Job Title: Renewable Energy Project Coordinator
Start Date: May 2019
Duration: 1 year contract
Location: Sudbury, Ontario
Salary: $35,000 annually
Reports to: SUN Co-operative Board of Directors and Green Economy North Program Manager
The Renewable Energy Project Coordinator will work jointly with SUN Co-operative and Green Economy North.
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. The Project Coordinator will promote investment in renewable energy projects to the community.
Green Economy North works with businesses and organizations across Northeastern Ontario to set greenhouse gas baselines, set targets for reduction, develop and implement action plans including operational efficiencies, capital investments and sourcing renewable energy. To continue to grow the program's reach, the intern would identify potential business members, researching and qualifying leads and supporting the business development process.
Project Development and Administration – SUN Co-operative
- Explore opportunities for new solar projects in the community
- Draft a business plan for solar projects based on templates from other similar co-operatives in Ontario
- Draft a marketing plan for solar projects, including through social and traditional media advertising, information sessions, and booths at community events.
- Design and create marketing material for solar projects
- Liaise with partners as well as legal and financial experts to advance solar projects in the community
- Prepare funding applications for new renewable energy projects.
- Assist the community of Greater Sudbury to meet renewable energy targets outlined in the City Energy and Emissions Plan.
- Administration of the current Ontario Feed-in-Tariff project.
Business Development – Green Economy North
- Conduct market research on environmental sustainability in industrial sectors in Northeastern Ontario
- Prepare profiles of businesses and organizations which would make qualified leads for Green Economy North membership
- Assist Green Economy North members to implement renewable energy projects.
- Develop marketing material for Green Economy North.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Post-secondary education in business administration, marketing, communications or related fields.
- Experience in project development and management.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Environmental Knowledge: Current knowledge of key environmental issues, including climate change. Continued interest in learning and expanding knowledge of the Greater Sudbury environmental community.
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.
Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Interviews will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. While we thank all applicants, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.