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 seeking 2 post-secondary summer students for the positions of Energy Program Assistant. The successful applicants join a dedicated team working directly with clients in the residential and commercial energy sector supporting their GHG reduction initiatives.
Reporting to a Program Manager, the positions provide a wide variety client services, analytics, technical, and administrative support as we work with a diverse set of community partners, including residential homeowners, retrofit contractors, utilities, businesses, and governments to develop energy efficient infrastructure and policy strategies.
Primary Tasks and Responsibilities
Project Coordination: researching, co-designing, planning, and managing multiple tasks simultaneously.
Public Speaking/Education: communicating and educating the public on climate change issues, healthy living and connections to Windfall Ecology Centre programs and services.
Workshop/Special Event Coordination: setting up and running the Windfall displays and presentations at scheduled locations with other team members (now virtual).
Promotion & Outreach: researching and contacting community members, residents and business networks with program information and event details.
Create and execute a social media plan to support program promotions.
Technical Writing & Research: create a database listing of potential new members, gather feedback from business members and assist in development of the annual reports.
Qualified applicants will have:
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
Strong organizational skills and strict attention to detail.
Proficient computer skills: experience with Microsoft Office including Power Point, and professional e-mail techniques.
Good knowledge in the application of Excel files
An understanding of business sustainability, the low-carbon economy and environmental issues.
Experience in environmental studies or non-profit preferred.
Commitment to environmental values.
The ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively in a dynamic environment.
A professional and friendly manner.
Some understanding of GHG protocols and methodology
Resourceful and able to take initiative in a changing workplace environment.
This position is open to applicants who:
Currently enrolled in a relevant post-secondary program in Canada
1-2 years of customer service experience an asset.
Proficient in Microsoft applications (Office, Dynamics 365)
Experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software
Basic knowledge about building science and/or energy-efficient building practices
Benefits of working with Windfall Ecology Centre:
Receive comprehensive training on the principles of energy efficiency, building science and emerging technologies
Be part of a team and have direct impact on program direction by supporting strategic work and fulfilling our community objectives
Develop a network of connections in the environmental and energy sector
Develop hands-on experience working with career professionals in the growing field of energy efficiency
Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org . We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.