Employment Opportunities

Managing Director

Job Title: Managing Director, reThink Green

Contract Term: November 2017 – December 2018 (Maternity leave replacement) 

Location: Sudbury, Ontario

Salary Range: $47,000 - $52,000/year

Reports to: reThink Green Board of Directors

 

Summary

reThink Green’s mission is to bring together ideas, partners and resources to build a sustainable community. Our vision is for a Greater Sudbury continuously striving towards true sustainability – in which the well-being of the global and local environment, the health and happiness of the residents and a prosperous economy are properly balances and in harmony.

The Managing Director joins a senior staff team of the Program Director and Communications & Engagement Director to lead reThink Green while the Executive Director is on maternity leave. The Managing Director’s role is to continue the current growth trajectory while maintaining the financial health and long-term sustainability of the organization.

 

Job Duties

Financial and Funding Management (40%)

  • Monitor and manage financial health and long term sustainability of organization.
  • Allocate budgets for human resources, communications, programs and operations.
  • Supervise bookkeeper, audit preparation, banking and act as a signing authority.
  • Do grant reporting and manage funder relationships.
  • Coordinate grant identification, capability assessment, and mission alignment with the senior staff team
  • Coordinate grant request writing, submission and follow-up with the senior staff team

 

Human Resources (25%)

  • Day-to-day human resource management: staff supervision, contract management, vacation approval, performance evaluation, professional development.
  • Lead the hiring process: preparing job descriptions, postings jobs, sorting resumes, interviewing candidates, onboarding new staff.
  • Prepare applications for funded internships.
  • Manage student academic placements.

 

Program and Partnership Management (25%)

  • Manage, administer and incubate community projects (Shared Platforms) and conduct an impact assessment of these projects.
  • Manage long-term and short term users and bookings of our co-working space (The Forge) and the board room (Green Room).
  • Manage and maintain current partnerships, including contracts and memorandums of understanding.
  • Advise the board about new partnership opportunities.
  • Assist with capacity assessment for new projects.

 

Governance (5%)

  • Report to the board about programs, finances, membership, and grants.
  • Report to the board on progress towards the strategic pan.
  • Annual reporting to the membership at the Annual General Meeting.

 

Office Management (5%)

  • Manage accounting and insurance contracts.
  • Manage web hosting, contact database, telecom and IT systems.  
  • Manage office equipment, furniture and supplies.
  • Cleaning and custodial supervision.

 

Education, skills and experience

  • Post-secondary education in a related field or equivalent experience in a professional environment.
  • A minimum of three (3) years in non-profit management or related professional experience.
  • Experience in funding and financial management, human resource management, and program management.

 

Qualifications

1)      Leadership Skills: 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.

2)      Communication Skills: Excellent communication skills (oral and written); ability to deliver convincing presentations, speak to media and facilitate meetings; knowledge of effective communication tools and engagement strategies; English-French bilingualism considered a significant asset.

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. Ability to delegate tasks and supervise staff effectively.

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

Please send cover letter and resume to info@rethinkgreen.ca. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Interviews will begin October 1st 2017 and continue until the position is filled. While we thank all applicants, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.




Communications and Outreach Officer

Job Title: Communications and Outreach Officer

Contract Term: October 2, 2017 – September 28, 2018

Duration: 1 year contract

Location: Sudbury, Ontario

Salary Range: $30,000.00 /year

Reports to:reThink Green Communications Director

 

Summary

reThink Green’s mission is to create community networks which empower member organizations to meet their environmental and sustainability goals. Our vision is for a Greater Sudbury continuously striving towards true sustainability – in which the well-being of the global and local environment, the health and happiness of the residents and a prosperous economy are properly balances and in harmony.

 

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

 

Job Duties

 

The Communications and Outreach Officer will directly assist the Communications Director with the planning, promotion, and delivery of the reThink Green and Green Economy North event seasons. They will help draft new communications and outreach materials, including print documents, workshops, and presentations. They will also assist with all communication and outreach initiatives for Clean Air Sudbury.

 

Event Planning (50%)

  • Assist with the planning, promotion, and delivery of 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 Gatherings, Sudbury Commuter Challenge, Faith Commuter Challenge, and Green Economy North member training workshops.
  • Generate sponsorship for single events, and attract confirm event season sponsors.

 

Communications (25%)

  • Support all communications tasks, such as: drafting and editing articles blog posts, and press releases, designing ads, invitations, and other promotional materials.
  • Assist with website updates.
  • Maintain an active social media presence on all social media platforms, and leverage industry best-practices to maximize reach and engagement.
  • Manage student academic placements.
  • Track and report key indicators including, website and digital communication analytics, social media impact, etc.
  • Translate scientific data from Clean Air Sudbury reports and present it to the public in easily understood formats.
  • Oversee the completion of the reThink Green annual report.

 

Marketing (25%)

  • Create and maintain targeted stakeholder listings.
  • Develop new promotional materials for reThink Green.

 

Education and Experience

  • Post-secondary education in communications, marketing, or public relations.
  • Experience planning, promoting, and delivering community events.
  • Understanding of the various marketing platforms, including traditional media and social media.
  • Experience designing and delivering outreach materials and initiatives.
  • Ability to create compelling messages for different target audiences.
  • 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 EcoCanada, and is open to applicants who:

  • 30 years of age or younger;
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or refugee status;
  • Graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution with a minimum of a 2 year diploma or 4 year degree;.
  • Unemployed or underemployed;
  • Have not participated previously in a federal youth employment or education program.

 

Application

Please send cover letter and resume to info@rethinkgreen.ca. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Interviews will begin October 1st 2017 and continue until the position is filled. While we thank all applicants, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.




Marketing and Business Development Officer

Job Title: Marketing and Business Development Officer

Contract Term: October 2, 2017 – September 28, 2018

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 October 1st 2017 and continue until the position is filled. While we thank all applicants, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.