International Institute for Sustainable Development is hiring a
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an award-winning independent think tank working to accelerate solutions for a stable climate, sustainable resource management, and fair economies. Our work inspires better decisions and sparks meaningful action to help people and the planet thrive. We shine a light on what can be achieved when governments, businesses, non-profits, and communities come together. IISD’s staff of more than 120 people, plus over 150 associates and consultants, come from across the globe and from many disciplines. With offices in Winnipeg, Geneva, Ottawa, and Toronto, our work affects lives in nearly 100 countries.
IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) is an exceptional natural laboratory comprised of 58 small lakes and their watersheds set aside for scientific research.
Located in a sparsely populated region of Northwestern Ontario, Canada, the lakes in the region are not affected by human impacts. By manipulating these small lakes, scientists are able to examine how all aspects of the ecosystem—from the atmosphere to fish populations—respond. Findings from these real-world experiments are often much more accurate than those from research conducted at smaller scales, such as in laboratories.
This unique research approach has influenced billion-dollar decisions of governments and industries. It has generated more cost-effective environmental policies, regulations and management, all to ensure the safety of our freshwater supplies.
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is now proud to operate this world-class facility. Since we took over operation in 2014, we have already initiated new ecosystem-based science, responding to today’s threats to our water; collaborations and partnerships with outside researchers and universities; and educational activities that promote and build capacity for freshwater science and policy action in Canada and around the world.
About the Position
The Officer will play a vital role in supporting community fundraising and engagement initiatives across digital platforms, ultimately increasing revenue and brand awareness for the organization. Under the direction of the Senior Officer, Philanthropy, the Digital Giving and Engagement Officer will help donors fall (and stay!) in love with IISD Experimental Lakes Area through values-based digital storytelling. The Officer is a strong writer who crafts messages to reach audiences. The Officer will lead and execute annual and monthly giving program initiatives, including developing and nurturing engagement journeys for specific constituent communities. The Officer is a self starter and a team player with a relationship-focused approach.
This is a hybrid position with a regular presence in the Winnipeg office and requires some domestic travel.
The successful candidate’s key areas of responsibility will include but not be limited to:
About the Successful Applicant
The successful applicant will be a compelling storyteller across mediums and platforms who enjoys utilizing data and technology to develop rich constituent journeys. They bring knowledge of the donor journey, thrive in a fast-paced yet supportive environment, and are highly motivated to grow existing skills and learn new tools.
For more details on what we are looking for in our candidates, please refer to the IISD competencies on our website.
Location: Hybrid work scheme with office days in Winnipeg, MB
Employment type: Full-time position, 1-year contract with possibility of indefinite renewal
Start date: ASAP
Salary: $55,000 - $65,000 (salary commensurate with experience)
Closing Date: February 5, 2023 or until filled.
All submissions must be in English. Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request.
Candidates must hold appropriate work authorization for Canada.
Applications will only be accepted through Bamboo HR.
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Only those candidates we wish to interview will be contacted. Resumes will be kept on file for 1 year.
IISD has implemented a COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires employees who are required or choose to be at an office or participate in in-person team events or in-person meetings/events to be fully vaccinated. Anyone unable to be fully vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or a disability that prevents them from being fully vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.
IISD is committed to fostering a more equitable and sustainable world and welcomes candidates who uphold our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition, to correct the conditions of social injustice and disadvantage in employment around the world, we encourage candidates from historically marginalized groups, including women, Indigenous Peoples, people with disabilities, people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, and those who identify themselves as 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply for this position. Preference will be given to the equity-deserving groups during the hiring process. We offer reasonable accommodations in our recruitment process and seek applicants' advice on how best to accommodate their needs. Please self-identify and answer our employment equity questionnaire on our applicant tracking system when you apply.