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.


Program Coordinator, OTF-RC Project

Business Division Manager (Maternity Leave Coverage)

Program Coordinator, OTF-RC Project

In December 2020, Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) was awarded the Ontario Trillium Foundation Resilient Communities Fund grant to support the recovery and rebuilding of the non-profit sector from the impacts emerging from COVID-19. Our proposed recovery strategy is focused on evaluating, re-designing, and implementing a more adaptable program model while removing barriers for members and users to effectively meet the needs of communities across Ontario.

If you enjoy projects, are passionate about environmental sustainability and want to make a difference in your community, could you be the Program Coordinator we are looking for?

As the Program coordinator, you will be responsible for supporting the Program Division Manager and the Program Evaluation Coordinator with all aspects of the SWR Pandemic Recovery Plan. This will include working with both internal and external stakeholders, assisting in project planning, research, data analysis and project implementation. 

As Program Coordinator You Will:

  • Work directly with the Program Division Manager and Program Evaluation Coordinator to execute project related tasks and activities.
  • Work with Program teams from the Regional Sustainability Initiative, TravelWise, ChargeWR, ClimateActionWR, and evolvGREEN, as required. 
  • Work with Functional Area Managers and external stakeholders, as required. 
  • Conduct data collection and research related to current and potential; program delivery models, events processes, social media and website management, software, program communication channels and internal processes as identified. 
  • Conduct meeting coordination and related administrative tasks, as required. 
  • Assist in the creation of internal resources and processes to support any required organizational change processes. 
  • Participate in team meetings including: Office Team, SWR Team, and program meetings (as applicable).
  • Perform other duties as required.

To Be Great You Bring:

  • Passion for environmental issues, community-based leadership, and Waterloo Region!
  • Team player with the desire to work with a diverse group of people in a professional, respectful, supportive, and inclusive workplace.
  • Availability outside of 9 AM-5 PM for events and team meetings, as required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and G Suite.
  • University Degree or College diploma in Environmental Studies, Business, or relevant field of study.
  • Demonstrated project management and research skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.  
  • Knowledge or experience with greenhouse gas accounting, web development and social media management considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of Salesforce, Mailchimp, and WordPress an asset

This position starts late August and continues until December 23, 2021 

Compensation: $18.27 per hour

To apply

  • Submit your resume and cover letter addressed to Payton to

Business Division Manager (Maternity Leave Coverage)

The Business Division Manager (BDiM) is a member of the Sustainable Waterloo Region leadership team with the Executive Director (ED) and the Program Division Manager, working to set direction for organizational operations, efficiency and success.

As BDiM you will be responsible for ensuring that the organization’s internal operations run smoothly, leaving other team members well supported and able to focus on their roles. You will have accountability and oversight of the following functional areas: human resources, finance, fund development, IT, events and the evolvGREEN office; managing a team of volunteers including individual contributors and Functional Area Managers (FAMs).

This is a maternity leave coverage position up to 18 months duration, starting approximately August 9, 2021.

For a detailed job description view the following link.

As a strong candidate you:

  • Get stuff done.
  • Pride yourself on running an efficient organization; whether rolling up your sleeves yourself or empowering your diverse staff and volunteer teams to achieve the results that matter.
  • Grow and develop your staff and volunteer team members to become better personally and professionally.
  • Are like a professional Swiss Army knife with tools in your back pocket ranging from basic accounting, human resources, fund development, PC troubleshooting, advanced numeracy and killer Microsoft Excel skills… just to name a few.
  • Have flexibility to support outside 9-5pm standard business hours for events and volunteer meetings.
  • Are passionate about environmental sustainability, community-based leadership, and Waterloo Region.
  • Provide a current, clear police records check prior to start date.

If your Swiss Army knife of tools also contains the following nice-to-haves be sure to mention them too!

  • Experience with QuickBooks, PayWorks, MailChimp, G Suite
  • Experience planning events
  • CHRP and/or CPA designation

Compensation: $55,000 annually

Benefits: Team members can access a discounted bus pass and a benefits package is available for this role following three months of employment.

To apply:

  • Submit your resume and cover letter addressed to Payton to