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Job Title: Events and Communications Coordinator
Organization: Windfall Ecology Centre
Location: Aurora/York Region, Ontario

Position Type: Full-time paid internship, 37.5 hours a week
Start Date: July 2017
Reports to: Managing Director


Windfall Ecology Centre is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to building sustainable communities. Working at the nexus of climate, energy, and water, we research, design, and deliver innovative climate change solutions. Our record of accomplishment includes achievements in public policy, residential energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric mobility, water protection and leadership development.

Windfall Ecology Centre is growing and we are seeking a post-secondary graduate for the position of Events and Communications Coordinator. Reporting to the Managing Director, this position is responsible for coordinating and executing events including educational events, energy efficiency workshops, informational meetings and online communications. He/she will also be required to manage budgets, write reports, conduct research and find resources to support staff.

The Events and Communications Coordinator should have a love for special event management, provide outstanding customer service, be an enthusiastic professional, and be able to build relationships with internal and external customers.

This individual must have above-average communication and organizational skills and be able to multitask, think outside the box and troubleshoot problems. The successful candidate will have the ability to work with all types of people and be able to visualize an event not only from start to finish, but also the steps required to accomplish it.

Qualifications & experience

  • University degree / diploma in relatedfield
  • Proven creative problem-solving ability
  • Passion for collaborating with others, and both building & maintaining relationships across multiple sectors
  • Passion for environmental issues, community-based leadership, and improving the environmental sustainability ofWindfall Ecology Centre
  • Experience with corporateevent-planning
  • Experience in the not-for-profit including managing budgets andvolunteers
  • Experience with troubleshooting/help deskroles
  • Experience with administrative support in an officeenvironment
  • Experience with the MS Office Suite, with particular depth of knowledge & ability with MS Excel
  • Ontario G Class driver’s license

Knowledge & skills

  • Demonstrated leadershipability
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal andwritten
  • Strong interpersonalskills
  • Acute attention todetail
  • Excellent organizationalskills
  • Ability to multi-task and to take on multiple projects at onetime
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and a strong ability to start projects and see them through to completion
  • Self-motivated, exceptional time management skills, and the ability to workindependently
  • Knowledge of GHG accounting standards and protocols anasset
  • Knowledge of current government policy and current issues surrounding GHG policy development an asset

Benefits of working with Windfall Ecology Centre:

  • Develop a network of connections in the business and environmental industry
  • Be part of a team and have direct impact on the success of the program by participating in event strategy meetings, supporting planning and member engagement efforts
  • Learn about environmental sustainability and climate change issues from industry leaders
  • Get hands-on learning for event planning, strategy and implementation from experienced mentors.

This position is open to applicants who:

  • Intend to lead an environmental career related to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics
  • Are 30 years of age or younger
  • Are a Canadian citizen, landed immigrant, or have refugee status
  • Are eligible to work in Canada
  • Have graduated from a post-secondary institution
  • Are unemployed or underemployed
  • Have not participated previously in a federal youth employment or education program

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Jen Atkinson, Managing Director at:
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We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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GoodWork ID: 41290       Date posted to Jul 9 2017