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The Consulate General of Canada in Boston is seeking an International Business Development Assistant to join our dynamic and results-oriented international trade team of professionals responsible for promoting, advancing, and strengthening Canadian trade, innovation and investment interests in the United States. Working within a team of ten, the assistant is responsible for supporting the work of the Trade section to work with Canadian companies and support investment attraction to Canada. The position is available for one year, effective October 1, 2019.
The Consulate also manages and operates the Canadian Technology Accelerator in Boston ([email protected]), which connects selected innovative Canadian companies to US clients, strategic partners, investors, and global Canadian executives, to accelerate their businesses. The Assistant is involved in promoting the CTA.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Reporting to the Consul & Trade Commissioner (Investment), the Business Development Assistant provides organizational support for projects and activities of the Business Development section, including executing social media content and marketing campaigns; prepares responses to routine business enquiries and conducts related research as needed; provides administrative and clerical support to Trade Commissioners for the effective implementation of the program; collects, maintains and collates a variety of documentation and records; inputs data into the Client Management System (TRIO); and performs other duties as assigned.
The Consulate offers a competitive salary, generous leave and a strong benefits package, including a pension plan, medical/dental/vision insurance and long term disability to name a few.
All applicants must:
Note: Failure to provide any of the information required above will result in your application being rejected. All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence may be used in the assessment of qualifications.
Candidates must demonstrate clearly how they meet the Education and Experience requirements listed below:
Candidates who meet the Essential Requirements will be assessed on the following qualifications. The assessment may be a written test, an interview, an in‐basket exercise, a skills test, or any combination of these methods.
Hours of work:
Normal hours of work for this position are 37.5 hours per week, in accordance with Locally Engaged Staff regulations. Some travel and overtime will be required.
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