Staff Opportunities

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Data Quality Analyst

Sustainability Events Coordinator

Data Quality Analyst

Data Quality Analyst

The Data Quality Analyst is responsible for supporting Sustainable Waterloo Region’s (SWR)’s Regional Sustainability Initiative and TravelWise Programs with overall data management for member organizations.  Members submit highly technical data underlining their commuting patterns, GHG emissions, waste production and water consumption. It will be the responsibility of the Data Quality Analyst to analyze the data, identify any possible gaps and reporting errors and work with members to obtain missing information to ensure a complete and accurate data set. It will also be the responsibility of the Data Quality Analyst to summarize this information into internal and external reports from databases using graphic data visualizations. These reports need to be consumable by a variety of stakeholders. If you are highly analytical, have a passion for data, a mind for numbers or are interested in honing your skills with data visualization tools – we would love to meet you!

 

As the Data Quality Analyst you would:

  • Analyze member organization survey data for completion and accuracy
  • Maintain an organized database of member data that demonstrates Year-End-Questionnaire responses against target and baseline data
  • Convert units of metrics where appropriate and identify where conversions may have been miscalculated
    • Analyze the data for themes and trends to assist with the determination of data-driven awards and recognition for member organizations
  • Create external facing member organization progress reports (ex. member specific reports) using various data visualization tools
  • Develop internal reports to measure and communicate program progress (ex. member target tracking and impact reports, annual survey reports, etc.).
  • Develop and update best practice and process documentation for data management
  • Support the Regional Sustainability Initiative and TravelWise teams with content development for the organization’s Year-End Report.
  • Update and help restructure Salesforce with KPIs concerning target setting

As the successful candidate you have deep knowledge of data management best practices, a passion for sustainability and:

  • Experience with data analysis with proven abilities in data management and quality control
  • High analytical skills and acute attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Exceptional time management and the ability to balance multiple projects at one time
  • Ability to prepare simplified data reports for a variety of audiences and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated advanced database management and Microsoft Excel skills
  • Experience with data visualization tools an asset
  • Working knowledge of Tableau and SalesForce an asset

 

Employment Details:

The hiring for this role is pending funding approval. The successful candidate must also meet the eligibility requirements of the funding entity.

Term: Start date is negotiable – ideally before November 1, Contract end date: April 30, 2019

Compensation: $14.00/hour.

Additional: Discounted Corporate Transit Pass

Reporting To: The successful candidate will be an employee of Sustainable Waterloo Region, reporting jointly to the Regional Sustainability Initiative Program Manager and the TravelWise Program Manager

Work Location: The Data Quality Analyst will be based out of evolv1 building at 420 Wes Graham Way, Waterloo, with some travel to meetings and events throughout Waterloo Region.

Work Hours: The position requires the Data Quality Analyst to work a flexible schedule as events occur on the occasional evening/weekend.

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. The application process will close October 31st 2019, however, applications will be considered and interviews will be scheduled as they are received.

Sustainability Events Coordinator

Sustainability Events Coordinator

Sustainable Waterloo Region is looking for a Full-Time Contract Events Coordinator, with a background in STEM to join our enthusiastic team of staff and volunteers.

If you are passionate about environmental sustainability, have a background in STEM, have corporate event planning experience and impressive organization skills we’d love to hear from you!

Sustainable Waterloo Region’s events focus on topics that are relevant to technical and business issues faced by our member organizations. Our member organizations are actively working towards reducing their GHG emissions, waste production and water consumption and face a variety of challenges as they work towards their targets. The successful candidate should be able to read and summarize highly technical content into event-based resources and liaise with stakeholders in Academia and corporations who are subject matter experts in their field, with confidence. The successful candidate will need to be well versed and able to demonstrate strong knowledge of climate science and most importantly be able to summarize the technical content discussed and deliberated in the events in a manner consumable to businesses. The successful candidate also requires granular knowledge of GHG emissions, emission sources, inventories, emission scoping, reporting schemes, waste audits, water technologies, data collection methodologies, analysis and more. Event summaries and communications will also include a level of calculation and presentation of data which requires analytics skills.

As the Events Coordinator you would be responsible for:

  • Manage the efforts to build a positive Culture of Sustainability (CoS) at evolv1 and inspiring commitment toward sustainability actions among the building citizens through events. The successful candidate will co-lead the development of all CoS workshops as well as build and manage relationships essential to CoS research (including those with government, academia and building tenants).
  • Planning and executing 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, speaker acquisition/relationship maintenance, marketing, venue relations, catering/rental coordination, vendor management, volunteer coordination, on-site event support, and financial planning/reporting.
  • Collaborate with the Business Division Manager and Program Managers on the development of the event strategy for the year as well as developing and maintaining event policies and procedures.
  • Supporting all Sustainable Waterloo Region Program Managers in planning for and executing any additional program-specific events
  • Planning and executing all aspects of our annual Evening of Recognition in April 2020 to celebrate the release of our year-end report from the following year and local organization environmental accomplishments
  • Working with our Fund Development team on recognition of sponsors at events
  • Planning and executing internal SWR Team events as needed

As the successful candidate you have deep knowledge of environmental sustainability and:

  • Experience with corporate event-planning, building and adhering to a budget
  • Experience with data analysis; survey results, post-event metric analytics,
  • Proven project management skills
  • High analytical skills and acute attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience working with and managing vendor relationships
  • Strong communication skills and experience working with a variety of stakeholders: academia, business executives and technical subject matter experts
  • Exceptional time management and the ability to balance multiple projects at one time
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • A demonstrated ability to creatively integrate a theme/message into an event, making it stand out
  • Experience with EventBrite, MailChimp, and WordPress an asset
  • Experience with volunteer management, preferred

Employment Details:

The hiring for this role is pending funding approval. The successful candidate must also meet the eligibility requirements of the funding entity.

Term: Start date is negotiable – ideally before November 1, Contract end date: April 30, 2019

Compensation: $17.78/hour.

Additional: Discounted Corporate Transit Pass

Reporting To: The successful candidate will be an employee of Sustainable Waterloo Region, reporting to the Business Division Manager.

Work Location: The Sustainability Events Coordinator will be based out of evolv1 building at 420 Wes Graham Way, Waterloo, with some travel to meetings and events throughout Waterloo Region.

Work Hours: The position requires the Sustainability Events Coordinator to work a flexible schedule as events occur on the occasional evening/weekend.

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. The application process will close Oct 31st 2019, however, applications will be considered and interviews will be scheduled as they are received.