Position Available: Business Operations Internship/Co-op 

Position Summary  

We are seeking a full-time Business Operations Intern or Co-op to support our team with internal operations, data management, and marketing and communications. This multi-faceted position reports to the Manager of Finance & Operations and works closely with staff on the operations team, up and across the organization, and with contractors.  

The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is excited to learn and contribute to the day-to-day operations of a national non-profit. This will provide them with a unique opportunity to learn about non-profit business operations ranging from technology, data management, communications, digital marketing, workshop management and more.  

The successful candidate will join a remote team that is deeply committed to producing measurable change while also enjoying the process. We have a supportive, collaborative culture that prioritizes community and connection. We embrace continuous learning and innovation, and we invest in the growth and development of every team member to help them achieve their personal and professional goals. We strive to live our core values in everything we do.  


Operations Management 

  • Assist Managers with technology projects such as creating or updating SOPs (standard operating procedures), creating training and user videos, or supporting with ad hoc needs. 
  • Support organizational usage of Salesforce to ensure strong data quality, report and dashboard creation. 
  • Support the planning and coordination of virtual and in-person team gatherings.  
  • Support other team members across departments with external events (i.e., panels, presentations or workshops). 
  • Support data cleaning within tech platforms utilized by the organization and assist with generating relevant reports and dashboards for internal reporting. 
  • Support the facilitation of internal staff training, including coordinating logistics, and collecting and organizing data. 
  • Support all departments with updates and management of internal communications platform (SharePoint), including monthly department updates. 

Insights & Data Management 

  • Learn and support how Canadian Women & Sport defines and tracks success criteria and performance metrics (e.g., Quarterly Key Performance Indicators [KPIs]) for the organization.  
  • Collaborate with other departments on data management, quality assurance, data presentation, and effective technology use.  
  • Support the creation of data acquisition forms in platforms like Microsoft Forms, ZOHO Surveys, etc.  
  • Assist the Insights Manager through research on Canadian Women and Sport topics, including participation rates, funding initiatives, program development and management. 

Marketing & Communications Implementation  

  • Support the creative and communications team with the implementation of various communication and marketing tactics.  
  • Collect and organize data to help develop informative and engaging content for monthly newsletters, position statements, case studies, blogs and news posts, social media content and web copy.  
  • Review and report marketing metrics to inform communication and marketing strategies (i.e., social media engagements, newsletter reports, etc.) using tools like HootSuite and MailChimp.  


  • Currently enrolled in an academic program in business, communications, public relations, sport management, business administration, marketing, or relevant field.  
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.  
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills.  
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently, producing work on schedule.  
  • Demonstrated ownership, initiative, accountability and problem-solving.  
  • Flexible, adaptable, inquisitive, and resourceful.  
  • Exceptional commitment to quality.  

Strong assets:  

  • Previous work or volunteer experience in the Canadian sport system.  
  • Experience working with digital tools such as CRMs (Salesforce specifically), Microsoft Teams and SharePoint, Zoom, and Submittable or equivalents.  
  • Experience using social media and social media management tools. 
  • Experience or commitment to learning to apply an intersectional gender equity lens, including specific understanding of anti-oppression and accessibility principles and their applications. 
  • Bilingualism (French-English)  


  • This position is open to students currently enrolled in an academic program.  
  • This is a remote position with the option of flexible working hours.  
  • We will consider applicants located anywhere in Canada.  
  • The successful candidate will need to complete uninterrupted 12 months with Canadian Women & Sport starting September 2024. 
  • Annual salary is $42,000. 


We provide equal opportunity for all applicants and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by local law. Self-identification by candidates in the process is completely voluntary. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. If you are a qualified candidate with a disability, please email us at info@womenandsport.ca if you require reasonable accommodation to complete this application. Accommodation is available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  

Deadline to apply is July 14th, 2024.  

Candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to the attention of Sarah Rotella, Manager of Finance & Operations.