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Tourism Development Officer

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Mosqoy
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Victoria, BC, Canada
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Published 9 days ago

General Description

Mosqoy is seeking an Tourism Development Officer to increase the visibility and outreach of our Field School Program to diverse audiences across Canada and the world. We are seeking an individual who is an excellent communicator – both speaking and in writing – to be able to communicate our mission, and raise awareness about the socioeconomic justice issues that our organization seeks to address.

Primary duties include assisting in building and maintaining a database of long-term relationships across British Columbia with local high schools, universities, and Indigenous community traditional knowledge experts with respect to sustainable tourism and the Mosqoy Field School, our Ambassadorship Program, and our newest Virtual Field Schools. Additional duties include responding to Field School inquiries, posting on social media about advocacy topics related to our mission, and staffing our fair-trade textile booth at various outreach events throughout the summer.

Position Details 

This position is dependent on Canada Summer Jobs funding. We will receive notification on funding decisions in May. To qualify for this funding, you must adhere to the following requirements:

  • Between the ages of 15-30
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or refugee status 

Other details regarding this position include:

  • Salary: $15.20/hour
  • 35 hours per week
  • Start date: June 1, 2021
  • End date: July 30, 2021
  • Location: Victoria, BC (Mosqoy office, North Park)

Duties

Main duties for Tourism Development Officer include the following:

Research & Database Management:

  • Research, build, and maintain database of high school, university, and Indigeous community traditional knowledge expert prospects and partnerships for the Mosqoy Field School and Ambassadorship Program
  • Research, writing professional documents, and conducting community outreach to prioritize knowledge exchange on sustainable tourism 

Program Support

  • Create Virtual Field School materials that will be used in the curriculum and shared with registered students
  • Communicate Mosqoy Field School updates via social media, email, and newsletter

Social Media/Marketing: 

  • Social media posts related to research and advocacy
  • Create reports on marketing analytics
  • Respond to inquiries about the Mosqoy Field School and Virtual Field School, including passing on information and quotes to interested parties in a timely and engaging manner
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills 

  • Fluency (reading, writing, and speaking) in English
  • Administrative aptitude
  • Professional writing ability
  • Effective communication
  • Proficiency with standard office software, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), Skype, and Google Drive

Required Attributes

  • Excellent intercultural communication skills and willingness to work in a multicultural, collaborative environment
  • Confident self-starter, with a high degree of motivation and initiative
  • Ability to work effectively when unsupervised, but also able to take direction 
  • Detail-oriented
  • Values that are aligned with our organization (see our website to learn more)

Assets (desired but not required traits)

  • Relevant university degree
  • Eg. Education, International Development, Indigenous Studies, Gender Studies, Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies
  • Understanding of fair-trade principles
  • Experience working for a small grassroots NGO
  • Intermediate or fluent French language ability

About Mosqoy

Mosqoy works with Indigenous Quechua communities in the Peruvian Andes to mitigate the adverse effects of unsustainable tourism and development by providing economic and educational opportunities that nurture their threatened Indigenous culture. It does so through two social enterprises and a charitable program. Mosqoy Peruvian Textiles provides fair trade market access to Quechua artisans of remote highland communities. The Mosqoy Field School inspires Canadian students to be more responsible travellers and consumers. The Mosqoy Youth Program is our charitable program that provides post-secondary educational scholarships to marginalized but promising Quechua youth to then be employable in their communities’ new job sectors. We believe in empowering local communities through international solidarity and networking, sharing stories of celebration, struggle, and strength. For more information, visit our website: www.mosqoy.org.

Note on Accessibility & Non-Discrimination

Mosqoy is a values-based organization; we prioritize our values in our recruitment, orientation, training, and supervision processes. Such values include, but are not limited to, inclusivity, accessibility, diversity, and non-discrimination. We are an equitable opportunity employer. We will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment and volunteership on the basis of race, colour, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or veteran’s status. If you are part of an underrepresented group or have additional barriers to entering or staying in the labour market, we invite you to self-identify.

General Description

Mosqoy is seeking an Tourism Development Officer to increase the visibility and outreach of our Field School Program to diverse audiences across Canada and the world. We are seeking an individual who is an excellent…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    June 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 5, 2021

Salary

$15.20 CAD

Level of Language Proficiency

English, required

French and/or Spanish, asset

English, required

French and/or Spanish, asset

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Victoria, BC, CA
Associated Location
Victoria, BC, CA

How to Apply

Application Process

Application Deadline: May 5, 2021, at 11:59 pm Pacific time. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. 

First Come First Serve: Please do not wait until the application deadline to submit your application, if you don’t have to. We will be reviewing applications and conducting interviews on a rolling basis. If we find the ideal candidate before the closing date, we will take down the job posting and mark as “filled.” 

Application Requirements: Please submit your application in English to recruitment@mosqoy.org. The application should include the below files in the following order:

  1. Cover Letter (max. 1 page)*
  2. Resume (max. 2 pages)

*In your cover letter, please indicate a) where you found the job posting, and b) include the name, phone number, and email address of two professional references.

Please submit these two documents as PDF files, saved with the following filing format: “LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_Mosqoy_TourismDevelopmentOfficer_CoverLetter/Resume.pdf”. 

For questions regarding the application process, please email recruitment@mosqoy.org. 

While Mosqoy thanks everyone for their interest, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  

Application Process

Application Deadline: May 5, 2021, at 11:59 pm Pacific time. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. 

First Come First Serve: Please do not wait…

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