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Job Posting - The Join OEV! Project Specialist

Updated: Mar 21, 2022


The Join OEV! Project Specialist will plan, manage, and execute all aspects of a Vacancy Reduction Project in Old East Village. With support from OEV BIA staff and contractors, this position will be the primary point of contact for all inquiries, applications, and participants. The Specialist will work closely with area businesses, property owners, and community partners to ensure the Vacancy Reduction Project compliments ongoing growth and revitalization in the neighbourhood.

This is a full-time, 10-11 month independent contractor position.


  • Assist in the design, develop, and administration of business recruitment/attraction for the Vacancy Reduction Project

  • Provide copy/photos/graphics for the development of a webpage, monitor to ensure all info remains up to date

  • Assist with the development and ongoing delivery of social media and other promotions related to the Join OEV! Program

  • Liaise with internal BIA staff and external partners to deliver and promote the program

  • Source out and secure adequate commercial space for successful program participants

  • Set up and accompany businesses on location visits

  • Develop and maintain monitoring tools and progress reports aligned with key metrics

  • Develop/maintain a database of prospective targeted businesses to attract, and available properties

  • Some administrative support may be required

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Post-secondary degree in a relevant field (i.e. marketing, communications, business, project management etc.) or relevant experience

  • Experience working with a diverse range of customers and clients

  • Ability to create and maintain strong, positive relationships

  • Strength in innovative and creative thinking

  • Experience working with a BIA, small businesses, and/or property owners

  • Experience in working within grant obligations an asset

  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

  • Knowledge of Adobe Spark or similar design software an asset

  • Experience in online content creation (i.e. blogs, social media posts and graphics)


This position reports through the BIA General Manager to the Old East Village Board of Directors. This is a full-time, 10-11 month (time frame dependent on the first day of work), independent contractor position, paying $40,000.

CV with a cover letter will be accepted at until April 1, 2022.

Subject Line: NAME – Join OEV! Project Specialist Submission

Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.


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