Position: Green Spaces Regional Coordinator Contract - Ottawa
Organization: United Nations Association in Canada
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Length of Assignment: 6 months (8-12 hrs/week)
Start Date: As soon as possible until September 2019
Application Closing Date: April 18th, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
UNA-Canada is an historic national charitable organization with the mandate of educating and engaging Canadians in the work of the United Nations (UN) and the critical global issues that affect us both in Canada and internationally. Established in 1946, we are committed to growing global citizens who embrace the principles of the UN in order to build a stronger, more outward-looking Canada. As the leading policy voice on multilateralism in Canada, UNA-Canada holds the elected Chair of the World Federation of UNAs representing global civil society.
Green Spaces is UNA-Canada’s innovative youth employment programme designed to provide talented Canadian students (aged 15-30) with engaging work opportunities with a focus on environmental sustainability. Green Spaces participants will undertake 8-16-week work-integrated learning placements with various companies, governments, associations, universities and civil society organizations across Canada.
UNA-Canada is looking for a dynamic Regional Coordinator in Ottawa, with strong writing, interpersonal, project management, administrative, and communication skills, with experience in multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder collaborations.
The Regional Coordinator will work remotely and is primarily responsible for identifying and securing agreements with various partner organizations to host Green Spaces participants for work-integrated learning placements. They will be integral to the operational, and communications support in the development and execution of the programmes at the regional level. This includes, but is not limited to: (a) liaising with existing partners, (b) reaching out to new partner organizations and (c) securing placements as required. The Regional Coordinator will also facilitate/lead Innovation Team sessions online, and assist participants in their Community Engagement Activities.
Qualifications and Experience:
Diversity in Employment
UNA-Canada is committed to building a network of employees that reflects and harnesses Canada’s diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, etc. Our recruitment selections and requirements are decided on the basis of merit. At UNA-Canada we seek to foster a workplace that encourages acceptance, empathy, and diversity. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
Interested candidates should submit a résumé and one page cover letter to the attention of Programme Manager, Victoria Woodhouse, at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Thursday, April 18th, 2019 at 11:59pm (EST).
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Apr 12 2019 ID: 53094