Business Booster Job Description

Dates: 8-week contract starting immediately

Hours: 30 hours/wk

Wage: $18/hr

The Heritage Community Association has an exciting job opportunity for someone who is passionate about local business and food security. We are seeking a Business Booster for summer 2020 to help independent businesses in our neighbourhood during the pandemic. The position will include coordination of a Sponsor-a-Meal program, as well as other activities to help promote and support our local economy.


Reporting to the Heritage Community Association’s Executive Director, the Business Booster will:

  1. Coordinate a weekly Sponsor-a-Meal program that encourages residents to order take-out or delivery from select neighbourhood restaurants, with HCA donating a meal to someone in the neighbourhood for every order. This includes:
    • Recruiting and liaising with local business participants
    • Handling all program communications and promotion
    • Soliciting, managing and fulfilling orders for donated meals
    • Coordinating a small team of volunteer delivery drivers
  2. Develop and manage a social media campaign to promote neighbourhood businesses, with a focus on those who do not have a strong existing social media presence
  3. Update HCA’s online Business & Service Directory
  4. Outreach to neighbourhood businesses for support with HCA initiatives such as our Community Cleanup
  5. Support with other administrative and outreach activities as required

Qualities and Skills Sought:

  • Experience with project management
  • Aptitude for data management using spreadsheets and Google Forms
  • Strong capacity for social media marketing, especially Facebook and Instagram
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of local small-business landscape
  • Capacity to work independently, and to seek direction as needed
  • Familiarity with the Heritage neighbourhood
  • Capacity to work from home preferred, although we may be able to provide a work station at our office if needed

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to

This position is supported by Service Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs program.