Staff Opportunities

Thanks for your interest in working with Sustainable Waterloo Region.  If you are interested in applying for a particular position, please follow the application instructions included in the individual position posting below.


Regional Sustainability Member Engagement Coordinator

Community Engagement Coordinator (summer position)

Program Coordinator (summer position)


Regional Sustainability Member Engagement Coordinator

Sustainable Waterloo Region is looking for a Regional Sustainability Initiative Member Engagement Coordinator to join our enthusiastic team of staff and volunteers. This is a full-time 12-month contract with benefits eligibility after 3-months.

If you are passionate about local approaches to advancing sustainability and would consider yourself a strong networker and relationship builder we’d love to hear from you!

As the Member Engagement Coordinator you would:

  • Develop personal relationships with and maintain an in-depth knowledge of all Regional Sustainability Initiative member organizations, ensuring their unique support needs are met while addressing their sustainability challenges to ensure continued program participation, progress and membership renewal
  • Coordinate member engagement initiatives developed by the Regional Sustainability Initiative Program Manager such as Carbon Cleanse, etc.
  • Assist members with tracking and reporting of data using environmental reporting tools (Verisae, Bcorp)
  • Gather and analyze member stories and data through annual reporting processes, and support the creation of member specific reports and the Year End Report
  • Facilitate member networking both within and beyond the Regional Sustainability Initiative members
  • Support the Regional Sustainability Initiative Program Manager during new member onboarding
  • Execute internal processes for member reduction-target setting and annual membership renewals
  • Manage MemberLink, the Regional Sustainability Initiative online member information portal ensuring it is up-to-date with all member resources/opportunities, member contacts have access and that it meets the needs as determined by the Program Manager
  • Coordinate written content and distribution of bi-monthly program newsletter

As a strong candidate you are a(n):

  • Extreme networker – you easily build rapport and foster meaningful relationships, happily make connections among others and are equally at ease connecting with employees, politicians or senior business leaders from any number of diverse industries and organization types
  • Warm extrovert – you are approachable with an open, friendly, warm personality that inspires confidence and trust and naturally become a trusted advisor to inspire and guide our members to take action to achieve their sustainability goals
  • Committed professional – you are dedicated to meeting our members’ needs, willing to go the extra distance to satisfy them and an uber-organized and multi-tasking guru
  • Area expert – you have sound knowledge of and passion for business sustainability, have knowledge of GHG protocols and Bcorp frameworks
  • Excel whiz – you have solid Microsoft Office suite skills, and are especially proficient with Excel, with additional experience in Salesforce, Bcorp and Verisae software tools an asset
  • Bonus points – you have experience working with volunteers and in the not-for-profit sector

To apply please:

  • Address your cover letter and resume to Yvonne Stoll (recruitment@sustainablewr.ca), letting us know why you’re interested in and a strong fit for the role. Please include your name and the position title clearly marked in the subject line .

Submit your application by 5:00 p.m. Friday May 5, 2017


Community Engagement Coordinator (summer position)

Throughout this full-time May – August contract, the Community Engagement Coordinator would assist with the planning and implementation of  May and June Regional Sustainability Initiative events, while also taking a leadership role in soliciting community and stakeholder feedback about mid and/or long term greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets for the community of Waterloo Region and analyzing the results of this feedback to inform target setting discussions amongst the management team of ClimateActionWR

Duties and responsibilities:

 Tasks may include but are not limited to:

  • Event registration and attendee management
  • On-site event coordination
  • Contributing to the planning and implementation of key components of the community engagement strategy and online engagement for ClimateActionWR
  • Assisting with ClimateActionWR content creation for ongoing external communication materials that effectively reach identified target audiences
  • Managing the development of specialized communication materials for ClimateActionWR from conception through to implementation
  • Reporting on the results of community engagement activities to inform discussions on next steps on targeting setting amongst the ClimateActionWR Management Committee.

 Skills needed to be successful in this role:

  • Passion for community engagement and climate action
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills
  • Comfortable leading a team and working cooperatively
  • Innovative and creative thinking
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills
  • Event planning experience, an asset

Additional requirements:

Hiring for this position is contingent on our receipt of funding. Due to funder requirements, to be eligible an applicant must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

To apply please:

  • Send an email with your current resume and cover letter to Yvonne at recruitment@sustainablewr.ca letting us know why you’re interested in and a strong fit for the role
  • Include the role title and your name in the subject line

Program Coordinator (summer position)

Throughout this full-time May – August contract, the Program Coordinator will work with our Program Managers to increase the positive environmental impact of organizations that are members in our programs (the Regional Sustainability Initiative and TravelWise), along with supporting the development of Evolv, an iconic net-positive multi-tenant office building that is being built in Waterloo Region.

Duties and responsibilities:

 Tasks may include but are not limited to:

  • assisting with the development and operations of program Working Groups
  • preparing technical research documents on environmental impact areas
  • researching growth opportunities for member services offered and membership types available
  • helping to advise Regional Sustainability members on how they can improve their scores on their Environmental Impact Assessments
  • encouraging member employee participation at TravelWise’s Bike Month events
  • assisting with preparations for a ground-breaking event
  • contributing to the development of a clean economy cluster and innovation hub in Waterloo Region
  • collaborating on the creation and building of a regenerative, multi-tenant space

 Skills needed to be successful in this role:

  • A demonstrated passion for environmental issues and collaborative change in Waterloo Region
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Keen attention to detail and a quick learner
  • Strong research skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • A demonstrated ability to start projects and see them through to completion; with the ability to multi-task effectively in a fast paced environment with rapidly changing priorities
  • Ability to work with a variety of managers simultaneously
  • Experience in the non-profit sector (an asset, not a requirement)

Additional requirements:

Hiring for this position is contingent on our receipt of funding. Due to funder requirements, to be eligible an applicant must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

To apply please:

  • Send an email with your current resume and cover letter to Yvonne at recruitment@sustainablewr.ca letting us know why you’re interested in and a strong fit for the role
  • Include the role title and your name in the subject line