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Manager, New Business and Initiatives

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Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of Operations, New Businesses:


  • Work with the Shorefast Team on business development opportunities
  • Work with the Finance Team to set budgets and sales targets
  • Maintain proper staffing levels and expertise
  • Develop and ensure policies and procedures are followed
  • Work with Communications Team for marketing and experiences
  • Administrative, legal and other duties as required


  • Work with the Shorefast Team to develop new and existing programmes
  • Prepare funding applications
  • Develop Shorefast events and activities for youth and the Fogo Island community
  • Coordinate resource requirements for events, presentations, etc.
  • Administrative and other duties as required


  • Coordinate housing needs across Shorefast group
  • Managing repairs & maintenance portfolio of Shorefast properties (with Property Team)
  • Coordinate administrative and legal functions for the Shorefast property portfolio as required

Skills and Experience

Training & Experience

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in operations, management or supervisory role
  • Completion of post-secondary education in a related field (business, humanities)
  • Programme coordination, business management experience is an asset
  • Non-profit experience preferred, but not required

Position Specific Skills

  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Superior communication skills: personal, email, formal writing and telephone
  • Capacity to work in a deadline-oriented environment
  • Driver’s license is an essential requirement
  • Ability to work flexible hours (evening and weekend work may be required)

Personal Skills & Interests

  • Entrepreneurial spirit and willing to learn something new every day
  • Positive, outgoing, ambitious, energetic and career oriented
  • Extremely well organized and able to manage a multitude of tasks and priorities simultaneously
  • Team player with a roll up your sleeves approach to getting the job done
  • A desire to “Make a Difference” and participate in the growth of Social Business in Canada
  • A passion for small communities

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive Salary and Benefits package
  • Great organizational culture
  • Opportunities to advance
  • Possible relocation and shared housing assistance (position based on Fogo Island, NL)

About our Organization

Shorefast was established to contribute to the economic and cultural resilience of Fogo Island, Newfoundland,
creating a model for contemporary rural communities. Activities are focused at the intersection of business, art,
community and nature.

The Shorefast Group operate a social enterprise model where surpluses from business activity flow through the
Charity and are reinvested in community programs. Entities under this unique corporate structure include Shorefast
Foundation (federally registered Canadian charity) and Fogo Island Arts (contemporary art residency programme),
alongside for-profit business ventures including Fogo Island Inn, Fogo Island Shop, Fogo Island Fish, and
Community Host Services.

Social business is an emerging field in Canada, where for-profit economic activity directly contributes to positive
social outcomes typically served by the non-profit community. Shorefast is a leader in this emerging space, creating not-just-for-profit businesses that maximize return on sacred capital (natural, social, cultural) alongside economic capital. The goal is to create a next generation economy of strong, resilient communities – a global network of deeply local places.

The successful candidate will join a committed team and help create business in service of community.

Contact Us
Please submit a cover letter and resume to using the subject line “Manager, New
Deadline for Applications: May 30th, 2019
Questions about this position may be directed to: Susan Cull, Vice President, Shorefast Operations
No phone calls, please.
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Posted: May 18, 2019
Closes: July 17, 2019