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Position: Volunteer engagement coordinator
Organization: Sierra Club Canada Foundation
Location: Ottawa ON / hybrid

Apply by: accepting applications on a rolling basis
Hours: 5 hours/ week

About Sierra Club Canada Foundation

The Sierra Club of Canada Foundation (SCCF) is Canada’s national grassroots environmental organisation working on environmental advocacy, conservation and education. With a membership base across the country, we are committed to empowering people to be leaders in protecting, restoring and enjoying healthy and safe ecosystems.

At its heart SCCF is a grassroots organisation, with a “think globally and act locally” philosophy. SCCF’s framework allows members to actively contribute to environmental causes that concern or inspire them, in a capacity that best suits their capabilities. Engaging with local officials, working collaboratively with local organisations, and a strong volunteer base has allowed Sierra Club to successfully engage in environmental campaigns that directly benefit both people and the planet.

About the Position

SCCF is seeking to onboard a motivated volunteer for a new Volunteer Engagement Coordinator position. This is a leadership position. SCCF is seeking someone who cares about the work we do and who is a great fit for our culture and team. SCCF is searching for someone who is enthusiastic and a self-starter to carry out tasks associated with organizing, advocacy, and volunteer engagement at this charitable organisation.

Reporting to the Breathe Easy program coordinator, you will help coordinate Breathe Easy's citizen scientists and engage the community in air quality advocacy. You will work collaboratively with SCCF staff and leadership volunteers to support our air quality education programming.

The position will be a mix of remote and in-person responsibilities. The time commitment is flexible and may vary week-to-week. The majority of activities associated with this volunteer position can be conducted outside of normal work hours.

If you are passionate about the environment and want to join a dedicated team of staff and volunteers working together to achieve our mission, then we want to hear from you.

Responsibilities and Scope

The Volunteer Engagement Coordinator will provide support for Breathe Easy, including the following:

  • Training, supporting and overseeing volunteer activities
  • Identifying and participating in outreach and collaboration opportunities
  • Liaising with staff in the development of communication and engagement plans
  • Help develop and expand Breathe Easy's core focus areas (research, education, and outreach)
  • Other duties as assigned by the Breathe Easy program coordinator and other Sierra Club staff and/or senior volunteers

Required Qualifications

  • Experience coordinating or managing groups of individuals (either in a volunteer or paid position)
  • Non-profit experience an asset
  • Commitment to the principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Fluent in English. Ability to speak French an asset
  • Adept in Microsoft Office, MacOS, and/or Google Workspace (e.g., Word, Excel, Pages, Sheets, Docs, etc.)

Required Skills

  • Self-directed ability to work independently
  • Must be confident in written and verbal communication
  • Fundraising experience an asset
  • Ability to prioritise and successfully manage multiple and competing priorities in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills to work within a team environment
  • Take initiative in identifying and resolving problems in a timely and effective manner
  • Willingness to learn
  • Knowledge of environmental issues helpful but not required

To Apply

If you are interested in being a local leader and have a passion for environmental issues, let us know by filling out the following Google Form:

Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

We appreciate all candidates taking the time to apply. However only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

SCCF is committed to inclusivity, equity, and diversity within our community. We seek to hire talent with a range of life experiences and perspectives, recognizing that our mission-driven work is best advanced by the contributions of people of all genders with diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures. We encourage applicants from all ages, cultures, races, religions, colours, sexual orientation, gender identities or expressions, disability statuses, nationalities, or other statuses protected by law.

To maintain the safety of our staff and volunteers, SCCF operates under a COVID-19 vaccination and mitigation policy and adheres to Health Canada standards. Personnel are required to follow all COVID-19 protocols that SCCF has in place.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 27 2022    ID: 65225