Update

Job Posting: Social Procurement Coordinator

Dec 19th, 2023

Title: Social Procurement Coordinator

$55,000 – $60,000 annual salary

Every purchase has an economic, environmental, cultural and social impact. The collective effort of leveraging social value from purchasing has a powerful and positive ripple effect on our communities.

At Buy Social Canada, we believe in building community capital: healthy communities that are rich in human, social, cultural, physical and economic capital. We are redefining how goods and services are bought and sold. By building relationships between social suppliers and purchasers, Buy Social Canada is leading the movement for community capital creators across the country.

Our team is fast paced as interest in social procurement is skyrocketing. We are looking for someone with writing and facilitation skills to work with corporations, governments, non-profits, and institutions to support the development of social procurement policies, implementation strategies and training.

Social procurement is an emerging field. We are looking for someone who can learn and contribute with their existing skills. This could be you if you are:

  • Passionate about social and community impact
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong writing and communications skills
  • Excited to bring unique talents and skills to the team. Our team background runs the gamut from law, economics and community development to journalism and even Italian literature!

Responsibilities

  • Administrative support for internal and external meetings including:
    • Coordination of internal and external meetings
    • Drafting of minutes and meeting summaries from internal and external meetings
    • Drafting follow-up correspondence from meetings
  • Coordination of Community Benefit Agreement (CBA) Independent Third-Party Monitor services in Vancouver including coordinating and attending meetings with clients, data collection and key tool editing
  • Coordination and administrative support on key Buy Social Canada initiatives, training and consulting projects
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required (based on operational requirements and your interests and skills)

What we offer

  • A supportive team environment to help you learn
  • Purpose-driven work as we strive to shift the economy to value more than just economic gain
  • Salary of $55,000-60,000 annually (30 minutes paid lunch per day)
  • Benefits include:
    • Extended Health and Dental Benefits after 3 month probation period
    • Connectivity allowance (phone and internet)
    • WFH office set up allowance
    • Health and wellness fund

Who you are

  • You are a collaborative team player
  • You are comfortable working independently and communicating with the team online using Zoom, Slack and email
  • You love to learn new things and constantly improve
  • You have precise attention to detail
  • You are comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and are great at managing and prioritizing multiple tasks
  • You are passionate about people and believe we can do better for the planet than the status quo

Role details

Our remote working team is located in Vancouver, BC and Toronto, ON. We are looking for someone based in British Columbia or Alberta who can work full time remote.  

We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

How to apply

Submit a cover letter and resume addressed to Tori Williamson at info@buysocialcanada.com.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. We will be interviewing in January 2024.

If you require support applying online because of accessibility needs, please contact us at 604-785-3511. We welcome the opportunity to adapt our hiring process as needed to increase accessibility. 

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