Date Posted: March 08, 2023
Position: Project Assistant, Green Audits Program
Term: One year contract, full time
Salary: between $19.00/hour and $20.50/hour with health benefits plan
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Application Deadline: March 22, 2023 or until filled
Green Action Centre Seeks Project Assistant for Green Audits Program
Interested in your skills development and working to help organizations to understand their environmental footprint, reduce carbon emissions, and strengthen sustainability?
If you’re passionate about the planet and want to make a positive impact, this is an excellent opportunity for you.
Position Description: We are seeking a self-directed, energetic and organized individual to support our new program focus on Green Audits, as well as our Circular Living Program. The Green Audits Program Assistant will help promote our Green Audits Program as well as assist with development and delivery of green audits, which may include scheduling meetings with groups, assisting with delivering presentations, undertaking waste audits, and researching information or writing reports for clients.
The Green Audits Assistant will also carry out tasks in the Circular Living Program by engaging Manitobans in composting, food waste reduction, and plastic waste reduction activities. This will be achieved through educational activities and messaging provided at workshops and presentations, events and displays; with publications and blogs; through interviews, articles and advertising through mainstream media; by responding to enquiries on our composting helpline; and by helping to manage the Master Composter Volunteer Network in Manitoba. Services are provided to schools, community groups, workplaces, and residents.
Background: Green Action Centre is an environmental nonprofit based in Winnipeg and serving Manitoba. We are a registered charity, governed by an elected board of directors, with a core group of passionate, dedicated staff. We promote greener living through environmental education and encourage practical green solutions for households, workplaces, schools, and communities. Our primary areas of focus are healthy and green commuting, composting and waste reduction, sustainable living, and resource conservation. We also run a social enterprise, Compost Winnipeg, which provides organic waste collection services for residences, businesses and multi-family dwellings in the Winnipeg area. Our office is located in Treaty 1 territory and the homeland of the Métis Nation in the heart of downtown Winnipeg.
The Role & Responsibilities
We need someone eager to learn and, at the same time, capable and with initiative to make things happen and broaden our community impact. The Green Audits Program Assistant plays a key role in our efforts to increase our public profile and our work with businesses and community organizations. This position reports directly to the Circular Living Program Lead and/or the Green Audits Program Lead, and works collaboratively with the Office Coordinator and other program staff.
Responsibilities: In cooperation and with guidance from the Circular Living Program Lead and Green Audits Program Lead as well as other Green Action Centre staff, the Assistant will have the following duties and responsibilities:
Qualifications & Skills:
Physical & Other Demands
Diversity and Inclusion
Green Action Centre is committed to being an inclusive organization and is working to better reflect and represent the diversity of the communities we serve. We encourage members from the following communities to apply and self-declare in your application: Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, Immigrant or refugee, People with disabilities, LGBT2SQ+. Being a member of an equity group is among our hiring selection criteria. Your declaration of membership in any of these groups will remain confidential.
Application Deadline: 8:00 pm CDT, Wednesday, March 22, 2023 or until suitable candidate is found.
Remuneration: between $19.00/hour and $20.50/hour (35 hours/week). A monthly Winnipeg Transit Eco-Pass, or financial equivalent for cycling or walking, is provided through Green Action Centre’s “Active Transportation Benefit” policy. Health and Benefits Program provided after 3-months employment.
To Apply: Applications received by the posted deadline will be reviewed for consideration first. If a suitable candidate is not found we will continue to review applications received after the deadline. If this opportunity interests you, please email your cover letter and resume to with “Green Audits Program Assistant Position” in the subject heading.
Candidates of all ages are encouraged to apply. However, please note in your application if you are a post-secondary graduate between 18-30 years of age and a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have Canadian refugee status, which may qualify you for support under Eco Canada’s Science Horizons wage subsidy program.
While we thank all applicants for their interest in the position, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
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