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Coordinator - Sustainability

Coordinator - Sustainability

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Infrastructure & Operations
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CA-ON-Thunder Bay
CAD $64,641.24/Yr.
CAD $76,048.54/Yr.
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General Information:


As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.


Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.


Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources.


Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the General Manager, is responsible for the development, facilitation and implementation of the City of Thunder Bay’s EarthCare program in conjunction with the EarthCare Advisory Committee.



  1. Develop, facilitate and successfully implement EarthCare programs in conjunction with the EarthCare Advisory Committee.
  2. Provide leadership and direction to the EarthCare Advisory Committee and EarthCare working groups with a focus on the long term sustainability of the City, climate change, economic development and quality of life.
  3. Develop and cultivate community partnerships including networking with other municipalities and government agencies.
  4. Coordinate the EarthCare programs to align with other strategic initiatives within the City with the focus of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change.
  5. Coordinate the Corporate Green Team to champion the Community Environmental Action Plan within the City.
  6. Develop an Adaptation Plan through the ICLEI Adaptation Initiative and facilitate the identification of potential impacts and concerns related to critical infrastructure and service delivery.
  7. Monitor and prepare reports on initiatives developed through EarthCare.
  8. Secure funding and assemble data required for budgeting purposes for inclusion in Capital and Operating Budgets. Administer and monitor associated budgets.
  9. Liaise with City staff, community partners, government agencies and funding sources regarding EarthCare initiatives.
  10. Develop public education and outreach programs to build awareness and stimulate behavioural changes, and deliver presentations to interests groups, schools, institutions and the public.
  11. Research new and emerging environmental opportunities and recommend appropriate actions to integrate those findings in the development and planning of programs and policies, including the preparation of Corporate Reports to City Council.
  12. Oversee the work of interns and students, providing guidance and direction, as required.
  13. Perform other related duties as may be assigned.




  • University Degree in Environmental Studies; and
  • Five (5) years of experience in developing and implementing environmental initiatives, including community development; and
  • Experience with working with the public, community agencies, public organizations and industry focusing on environmental programs and climate adaptation planning.


  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of climate change issues, sustainable community development principles and environmental public education and outreach programs;
  • Demonstrated organizational, analytical and decision making abilities;
  • Knowledge of, and experience in applying for federal and provincial government and non-government funding sources;
  • Working knowledge of applicable legislation, related regulations and best practices;
  • Proven abilities to build consensus, to inspire confidence and to lead;
  • Proven facilitation, report writing, presentation and oral communication skills;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective professional and working relationships with a variety of people including funding agencies, staff, community partners and the public;
  • Basic to intermediate skill level in the use of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software;
  • Competent within the meaning of the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, as amended.


  • Must have the ability to travel to various work locations and provide own transportation, as required
  • Must undergo a successful police records check, Type 1