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Job Title: Environmental Sustainability Intern 
Start Date: May 31, 2021 
Term: 12 months 
Level: Internship 
Salary: $35,000/year 

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY  

reThink Green is an environmental program incubator based in Greater Sudbury, Ontario. We connect ideas, partners and resources to help build sustainable communities in Northeastern Ontario and beyond. By bringing together the grassroots, non-profits, businesses, and government, reThink Green creates community networks which stimulate creative collaboration and dialogue around local and global environmental issues, plus empowers member organizations to meet their environmental and sustainability goals.   

JOB SUMMARY 

The Environmental Sustainability Officer will work with reThink Green’s growing climate change mitigation/adaptation programs Green Economy North and Smart Green Communities. They will support member organizations in setting and meeting carbon and waste reduction targets through engagement, research, capacity building, planning, and internal technical support. They will engage local businesses in educational workshops, seminars, and webinars focused on climate change adaptation and mitigation in northeastern Ontario, and will ensure that all program materials are deeply rooted in science. 

DUTIES 

Member Support and Engagement (60%) 

  • Act as the principal resource to help member organizations set and achieve their sustainability targets. 
  • Train and support members to use carbon accounting software, online resources, and other software to track their emissions and identify areas of potential reductions.  
  • Support members as they choose, report, quality check, and track their sustainability metrics. 

Project Management and Development (20%) 

  • Work closely with the Program Director to develop future plans and projections for Green Economy North and Smart Green Communities. 
  • Identify gaps in the current programs and help modify to provide maximum benefit for members.  
  • Manage program data collection, analysis, and interpretation for communications materials, member communications, and the reThink Green annual report.  
  • Maintain relationships with local organizations focused on clean technology and innovation. 
  •  Identify community champions that can provide support and help further the work of Green Economy North and Smart Green Communities. 

 Research (20%) 

  • Become the resident expert on clean technology, sustainable products, and innovative ideas. 
  • Create a series of best-practice briefing notes that can be shared to members digitally. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE 

This internship is proudly supported by NOHFC. Applicants must be recent graduates of an accredited college or university within the last three yearsThe candidate must be a graduate of a post-secondary degree or diploma programThe position will be a first full-time employment in the candidate’s field of study. Preferred areas of study are: environmental planning, environmental or social sciences, environmental education, business management, or a related field. Knowledge of climate science, sustainable development, the land use planning framework in Northern Ontario, and/or the low-carbon economy is an asset. Canidates cannot have participated in an NOHFC internship in the past. 

KEY SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS 

Communication SkillsExcellent communication skills (oral, written and visual) Attention to detail in all communication. French language skills are assets. 

Project Management Skills: Conscientious and detail-oriented; ability to plan, strategize, set goals, develop work plans, work efficiently and track progress; strong ability to work independently; ability to multi-task and assist with multiple projects and initiatives; initiative to explore new ideas and create new opportunities; ability to make decisions and resolve problems. 

Interpersonal Skills: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally. Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of clients to meet or exceed their expectations. Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions. 

Adaptability: Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile, and adapt to a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency. Ability to learn new technologies and master new skills.  

Environmental Knowledge: Current knowledge of key environmental issues, including climate change. Continued interest in learning and expanding knowledge of communities throughout northeastern Ontario with an emphasis on the City of Greater Sudbury.  

COVID-19 STATEMENT 

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this position will be based from the candidate’s home office. All applicants must have reliable connection to internetreThink Green does not offset the cost of internet. There is potential for in-person work in Sudbury as restrictions permit. 

HOW TO APPLY 

Interviews will begin May 17, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. While we thank all applicants, only those invited for an interview will be contacted. 

Please send your cover letter and resume to:

Job Title:  Digital Communications Student- Canada Summer Jobs 
Start Date: May 31, 2021 
Term: 16 weeks 
Level: Canada Summer Job Placement 
Wage: $16.50/hour 

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY 

reThink Green is an environmental program incubator based in Greater Sudbury, Ontario. We connect ideas, partners and resources to help build sustainable communities in northeastern Ontario and beyond. By bringing together the grassroots, non-profits, businesses, and government, reThink Green creates community networks which stimulate creative collaboration and dialogue around local and global environmental issues, plus empowers member organizations to meet their environmental and sustainability goals.   

JOB SUMMARY 

The Digital Communications Student will design, create, update, and organize branded digital communication materials for all reThink Green programs and events, including Green Economy North and Smart Green Communities. They will maintain online presence for all reThink Green programs and assist with updating website graphics, imagery, and content. They will assist with content creation for the reThink Green digital newsletter, and assist with the planning, promotion, and virtual delivery of the 2021 Earth Festival. They will help maintain all reThink Green social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.  

DUTIES 

Digital Content Creation (25%) 

  • Design, create, update, and organize branded digital communication materials for all reThink Green programs and events. 
  • Assist with the design, creation, and production of digital annual reports. 
  • Assist with content creation for the reThink Green digital newsletter. 
  • Help with the technical aspects of webinar hosting and online-events.  

 

Website Development/Maintenance (25%) 

  • Help maintain and update main reThink Green website, as well as sub-sites for all programs. 
  • Create new webpages and content as needed.  
  • Assist with updating website graphics/imagery and content. 

 

Social Media (25%) 

  • Help to maintain all reThink Green-owned social media accounts across all platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin. 

Virtual Events (25%) 

  • Work with team members to plan and advertise digital events, including online meetings, webinars, seminars, and social events related to reThink Green programs. 
  • Research new online hosting platforms and technology and determine which will work best for respective events.  
  • Assist with digital marketing of events, as well as manage online ticket sales and attendee information.  

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE 

This position is proudly supported by the Canada Summer Jobs program. Applicants must be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment; must be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and must be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations. International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.  

Preferred areas of study are: marketing, communications, environmental visual communications, or related field.   

KEY SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS 

Communication Skills: Excellent communication skills (oral, written and visual) Attention to detail in all communication.  French language skills are assets.  

Project Management Skills: Conscientious and detail-oriented; ability to plan, strategize, set goals, develop work plans, work efficiently and track progress; strong ability to work independently; ability to multi-task and assist with multiple projects and initiatives; initiative to explore new ideas and create new opportunities; ability to make decisions and resolve problems.  

Interpersonal Skills: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally. Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of clients to meet or exceed their expectations. Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions.   

Adaptability: Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile and adapt to a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency. Ability to learn new technologies and master new skills.   

Environmental Knowledge: Current knowledge of key environmental issues, including climate change. Continued interest in learning and expanding knowledge of communities throughout northeastern Ontario with an emphasis on the City of Greater Sudbury.   

COVID-19 STATEMENT  

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this position will be based from the candidate’s home office. All applicants must have reliable connection to internet. reThink Green does not offset the cost of internet. There is potential for in-person work in Sudbury as restrictions permit.  

HOW TO APPLY  

Interviews will begin May 17, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. While we thank all applicants, only those invited for an interview will be contacted. 

Please send your cover letter and resume to: 

 Job Title: Business Development Student- Canada Summer Jobs  
Start Date: May 31, 2021 
Term: 16 weeks 
LevelCanada Summer Job Placement 
Wage: $16.50/hour 

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY  

reThink Green is an environmental program incubator based in Greater Sudbury, Ontario. We connect ideas, partners and resources to help build sustainable communities in northeastern Ontario and beyond. By bringing together the grassroots, non-profits, businesses, and government, reThink Green creates community networks which stimulate creative collaboration and dialogue around local and global environmental issues, plus empowers member organizations to meet their environmental and sustainability goals.   

JOB SUMMARY 

The Business Development Student will identify new business development opportunities, undertake research, and produce program-specific reports for the Green Economy North and Smart Green Communities programs. They will work with businesses, municipalities, townships, and First Nation Communities to develop and share resources on topics including: waste management and recycling, water conservation/demand management, sustainable packaging, greenhouse gas (GHG) calculation tools and techniques, and carbon offsetting. They will assist with new outreach campaigns to attract and maintain members for both programs. 

DUTIES 

Business Development – Green Economy North (50%)  

  • Qualify leads from various sales and marketing channels as opportunities. 
  • Contact potential clients through cold calls, emails, marketing activities and networks.  
  • Set up meetings or calls with prospective clients and present our company to potential clients. 
  • Identify client needs and suggest appropriate products/services. 
  • Work with internal team to fulfill customer needs. 
  • Proactively seek new business opportunities in the market 

Member Support and Engagement (25%) 

  • Act as a secondary resource to help member organizations set and achieve their sustainability targets. 
  • Support members to use carbon accounting software, online resources, and other tools to track their emissions and identify areas of potential reductions.  
  • Support members as they choose, report, quality check, and track their sustainability metrics. 

 Research (25%) 

  • Become the resident expert on clean technology, sustainable products, and innovative ideas. 
  • Create a series of best-practice briefing notes that can be shared to members digitally. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE 

This position is proudly supported by the Canada Summer Jobs program. Applicants must be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment; must be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and must be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations. International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents. 

Preferred areas of study are: business, sales, marketing, environmental science/studies, or a related field. Knowledge of climate science, sustainable development, the land use planning framework in Northern Ontario, and/or the low-carbon economy is an asset.  

KEY SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS 

Communication SkillsExcellent communication skills (oral, written and visual) Attention to detail in all communication. French language skills are assets. 

Project Management Skills: Conscientious and detail-oriented; ability to plan, strategize, set goals, develop work plans, work efficiently and track progress; strong ability to work independently; ability to multi-task and assist with multiple projects and initiatives; initiative to explore new ideas and create new opportunities; ability to make decisions and resolve problems. 

Interpersonal Skills: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally. Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of clients to meet or exceed their expectations. Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions. 

Adaptability: Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile, and adapt to a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency. Ability to learn new technologies and master new skills.  

Environmental Knowledge: Current knowledge of key environmental issues, including climate change. Continued interest in learning and expanding knowledge of communities throughout northeastern Ontario with an emphasis on the City of Greater Sudbury.  

COVID-19 STATEMENT 

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this position will be based from the candidate’s home office. All applicants must have reliable connection to internetreThink Green does not offset the cost of internet. There is potential for in-person work in Sudbury as restrictions permit. 

HOW TO APPLY 

Interviews will begin May 17, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. While we thank all applicants, only those invited for an interview will be contacted. 

Please send your cover letter and resume to:

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Contact our team

administration + communications

leigha benford
Executive director
(705) 674-1685

Leigha has a graduate diploma in Science Communication from Laurentian University and a Bachelor’s degree in Bio-Resource Management from the University of Guelph

Leigha has been with reThink Green since 2016, first as Communications Director and now as its Executive Director.

Leigha believes that Sudbury has a major role to play in the environmental movement for northern Ontario communities.

Sustainability matters to Leigha for “a million reasons, but now mostly because I’m a mom. I want my daughter to grow up with clean water, clean air, and access to everything that I’ve been able to access. I do what I do for her and her generation.”

When Leigha isn’t working on rethink Green programs and advancing sustainability she practices yoga, active living and healthy eating. She can often be found outside enjoying what Sudbury has to offer with her family.

David st. georges 
Director of Communications + events

A graduate of Cambrian College, David St. Georges had spent near 15 years working to build community change through the charitable sector. Starting by developing ground-level efforts for the Canadian Red Cross, David shifted his focus to the environmental field through reThink Green a few years ago. Having worked to lead teams in many natural disaster responses at the Canadian Red Cross, he felt this was his chance to prevent these events before they occurred.  

Now an expert in frontline waste reduction, David has built many carbon reduction plans for businesses and events here in northern Ontario. Small changes over time that that are easy for people to understand is how David approaches every project. He believes living sustainably is a key strategy in growing social and economic efforts here in the North.  

When not working in community sustainability, David volunteers as a community television host with Eastlink TV. 

marc Maisonneuve
Communications Officer
Marc-Andre Maisonneuve has earned his Diploma in Public Relations from Cambrian College.
 
Marc believes that environmentalism needs to be taken by every level, from all levels of government, personal choices, and business actions. Marc has a lot of hobbies, like poetry, writing, business swimming sports physiology etc. He will most often be found out in nature hiking or running. Marc has said ‘’It is my job as someone who lives on this planet to try and make sure we and the planet can live in harmony”.
 
Alison Dawson
Digital Communications Officer

Alison Dawson is a 2020 graduate of Cambrian College’s Graphic Design Program. She has interned with Greater Sudbury Utilities’ Communication’s department and with Fuel Media.

Alison started her environmental passion with Eat Local Sudbury before its closure. She has a personal mission to become waste-free and eats a vegan diet that has a local focus to lower her carbon footprint. She is an avid animal lover and shares her home with two black cats one white cat, two guinea pigs, a bearded dragon, and her partner.

programs

Simon blakeley
Program Director, Green Economy North + Smart Green Communities

Simon Blakeley has a Masters’ Degree in Urban Environmental Design, an Undergraduate Degree in Geography and Planning, and a Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Business & Administration.

Simon has approximately 16 years’ international experience, supporting and enabling sustainable business practices, across different levels of government, not-for-profits, academia, and the private sector. Simon is an active member of the Board of Directors at the North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA) and the North Bay & District Multicultural Centre (NBDMC). He is also one of the founding members of Next Economy: North Bay (NENB)

Angela Jiang
program Officer, Smart Green Communities

Angela Jiang has an undergrad in Environmental Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University and a post-graduate certification of Environmental Management from Canadore College. 

Angela has an interest in sustainability because the choices that we make everyday can affect our world as a whole, and she wants to influence others on making more sustainable choices. 

When not working, Angela can be found in nature adventuring with her dog, Izzy or baking treats for family and friends

shared platforms

Laura Fylyshtan
Green Building Research Coordinator

Motivated by a love of design and equipped with a Master of Science in Planning from the University of Toronto, Laura is committed to building sustainable communities. 

She’s an advocate of Slow Living and the Circular Economy and believes in putting quality of life at the heart of every decision. Laura can often be found walking by the river, attempting to grow sunflowers on her balcony or eating all the cookies in her kitchen.