Volunteer Opportunities

If interested in a particular position, please send an email with a current resume and cover letter to Sarah Edmonds, with the job title and your name clearly marked in the subject line.


Community Relations Lead

Web and IT Manager


Community Relations Lead

Job Purpose:

The Community Relations Lead is our chief community builder. Using various online (social media, blog) and offline (community events, executive speaking engagements, award submissions) you will continue to develop an already strong external network and reputation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage SWR’s social media and blog strategies
  • Assess potential speaking engagement opportunities and award applications, proactively seek strategic opportunities for both
  • Oversee development of speaking engagement content and award content
  • Review process for community events, make recommendations for process improvement, implement recommendations
  • Coordinate SWR representation at community events

Skills Needed to Succeed:

  •  Social media strategy, social media management skills
  • Blog strategy experience
  • Aptitude for process creation and enhancement
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Skilled communicator, both written and verbal
  • Interest in public relations; formal training in PR an asset
  • Time management & multi-tasking proficiency

Time Commitment: 5 hours per week plus weekly team meeting and bi-weekly PR team meeting.

 


Web and IT Manager

Job Purpose:

The Web and IT Manager is responsible for ensuring the Sustainable Waterloo Region team is effectively employing web & IT solutions; focuses of the role include overseeing the web & IT strategy, and managing the web team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee implementation of overall Web & IT strategy
  • Lead the ongoing streamlining of processes & procedures
  • Management of the web team, including volunteer support, prioritizing projects, and leading team communications
  • Fill gaps in responsibilities where required
  • Ongoing communication with Executive Director & other functional area leads to align web strategy & priorities with that area of the organization

Skills Needed to Succeed:

  • Experience working with in working with and managing volunteers
  • Superior knowledge of web programming, with a strong understanding of HTML, PHP, MySQL, Javascript, CSS
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent coaching and leadership skills
  • Strong time management and process improvement abilities

Time commitment: Approximately 5 hrs per week, plus weekly team meeting