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External & Campaigns Coordinator @ Sustainable Concordia

June 9, 2017 @ 12:00 AM

Hours: 12 hours/week for the summer, 18 hours/week starting September 1st, 2017.

Compensation: $15/hr

Timeline: One year with potential to extend

Supervisors: Sustainable Concordia Board of Directors and Coordinators

About Sustainable Concordia (SC)

We are an organization that builds and measures culture and practices of sustainability at Concordia University in solidarity with the global community. We believe that fundamental changes need to be implemented. We assess and address challenges of the existing economy based on unlimited growth and exploitation of natural resources and the political system that excludes key stakeholders from participating in decision-making.

By acting locally and networking globally, we achieve sustainability by exploring, creating, and institutionalizing models that function within the earth’s carrying capacity.We aim to enact an expanded political mission for the university, and redirect decision-making through a multi-stakeholder approach based on transparency and maximum participation.

Position Summary

The role of the External & Campaigns Coordinator is to represent the interests and positions of SC in the campus and community environment. The Coordinator will be responsible for driving the processes of developing strategies and structures for the attainment of SC’s strategic campaigns and outreach goals. The Coordinator will represent SC at multi-organization meetings and work to inform, mobilize, and collaborate with key stakeholders of SC’s campaigns and objectives. The Coordinator will serve as the primary media spokesperson for the organization and is responsible for writing official statements, in collaboration with team members.

Task Descriptions:

Driving strategic campaigns, outreach planning, and execution processes in collaboration with other coordinators, board members, volunteers, and external organizations
Training and mentoring volunteers that will participate in SC’s strategic campaigns and outreach plans in collaboration with the Engagement Coordinator
Acting as Sustainable Concordia spokesperson:
Public speaking at events on and off campus
Speaking to the media when required
Writing and presenting official statements
Editing and maintaining up-to-date mailing list and database of allies
Representing SC in on-campus committees
Attending weekly Sustainable Concordia Coordinators meetings
Attending Sustainable Concordia Board of Director meetings when required
Collaborating with other coordinators in day-to-day operations of the organization including, but not limited to, meeting preparation and facilitation, board – coordinator relations, Annual General Meeting and retreat planning, Participatory Budgeting processes etc

Necessary Qualifications:

Working knowledge of sustainability
Experience planning and executing strategic advocacy campaigns
Strong problem solving skills and ability to fail, learn, and adapt quickly
Experience creating work plans autonomously as well as in conjunction with others
Strong organization and time management skills
Strong interpersonal skills (esp. good listener)
Strong speaker, in one-on-one settings, small groups, and large groups
Workshop facilitation experience
Strong English speaking and writing skills, including sustainability vocabulary
Comfort with speaking to strangers about sustainability topics
Good understanding of global and local sustainability topics (Environmental, Social, and Economic), particularly at universities, and ability to communicate issues and solutions clearly and succinctly
Comfortable taking initiative and while also knowing when to delegate responsibilities
Appreciates and is capable of working efficiently in a consensus-structured environment


Knowledge of Sustainable Concordia and experience with the organization
Existing relationships with groups and individuals outside of Sustainable Concordia
French speaking and written skills, including sustainability vocabulary
Comfort with fluctuating schedule throughout the semester
Comfort in asking for help when required
Policy writing experience for non-hierarchical, consensus-structured environments
Application deadline: June 9th, 2017.
Please submit your cover letter and CV to the General Coordinator at office@sustainableconcordia.ca


June 9, 2017
12:00 AM
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June 9, 2017
12:00 AM
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