Project Coordinator

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Western Transportation Advisory Council Published: August 25, 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia
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$20 - $25 per hour
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The Special Projects Coordinator will work with the team to ensure special projects undertaken by the CEO and other team members are effectively managed, applying best practice methods. The Coordinator will work closely with the team to systematically manage projects, while delivering effective, efficient results and documenting process and procedures.

Anticipated projects include: Fall Member Forum - on technology and transportation; Spring Member Forum - on clean and sustainable freight transportation; Climate Change Resiliency – synthesize report from May roundtable for an executive-level audience.


Duties and responsibilities

  • participate in the planning, research and coordination and execution of special projects and events
  • write event materials including pre- and post-meeting reports
  • prepare presentations and speeches for delivery by CEO

Knowledge and skills

This position is suited for a university graduate with excellent research and communication skills - field of study should be Environmental Science to provide subject-matter knowledge for projects dealing with climate change, resiliency, and environmental sustainability. Familiarity with the freight transportation industry is desirable.

Education required

University Graduate - Bachelor Science (Environment)

Eligibility criteria

Qualified interns are:

  • Post-secondary 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

*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.

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