SUMMER 2024 CO-OP: Co-operative Social Responsibility Project Assistant – Atlantic Central

  • Location: Remote
  • Deadline: January 21, 2024

Atlantic Central is currently accepting applications for a summer co-op term position of Co-operative Social Responsibility Project Assistant. 



Atlantic Central is the trade association for credit unions in Atlantic Canada.  We support credit unions in becoming the financial institution of choice through the excellence of our people, the quality of our products and services, and the strength of our leadership. Together, we work to advance the collective voice of credit unions and promote the credit union difference. In addition to liquidity management, we provide a range of financial services, leadership, and advocacy. 

Our greatest asset is our employees. We are committed to balancing health and wellbeing with efficient service delivery and strive to create an environment where all team members have opportunities for growth and where everyone is welcome, included, and supported.   



In the role of Co-operative Social Responsibility (CSR) Project Assistant you will be responsible for providing project support and assisting the CSR Officer in implementing and administering Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives that advance Atlantic Central’s CSR strategy.  



  • Support the production of the annual sustainability report, including gathering, analyzing and assessing data from internal departments, credit unions and partner organizations, monitoring progress and developing report content and communications. 
  • Assist in developing processes to track and monitor sustainability key performance indicators (KPIs). 
  • Conducts research to support the management, development and implementation of CSR programs and initiatives.  
  • Support creation and dissemination of sustainability and sponsorship communications to credit unions through internal channels.  
  • Provides administrative and project support to the CSR department with the management and implementation of CSR related programs.  



This position offers the ability to work remotely and services Atlantic Canada. 



As the ideal candidate you will be working towards completing a degree in Sustainability, Environment, Business or other relevant field of study.  You should have completed at least your first year of study and be a participant in the University’s Co-op program. 



You have an interest in corporate sustainability and helping organizations positively impact their communities. You have experience in data collection and reporting (familiarity with sustainability frameworks, measurement tools and/or programming languages like R or Python is an asset but not a requirement). You are comfortable learning new software and are proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). You have strong oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative mindset, and you easily display initiative and self-motivation to ensure projects stay on track.   



This is a full-time summer work term position and the hours of work per week are 37.5 hours. The term for this position will be from May 13, 2024 to August 30, 2024 and the hours of work are Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm AST. 



This position will be paid hourly at $23.50 an hour plus vacation pay.  


Interested candidates should cover letter and resume via email to (please send in MS Word or PDF format).   


Applications will close on January 21, 2024. 


Please note that this role is funding dependent. 



The role of Atlantic Central is to represent and support the credit unions of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island. Our credit unions proudly serve over 295,000 members and play a significant role in the Atlantic Canadian economy.  

We are proud to be a Certified B CorporationTM joining a global movement of people using business as a force for good. We are committed to making business decisions that are in the best interests of our employees, credit unions and their members. 


Curious about what else we do? Check out our website or LinkedIn page.