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Job Title: Energy & Sustainability Coordinator 
Organization: Greening Sacred Spaces Ottawa
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Eligibility: age 30 & under (see below)

Start Date: May 2019
Compensation: $18/hr for 30 hours/week for an 8 month commitment.

Summary: The Coordinator’s role is to ensure that Greening Sacred Spaces achieves its mission to promote energy efficiency within the multicultural sector in Ottawa. This includes planning, coordinating and implementing sustainability activities and projects. Particularly, the Coordinator will assist in the “Energy Benchmarking Program,” which helps faith communities in tracking energy consumption in their buildings (for example, synagogues, mosques, churches, religious community centres, temples.)


  1. Provide operational program leadership for Greening Sacred Spaces, including supporting volunteers
  2. Coordinate activities related to sustainability, energy efficiency, clean technology, and educational workshops alongside staff and volunteers
  3. Direct and/or conduct research on issues affecting areas of responsibility, including Clean Technology collaboration and STEM programs at GSS
  4. Represent and promote the organization by leading workshops, writing articles, or presenting information at meetings or events
  5. Provide administrative support for the organization, including program and operations support
  6. Communicate and coordinate with faith communities in the GSS network, and help make new connections with faith communities.
  7. Performs other duties as necessary


  • 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

  • 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


  • 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

To apply, please email your resume and a brief cover letter to as soon as possible.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 12 2019    ID: 53104