Working with Students on Ice means working with a great team for a great cause. If you support our objectives and have a skill set that is applicable to our work, please get in touch with us.

The Students on Ice (SOI) Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage applications from all qualified candidates including women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and Indigenous peoples.

We thank all those that apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please see the following available positions. We are always keen to meet talented professionals who would like to join our team. If you wish to be considered for any future positions, please send your CV and cover letter to: henk(at)

Current Opportunities:

Accounting Assistant

Position Summary

Students on Ice is looking for an Accounting Assistant to provide support to the Finance Manager during three mornings per week. Our ideal candidate has the ability to work independently while meeting deadlines and is self-motivated. This opportunity will include accounts payable & receivable, timesheets, bank deposits, reconciliations, etc.

This is a part-time, paid position at the Students on Ice office in Gatineau, QC (in the Ottawa area).

  • The position will be paid based on experience and qualifications.
  • The Accounting Assistant will report to the Manager of Finance.
  • Hours: 4 hours per day, 3 days per week (may be flexible)

Key Responsibilities

  • Entering payables and receivables in Quickbooks Desktop
  • Assist the Manager of Finance with keeping data entry up to date
  • Reconciling credit card statements
  • Working with excel spreadsheets and other tasks as needed

Skills and Qualifications

  • 5 to 10 years of Accounting experience would be an asset
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel & Word
  • Experience with Quickbooks is an asset
  • Bilingualism (Spoken and written) is an asset

Character Profile

  • Self-starter demonstrating a strong capacity to work independently and collaboratively;
  • A quick learner
  • Organized and efficient multi-tasker with great attention to detail;
  • Outgoing, positive attitude with excellent interpersonal skills 

Application Process

Please send your application and cover letter to The deadline to apply is January 24th, 2020.

Students on Ice is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage applications from all qualified candidates.

We thank all those that apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Download the job posting HERE

Expedition Intern

Position Summary

The Expedition Intern will work alongside the Expedition Team to prepare students and staff for SOI’s 2020 Arctic Expedition, as an integral member of the Home Team at SOI Headquarters. The role requires excellent customer service and administration skills, the ability to multi task and, superior attention to detail.

This is a full-time, paid intern position at the Students on Ice office in Gatineau, QC (in the Ottawa area). While all applications are welcome, preference will be given to Students on Ice alumni.

  • Term: May 01 to August 31, 2020 (exact dates to be determined)
  • Hours: 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday*
  • Wage: $2,600/month

*Work during evenings and weekends (overtime hours) will be required closer to expedition dates and during the expedition period between June 30 and July 22, 2020.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide participant support to students and staff by assisting with the formal registration process, including making phone calls to parents, staff and students, doing data entry and cross checking, booking travel, assisting with passport applications, scanning and printing, and responding to inquiries;
  • Organize, order and pack expedition inventory. This includes ordering and managing SWAG, counting and labelling inventory, creating lists of supplies, cleaning and unpacking gear, and at times, lifting heavy boxes;
  • Contribute to the execution of the pre-expedition program in St. John’s, NL;
  • Providing in-office support during the expedition period (the Home Team) by planning for the return of the Expedition Team including logistics for accommodation, meals, and transportation;
  • Overseeing expedition wrap up, including supporting the post-expedition program, reporting and, organizing materials for expedition archives;
  • Assist the Partnerships team with expedition statistics/post-expedition reporting;


  • Students between the ages of 19 and 30.

Character Profile

  • Friendly and enthusiastic self-starter, demonstrating a strong capacity to work independently and collaboratively in an office-setting;
  • Efficient multi-tasker, who enjoys managing spreadsheets, creating lists and organizing
  • Excellent problem solver that welcomes new tasks and challenges;
  • Great communicator with excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to liaise with people from various backgrounds;
  • Adaptable to change, diplomatic and patient with a positive outlook;
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, the Canadian Arctic and Inuit culture an asset;
  • Fluency in French and/or Inuktitut an asset.

Application Process

To apply for this exciting position, please email your resume and cover letter no later than January 9, 2020 to the attention of Savannah Hallworth at

Thank you so much for your interest in working with Students on Ice!

Download the job posting HERE

Grant Writer and Partnerships Manager

The Students on Ice (SOI) Foundation works towards a healthy and sustainable future by providing a platform for transformative learning and cross-cultural collaboration.

Founded in 2000, the SOI Foundation is based on the principle that we are driven by the personal connections that we make to the land and to one another. For the past 20 years, SOI has brought together diverse youth, educators and visionary leaders through experiential expeditions and initiatives in the Arctic, Antarctica and places in-between. The outcome is a global network that takes action on climate change, supports healthy oceans and ecosystems and contributes to building thriving communities in the Arctic, and around the world.

Students on Ice is currently looking for a full-time Grant writer and partnerships manager

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the primary duties and responsibilities of the Grant Writer and Partnerships Manager are the following:

  • Developing and writing of funding and grant proposals for different levels of governments,  foundations and other grant-making organizations, that persuasively communicate the organization’s mission, programs and impacts.
  • Assembling and submitting funding and grant requests, including proposals, letters of support, budgets and other supplementary documentation.
  • Maintaining a funding calendar and ensure timely creation and submission of letters of inquiry, proposals and reports;
  • Conducting prospect research;
  • Prioritizing tasks to keep multiple initiatives moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals;
  • Maintain productive relationships with funders and partners.
  • Input and maintain partner information in SOI’s Salesforce database.
  • Contribute to a collaborative and positive work environment by attending all-staff meetings, participating in SOI events, representing SOI at external events and conferences when applicable and assisting with other duties as assigned.

Do you have a proven passion for youth engagement, climate change and ocean health? Do you write with ease and are you creative in translating existing programs and program concepts into compelling funding and grant proposals? Then this is the role for you!

Character profile & Key competencies

  • Proven track record in writing funding and grant proposals;
  • Curious, creative and resourceful;
  • People person with effective and demonstrated interpersonal and relationship building skills;
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit demonstrating a strong capacity to work independently and collaboratively, under limited supervision;
  • Organized and efficient multi-tasker with great attention to detail;
  • Adaptable to change, diplomatic and patient with a positive outlook;
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience;
  • University or College degree or diploma

SOI’s Offer

SOI offers a dynamic team environment, an exciting international network of alumni, a strong partnership network and delivers state-of-the-art expedition education programming. Additionally, SOI offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Application Process

To apply please email your resume and cover letter to

SOI offers an inclusive work environment and we encourage and welcome applications from Indigenous peoples, members of a visible minority group, and people living with disabilities.

While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Download the job posting HERE

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