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Job Title: Climate Change and Renewable Energy Workshop Facilitator
Organization: SPEC
Work Location: 1) Schools in Metro Vancouver region, with a majority in the City of Vancouver, 2) SPEC office. Doing some work from home is a possibility.

Hours per month: Approximately 18 hours/month.

Pay per hour: $22 + mileage to travel to schools

Contract Duration: October 15 2018 – June 30 2019. Possibility of more hours or extension dependent on funding


SPEC empowers local communities in the Lower Mainland to build a greener future through interactive programs and activities. We are a non-profit, charitable and volunteer-driven organization, founded in 1969, and the oldest environmental non-profit in Canada. Areas of work include food security, zero waste, renewable energy and protection of local land and water resources. Learn more at .

SPEC Climate Change and Renewable Energy Workshops for Schools

The program, now in its fourth year, is led by SPEC’s Energy & Transportation Committee. It aims to educate students about the science behind climate change, and the role of renewable energy sources in reducing carbon emissions. Learning happens through presentation as well as hands-on activities, including experiments to model sun, wind, hydro and wave power. In addition to the in-class workshops, the program also offers field trips to visit SPEC's Solar Panel installation in Vancouver.

Job Tasks:

  • Deliver engaging, activity-based programming to students in grades 6 to 9
  • Contact teachers to schedule workshops. This includes working with the current list/network and also building on it to expand the program delivery area
  • Liaise with teachers to ensure the material is appropriate to the age and curriculum
  • Research and develop relevant and meaningful learning materials
  • Review current curriculum and update as necessary
  • Report back to the SPEC Energy & Transportation committee on a monthly basis
  • Collect and manage program data (school contacts, program schedules, program evaluation and reporting)
  • Lead off-site tours of solar panels as necessary
  • Deliver a minimum of 20 workshops over the course of the 2018-2019 school year


  • Self-starting, outgoing, energetic
  • Passion for change-making through education and a deep connection to environmental stewardship
  • Background or knowledge/experience in climate change (causes, processes, impacts, mitigation/adaptation) and renewable energy
  • Experience delivering environmental/science education in classroom environments
  • Comfortable presenting to a variety of age groups (primarily grades 6-9)
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate workshops during school hours
  • Strong time management and organization skills, with attention to detail
  • Ability to adapt workshop content for different age groups
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Experience working with students of diverse backgrounds, learning styles and language abilities
  • Access to a vehicle to transport the renewable energy models. SPEC can provide a bike trailer.
  • Able to use Microsoft Office and Google Suite, and familiar with the use of in-classroom technology such as smart screens.

Please forward your resume and cover letter quoting “Climate Change Workshop Facilitator” in the subject line by September 30, 2018 to

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those for further consideration will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Sep 15 2018    ID: 47573