CR BioEconomieBleue rev 1
CR DevDurable 1
  • 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

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.
Green Economy Canada
At Green Economy Canada we envision an economy where
environmental sustainability,
human well-being, and business success are synonymous.

Green Economy Canadais a national non-profit workingto accelerate the business transition to a vibrant and inclusive net-zero future. We do thisin three ways:
  1. We work with community organizations to launch andgrowGreen Economy Hubs, which bring together, support and celebrate local businesses(Green Economy Leaders) in setting and achieving sustainability goals.
  2. We share success stories of businesses going greento inspire others to follow suit and build public and political support for the green economy.
  3. We work with policymakers and experts to inform greenpolicies and investments that will accelerate action on climate change and othersustainability challenges.

With eight Green Economy Hubs, our network is engagingover 300 organizations of all sectors and sizes in taking action on climate change, buildingsustainability into their operations, and creating a better future for generations to come.Our five year goal is to support a network of 20 Green Economy Hubs across Canada engaging thousandsof businesses in changing business as usual.

The Opportunity

As we continue to grow our network and impact, we’relooking for a stellar Network Expansion Manager to lead our work supporting the developmentand launch of Green Economy Hubs in Quebec and communities across Canada. As an idealcandidate, you thrive with a dynamic range of work from coaching and building strong workingrelationships with community organizations, to systematizing support in our HubLaunch Process to set us up well for continued network scaling. Working closely with ourSenior Manager of National Expansion, you are excited to play a critical role in enabling GreenEconomy Canada to meet its five year goals of growing a national movement of businesses and communitieswho are building a better business as usual. 

Ideal Start Date: Immediate
Term: 32 hours/week, 12 month contract (with potentialfor extension into a full-time permanent position)
Salary: $51,200 + $1200 health and wellness allowance
Location: Remote work opportunity in Canada
Language: French and English proficiency required
Reports to: Senior Manager, National Expansion
Perks: Flexible work environment & awesome teammates!

What You Would Do
As the Network Expansion Manager, you would:
Coach & Support Launching Hubs (60%):
  • Guide organizations through Green Economy Canada’s7-step Hub Launch Process (HLP), ensuring they receive high quality, timely,and tailored support to advance their local Hub exploration and development.
  • Specifically over the next 6 months, work closelywith our lead partner, Quebec Net Positif (QNP) to explore the potential of a GreenEconomy Hub in Quebec.
    • Collaborate with QNP using Green Economy Canada’sHub Launch process and resources to deliver virtual community workshops,execute market research conversations, craft a business plan for Hub operations,and develop a public-facing summary report.
  • Oversee logistics and administration of Hub Launchwork including scheduling meetings and managing partner contracts.
  • Lead high quality reporting to all relevant funderssupporting our Hub Launch work.

Set Up Strong Systems that Facilitate Network Expansion (30%):
  • Refine and systematize the process, resources, training,and peer learning that form the Hub Launch Process. Proactively identify opportunitiesfor new development or improvements and implement those changes.
  • Improve and execute our evaluation approach to capture feedback from Launching Hubs and apply learnings to inform improvements for futurenetwork expansion work.

Support Strategic Network Growth (10%):
  • Support the development of our national expansionstrategy, including identification of new communities and partners to work with, and testingnew approaches in the way we expand our network.
  • Support with the assessment of organizations applyingto begin Hub Exploration or Development work.
  • Support with crafting engaging recruitment collateraland execute marketing and communications efforts related to network expansion.

What We Hope You Will Bring
  • Relevant work experience (5+ years) or accredited formal education in sustainability, business, or a related field.
  • Bilingual proficiency (oral and written) required.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with an abilityto listen well and form strong relationships with team members and external partners.
  • Experience effectively facilitating conversationswith large groups, coaching one-on-one, and speaking to stakeholders on behalfof an organization.
  • Conscientious and detail oriented with an abilityto effectively plan and manage multiple priorities, be proactive, and build trust that workis completed with quality and care.
  • Project management skills, with demonstrated successin managing significant projects from conceptualization through to implementation ontime and on budget.
  • Critical and strategic thinking to identify opportunitiesto improve systems and processes and inform key decision-making, and an abilityto share perspectives candidly and diplomatically to generate better solutions.
  • A collaborative work ethic to support a caring, productiveand positive work dynamic.
  • A learning and resourceful mindset to help find solutionsto challenges while growing your knowledge and skills and Green Economy Canada’scapabilities.
  • Receptivity to feedback, learning from experiencesand integrating those learnings in a thoughtful way to achieve stronger outcomes in thefuture.
  • Excitement for working in a small but innovative non-profit with ambitious sustainability goals. You enjoy having diverse butfocused work, a flexible and evolving working environment, and opportunities to learn andgrow alongside wonderful people.

To Apply:
Please tell us a bit about your interest in this roleand send a resume to Melissa Gerrard, Senior Manager of National Expansion, will be conducted on a rolling basis starting the week of August 30th, 2021until the position is filled.

We sincerely thank all applicants, however, we willonly be able to personally contact those applicants who are selected for an interview. We encourageapplications from Black, Indigenous, people of colour and persons with disabilities. Pleaseadvise if you have any accommodation needs – we are committed to ensuring you can participatefully in the recruitment process. Green Economy Canada is an equal opportunity employer where a diverse mix of talented people do their best work because of, not in spite of, our differences. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all staff, volunteers, members, subcontractors, and vendors in all our activities and operations, regardless of race, color, religion (creed), gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), dis/ability, marital status, or sexual orientation.

What’s it Like Working at Green Economy Canada?
At Green Economy Canada, we seek to blend the nimblenessand autonomy of a small team with the influence and opportunities afforded to anational network.
  • We are bold, ambitious and optimistic. Our visionis for an economy that makes environmental sustainability, human well-being, andbusiness success synonymous.
  • We care about what we each accomplish, not where wework from or how many hours we put in.
  • We want working together to feel effortless and theways we work together to be intuitive.
  • We embrace innovation: we’re willing to take risks,we know we’ll make mistakes along the way, and we push ourselves to apply what we learneach time. At Green Economy Canada, it’s okay to fail.
  • We have fun, enjoy working together, and laugh often.
  • We’re not satisfied with the status quo: we don’tthink “because that’s how it’s always been done” justifies a course of action. We challengeeach other, think critically, and strive for objective decision-making.
Together with our network of Hubs and partners, we’rebuilding a better business-as-usual.

Learn More About Green Economy Canada



Are you passionate about the outdoors, conservation and working with young people?

The WILD Outside program across Canada is looking for adults over 18 who can volunteer as mentors and help lead youth in our exiting program alongside our CWF staff.

WILD Outside is a free extracurricular national conservation-based youth leadership program designed for any youth ages 15 to 18, no experience or prerequisites, just interest. By participating in this immersive program, young Canadians will experience opportunities for personal growth while developing and encouraging their own “conservation ethic”. Learning from CWF facilitators & volunteers alongside their peers, youth who join the WILD Outside program will get outdoors on adventures and connect with other local participants in the planning and delivery of community-based conservation action projects in their own community. The goal of the WILD Outside program is to inspire youth participants to develop a passion for conservation, an awareness of their natural environment and a deeper appreciation for wildlife. It’s a fun, educational program where youth can participate in a variety of conservation-themed activities, meet new friends and discover an appreciation for the outdoors in a safe, structured environment.

WILD Outside Adult Volunteers will need to go through our volunteer screening and training.

WILD Outside Adult Volunteers are asked to be available for one or two events a month (evenings and weekends).

If interested please email us:
subject: Adult volunteer

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