Job Posting 96952

Waste Reduction & Sustainability Coordinator
BC Housing
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 14 days (Sat, 14 Oct)
full time

Waste Reduction & Sustainability Coordinator:

$56,796.64 - $65,740.30 Annually


Reporting to the Manager, Recycling and Waste Management, the Sustainability & Waste Reduction Coordinator (SWRC) assists in the development, promotion, delivery and evaluation of tenant and staff engagement initiatives and programs that support BC Housing waste management and sustainability commitments. He/She/They focus specifically on sustainable waste management practices at public housing sites in the Lower Mainland and other regions in BC with the goal to reduce the amount of residential waste generated at BC Housing sites, increase compliance with existing recycling programs and ongoing education on sustainable practices. The incumbent assists in planning, coordinating, and implementing site specific staff, tenant, and vendor engagement initiatives with a focus on sustainable practices based on Provincial, Municipal, Federal mandates and guidelines and promotes established best practices to reduce waste. The position travels to different sites throughout the Lower Mainland with occasional travel to other parts of the province to conduct work. The position partners with health services, emergency services and sustainability staff on an as needed basis and enhances engagement with internal and external stakeholders under the direction of the Manager.


The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Bachelor's degree in sustainability, waste management, environmental sciences, social sciences, or other relevant discipline. 
  • Sound experience in recycling and waste reduction initiatives. Some direct industry experience in waste management and sustainability, facilitation in community settings, program evaluation and working with people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. 
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience acceptable to the employer.


  • Sound knowledge of recycling protocols, sustainability practices and programs, climate change and policies related to sustainability.
  • Some knowledge of recycling and waste removal protocols and transportation of said materials from residential, multifamily and ICI’s (institutional, commercial, and Industrial). 
  • Some knowledge of community based social marketing and community development. 
  • Basic understanding of behavioural change, community education frameworks and programs. 
  • Basic understanding of sustainability barriers. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills including presentations, and workshop facilitation. 
  • Proficient in MS Office and Internet search tools. 
  • Good skills in group management and conflict resolution. 
  • Good skills in outreach and workshop facilitation. 
  • Ability to organize and administer programs to a diverse group of people facing multiple barriers and challenges. 
  • Ability to support and develop positive working relationships across various levels internally as well as externally. 
  • Ability to educate in a friendly, engaging, and non-judgmental manner. 
  • Ability to navigate challenges through consensus building. 
  • Ability to work independently and in a team and partnership context as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to undertake physical work for significant periods of time and ability to lift 15kg. 
  • Ability to travel and work periodic evenings and weekends; transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of the position. 
  • Valid Class 5 BC driver’s license and access to a vehicle.


How to Apply:

Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and competencies.  To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position.  This information will be used as part of the selection process.

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