Sustainability & Clean Technology Coordinator

Sustainable Eastern Ontario Network Published: September 22, 2020
Ottawa, Ontario
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The Coordinator’s role is to support sustainability programs for the organization. This includes planning, coordinating and implementing sustainability activities and projects in English and French throughout the region.

Duties and responsibilities

The Coordinator duties are as follows:

  • The Coordinator will support sustainability and energy activities with key stakeholder groups in the Ottawa area.  This includes documentation, educational workshops, and networking around energy efficiency, renewable energy, and clean technology.  The stakeholder groups include municipal/transit partners, educational institutions, businesses, and nonprofit organizations.
  • Support the Ottawa Energy Collective Impact work and the tracking and support for this initiative.  The focus on energy efficiency and energy conservation in Ottawa.
  • Support the Sustainability Map for Eastern Ontario through research, data collection, profile development and other duties related to this project.
  • Participate in other sustainability and clean technology tools by the organization.
  • Participate in the National Capital Environmental Nonprofit Network (NCENN) on behalf of Sustainable Eastern Ontario.
  • Respond to general inquiries from the stakeholders and solicit interest and participation in the program.
  • Perform other duties as needed.

Knowledge and skills


  • In-depth knowledge of climate change and sustainability
  • Strong understanding of non-profit volunteerism and leadership or a willingness to build capacity in this area
  • Knowledge of partnership development and program management

Skills & Abilities

  • Bilingual: Must be able to communicate in both English and French and comfortable giving presentations in a Francophone environment.
  • Communication: effective reading, writing, speaking, and active listening skills over the telephone, video chat, e-mail, or in person
  • Critical thinking and problem solving: can identify complex problems and analyze large amounts of information to evaluate and develop solutions
  • Organization, coordination, and time management: able to develop goals and plans to accomplish them within allocated budget and timeline
  • Management and leadership: able to monitor, motivate volunteers as well as develop a cooperative and engaging company culture with other staff
  • Negotiation: can resolve conflicts and communicate messages in a persuasive manner
  • Networking and interpersonal: able to build and maintain trusting and cooperative working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Technological: familiar with computers and computer systems including internet, email, messaging apps, Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Creativity and adaptability: developing, designing, or creating new ideas, relationships, systems, or products



  • Motivated, self-starter able to work independently
  • Passionate about climate action, sustainability, and the environment
  • Qualify for a wage subsidy program as outlined below


Education required

Post-Secondary degree in a related field

Certification required

Not required

Eligibility criteria

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
  • 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.

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