Employment Opportunities



RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT COORDINATOR

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

 

ORGANIZATIONAL SUMMARY

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.

 

JOB DUTIES

 

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.

 

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

GREEN ECONOMY NORTH TECHNICAL SUPPORT OFFICER

Job Title: Green Economy North Technical Support Officer

Term: April 2019 – April 2020

Start date: April 2019

Location: Sudbury, Ontario

Salary: 35,000 annually

Reports to: Green Economy North Program Manager

 

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY

reThink Green brings together ideas, partners and resources to build a sustainable community in Northeastern Ontario and beyond. Current projects include Green Economy North (a target-based sustainability program for businesses), Smart Green Communities (municipal sustainability planning), The Forge (a social enterprise co-working space), and the Greater Sudbury Earth Festival.  

Green Economy North is one of seven hubs across Ontario helping businesses and organizations set and achieve ambitious sustainability goals. The program includes one-on-one coaching, customize action planning, educational networking events and public recognition of achievements. Together we are demonstrating that a more sustainable economy is possible.

 

JOB DUTIES

The Sustainability Technical Officer will support members through direct assessment of their energy systems, creating greenhouse gas inventories, project identification, action planning and target setting.

The Technical Support Officer will undertake the following tasks:

 

Technical Assessment (40%)

  • Assist members with basic energy audit walk-throughs; Green Team development; engaging all levels of an organization in sustainability; choosing appropriate sustainability projects; and setting ambitious yet realistic reduction goals.
  • Converting member data into greenhouse gas inventories using carbon accounting software tools. Educate members about carbon accounting.
  • Support formal action planning processes.

 

Member Support (30%)

  • Act as a sustainability coach and principal resource person to help Green Economy North members set and achieve their sustainability targets.
  • Respond to member inquiries about sustainability and energy management.
  • Create templates to streamline member support.

 

Research & Report Writing (20%))

  • Manage Green Economy North data collection, analysis, and interpretation and prepare the annual public report.
  • Produce formal action plans and case studies for program members
  • Help members to fund their projects by prepare grant applications and incentive paperwork.

 

Administration (10%)

  • Manage member profiles and engagement metrics

 

 

EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Post-secondary education in technical fields (HVAC, electrical), or engineering.

Experience assessing energy systems in the build environment.

Experience in planning and project management.

Work or volunteer experience in the non-profit and/or environmental sector(s) considered an asset.

French-English bilingualism is an asset.

 

KEY SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS

Communication Skills:Excellent communication skills (oral and written) Attention to detail in written communication. Experience preparing planning reports, policy briefs, or research papers and French language skills are assets.

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.

 

ELIGIBILITY

This full-time position is partially funded by FedNor's Northern Ontario Development Program. Unemployed or underemployed youth (under the age of 30) who have graduated with a degree or diploma from a post-secondary institution within the last three years, are legally entitled to work in Canada, and have not been previously employed under a FedNor Youth Internship funding agreement , or other federal or provincial internship with pay for a period of six (6) months or more are eligible to apply.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please send cover letter and resume to info@rethinkgreen.ca. Interviews will begin April 12th 2019 and continue until the position is filled. While we thank all applicants, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.

SMART GREEN COMMUNITIES PROGRAM OFFICER

Job Title: SMART GREEN COMMUNITIES PROGRAM OFFICER

Term: April 2019 – April 2020

Start date: April 2019

Location: Sudbury, Ontario

Salary: 35,000 annually

Reports to: Smart Green Communities Program Manager

 

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY

reThink Green brings together ideas, partners and resources to build a sustainable community in Northeastern Ontario and beyond. Current projects include Green Economy North (a target-based sustainability program for businesses), Smart Green Communities (municipal sustainability planning), The Forge (a social enterprise co-working space), and the Greater Sudbury Earth Festival.  

Green Economy North is one of seven hubs across Ontario helping businesses and organizations set and achieve ambitious sustainability goals. The program includes one-on-one coaching, customize action planning, educational networking events and public recognition of achievements. Together we are demonstrating that a more sustainable economy is possible.

 

JOB DUTIES

The successful candidate will work with the Program Manager to deliver the Smart Green Communities program.

The Technical Support Officer will undertake the following tasks:

 

Outreach Support (20%)

  • Identify and recruit additional potential Smart Green Communities program participants.
  • Maintain regular contact with municipal and First Nations staff and elected officials regarding energy and emissions planning
  • Reply to requests for program support and training opportunities
  • Manage Social Media for the Smart Green Communities Program

 

Research and Plan Preparation (30%)

  • Research community energy planning best practices Northern Ontario and prepare a briefing document for participating municipalities
  • Review interview notes, surveys, and other data from communities to aggregate and integrate emerging trends, needs, and resources for energy planning in the participating communities
  • Prepare sections of the regional energy and emissions plans

 

Community Reporting (25%)

  • Collect primary data from participating communities to build residential, commercial and institutional energy profiles and benchmarks
  • Assist with setting emissions reductions targets and collaborate on the development of action plans for participating communities

 

Administrative Duties and Events (25%)

  • Maintain Smart Green Communities program activity database
  • Populate and monitor online membership portal with relevant materials
  • Develop programming and content for public events in the Smart Green Communities program. Assist with invitations, registration, and publicity.

 

 

EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Post-secondary education in planning, environmental or social sciences, education, management, or a related field. Past professional and/or community experience will also be considered.

Knowledge of climate science, sustainable development, land use planning framework in Ontario, and/or the low-carbon economy is an asset.

 

KEY SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS

Communication Skills:Excellent communication skills (oral and written) Attention to detail in written communication. Experience preparing planning reports, policy briefs, or research papers and French language skills are assets.

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.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Have graduated from an accredited post secondary program within the last three years

Are seeking first time employment in their field of study

Are eligible and legally entitled to work in Canada

Have not participated previously in a federal youth employment or internship program

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please send cover letter and resume to info@rethinkgreen.ca. Interviews will begin April 12th 2019 and continue until the position is filled. While we thank all applicants, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.