The Centre for Climate Change Management (CCCM) at Mohawk College is a catalyst to support regional action on climate change and provide opportunities for students and new graduates to support the development of applied climate change mitigation strategies and initiatives.
Reporting to the Director, the Industry Partner Project Assistant will assist in projects within the CCCM. This position will involve close collaboration with a local industry partner to implement clean tech solutions for their business. The incumbent will primarily assist CCCM staff in project-related research and outreach. The incumbent should have strong communication, research and analysis skills as well as a strong interest in sustainability, climate change, carbon management, sustainable supply chain management and biomass.
Duties and responsibilities
The duties of this position will include, but are not limited to the following:
- Assisting with industry partnerships such as biomass, waste audit, and carbon management projects
- Assisting in researching, analyzing and reporting on project data
- Ensuring efficient and proper handling of research data
- Assisting in report writing and data tracking
- Supporting CCCM staff on community projects, initiatives and committees
Knowledge and skills
The successful applicant must have:
- Basic knowledge of greenhouse gas inventories and carbon management techniques
- Solid understanding of sustainability theory (social, economic and environmental) and its applications across multiple sectors, and involving multiple stakeholders
- Experience in assisting with the collection and proper handling of research data
- Strong communications and presentation skills
- Strong writing and editing skills
- Strong Microsoft Office skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
- Experience writing and editing research reports
- Experience with biomass and/or logistics and/or supply chain experience a strong asset
- Preferred post-secondary education in Geography, Environmental Studies, Environmental Resource Management, Sustainability or related field
- Master’s degree in related field preferred, but not necessary.
Career-Launcher Internships are funded by the Government of Canada under the Youth Employment Strategy. For program criteria information visit their website.
Qualified interns are:
- Post-secondary students and graduates
- No more than 30 years of age at the start of the internship
- Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada*
- Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
- Not receiving employment insurance during their internship
- Available to work for at least six months
- Not previous participants of a federal youth employment program
- Not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns)
*Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.