The Calgary Climate Hub is a new non-profit organisation, led by a diverse group of Calgarians committed to meaningful local action on climate change. We represent a variety of industries, cultures and causes, ranging from social work, medicine, and high-tech, to small business and law.
The Calgary Climate Hub was organized in response to a persistent lack of leadership on climate change education, engagement, and action in Calgary. We believe that a broad and diverse range of Calgarians and Calgary organizations need to be engaged on the climate crisis to co-develop impactful solutions that fit our unique circumstances.
The Hub is looking for an enthusiastic individual to help develop the internal governance policies of the Hub, set up an official/ongoing membership list, and develop internal and external communication tools.
The Coordinator will work in collaboration with the Board of Directors and the Hub’s volunteers, and will report to the Board of Directors.
This is a medium term, part time contract position. For the right candidate, and if funding is available, there may be an opportunity to transition to a longer term part or full time position.
Duties and responsibilities may include, but is not limited to the following, with the scope of the position to be determined collaboratively:
COMMUNICATION AND ENGAGEMENT
Create and manage a database of ally organisations, Hub supporters and volunteers using relevant Customer Management or volunteer engagement tools;
Develop, implement and manage a communication strategy to effectively inform ally organizations and supporters of Hub activities, leverage members with a ladder of engagement and continuously expand the Hub membership
Manage digital collaborative tools for internal communication
Update the Hub’s website
GOVERNANCE AND POLICY
Help the Board of Directors draft policies pertaining to finance, budget, decision-making, Code of Conduct, Volunteer Charter and any other relevant matters
Help the Hub follow best practices of good governance in the non-profit sector;
Creat a membership database and updating to comply with the Alberta Society Act
Develop process to record minutes and board decisions
Develop process to protect personal information and Hub’s digital security
Identify and pursue grants and other institutional funds
Build connections and exploring other fundraising possibilities
EVENT AND VOLUNTEER SUPPORT
Coordinate meetings, take minutes, and follow-up with volunteers to ensure tasks meet deadline;
Help in other organizational tasks to support climate education, engagement and action
Support the Board of Directors in performing their responsibilities as needed
Represent the Hub in some events, meetings, and media
Manage the bank account and establish systems of financial accountability
Connect and maintain relationships with community leaders and the broader community to build climate change awareness and to co-build local climate solutions
Ensure that the Calgary Climate Hub represents a diversity of voices – at the membership level, the partnership level and the program level
The ideal candidate will possess many of these qualifications and qualities:
Post-secondary education or equivalent
Experience or education in fundraising and grant writing
Experience working in organizations composed mainly of volunteers
Experience or education in non-profit structure and governance
Experience in organizational and/or program evaluation
Experience in Communication Relation Management Tools and Web-Content Management
Self-starter – self motivated and able to perform independently
Professional and persuasive communication skills
Respects and values equality and inclusiveness
Passion for, and knowledge of, climate change and climate change solutions
Strong understanding of the Calgary and Alberta non-profit, environmental, and funder communities
Comfortable with technology and excited and capable about learning new tools
Ability to adapt to and manage quickly changing priorities
The Coordinator is working with volunteers. As a result, the candidates must be willing to work during evenings and weekends from time to time to attend meetings and help organising events. Some meetings can be attended remotely.
Graduate students at the University of Calgary are eligible for the Transformative Talent Internship (https://ucalgary.ca/mygradskills/internships/apply). If eligible, the successful candidate would be expected to apply for this internship to support the costs of this position. Note that eligibility for the Transformative Talent Internship will not influence the hiring decision for this position.
About the Calgary Climate Hub
Vision: Calgary to become a leader on climate action and successfully transition into the future economy.
Mission: To support and influence City of Calgary planning and processes to ensure citizens are engaged, that sufficient resources are provided, and that plans are adequate to meet climate targets
Compensation: $1700-$2800 a month, depending on experience
Job Type: Part Time Contract, 22.5 hours/3 days a week
Contract Length: 6 months with the possibility of extension
To apply, send cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight, Monday January 21st.