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Job Number:  37904
Coordinator, Legacy & Sustainability
Job Posted: Wednesday, 6 September 2017
Closing Date: Monday, 18 September 2017
(61 days ago)
2019 Canada Winter Games Red Deer
Region: Central Alberta Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Red Deer, AB Salary: $40,000 - $45,000 per year

TITLE: Coordinator, Legacy & Sustainability

REPORTS TO: Manager, Executive Office

CONTRACT TERM: Until March 29, 2019

SALARY LEVEL: $40,000 - $45,000/year, commensurate on education and experience


The 2019 Canada Winter Games Red Deer Host Society is looking to fill the position of Coordinator, Legacy & Sustainability.

In less than two years, thousands of our country’s best and brightest will set their sights on Red Deer as we host the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Up to 3,600 participants from across Canada, 400 media, 500 VIPs, 500 officials and thousands of visitors will join us for the two-week event. Featuring 19 sports and a major arts and cultural festival, the 2019 Canada Games will be the largest event in Red Deer’s history.


The Coordinator, Legacy & Sustainability will provide coordination, integration, planning, development and operations support regarding sustainability and legacy projects for the Host Society.  The Coordinator will help the Host Society develop a plan for hosting a “Sustainable Games” and ensure best efforts to create a positive social, environmental and financial legacy.



This role will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Analyze the operations of the organization to develop sustainable business solutions
  • Design programs and processes to help mitigate environmental and social risks
  • Recommend effective corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives
  • Work closely with the Sustainability Committee to develop, design, coordinate and execute the Sustainability Plan
  • Work closely with the Legacy Committee to coordinate and execute the Legacy Plan
  • Directly coordinating all aspects of legacy and sustainability initiatives and programs
  • Managing sustainable activities such as recycling, energy efficiency, and water conservation
  • Engaging with a variety of stakeholders to ensure that their input is reflected in the organization’s sustainability policies and legacy plan
  • Provide leadership and advice on environmental matters to ensure safe, efficient and timely delivery of projects



  • An undergraduate degree or diploma in science, biology, ecology, business, economics, environmental practice or other related fields.
  • Two (2) or more years of related experience in the development and coordination of sustainability programs and/or project management. A combined equivalent of education and experience may be considered.
  • Environmental Professional (EP®) Certification would be an asset.
  • Strong organizational, administration, planning and presentation skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral, in English is required and fluency in French is an asset.
  • Experience with Google’s G Suite programs, Gmail, Docs, Slides, Calendar, etc. (or equivalent Microsoft Office programs), is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities and manage multiple projects
  • Ability to work in a team environment where duties and reporting levels are shared
  • Knowledge and experience working in a not-for-profit, events, sports or multi-sport Games environment is an asset.



  • Formal office hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.; however, flexibility will be required. This may include various evening/weekend committee work, varying workload/ deadlines, Games time requirements, etc.
  • The 2019 Canada Games Host Society is an equal opportunity employer and believes diversity strengthens us as a workplace; we encourage all those qualified to apply.
  • All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal record check and/or other background checks.
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please email your cover letter and résumé to the attention of: Manager, Executive Office

Only those invited into the recruitment process will be contacted. Thank you.
Contact Details:
Manager, Executive Office
2019 Canada Winter Games Red Deer
5205 48 Avenue
Red Deer, AB, T4N 6X3

Tel: (403) 309-8419
www:   canadagames.ca/2019/employment

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