Green Careers

Volunteer Opportunities at Windfall

There are currently three volunteer positions available at Windfall Centre:

Events Coordinator

Job Purpose

The Events Coordinator will be responsible for assisting with event coordination for educational and technical workshops for the ClimateWise Business Network by liaising with speakers and venues, conducting research and finding resources to guide staff decision-making, aiding in event planning and implementation, and assisting with on-site events and clean-up.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaising with past and potential exhibitors to ascertain their precise event requirements; order supplies and equipment, make travel arrangements;
  • Conduct research and find resources to help staff make decisions about event possibilities;
  • Propose new ideas to improve the event planning and implementation process;
  • Prepare name tags, materials, packages, gift bags, registration lists, organizational charts, etc.;
  • Assist with managing on-site production and clean up for events as necessary; close out all events as required.

Key Skills Required

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Education in sustainability, environmental studies or business or marketing is an advantage;
  • Prior experience in an events role preferred;
  • Able to work independently and find solutions;
  • Desire to learn new things and adapt quickly;
  • Interested in environmental or sustainability issues.

Time Commitment

Minimum 5 hours per week, plus weekly team meeting.

Business Development Researcher

Job Purpose

The Business Development Researcher will be responsible for conducting research to support the ClimateWise Business Network team, with a focus on industry-specific campaigns, preparing market research, developing case studies and providing up-to-date business case data.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducting, synthesizing and compiling research to support industry campaigns (for example, industry-specific business case data, company profiles & contact information);
  • Supporting decision making, coordination & outreach involved in all industry campaigns;
  • Supporting other ad-hoc market research for the business development team, such as research on cold leads.

Key Skills Required

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Education in sustainability, environmental studies or business or marketing is an advantage;
  • Experience in a research-focused role;
  • Self-motivated, driven and organized;
  • Conscientious, detail-oriented and dependable;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Interested in environmental or sustainability issues.

Time Commitment

Minimum 5 hours per week, plus weekly team meeting, and biweekly business development strategy meeting.

IT Specialist

Job Purpose

Do you have a passion for solving IT issues? Are you interested in developing your IT expertise within an innovative sustainability focused group using the latest tools? The IT Specialist will be our go-to for all things IT related! This position will help the rest of the web, communications, and client service team with system design, troubleshooting, coding support, and project support as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Act as a resource for debugging IT & web-related issues
  • Turn ideas into reality by helping develop and integrate leading edge outreach campaigns using our Salesfore.com Enterprise platform.
  • Support web team members on larger projects as necessary
  • Coordinate with other team members and functional areas on projects

Skills Required

  • Excellent database management knowledge using Salesforce.com and APEX
  • Thorough knowledge of Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Strong communications skills
  • A passion for linking your IT expertise to improving local sustainability efforts

Time commitment

Approximately 5 hours per week, including bi-weekly team meeting.