Internship

SDG Coordinator

Canadian Environmental Network


  Posted: May 14, 2021

  Location: Remote, Ontario

  Internship Program: Impact

  Salary Range: $20,000 - $30,000

  Hours per Week: 30

  Start Date: December 1, 2021

  End Date: March 31, 2022

Job Description

Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN) is a network of environmental non-governmental associations (ENGOs) and provincial environmental networks across Canada. Through issue-based caucuses, it engages in legislative and regulatory consultation with federal government agencies and promotes sustainability in public policy. The SDG Coordinator will develop programs, funding streams and organizational capacity to support Canada’s non-profit sector in achieving the environmental aspects of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They will work remotely, except in cases where in-person work is necessary to achieve the goals of the program and can be accomplished while complying with COVID-19 guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities


1. Perform outreach with RCEN’s members, as well as the broader environmental community, Indigenous groups, government departments and agencies, experts and funders to build a coalition focused on fulfilling the environmental aspects of the SDGs
2. Act as the staff lead on the RCEN SDG caucus and continue to develop priorities and actions with this caucus
3. Identify and assess current SDG initiatives in Canada
4. Work with the board of directors, caucuses and other internal and external stakeholders to develop events (in-person or virtual), informational resources and collaborative projects to promote the SDGs
5. Represent and promote the organization, for example by leading workshops, writing articles, presenting information at meetings or events
6. Perform other related duties as necessary

Knowledge and Skills


• In-depth knowledge of environmental policy, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Indigenous traditions, biodiversity, non-profit governance, and the Canadian political system, or a willingness to build capacity in this area
• Reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills over the telephone, video chat, e-mail, or in person
• Ability to develop goals, plans and projects, and to accomplish them within allocated budgets and timelines
• Ability to resolve conflicts and communicate messages in a persuasive manner
• Ability to build and maintain trusting and co-operative working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
• Familiarity with computer systems including G Suite, Zoom, Microsoft Office and MailChimp
• Ability to work independently
• Bilingualism (English and French) strongly preferred; knowledge of one or more Indigenous languages also an asset

Education Required

Post-secondary degree is an asset

Certification Required

Not Required

  How to Apply

To apply, send your resume to ana@rcen.ca.

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