project work may be required outside of regular office hours to support critical time lines and/or critical deliverables
  • Some daytime travel may be required for client meetings

Deadline for applications: August 11th, 2017, however, we will be conducting interviews for those qualified, prior to submission deadline!

We thank all applicants for showing interest in this position and our company; however, only candidates that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

Research Associate Position

Duration: 1 year contract (with options for renewal or permanent position depending on performance)

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Office Location: Pickering, ON

Travel: 20% to client meetings in the GTA

General Duties:

Assist in coordinating and conducting research activities for all projects.  The incumbent will report directly to the President and will be accountable for ensuring deliverables are met on time, project teams are well-coordinated and clients are satisfied.  To be successful in this position the candidate will need to have the leadership and communication skills to coordinate a team which may include researchers, associate consultants, interns and support staff.  The position will also require that candidates have the qualitative and quantitative research skills, and ability to analyze data and write research reports and learning summaries.  The candidate will also work closely supporting the President, liaising directly with clients to schedule meetings.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Write evaluation reports, feasibility studies, business plans, research analysis and other research summary documents
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative research as per project parameters
  • Assist in designing data collection tools and research methodology
  • Co-facilitate meetings with the project lead and other project team members
  • Coordinate teams of associates, support staff, researchers and interns on project and research related activities
  • Coaching and developing support staff, providing skills training, as well as developing processes and procedures for staff team
  • Provide regular progress updates through continuous communication on each project with the President and other staff
  • Liaise with clients and facilitate regular check-ins to keep them updated on project progress
  • Assist the President in business development (such as searching for relevant RFP’s, writing contract proposals, and networking with/pursuing potential clients)
  • Act as a liaise with clients to manage the President’s calendar and perform administrative tasks such as booking travel, hotel and conferences, when needed, as well as maintaining the current filing system
  • Ensuring high quality deliverables
  • Other duties as necessary

Ideal Skills and Qualifications:

Education

  • A Master’s degree in a related field or equivalent level of experience 

Research Skills

  • Proficiency in both qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Ability to consolidate and analyze data
  • Grasp complex concepts and systems

Project Management

  • Proven experience in coordinating and conducting projects

Self-Management

  • Must be a self-starter and able to prioritize tasks efficiently/appropriately
  • Exceptional planning, organizing and multitasking skills
  • Ability to manage time effectively to meet deadlines; be flexible and adaptable

 Independence

  • Leadership and facilitation skills
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, show initiative, be proactive and decisive
  • Ability to determine priorities and work accordingly

Commitment to Results

  • Action focused and results oriented
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver high quality deliverables

Skills

  • Mature and highly organized
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Proficient and skilled at report writing
  • High standards of ethics and confidentiality to handle sensitive information
  • Highly proficient at MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Outlook

Attitude

  • Eager to learn and advance in role and responsibility
  • Positive in nature and contribute to an affirmative corporate culture

Ideal Candidate:

  • Post-grad with a minimum of 1-2 years experience in conducting research for consulting contracts (at least 1 year of experience in coordinating research teams is preferred)
  • Must have successfully conducted research and coordinated/supported the successful completion of consulting projects
  • Must have experience in an intimate knowledge of the community benefit, social change, and social economy sectors
  • Experience working on multi-stakeholder collaborative projects considered an asset
  • Business development experience is an asset

Evaluation:

  • Performance evaluations will be conducted on a semi-annual basis and reviewed with the President. Quarterly less formal check-ins will also be scheduled to monitor and support employee progress

Unique Requirements:

  • Some project work may be required outside of regular office hours to support critical time lines and/or critical deliverables
  • Some daytime travel may be required for client meetings

We thank all applicants for showing interest in this position and our company; however, only candidates that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.