[sust-mar] Canada Green Corps Coordinators, contract, Edmonton, Halifax, Ottawa and Yellowknife

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Title: Regional Coordinator
Project: Canada Green Corps
Organization: United Nations Association in Canada
Location: One each of four cities across Canada (Edmonton, Ottawa, Halifax and Yellowknife).

Length of Assignment: 10-20 working days to September 30, 2017, with very strong possibility of extension

Start Date: ASAP

About UNA-Canada 

UNA-Canada is an historic national charitable organization with the mandate of educating and engaging Canadians in the work of the United Nations (UN) and the critical global issues that affect us both in Canada and internationally. Established in 1946, we are committed to growing global citizens who embrace the principles of the UN in order to build a stronger, more outward-looking Canada. As the leading policy voice on multilateralism in Canada, UNA-Canada holds the elected Chair of the World Federation of UNAs representing global civil society.

Canada Green Corps (CGC)

Canada Green Corps (CGC) is UNA-Canada’s new innovative youth employment programme designed to bridge 150 talented, yet un-and-underemployed, Canadian youth to meaningful employment to ignite Canada’s green economy. CGC participants will undertake six-month work-integrated learning with various companies, governments, associations, universities and civil society organizations across Canada. A significant focus of CGC is reducing carbon emissions in the partner organizations and communities where CGC participants are working, but also to engage and share innovative carbon reduction best practices with the community through presentations and speaking engagements.

General Responsibilities 

The Regional Coordinator (RC) is primarily responsible for securing agreements with various partner organizations to host CGC participants for three- to nine-month work-integrated learning experiences. They will be integral to the operational, and communications support in the development and execution of CGC at the regional level. This includes, but is not limited to: liaising with existing partners; coordination and support of the participant innovation teams; reaching out to new partner organizations; facilitating the meetings and activities of the CGC participant innovation teams; and aiding CGC participants in their community engagement sessions.

Key Responsibilities:
• Uphold current CGC placements by building strong relationships with current partner organizations and participants and ensuring all pending tasks/documents are completed (~40% of time)
• Identify potential new partner organizations for CGC (~20% of time);
• Promote CGC activities through social media platforms, including the development and maintenance of websites, listservs and other social media accounts such as twitter, Facebook and Instagram (~10% of time);
• Attend community engagement sessions, meetings, and/or presentations hosted by CGC participants to ensure maximum outreach and promotion (~10% of time)
• Attend, record minutes, and report all activities of the participant innovation teams to the Director as well as review mid-term and final reports submitted by both participants and host organizations and regularly report to the Director and President & CEO on progress and challenges as well as (~10% of time);
• Other duties as required which may include, but are not limited to: (~10% of time)
• Develop and manage hand-over guide;
• Track dates and hours worked;
• Carry out other duties as assigned by the President & CEO in support of the work of UNA-Canada;

Qualifications and Experience:
• Possess or be currently pursuing a college/university degree in relevant field of study in Public Administration, Education, Political Science, Business, Communications, Environmental Science or related field;
• Have proven facilitation, project management and excellent leadership skills;
• Be able to work well independently and collaboratively as part of a team;
• Have experience working with youth (aged 18-30) in schools, NGOs, government, and in the private sector;
• Be comfortable working remotely with Ottawa-based Project Officers;
• Have interest in, and knowledge of programme management and coordinating individuals’ files and progress;
• Having 1-2 years of related experience in the above activities is considered a strong asset.

Diversity in Employment

UNA-Canada is committed to building a network of employees that reflects and harnesses Canada’s diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, etc. Our recruitment selections and requirements are decided on the basis of merit. At UNA-Canada we seek to foster a workplace that encourages acceptance, empathy, and diversity.

Application Details

Interested candidates should submit a résumé and one-page cover letter to the attention of Kanchan Muti (greencorps at unac.org) no later than Wednesday, July 19, 2017. We ask that no calls are made regarding the position. Please be sure to specify which city you are applying for in your application.

UNA-Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.
Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Due to the high volume of applications received only shortlisted candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. As a friendly reminder, please ensure that all submission instructions are followed correctly.


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