Employment Opportunities

Business Development Officer

Job Title: Business Development Officer

Contract Term: April 2nd, 2018 – March 29th, 2019

Duration: 1 year contract

Location: Sudbury, Ontario

Salary Range: $35,000.00 /year

Reports to:SUN Co-operative Board of Directors and Green Economy North Program Manager

 

Summary

The Business Development Officer will work jointly with SUN Co-operative and Green Economy North.

 

Programs of reThink Green include Green Economy North, the annual Earth Festival, and the Forge. reThink Green is also affiliated with Clean Air Sudbury.

 

SUN Co-operative is a non-profit co-operative organization with a mission to generate surpluses from renewable energy projects, which will be dedicated to supporting the community work of Sudbury environmental not-for-profit organizations. SUN Co-operative is currently developing a 500 kW ground-mount solar project is Greater Sudbury, and plans to develop and sell community solar bonds to finance as much of the project construction costs as possible. Once constructed, SUN Co-operative would receive a portion of the profits for a period of twenty years to cover its operating costs as well as fulfill its mission.

 

Green Economy North is Sudbury’s membership-based sustainable business program. Our members have access to a wide variety of support, from technical workshops to one-on-one coaching. Achievements are celebrated by the community through media coverage, special publications, and events.

 

Job Duties

 

Marketing and Sales – SUN Co-operative (40%)

  • With support from board members and legal expertise, assist with development of the project’s bond offering statement and business plan
  • With support from project manager, develop and implement of a marketing and sales plan for the community bonds, including but not limited to tactics such as: social media, event organization and attendance, media relations, online and traditional advertising
  • The pursuit of impact investing opportunities for large intuitions

 

Administration – SUN Co-operative (10%)

  • Administration of documents and customer service related to the sale of community bonds.
  • Track and report sales and progress towards goals.
  • Track and report on the project budget.
  • Track and report hours spent on each aspect of the project.

 

Business Development – Green Economy North (50%)

  • Qualify leads from various sales and marketing channel as opportunities
  • Contact potential clients through cold calls, emails, marketing activities and networks.
  • Set up meetings or calls with prospective clients and present our company to potential clients
  • Identify client needs and suggest appropriate products/services
  • Work with internal team to fulfill customer needs
  • Build long-term trusting relationships with clients
  • Proactively seek new business opportunities in the market

 

Education and Experience

  • Post-secondary education in business administration, marketing, communications or related fields.
  • Experience in sales and/or fundraising
  • Understanding of the various marketing platforms, including traditional media and social media
  • Experience designing and delivering outreach materials and initiatives.
  • Work or volunteer experience in the not-for-profit and/or environmental sector(s) considered an asset.
  • French-English bilingualism is a significant asset.

 

KEY SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS

1)      Communication Skills: Excellent communication skills (oral and written); knowledge of effective communication tools and strategies, the media and the general public; creativity to keep communications fresh and exciting.

2)      Project Management Skills:Conscientious and detail-oriented; ability to plan, strategize, set goals, develop work plans, work efficiently and track progress; strong ability to work independently; ability to multi-task and assist with multiple projects and initiatives; initiative to explore new ideas and create new opportunities; ability to make decisions and resolve problems.

3)      Interpersonal Skills: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally. Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of clients to meet or exceed their expectations. Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions.

4)      Adaptability:Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile and adapt to a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency. Ability to learn new technologies and master new skills.

4)      Environmental Knowledge: Current knowledge of key environmental issues, including climate change. Continued interest in learning and expanding knowledge of the Greater Sudbury environmental community.

 

REQUIREMENTS

This position is partially funded by Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation. Candidates must:

 

  • Be university and college graduates who have received their diploma within the last three years from an accredited college or university.
  • Be seeking first-time employment in their field of study.
  • Have not previously participated in the NOHFC internship program.
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada.

 

Application

Please send cover letter and resume to info@rethinkgreen.ca. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Interviews will begin March 5th, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. While we thank all applicants, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.




Communications Director

Job Title: Communications Director - Maternity Leave Replacement

Term: April 30, 2018 – June 7, 2019

Location: Sudbury, Ontario

Salary Range: $36,000 – $39,500

 

Organizational Summary

reThink Green is an environmental not-for-profit organization that brings together ideas, partners, and resources to build a more sustainable community in Northeastern Ontario. Current projects include the annual Greater Sudbury Earth Festival, Green Economy North, Smart Green Communities, Shared Platforms, and the Sudbury Commuter Challenge. By bringing together the community, businesses and government, reThink Green promotes creative collaboration and dialogue about local and global environmental issues.

 

Job Duties

The Communications Director leads all communication, marketing, and event planning initiatives with the support of other staff members.

 

Event Planning & Coordination (40%)

  • Oversee the planning and coordination of all reThink Green and Green Economy North events including, but not limited to:
    • Greater Sudbury Earth Festival
    • Green Economy North Evening of Recognition
    • Green Economy North Business Forum
    • Green Economy North Business Development Event
    • Sudbury Commuter Challenge
    • reThink Green Annual General Meeting
  • Attentively manage event budgets
  • Work closely with reThink Green graphic designer to create all event materials for web and print
  • Promote all events to the appropriate audience and achieve attendance goals
  • Continue to build partnerships with local organizations to cross-promote large events
  • Complete and submit local, regional, and provincial funding applications

 

Marketing and Communications (40%)

  • Continue to implement the reThink Green and Green Economy North communications and social media strategies
  • Build relationships with corporate and media outlets to meet annual event and program sponsorship goals
  • Mange media relations to maintain a positive community presence and track media engagement
  • Draft media releases and host media events when needed
  • Oversee website content and ensure all pages of all website are up-to-date
  • Work closely with reThink Green translation services to ensure all communications materials are available in English and French
  • Oversee all social media platforms and instruct other staff on professional use of social media when required
  • Lead outreach campaigns to members, stakeholders, media, and general public
  • Assist with the reThink Green and Green Economy North annual reports
  • Liaise with reThink Green and Green Economy North members, partners, stakeholders, and volunteers

 

Management and Administration (20%)

  • Maintain all communication, marketing, and events files and folders (electronically and hard copy)
  • Supervise communications and events team (1-2 staff members and 1 annual coop student)
  • Recruit and support events volunteers
  • Manage front line communications and respond to general inquiries about reThink Green programs

 

Education and Experience

  • Degree or diploma in communications, marketing, environmental communication, science communication, or related discipline
  • Minimum 2 years related professional experience directing a communication team, leading marketing initiatives, and independent event planning
  • Experience training, supervising, and mentoring new staff, interns, and students
  • Strong understanding of local environmental initiatives and larger global issues
  • Developed knowledge of industry best practices
  • Experience planning and managing long-term projects, maintaining budgets, and meeting deadlines

 

KEY SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS

1)      Communication Skills: Excellent communication skills (oral and written); knowledge of effective communication tools and strategies to engage members, the media and the general public; creativity to keep communications fresh and exciting; bilingualism considered a significant asset.

2)      Project Management Skills:Conscientious and detail-oriented; ability to plan, strategize, set goals, develop work plans, work efficiently and track progress; strong ability to work independently; ability to multi-task and assist with multiple projects and initiatives; initiative to explore new ideas and create new opportunities; ability to make decisions and resolve problems.

3)      Interpersonal Skills: : Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally. Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of clients to meet or exceed their expectations. Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions.

4)      Adaptability:Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile and adapt to a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency. Ability to learn new technologies and master new skills.

 

Application Details

Applications are due March 29, 2018. Send detailed cover letter and resume to info@rethinkgreen.ca. Interviews will begin immediately after closing date, and continue until posting is filled. While we thank all applicants, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.