Technical Officer

NOVA is dedicated to developing and deploying technological innovations to the Northern communities of Canada. Our aim is to increase the quality of life in the Northern Canadian communities, through innovative solutions that are sustainable and environmentally friendly.


YOU’LL NEED TO:

  • Have the desire to bring ideas to life

  • Enjoys “hands-on” work

  • Possess the willingness to learn

  • Be self-motivated

  • Comfortable with working in a cross-functional environment

  • Be interested in technologies and innovations

 

IT’D BE GREAT IF YOU HAVE:

  • Experience or a background from a scientific field

  • Passion in technology and innovations

  • Have “hands-on” experience

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Building projects

  • Prototyping ideas

  • Developing designs

  • Analyze and test ideas

Research and Development Coordinator

NOVA is dedicated to developing and deploying technological innovations to the Northern communities of Canada. Our aim is to increase the quality of life in the Northern Canadian communities, through innovative solutions that are sustainable and environmentally friendly.


YOU’LL NEED TO:

  • Have the desire to bring ideas to life

  • Possess the willingness to learn

  • Be self-motivated

  • Comfortable with working in a cross-functional environment

  • Be interested in technologies and innovations

 

IT’D BE GREAT IF YOU HAVE:

  • Experience, or a background from a scientific field

  • Passion in technology and innovations

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Finding project ideas

  • Prototyping projects

  • Presenting projects

  • Creating designs

  • Conduct tests

Head of Operations

NOVA is dedicated to developing and deploying technological innovations to the Northern communities of Canada. Our aim is to increase the quality of life in the Northern Canadian communities, through innovative solutions that are sustainable and environmentally friendly.


YOU’LL NEED TO:

  • Assist with the day-to-day project operation functions such as; marketing, communication, brand development, and human resources.

  • Must be versatile, and comfortable with working in different roles

  • Have a passion for the environment and sustainability

  • Be organized and self-motivated

  • Possess the willingness to learn and grow with the team

  • Have good communication skills

 

IT’D BE GREAT IF YOU HAVE:

  • Experience with working in cross-functional environments

  • Passion in creating positive social change

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Promote projects

  • Review/write reports

  • Assist in the hiring process

  • Communicate with clients and suppliers

Product Coordinator

Sprout is an innovative food initiative that seeks to bring accessible healthy food options and healthy food education to food desserts across Ottawa. Through selling produce in corner stores already in place in communities and using the space to provide the food within walking distance of residents' homes. We work closely with Ottawa Public Health and working towards a more equitable world in terms of Canada's food security right here at home. 

The Sprout team's goals this year include:

  1. Developing a set of recipes that can be conveniently and affordably prepared using foods stocked in our participating convenience stores
  2. Building partnerships with local farmers and farmers' cooperatives, public health authorities, and nonprofit partners that work with our target clientele (i.e. the Food Bank, food pantries and soup kitchens)
  3. Launching the program in more convenient stores, potentially identifying a franchise chain that would be interested in the project

You’ll need to:

  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Have a passion for nutrition, cooking
  • Have a passion for food and nutrition

It’d be great if you have:

  • Experience cooking meals from scratch
  • Experience promoting and selling products
  • Experience and knowledge in marketing

You’ll be working on things like:

  • Developing recipes alongside registered dieticians
  • Developing seasonal promotions to drive sales
  • Finding and working with partners to create promotions

Client Satisfaction Officer

Sprout is an innovative food initiative that seeks to bring accessible healthy food options and healthy food education to food desserts across Ottawa. Through selling produce in corner stores already in place in communities and using the space to provide the food within walking distance of residents' homes. We work closely with Ottawa Public Health and working towards a more equitable world in terms of Canada's food security right here at home. 

The Sprout team's goals this year include:

  1. Developing a set of recipes that can be conveniently and affordably prepared using foods stocked in our participating convenience stores
  2. Building partnerships with local farmers and farmers' cooperatives, public health authorities, and nonprofit partners that work with our target clientele (i.e. the Food Bank, food pantries and soup kitchens)
  3. Launching the program in more convenient stores, potentially identifying a franchise chain that would be interested in the project

YOU'LL NEED TO:

  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Have strong organization and time management skills

IT'D BE GREAT IF YOU HAVE

  • Experience in customer service
  • Marketing experience
  • Pitching experience

YOU'LL BE WORKING ON THINGS LIKE

  • Communicating with stores to ensure satisfaction with our product
  • Developing pitches to attract potential clients
  • Developing franchising packages and tutorials for new clients

Business Development Coordinator

Sprout is an innovative food initiative that seeks to bring accessible healthy food options and healthy food education to food desserts across Ottawa. Through selling produce in corner stores already in place in communities and using the space to provide the food within walking distance of residents' homes. We work closely with Ottawa Public Health and working towards a more equitable world in terms of Canada's food security right here at home. 

The Sprout team's goals this year include:

  1. Developing a set of recipes that can be conveniently and affordably prepared using foods stocked in our participating convenience stores
  2. Building partnerships with local farmers and farmers' cooperatives, public health authorities, and nonprofit partners that work with our target clientele (i.e. the Food Bank, food pantries and soup kitchens)
  3. Launching the program in more convenient stores, potentially identifying a franchise chain that would be interested in the project

You’ll need to:

  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Have a hustler attitude and a need to expand
  • Have great teamwork abilities

It’d be great if you have:

  • Interest in nutrition
  • Experience in external relations

You’ll be working on things like:

  • Reporting to Head of Marketing for the project and the Project Manager
  • Working with our current partners to strengthen opportunities for growth
  • Writing fundraising applications and grant proposals to receive funding for the project
  • Being responsible for analyzing and comparing potential pilot participants to make an informed decision on the selected first pilot participant
  • Working closely with initial pilot participant(s) to build strong relationships and to ensure our current participants are satisfied
  • Being responsible for the measurement of performance of current partnerships and the communication of those results to current and potential partners.
  • Leading the research of new partnerships and seeks out new relationships with future partners

Community Relations Coordinator

Sprout is an innovative food initiative that seeks to bring accessible healthy food options and healthy food education to food desserts across Ottawa. Through selling produce in corner stores already in place in communities and using the space to provide the food within walking distance of residents' homes. We work closely with Ottawa Public Health and working towards a more equitable world in terms of Canada's food security right here at home. 

The Sprout team's goals this year include:

  1. Developing a set of recipes that can be conveniently and affordably prepared using foods stocked in our participating convenience stores
  2. Building partnerships with local farmers and farmers' cooperatives, public health authorities, and nonprofit partners that work with our target clientele (i.e. the Food Bank, food pantries and soup kitchens)
  3. Launching the program in more convenient stores, potentially identifying a franchise chain that would be interested in the project

YOU'LL NEED TO:

  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be able to lead sizeable groups effectively
  • Be able to manage your time according to deadlines

IT'D BE GREAT IF YOU HAVE:

  • Experience in event planning
  • Worked for or with community organizations in the past
  • Marketing Experience

YOU'LL BE DOING THINGS LIKE

  • Organizing community events such as store launch celebrations and community workshops
  • Developing a network of community partners to explore collaborative opportunities
  • Develop fundraising and awareness opportunities for new stores

Head of Operations

Sprout is an innovative food initiative that seeks to bring accessible healthy food options and healthy food education to food desserts across Ottawa. Through selling produce in corner stores already in place in communities and using the space to provide the food within walking distance of residents' homes. We work closely with Ottawa Public Health and working towards a more equitable world in terms of Canada's food security right here at home. 

The Sprout team's goals this year include:

  1. Developing a set of recipes that can be conveniently and affordably prepared using foods stocked in our participating convenience stores
  2. Building partnerships with local farmers and farmers' cooperatives, public health authorities, and nonprofit partners that work with our target clientele (i.e. the Food Bank, food pantries and soup kitchens)
  3. Launching the program in more convenient stores, potentially identifying a franchise chain that would be interested in the project

You’ll need to:

  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Have great organizational skills

It’d be great if you have:

  • Interest in nutrition
  • The ability to lead a team
  • Experience working with POS systems

You’ll be working on things like:

  • Leading the development of our product offering; Deciding which products will be sold and in what quantities they will be stocked.
  • Integrating current POS system and ensuring products can be sold in-store (e.g. creating a unique UPC for each product)
  • Leading needs assessment, including surveys and focus groups, in the community
  • Seeking out partnerships with suppliers, distributors, resellers, and other community groups who could add value to the project.
  • Developing a client acquisition strategy.
  • Leading the development of a business case/white- paper on the value of the project to be use to seek out potential partners
  • Establishing an inventory tracking system, and for making projections on the inventory needs.

Head of Marketing

Sprout is an innovative food initiative that seeks to bring accessible healthy food options and healthy food education to food desserts across Ottawa. Through selling produce in corner stores already in place in communities and using the space to provide the food within walking distance of residents' homes. We work closely with Ottawa Public Health and working towards a more equitable world in terms of Canada's food security right here at home. 

The Sprout team's goals this year include:

  1. Developing a set of recipes that can be conveniently and affordably prepared using foods stocked in our participating convenience stores
  2. Building partnerships with local farmers and farmers' cooperatives, public health authorities, and nonprofit partners that work with our target clientele (i.e. the Food Bank, food pantries and soup kitchens)
  3. Launching the program in more convenient stores, potentially identifying a franchise chain that would be interested in the project

You’ll need to:

  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Have the ability to use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or open-source alternatives

It’d be great if you have:

  • Interest in nutrition
  • Experience in working with the media and the respective documents needed to be in communication with them

You’ll be working on things like:

  • Events in the community to be used in order to increase visibility
  • Communicating the availability of healthy foods on behalf of participating convenience stores
  • The development of the brand
  • Developing a strong marketing strategy, including promotional campaigns such as limited-time offers and sales across various channels
  • Building relationships with media partners, including writing press releases and scheduling interviews with local media

Content & Creative

Sprout is an innovative food initiative that seeks to bring accessible healthy food options and healthy food education to food desserts across Ottawa. Through selling produce in corner stores already in place in communities and using the space to provide the food within walking distance of residents' homes. We work closely with Ottawa Public Health and working towards a more equitable world in terms of Canada's food security right here at home. 

The Sprout team's goals this year include:

  1. Developing a set of recipes that can be conveniently and affordably prepared using foods stocked in our participating convenience stores
  2. Building partnerships with local farmers and farmers' cooperatives, public health authorities, and nonprofit partners that work with our target clientele (i.e. the Food Bank, food pantries and soup kitchens)
  3. Launching the program in more convenient stores, potentially identifying a franchise chain that would be interested in the project

You’ll need to:

  • Be a great writer
  • Be passionate about branding and marketing
  • Have great teamwork abilities

It’d be great if you have:

  • Interest in nutrition
  • Experience in writing professionally or within a business setting

You’ll be working on things like:

  • Creation of content to be presented on the Sprout website
  • Managing both the online and offline content and messaging for all campaigns
  • Managing social media

Talent Development Engineer

The deCODE Hackathon is a semi-annual event where computer science students from across North America pair up with company engineers to solve technical challenges presented by the companies themselves. These exclusive, tightly knit workshops aim to repair the interview and selection process for candidates through collaboration, and practical application of skills. It also provides a way for students to create an awesome project to benefit their software development career long-term.

3 Goals we aim to address this year:

  1. Increase our threshold to which we accept students
  2. Connect with students on a deeper basis about things they’d like to see out of deCODE
  3. Grow the number of applications we receive from 3rd/4th year students

YOU'LL NEED TO:

  • Be enrolled in Computer Science/Software Engineering OR have some kind of technical experience

  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Have excellent interpersonal skills

  • Have a detailed and organized approach to work

  • Be a well-rounded individual

  • Have a great attitude and willingness to learn

IT'D BE GREAT IF YOU HAVE:

  • Experience with Excel

  • Experience in Customer Service/Sales

  • Eagerness in the field of Software Development

YOU'LL BE WORKING ON THINGS LIKE:

  • Building upon the current process of talent selection, to create a more accurate and efficient way to organize applicants

  • Working closely with the rest of the team to categorize and select applicants

  • Enhance our communication with students before/after selections have been made

  • Build a self-sustaining project plan for talent recruitment and development

 

Marketing & Growth Coordinator

The deCODE Hackathon is a semi-annual event where computer science students from across North America pair up with company engineers to solve technical challenges presented by the companies themselves. These exclusive, tightly knit workshops aim to repair the interview and selection process for candidates through collaboration, and practical application of skills. It also provides a way for students to create an awesome project to benefit their software development career long-term.

3 Goals we aim to address this year:

  1. Grow the number of applications we receive by 5x
  2. Build stronger relationships with student organizations that aim towards long-term mutual benefits and cross-club promotions
  3. Increase our social media presence through consistent, informative and funny content

YOU'LL NEED TO:

  • Marketing and/or design experience

  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Have excellent interpersonal skills

  • Have a detailed and organized approach to work

  • Be a well-rounded individual

  • Have a great attitude and willingness to learn

IT'D BE GREAT IF YOU HAVE:

  • Experience with platforms like Buffer/Hootsuite

  • Google AdWords Certification

  • Active Social Media Presence

YOU'LL BE WORKING ON THINGS LIKE:

  • Leading and creating marketing campaigns that will influence the deCODE brand and our target audience

  • Develop new strategies to increase applications numbers

  • Running social media accounts and actively maintaining a presence

  • GROWTH HACKING

Operations Lead

At Legacy, we care deeply about how smooth our event runs. In this role, you will support the operation of our conference space and inform on its execution. This same candidate will thrive on assisting the team in bringing the conference to life.


You'll have to:

  • Be extremely organized with great prioritization skills

  • Value dynamic workspaces that have a strong impact on our culture

  • Enjoy the research of just about everything — we like to innovate and do things differently

  • Use metrics and data to inform design decisions

  • Liaise and effectively coordinate with entire project team — from booking venue space to planning the agenda

  • Have a love for lean processes and problem-solving

  • Enjoy working in a ridiculously fast-paced environment

  • Thrive on change and be comfortable with doing things unconventionally

  • An ability to “wear many hats” to get the job done

It'd be great if you have:

  • Experience in Facilities Operations

  • Passion for making ideas come to life

Content Writer

The Legacy Conference is like an entrepreneurship boot-camp on steroids: you show up and are taught strategies for starting and growing your company. Except at Legacy, you're not paying $10,000 to attend...

That being said, Legacy has the potential to be more than just a conference, and we want to grow that. In order to inspire, empower and connect Canada’s young entrepreneur, we need to give them resources. Our blog should help our audience make better decisions by giving them high quality, engaging, and no-nonsense news they can actually trust, while injecting a little humour.


What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Working with our marketing team to write the weekly blog posts (which will be linked in our email)

  • Hitting strict deadlines

  • Fact checking and editing

  • Testing new story ideas and concepts

You Need:

  • A passion for copywriting and journalism

  • A bias for results and execution

  • Ability to hit ambitious deadlines

  • Witty and the ability to write with humor

  • Pop culture, startup, and business knowledge

  • You must be a current subscriber on Legacy’s email

Speaker Coordinator

The Legacy Conference is like an entrepreneurship boot-camp on steroids: you show up and are taught strategies for starting and growing your company. Except at Legacy, you're not paying $10,000 to attend...

We've gathered the founders of the fastest growing startups to give 30-minute keynotes on actionable tactics for launching and growing your startup. You'll learn how they got started, how they grew, and what they learned along the way.


Sounds awesome? You’ll get to make that happen.


You’ll Be:

  • Doing research, research, and more research.

  • Part of a team of relationship builders

  • Building valuable relationships with all our speakers

  • Identifying potential speakers who would bring the best content, and doing reach outs.

  • Contributing to the overall strategy and growth of the Legacy Conference

You Need To:

  • Passion for building amazing relationships

  • The ability to thrive in a constantly changing environment

  • The desire to have an impact and make a difference

  • A love to connect and reach out to inspiring big names

  • The need to get dirty (think no sleep) and get things done

Business Development Lead

On March 23rd and 24th, 2018, the Legacy Conference will bring together over 600 entrepreneurially-minded students in Ottawa. In collaboration with high-growth startup companies and top-tier speakers, Legacy is the only event in Canada dedicated to hosting the nation’s top student entrepreneurs. Over the course of two days, we will host keynotes delivered by entrepreneurs and industry pioneers, expert panel discussion, a hackathon, a startup exposition showcasing some of the nation’s hottest startups, and interactive workshops for startups and attendees.

We’re searching for exceptional business development warriors to join the Legacy team. We need people who want to break down walls and make things happen. They will have to be very special and very driven to be successful. They will help define the processes, run the experiments, and make the calls. Sponsorships are the reason why the Legacy Conference happens.

This team will be critical to our success and will have the opportunity to impact The Legacy Conference as well as flipping the entire concept of a business conference on its head


You’ll Be:

  • Building valuable relationships with partners and sponsors.

  • Collaborating and experimenting to identify and creating best practices, understanding business development strategies, and reviewing qualification approach to maximize efficiency.

  • Continually exploring the performance, trends and behaviours of the pipeline, and the market to make sure we keep rockin'.

  • Contributing to the overall strategy and growth of the Legacy Conference

You Need To:

  • Passion for sales and for building amazing teams

  • A love for data and how it can help the business development team win

  • The ability to thrive in a constantly changing environment

  • A love to connect and reach out to inspiring, high-level executives

  • The need to get dirty (think no sleep) and get things done

Marketing Strategist

The Legacy Conference is like an entrepreneurship boot-camp on steroids: you show up and are taught strategies for starting and growing your company. Except at Legacy, you're not paying $10,000 to attend...

We've gathered the founders of the fastest growing startups to give 30-minute keynotes on actionable tactics for launching and growing your startup. You'll learn how they got started, how they grew, and what they learned along the way.


Sounds awesome? You’ll get to market that.


You’ll Be:

  • Harness the power of all the good here and build Legacy as the go-to brand for young entrepreneurs.

  • Help to convey Legacy’s vision and strategy in an unconventional way.

  • Work with the brightest, most driven students in Ottawa.

  • Churning out tons of content for our emails and social media channels

It’d Be Great If You Also Have:

  • A “get shit done” attitude

  • A genuine curiosity and excitement to convey Legacy’s voice to 12,000 young entrepreneurs.

Graphic Designer

On March 23rd and 24th, 2018, the Legacy Conference will bring together over 600 entrepreneurially-minded students in Ottawa. In collaboration with high-growth startup companies and top-tier speakers, Legacy is the only event in Canada dedicated to hosting the nation’s top student entrepreneurs. Over the course of two days, we will host keynotes delivered by entrepreneurs and industry pioneers, expert panel discussion, a hackathon, a startup exposition showcasing some of the nation’s hottest startups, and interactive workshops for startups and attendees.

We’re looking for a designer to join our team, bringing design thinking and skill sets in pursuit of better showcase Legacy’s voice in graphics. You will work on content that inspires our attendees to sign up for the conference at a glance. You’ll have to be good at managing your time, adjusting quickly to shifting approaches, situations, and priorities.


You’ll Be:

 

  • Take control of creating designs from everything (ranging from website to name tags) like this:

 

  • Contributing to our growing design system in an effort to convey Legacy’s voice in visuals to provide our audience with a new experience

  • Prioritizing simultaneous deadlines across multiple teams and coordinating the efforts across the other teams

You’ll Need To Have:

  • A passion for solving design problems while wearing multiple hats and owning all facets of design

  • A desire to mentor other designers, leading by example with your keen eye for good design, and attention to detail

  • Exceptional Photoshop abilities as can be demonstrated through current project pieces

 

Research and Development Coordinator

The Research & Development team is responsible for creating new projects and expanding our current projects through investigating needs in the community, validating new ideas, and generating sustainable solutions.

Goals of the Research and Development team include:

  1. Launching at least one new project
  2. Launching at least two new initiatives within existing projects
  3. Developing an infrastructure and clear processs for new Enactus project creation

YOU’LL NEED TO:

·       Be creative, open-minded, and resourceful

·       Be able to take the initiative and lead the execution of new ideas

·       Work well with others

·       Have excellent written and oral communication skills

IT’D BE GREAT IF YOU HAVE:

·       Experience working with needs groups

·       Experience with community outreach

YOU’LL BE WORKING ON THINGS LIKE:

·       Researching pressing issues in the community and developing creative ways to address these issues through new projects or project initiatives

·       Working with Project Managers to troubleshoot current issues and host think tanks to grow existing projects

Expansion Coordinator

The Growcer is a social enterprise aimed to combat the heavy reliance on shipments from the south for everyday produce (fruits and vegetables) in Northern Canada. By using hydroponic technology, we aim to improve access and quality of produce, while also having a comprehensive nutrition education offering.

3 Goals we aim to address this year:

  1. Launch nutrition education curriculum in communities across Nunavut
  2. Build relationships with key stakeholders including politicians, public health authorities and non-profit organizations
  3. Expand the network of hydroponic towers across northern Canada and continue to raise awareness to the growing issue of food security in the North

YOU'LL NEED TO:

  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Have a detailed and pro-active approach to work
  • Be a self-starter
  • Have a great attitude and willingness to learn

IT'D BE GREAT IF YOU HAVE:

  • Sales or Business Development experience
  • Understanding of hydroponics technology
  • Proposal writing experience
  • Experience working in northern or indigenous communities

YOU'LL BE WORKING ON THINGS LIKE:

  • Building relationships and creating connections with communities across Canada
  • Expanding our service offering/tailoring it to the communities where we operate
  • Connect community partners to funding and resources