• Term: full time, permanent – 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday
  • Compensation: gross annual salary - $40,000.00 CAD
  • Benefits
    • 10 paid vacation days & up to 5 paid sick days per year
    • Health Spending Account - $1,000/year
    • Personal IT Support Credit (phone/internet) - $65/month
  • Start Date: As soon as possible
  • Reports to: Manager of Programs
  • Location: Anywhere in Canada (we are working remotely for the foreseeable future; our offices are based in Toronto, ON)
  • To apply: please send cover letter and resume to samantha@LSF-LST.ca

About Us
Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) is a small Canadian charity founded in 1991. Our goal is to integrate sustainability education into the school system to prepare students for the environmental, social and economic challenges of the 21st century. We take a holistic, vertically-integrated approach, working at all levels (governments, businesses, community members, school boards, faculties of education, teachers and students) to create whole-systems change towards Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).

Our main programs include:
  • Resources for Rethinking (R4R)®, an online database of sustainability-focused classroom resources
  • Our Canada ProjectTM web platform for youth to share their actions towards Canada’s sustainable future
  • Youth Forums engaging grade 5-12 students in understanding local sustainability issues, equipping them with the skills needed to take action, and empowering them to act in making change in their communities
  • Action Project Funding supporting student-led sustainability projects
  • Professional Development for teachers focused on teaching through a sustainability lens, teaching topics related to climate change, and outdoor learning, all through the use of transformative learning strategies
  • Climate Change Education & Research
  • Policy and networking events such as galas, symposia, knowledge mobilization sessions, roundtables, etc.

About the Team

You will be joining a team of 4 existing full-time staff (with additional part-time student interns, consultants, etc.). Our staff are working remotely from home for the foreseeable future (our office is located in Toronto at York University).

Duties and Responsibilities
As an independent nonprofit organization with a small staff, employees have ample opportunity to express their creativity, flexibility and initiative while gaining experience in a wide variety of areas, which include the following tasks:
  • Program coordination
    • Includes ongoing delivery of LSF programs (Youth Forums, Action Project funding, in-school programs, Professional Development Institutes, etc.), promotion, admin, communications, event coordination, etc.
  • Event coordination
    • Includes identifying and developing partnerships, coordinating logistics, creating event materials/content, event delivery/public speaking, etc.
  • Marketing & communications
    • Includes collaborating with the team to develop and implement an effective communications strategy, creating and implementing marketing and communication campaigns, writing/editing/designing and distributing content including publications, flyers/posters, press releases, website content, social media, e-newsletters, annual reports, speeches, and other marketing material that communicates the organization's activities, products and/or services in both English and French
  • Web maintenance/content creation
    • Includes updating and creating content for LSF’s main site and various program websites
  • Fundraising
    • Includes researching new fundraising opportunities, writing grant proposals, brainstorming new program ideas or activities to meet funding expectations, etc.

Skills and Experience
The ideal candidate should have experience or skills in the following areas:
  • Bilingual – proficient in written & verbal communication in both English and French (essential—applicants will be required to complete a short oral and written assessment in their non-native language)
  • Understanding of the concepts and principles of sustainability (through academic studies and/or experience in related field)
  • Understanding of the Canadian education system
  • Communications and/or marketing
  • Program and event delivery/coordination
  • Research and writing
  • Adaptability and flexibility, ability to manage competing priorities
  • Working collaboratively in a team, with ability to self-direct and take initiative
  • Education/teaching and/or previous experience working with youth
  • Works well under pressure and meets tight deadlines
  • Strategic and creative mindset.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Organized and self-motivated with a keen interest in driving strategic messages to key internal and external role-players.
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