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Current ClimateActionWR Staff Opportunities

80 by 50 Project Coordinator 

Cutting-edge community climate action program in Waterloo Region is seeking a highly driven and organized coordinator to help lead our community into a low-carbon future. You must have a passion for community-based engagement, climate action, and improving environmental sustainability.

ClimateActionWR is a collaboration between local organizations and community members focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and is led by Reep Green Solutions (Reep) and Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR). It coordinates the activities of the Climate Action Plan – establishing cross-sector dialogue, facilitating collaborative opportunities, and monitoring and measuring progress towards achieving our community’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction target.

As of June 2018, across Waterloo Region we have an 80% GHG reduction target in place to be achieved by 2050 (80 by 50)! The endorsement of this historic and ambitious target has set the stage for transforming Waterloo Region into a low-carbon community. ClimateActionWR will lead the transformation process towards 80 by 50, starting with a two-year project that will build capacity for our municipalities, engage the community, and lead to the creation of our long-term climate action plan.

Working under the supervision of the Plan Manager of ClimateActionWR, as Project Coordinator you will:

  • Plan and execute community engagement activities and events;
  • Plan and execute several capacity-building events including municipal workshops, and forums;
  • Create reports on the outcomes of community engagement activities, workshops, forums, and capacity-building tasks;
  • Coordinate internal and external communications for the 80 by 50 project;
  • Act as liaison between the Plan Manager and other stakeholders of ClimateActionWR;
  • Create reports and monitor project milestones;
  • Create momentum, and drive change toward a low carbon future.

Term: 22-month contract beginning February 1st, 2019, with an end date of November, 30th, 2020

Salary: $19.75-$21/hour, 37.5 hours/week

Additional: Bus pass and healthcare spending account

Work Location: The Project Coordinator will work between the Reep Green Solutions (Kitchener) and Sustainable Waterloo Region (Waterloo) offices, with some travel to meetings and events throughout Waterloo Region.

Work Hours: The standard work hours for this position are from 9am to 5pm. The position requires occasional work on evenings/weekends due to meetings and events outside of standard work hours.

Reporting: The Project Coordinator will report to and be supervised by the Plan Manager of ClimateActionWR

Please see the detailed job description below for more information. 

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