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Events Coordinator (part-time)

Program Division Manager

Events Coordinator (part-time)

Sustainable Waterloo Region is looking for a part-time permanent Events Coordinator to join our enthusiastic team of staff and volunteers.

If you are passionate about environmental sustainability, have corporate event planning experience, impressive organization skills and an interest in working a part-time job we’d love to hear from you!

As the Events Coordinator you would:

  • Plan and execute all elements of eight core Regional Sustainability Initiative events throughout each year, focusing on educating this program’s members on aspects of environmental sustainability. This includes, but is not limited to event topic selection, event design from an educational perspective, speaker acquisition/relationship maintenance, marketing, venue relations, catering/rental coordination, vendor management, volunteer coordination, financial planning/reporting and collaborating with the Regional Sustainability Initiative team.
  • Support all Sustainable Waterloo Region program managers in planning for and executing additional program-specific events from a logistics perspective, including venues, catering and on-site preparations
  • Share events logistics knowledge with program teams for program meetings
  • Plan and execute all aspects of our annual Evening of Recognition each April to celebrate the release of our year-end report from the following year and local organization environmental accomplishments
  • Collaborate with the Business Division Manager on the development of the event strategy and plan for the year
  • Work with our Fund Development team on the attraction and recognition of sponsors
  • Plan and execute socials for the SWR Team

As a strong candidate for this role, you have the following skills, attributes, and experience:

  • Experience with corporate event-planning and adhering to a budget
  • A demonstrated ability to creatively integrate a theme into an event, making it stand out
  • Experience with marketing events to a professional audience
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Experience working with and managing vendor relationships
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • The ability to multi-task, take on multiple projects at one time
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Proven project management skills
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Flexibility to work a variety of hours – daytime, early mornings, late evenings
  • Experience with volunteer management, an asset
  • Experience with EventBrite, MailChimp, and WordPress an asset
  • Experience with developing content to meet audience learning goals, an asset

Employment Details:

  • Work Schedule: Over the course of one year, the weekly number of hours would average 20/week. The work schedule is flexible with the understanding that time commitment is dependent on upcoming events and events in progress. March and April are much heavier in terms of time commitment, whereas the summer months are slower.
  • Compensation: $19,000 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 please:

  • Submit your cover letter and resume to Yvonne Stoll (recruitment@sustainablewr.ca), with your name and the position title clearly marked in the subject line
  • Complete your application before 5:00 pm on August 17, 2018, noting that interviews will be conducted while applications are still being accepted

Program Division Manager

The Program Division Manager is accountable for the success of Sustainable Waterloo Region’s (SWR)’s programs with specific targeted work in the evolvGREEN. This individual will work closely with the Executive Director (ED) and the Program Managers to effectively manage the day-to-day execution of all SWR programs including service delivery, reporting, analysis and processes, while also engaging the tenants of evolv1 and working with the research team at evolvGREEN. This leadership role is the second of three Division Managers that SWR is hiring following a 2016 review or our organizational structure.

As the Program Division Manager you would:

  • Directly manage 4+ staff/volunteers on a day-to-day basis including mentorship, professional development and performance management.
  • Monitor programs for consistent engagement and delivery of services to all stakeholders, identifying risks in programs and escalating these to the ED as necessary for mitigation.
  • Coach Program Managers in the areas of program delivery, efficiency, reporting, member engagement and management.
  • Work on incremental innovation in programs in partnership with the ED, and share knowledge with the ED to inform transformational innovation.
  • Align program plans and goals to those of the organization.
  • Develop Key Performance Indicators in partnership with Program Managers and the ED, and monitor them on an ongoing basis for program evaluation
  • Develop, document, improve and monitor the success of processes for consistent and efficient SWR program delivery and to meet the business objectives of each program and the organization.
  • Create consistencies and integration between SWR programs for their cost and time efficient delivery (ex. resources, frameworks, services, messaging).
  • Collaborate with the Business Division Manager, Executive Director, and other Functional Area Managers on program integration with other Functional Areas, including those run by volunteers, for the clear delineation of roles, communication of needs and execution of support functions.
  • Work in partnership with other organizations and associations that SWR is a part of (ex. Green Economy Canada).
  • Collaborate with academic research team partners and evolv1 building citizens to build, refine , and implement the model for fostering a strong culture of sustainability in the evolv1 building.
  • Work closely with the ED and evolv1/evolvGREEN partners to achieve the objectives set out for evolvGREEN: sharing the story of evolv1 (feasibility study, business plan, culture of sustainability), ongoing engagement academia, businesses, thought leaders, government officials, investors, start-ups/scale-ups in the incubator, tenants, clients and partners of evolvGREEN.
  • Manage evolvGREEN resources, develop organizational tools, and define targeted performance metrics to ensure evolvGREEN programming is sufficiently supported to be successful.
  • Facilitate and coordinate evolvGREEN internal and external facing programming
  • Research and develop applications/proposals for new evolvGREEN funding from corporate sponsors as well as governmental and NGO sources, while also ensuring successful reporting on program funding.
  • Support other SWR program and operations elements of the organization such as event execution and business development outreach.
  • Participate in team meetings including: Office Team, Functional Area Manager, SWR Team, Division Manager and program meetings (as applicable).

As a strong candidate for this role, you have the following skills, attributes, and experience:

  • Passion for environmental issues, community-based leadership, and Waterloo Region.
  • At least 2 years’ people management experience, with demonstrated success developing a strong team and coaching for performance.
  • Strong business background with understanding of how programs can contribute to organizational goals, KPIs and meeting the mission.
  • Proven ability to manage complex collaborative relationships and projects across both staff and volunteer teams.
  • In-depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities in our local, provincial and national sustainability ecosystems.
  • Ability to learn independently and from individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with a diversity of people and organizations.
  • Results-oriented and self-driven to succeed.
  • Outstanding organizational skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • Impressive time management skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects of varying natures simultaneously.
  • Exceptional skills in process development and execution.
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to changing priorities that a new office environment and organizational structure may create.
  • Availability outside of 9 AM-5 PM for events and volunteer meetings.
  • Knowledge of greenhouse gas accounting, waste audits, and water foot printing, an asset.
  • Experience working within local/provincial/national clean economy networks, an asset.
  • Experience with fundraising and grant applications, an asset.

Employment Details:

  • 15-month contract to begin early September 2018. The intention is for this to be a long-term position, but funding beyond the dates listed is not yet confirmed.
  • Compensation: $55,000 annually

To apply please:

  • Submit your cover letter and resume to Yvonne Stoll (recruitment@sustainablewr.ca), with your name and the position title clearly marked in the subject line
  • Deadline Extended – Complete your application before 5:00 pm on August 31, 2018, noting that interviews will be conducted while applications are still being accepted

About Sustainable Waterloo Region:

Sustainable Waterloo Region is a not-for-profit that works with local organizations to convert their sustainability interest into action. Our programs today include: The Regional Sustainability Initiative, TravelWise, ClimateAction, ChargeWR, and evolv1.

About evolvGREEN:

evolvGREEN is the region’s foremost collaborative workspace for industry leaders, researchers, entrepreneurs and clean economy supporters. Located in Canada’s first net positive office building, evolv1, we offer a community approach to driving the clean economy and leading initiatives that will reduce environmental impact, improve well-being, and scale the impact of evolvGREEN across Canada. evolvGREEN is run collaboratively in partnership between Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR), the Accelerator Centre (AC), the University of Waterloo (UW), and Wilfrid Laurier University (Laurier).