Employment Opportunities


Job Title:  Business Development Officer

Start Date: April 24th 2017

Duration: 16 weeks

Location: Sudbury, Ontario
Wage: $15.38/hr

Reports to: Green Economy North Program Manager



Green Economy North is Greater Sudbury’s target-based sustainability program for businesses and organizations. For organizations looking to grow their competitive advantage through sustainability, Green Economy North provides the guidance, resources, and networks needed to set greenhouse gas reduction targets, and recognizes its members for their progress. Green Economy North a program of reThink Green powered by Sustainability CoLab. It is one of eight programs across Ontario. Together we are demonstrating a more sustainable economy is possible.


Job Duties

The Business Development Manager is responsible for ensuring Green Economy North continues to increase the size and diversity of its membership.  He or she reports to the Green Economy North Program Manager and is supported by the staff team, including the Executive Director.


Research (60%)

  • Compiling industry profiles for potential business development outreach campaigns.
  • Researching companies, formulating profiles, and developing recommendations of potential leads for Green Economy North membership.
  • Preparing market research, developing case studies, providing up-to-date business case data for individual pitch meetings


Strategy Development (20%)

  • Supporting decision making, coordination & outreach involved in all industry campaigns.
  • Supporting the initiation, planning, and execution of projects related to improving the overall business development strategy.
  • Ensure orderly execution of strategy by developing tools for implementation and assessment.


Record Keeping (20%)                                                                                           

  • Creating company profiles including contact information.
  • Tracking and manage leads in the CRM NationBuilder.


Education, skills and experience

  • Post-secondary education in Business Administration, Marketing, Commerce, Economics or related fields.
  • Experience in sales and market research.
  • Experience in a customer service environment.
  • Experience with office administration.


Key Skills and Characteristics

1)      Project Management Skills: Conscientious and detail-oriented; ability to plan, strategize, set goals, develop work plans, work efficiently and track progress; strong ability to work independently; ability to multi-task and assist with multiple projects and initiatives; initiative to explore new ideas and create new opportunities; ability to make decisions and resolve problems.


2)      Communication Skills: Excellent communication skills (oral and written); knowledge of effective tools and strategies to engage members, the media and the general public; creativity to keep communications fresh and exciting; bilingualism considered a significant asset.


3)      Interpersonal Skills: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally. Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of clients to meet or exceed their expectations. Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions.


4)      Adaptability: Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile and adapt to a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency. Ability to learn new technologies and master new skills.


5)      Environmental Knowledge:  Current knowledge of key environmental issues, particularly business sustainability. Continued interest in learning and expanding knowledge of the Greater Sudbury environmental community.



This position is open to applicants who:

  • Are between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment.
  • Were registered as full-time students during the preceding academic year.
  • Intend to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
  • Are students in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program.



Please send cover letter and resume to info@rethinkgreen.ca. Interviews will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. While we thank all applicants, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.