Sustainability Projects Assistant

Date Posted: June 7, 2024
Position: Sustainability Projects Assistant
Term: Permanent, full time
Salary: $20.52/hour with health benefits plan and active transportation benefit
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Application Deadline: July 7, 2024 or until filled

Green Action Centre Seeks Sustainability Projects Assistant

Do you enjoy interacting with the public and communicating and educating about climate change and greener living? Interested in developing your skills and working to help organizations understand their environmental footprint, reduce carbon emissions, and strengthen sustainability? If you’re passionate about the planet and want to make a positive impact, this is an excellent opportunity for you!

Who We Are: 

Green Action Centre is an environmental, non-profit organization based in Winnipeg and serving Manitoba. We are a registered charity, governed by an elected board of directors, with a core group of passionate, dedicated staff. We promote greener living through environmental education and encourage practical green solutions for households, workplaces, schools and communities. Our primary areas of focus are green commuting, composting and waste reduction, sustainable living, and resource conservation. We also run a social enterprise, Compost Winnipeg, which collects commercial and residential organic waste in Winnipeg. We are located in the heart of downtown. Our office is located on Treaty 1 territory, the ancestral lands of Anishinaabeg, Ininew, Anishininiwag, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. 

The Position:

The Sustainability Projects Assistant plays a key role in our efforts to increase our public profile and our work with businesses and community organizations. We are seeking someone who enjoys a diverse workload, working with the public, and is capable of taking action to broaden our community impact. This position reports directly to the Circular Living Team Lead and Sustainability Projects Coordinator. They will also work collaboratively with the Office Coordinator and other program staff.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Green Audit Service specific responsibilities:
      • Liaise with clients, potential/current, for the purpose of service delivery, networking and business development
      • Schedule meetings and sessions for clients, partners, and stakeholders
      • Develop visual presentations and resources for sessions with clients
      • Support the coordination and delivery of educational sessions and workshops for clients
      • Support the facilitation of building inspections, energy analysis, and waste audits
      • Prepare and distribute surveys
      • Assist with analyzing data collected from surveys, meetings, and inspections, and prepare project proposals and reports  
      • Research and identify relevant information on Climate Change (origin, causes, consequences, solutions) 
  • Speak to the media on program-specific subjects
  • Deliver school and community presentations and workshops
  • Attend displays at conferences and community events
  • Prepare and post material related to the program, including developing  and updating publications, program resources, and website and social media content
  • Contribute to the overall objectives of the organization including staffing displays, supporting key Green Action Centre sustainable living focused events, attending regular staff meetings and routine office tasks
  • Other duties, as assigned

Who You Are: 

You’re passionate about the environment! You want to work somewhere you can feel good about, and you want to do it with a really cool group of like minded people. Ideally you’re someone who is organized, deadline driven, and has excellent time management skills. We don’t love micromanaging, so we’re looking for someone who is able to work independently and without close supervision. Some of the qualifications we’re looking for are:

  • Knowledge of local and global sustainability and environmental issues and demonstrated commitment to the practices of sustainable living
  • Knowledge of composting and waste reduction
  • Experience in meeting and workshop facilitation, event planning,  public speaking, and engaging with the media
  • Experience working with children and youth
  • Excellent written communication skills in English
  • Strong communications experience, including media campaigns and event promotion
  • Demonstrated ability in public speaking, and with presentations and displays
  • Experience with partnership development, and working with diverse communities

The following qualifications are not necessary, but would be considered great assets: 

  • Post-secondary graduate with focus on environmental science or other relevant area of study
  • Work experience with and/or knowledge of building and energy audits
  • Knowledge of the different waste management programs and infrastructures in Manitoba
  • Strong knowledge of WordPress, Mailchimp and social media
  • Experience in budgeting and reporting
  • Basic graphic design and photography skills
  • Ability to speak and write in French

Please note that Green Action Centre is committed to equity and diversity in the workplace. We encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet 100% of the above criteria. A combination of lived and work experience will be considered.

Physical Demands & Other Requirements

  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license is required
  • Ability to lift items weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Comfortable working in an open office environment
  • Able to work evenings and weekends as required
  • Willing to travel as required

What We Offer: 

  • A convenient downtown office location, on many major bus routes
  • A hybrid workplace with the option to work from home sometimes
  • Flexible schedule during regular office hours (some evenings and weekends may be required during events)
  • Ongoing learning and professional development opportunities
  • Winnipeg Transit Eco-Pass (or financial equivalent for cycling/walking) as part of our Active Transportation Benefit 
  • Health & Benefits program after 3 months of employment
  • 3 weeks paid vacation, as well as paid sick time and personal days

Position & Application Details

Green Action Centre is committed to being an inclusive organization and is working to better reflect and represent the diversity of the communities we serve. As part of our commitment to racial justice and reconciliation, we are actively encouraging Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour candidates to apply for this position. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities and people of any sexual orientation or gender identity. We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier-free. We encourage applicants to self-identify if they wish to do so.

Deadline:  11:59 pm CDT, Sunday, July 7, 2024 or until a suitable candidate is found.

To Apply:  If this opportunity interests you, please email your cover letter and resume to with “Sustainability Projects Assistant Position” in the subject heading. Applications received by the posted deadline will be reviewed for consideration first. If a suitable candidate is not found we will continue to review applications received after the deadline.  

Please note to be an eligible candidate you must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have Canadian refugee status. Candidates of all ages are encouraged to apply. However, please note in your application if you are a post-secondary graduate between 18-30 years of age, which qualifies you for Eco Canada’s wage subsidy program.

While we thank all applicants for their interest in the position, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. For more information on Green Action Centre and our programs, please explore our website at