Reporting to the Senior Program Manager, the Program Coordinator is responsible for the development and implementation of the EcoSchools program for schools and school boards/districts across Canada. The Program Coordinator collaborates with the EcoSchools team to ensure the effective development and delivery of certification assessments, workshops, webinars, resources, and support services to our network of boards/districts, schools, and local partners.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Collaborate with the Programs Team in the development and implementation of all aspects of the EcoSchools certification program
- Develop program resources including toolkits, lesson plans, and worksheets
- Provide direct support to schools and school boards/districts through strong relationship management and frequent communication
- Help with the development, coordination, and delivery of conferences, events, workshops, and webinars
- Administer and support updates to, and maintenance of, the EcoSchools Certification Application
- Coordinate the assessment and final verification of EcoSchools certification applications
- Develop outreach materials such as monthly newsletter bulletins
- Support program evaluation processes, data collection, and reporting
- Support the development and implementation of special projects
- Work closely with the Programs Team and perform other duties as assigned
- Minimum 2+ years of professional experience (i.e., program development, project coordination/administration)
- Successful completion of a postsecondary degree in education, environmental studies/sciences or related field, or equivalent experience.
- Excellent public speaking, facilitation, relationship management, customer service, and communications skills
- Experience developing learning materials and resources (i.e., toolkits, lesson plans, worksheets, workshops, webinars, etc.)
- Outstanding organizational, research, evaluation, and report writing skills
- Proficiency with Google App Suite (i.e., Email, Drive, Sheets, Slides, etc.) and other online tools and software (i.e., Zoom, Slack, MailChimp, SurveyMonkey).
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively to meet tight deadlines
- Resourcefulness, initiative, positivity, and flexibility
- Experience or familiarity with the EcoSchools program
- Fluency in French considered a strong asset (oral and/or written)
- Knowledge of the Canadian education system
- Experience working within the nonprofit sector
- Experience or training in the area of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) and/or experience working with Indigenous communities
EcoSchools is committed to recruiting, nominating, and supporting skilled candidates that reflect the diversity of our program participants. EcoSchools strongly encourages applications from women, persons of colour, persons with disabilities and members of Indigenous, LGBTQ2S+, and diverse cultural, religious, and linguistic communities.
Please send a cover letter and resume in a single PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday September 30, 2022 at 11.59pm. Please include the position title in the subject line of the email. Interviews will take place during the week of October 3, 2022. Position start date will be October 24, 2022. Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls please.
Background on EcoSchools Canada
Since 2005, EcoSchools Canada’s award-winning certification framework has provided independent reporting and recognition for schools and environmental education centres. Reaching over 730,000 students each year, from over 65% of school boards/districts nationwide, we are the largest bilingual environmental certification program for elementary through to secondary schools in Canada. Our innovative online platform helps bring climate education, outdoor learning, and student leadership into the classroom and incentivizes, rewards, and collects data on school-based impacts across our nationwide network of schools. For more details visit: ecoschools.ca
Our workplace is a dynamic, open, creative and collaborative environment where you will be part of a small, but growing, team of 9 staff—a fun and passionate group committed to environmental change.
In addition to providing an engaging and dynamic work portfolio, we offer our staff:
- A collaborative and fun work culture
- Opportunities for growth and professional development
- Flexible schedules
- An environment that supports self-care, openness, balance, and inclusivity
- A competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package