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Position: Green Building Coordinator
Organization: Plenty Canada
Location: Plenty Canada Office, Lanark (between Kingston & Ottawa, Ontario)
Job Type: paid f/t internship (age 30 & under)


  • In-person position at the Plenty Canada headquarters in Lanark, ON
  • Candidate must be eligible for internship funding*
  • Salary: $22-26/hr
  • Full time (30-40 hrs/week)
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends

*Participants must be aged 30 and under and eligible to work in Canada (Canadian citizen, permanent resident or hold refugee status in Canada)


Plenty Canada is seeking a skilled young professional to join us as a Green Building Coordinator. If you meet the following criteria, we’d love to hear from you. As an Indigenous-led organization, Plenty Canada applies both Indigenous and Western Knowledge Systems to our work under the guiding principles of ‘Ethical Space” and ‘Two-Eyed Seeing’. As such, we welcome applicants who are interested in developing their competencies in applying these principles.


  • Coordinate the continuation of green building renovations as part of the ongoing capital projects to upgrade and repurpose the Plenty Canada headquarters as a land-based learning centre, which includes updating the Plenty Canada headquarters with green energy systems including solar microFIT, off-the-grid, and net-metering technologies, locally sourced building materials, carbon negative insulation materials, and sustainable drinking and wastewater management systems
  • Work with the Executive director and previous project manager to document materials, processes, designs, and concepts used and results of the green renovations and create resources that will be shared with the public to assist other organizations and individuals with their own sustainable renovation projects
  • Communicate with various contractors, electricians, plumbers, etc., to ensure the efficient progression of the renovations
  • Undertake some handyperson tasks, e.g. painting and finishing with sustainable oil-based paints and finishes, assisting the Environmental Stewardship Coordinator with removal of invasive plant species on the property
  • Maintaining clear records of completed work
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Background in sustainable building, renovations, and/or contracting, clean energy (solar power, etc.), green instrastrucure, natural building, architecture/desgin, project management, or any related field
  • Be able to work in a variety of conditions (outdoor work, office work, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Indigenous Knowledge Systems and/or willingness to learn
  • Can take initiative but is not afraid to ask questions
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills (written and in-person)
  • Familiarity with Google Workspace apps, Microsoft Office
  • Reliable, organized, and detail oriented
  • Excellent troubleshooting abilities
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment


Plenty Canada is an Indigenous-led non-profit organization that facilitates access to and shares resources with Indigenous peoples and other community groups around the world in support of their environmental protection and sustainable development goals. At Plenty Canada we recognize that people are part of the environment, and we sustain healthy lives only when the environment as a whole is healthy. For us the environment and the biodiversity of our environment is a precious treasure we need to protect. For more information, please visit


To apply, please send your Resume and Cover Letter with this position’s title in the subject line of your email to, . We encourage all candidates to apply as soon as possible, as we will be considering applications on a rolling basis. We thank all applicants for their interest but will only be contacting those selected for interviews.

In addition to outlining why you think you’d be a great addition to our team, please answer the following:

What is your experience working with Indigenous Knowledge Systems, especially as they relate to work in conservation? (E.g., Have you worked within or with such frameworks before; are you familiar with the concept of Ethical Space and, if not, do you have an interest in learning more?).

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Nov 25 2021    ID: 61990