International Institute for Sustainable Development is hiring a
Program Assistant—Human Resources, Resilience
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 employs more than 200 staff, who come from across the globe and from many disciplines. With offices in Winnipeg, Geneva, Ottawa, and Toronto, our work affects lives in more than 100 countries.
The members of IISD’s Resilience Program are seeking an administrative professional to join our dynamic, creative, and dispersed team. Our team of policy researchers and project managers helps governments, communities, and businesses manage shocks and stresses, such as those related to the impacts of climate change. We undertake this work in a wide range of developing countries, as well as in Canada.
Working under the guidance of their manager, the Program Assistant—Human Resources, Resilience, will provide a range of supports to our program and its team members, including but not limited to
The successful candidate will be responsible for prioritizing and managing their own workload and schedule. This includes working with other members of the Resilience team to resolve situations in which there are conflicting priorities that could lead to deadlines not being met.
The Resilience Program is seeking support with the following tasks:
Resilience Team Member Recruitment and Onboarding (estimated time: 30%)
Resilience Team Human Resources Support (estimate time: 20%)
Contractor Recruitment (estimated time: 30%)
Administrative Support (estimated time: 20%)
Other duties as assigned.
Term: Full time to March 31, 2025, with the potential to become permanent.
Starting Salary: $40,000 – $45,000 (based on experience)
Start date: As soon as possible
Closing date: June 7, 2023, at 4:00 PM EST
All submissions must be in English.
Applications will only be accepted through Bamboo HR.
Candidates must hold appropriate work authorization for Canada.
Only those candidates we wish to interview will be contacted. Resumes will be kept on file for one 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 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.
IISD does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, caste, ethnicity, religion, colour, disability, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.