Forward to a friend Tweet this Share this on Facebook Share:

Home | Job Postings | Energy Jobs


Position: Website Developer
Organization: Sustainability Leadership
Location: Virtual: Applicants must be Canadian residents.
Eligibility: 30 or younger (see below)

Closing Date: 11:59pm EST on October 17, 2021, or until the position is filled
Start Date: October 18, 2021 (negotiable)
End Date: February 25, 2021

Do you enjoy finding creative ways to engage and educate people? Are you enthusiastic about sustainability? Do you believe in working for an organisation with purpose?

We are looking to update our member-side website to help our members understand their data more effectively.

Job Purpose

The Website Developer will report to the Executive Director and take responsibility for completing the integration of an online tool (used to collect, manage, translate and display data of our members) into our member-side website. They will also assist the Executive Director and other staff with the development of our online program and supporting resources to contribute to the overall success of the Sustainability Leadership Program (SLP) in driving impact in the Halton, Hamilton and Niagara Region communities served.

The primary purpose of this role is to complete the development of the internal database, import all historical data and generate reports for all reporting members.

Duties and Responsibilities

The candidate will:

  • Create dynamic pages specific to logged-in users;
  • Create data input forms, and visual and graphical outputs for users;
  • Generate aggregate reports for varying audiences;
  • Support the upkeep of our digital resources;
  • Create records of methodologies for reference by SLP staff after the end of the work term;
  • Identify and define process improvement opportunities;
  • Assist with development of apps or software related to sustainability education as part of the SLP.


The ideal candidate will have a post-secondary degree or diploma in Computer Science, Information Management, Mathematics, Economics, Statistics or related program. A strong interest or passion for sustainability and contributing to a healthy community would be preferred.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications, traits and abilities:

  • WordPress content population/development, working with WordPress plugins, etc., experience
  • Familiarity with G Suite and similar products
  • Positive, optimistic outlook and passionate about sustainability
  • Self-motivated, works well independently but thrives on teamwork
  • Analytical, scientific in approach to problem-solving
  • Proactive, forward-thinking
  • Excellent communications skills – verbally as well as written
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

Additional requirements of our funders stipulate that the successful candidate must be:

  • Under the age of (not yet turned) 31
  • Unemployed, underemployed, or a student/recent graduate
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or holding refugee status

Expected Outcomes

This position will provide the candidate with the following technical and soft skill development opportunities:

  • Teamwork and communication skills through collaboration with numerous stakeholders, including other staff members, volunteers, and member companies
  • Project management, independent work, and problem solving skills
  • An opportunity to learn about sustainability concepts, how to disseminate the information to the general public, and how to turn that knowledge into action
  • Enhanced expertise the WordPress architecture, SQL, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
  • UX/UI testing and implementation


This position is being funded by a federal grant until February 25, 2022. Remuneration is $35,000-$45,000 per annum, commensurating with experience, for a 37.5-hour work week.

Location of Work

The majority of this work will be conducted from home or other location as determined by the successful candidate. Occasional work and in-person meetings may be conducted if possible adhering to COVID safety precautions at the Sustainability Leadership Hamilton office or other location.


Sustainability Leadership is a non-profit social enterprise, dedicated to advancing adoption of sustainable business practices in our business organizations for a healthier environment and thriving, prosperous communities. We aim to make sustainability the new business norm and contribute to a sustainable, low carbon economy. We believe that by assisting our organizations (including businesses, institutions and nonprofit organizations) to achieve their potential through sustainability, and to adopt climate mitigation and adaptation measures, we will help create sustainable prosperity for our communities while contributing to greenhouse gas emissions reduction and other climate change goals.

The Sustainability Leadership Program (SLP) is our core, membership-based program that helps businesses to adopt sustainable business practices through education, driving measurable action and celebrating results. Business members follow an online, guided process where they work toward the attainment of a series of milestones. They set targets and action plans to reduce their environmental impacts, including carbon emissions/energy consumption, water consumption, waste to landfill and more.

Ultimately, they embed sustainability throughout their organizations and expand their impact through their value chains and in their communities. Through the SLP members also gain a better understanding of their climate impacts and risks, incorporating climate action into their strategy. Support provided throughout the SLP process includes technical advice, a comprehensive toolkit and other best practice resources, and access to a series of online webinars, workshops and one-on-one support sessions. SLP is a member of Green Economy Canada, a network of community social enterprises convening businesses setting sustainability targets.

Roles & Responsibilities of Sustainability Leadership

Sustainability Leadership is a purpose-driven organisation, dedicated to providing a rewarding and mutually beneficial experience for our Staff and Volunteers. We will strive to gain an understanding of each person’s career and personal aspirations as they relate to their work with Sustainability Leadership and do whatever we can to support these goals. Overall, we endeavor to provide a diverse, inclusive culture that promotes positive professional and social interactions with other like-minded individuals that leads to camaraderie and enhanced learning.

Training to enhance the foundation of the candidate’s knowledge in software, front end development and database architecture will occur via online training programs and guidance from external consultants, whilst SLP knowledge and insight will be provided by the Executive Director.

To Apply

Interested candidates should send Covering Letter and Resume to:

Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.


Share this on Facebook   Tweet This!  Email this to a friend   Share this on LinkedIn   Add this to Google Bookmarks   Print this page

Note: This posting is provided on an "As Is" basis and for general informational purposes only. People and Planet (also known as "GoodWork") is not responsible for the content, accuracy, timeliness, completeness, legality, reliability, quality or suitability of this posting. We do not screen or endorse the organizations or individuals involved. If you decide to accept an offer of employment, volunteering or any other arrangement, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against injury, abuse, non-payment or any other loss. Please read our full Terms & Conditions.

Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Sep 25 2021    ID: 59786