[tugs] Job for Geographer

  • From: v.domitrovic@xxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: tugsgeneral@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 13:20:09 -0400

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Job Posting


Executive Assistant/Project Co-ordinator required for busy planning office. Firm
specialises in developing non-profit and affordable housing in south-central Ontario.
Ideal position for recent graduate available immediately, looking for entry-level
professional experience.

- strong research skills and writing ability
- interest or experience in non-profit sector, housing or urban planning.
- ability to multi-task in a busy office environment
- ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as a member of a diverse
- flexibility and willingness to learn/perform a variety of tasks
- punctuality, reliability and professionalism
- able to deal with a wide range of people from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds

- 3 or 4 year undergraduate degree, preferably in General Arts, Geography, Sociology, or
related discipline.

Major Duties:
- Preparation and submission of grant proposals, requests for funding.
- Liasing with our client who are directors of non-profit housing corporation, various
municipal departments, government agencies, private lenders.
- Preparation and monitoring of municipal development approval applications and planning
- Overall project co-ordination (retaining professionals to prepare technical reports,
co-ordination of project team members, scheduling of key tasks etc.)
- Progress reporting to funding agencies
- Assistance with the preparation of feasibility studies, reports, capital budgets etc.
- Various research and writing duties
- General office tasks as required (preparing correspondence, answering phones,
photocopying etc.)

Ideal candidate will be a recent university graduate looking for entry-level professional
experience and possessing an interest in affordable housing and/or planning. Three-month
probationary period will lead to signing of two-year full time employment contract.
Self-motivation, the ability to prioritise tasks, and the flexibility to perform general
office duties when required are key components for success. Drivers license and some
French Language skills an asset.

Please forward covering letter and resume, including references, by email to:


Due to the volume of applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

TUGS GENERAL ANOUNCEMENT MAILING LIST - www.geog.utoronto.ca/info/tugs
Email TUGS: tugs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or visit the TUGS office in the basement of 
Sidney Smith Hall, Room 613

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