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Job Title: Sustainability Leadership Program (SLP) Digital Program Assistant
Program: Sustainability Leadership Program
Organization: Sustainable Hamilton Burlington
Location: Hamilton or Burlington, Ontario / from home (see below)
Eligbility: under the age of 31 (see below)

Date Posted: September 14, 2020
Closing Date: Interested candidates should send Covering Letter and Resume to by September 20, 2020

Start Date: October 1, 2020


Sustainable Hamilton Burlington (SHB) is a non-profit social enterprise, launched in 2011, dedicated to advancing adoption of sustainable business practices in our business organizations for a healthier environment and thriving, prosperous communities. We aim to make sustainability the new business norm and contribute to a sustainable, low carbon economy. We believe that by assisting our organizations (including businesses, institutions and nonprofit organizations) to achieve their potential through sustainability, and to adopt climate mitigation and adaptation measures, we will help create sustainable prosperity for our communities while contributing to greenhouse gas emissions reduction and other climate change goals. SHB is a member of Green Economy Canada, a network of community social enterprises convening businesses setting sustainability targets.

The SLP is our core, membership-based program that helps businesses to adopt sustainable business practices through education, driving measurable action and celebrating results. Business members follow an online, guided process where they work toward the attainment of a series of milestones. They set targets and action plans to reduce their environmental impacts, including carbon emissions/energy consumption, water consumption, waste to landfill and more. Ultimately, they embed sustainability throughout their organizations and expand their impact through their value chains and in their communities. Through the SLP program members also gain a better understanding of their climate impacts and risks, incorporating climate action into their strategy. Support provided throughout the SLP process includes technical advice, a comprehensive toolkit and other best practice resources, and access to a series of online webinars, workshops and one-on-one support sessions.

Job Purpose: The SLP Digital Program Assistant will report to the SLP Program Manager to assist with the development of our online program and supporting resources to contribute to the overall success of the SLP program in driving impact in the Halton, Hamilton and Niagara Region communities served.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop an online greenhouse gas emissions analysis and accounting tool;
  • Develop an online water management tool;
  • Work collaboratively with the SLP Program Manager to collect and analyse the data from our members. This will assist in highlighting the sustainability successes of SLP member companies;
  • Support the upkeep of our digital resources and help administer the technical resources for new member onboarding;
  • Develop and implement data analyses, data collection systems and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality;
  • Locate and define new process improvement opportunities;
  • Assist with development of apps or software related to sustainability education as part of the online SLP program as needed.

Roles & Responsibilities of Sustainable Hamilton Burlington:

Sustainable Hamilton Burlington is dedicated to providing a rewarding and mutually beneficial experience for our Staff and Volunteers. We will strive to gain an understanding of each person’s career and personal aspirations as they relate to their work with SHB and do whatever we can to support these goals. Overall, we endeavor to provide a diverse, inclusive culture that promotes positive professional and social interactions with other like-minded individuals that leads to camaraderie and enhanced learning.

Training for the position will be provided by the SLP Program Manager and Executive Director, with specific technical training provided as necessary through external webinars and courses.


The ideal candidate will have a post-secondary degree or diploma in Computer Science, Information Management, Mathematics, Economics, Statistics or related program. A strong interest or passion for sustainability and contributing to a healthy community would be preferred.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications, traits and abilities:

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), especially in Excel
  • Microsoft Access or other database software experience would be an asset
  • WordPress content population/development, working with WordPress plugins, etc., experience
  • Familiarity with G Suite and similar products
  • Familiarity with Greenhouse Gas accounting would be an asset
  • Positive, optimistic outlook and passionate about sustainability
  • Self-motivated, works well independently but thrives on teamwork
  • Analytical, scientific in approach to finding new solutions and problem-solving
  • Proactive, forward-thinking
  • Outgoing, service-oriented, confident
  • Excellent communications skills – verbally as well as written
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

Additional requirements of our funders stipulate that the successful candidate must be:

  • Under the age of (not yet turned) 31
  • Not currently in receipt of EI benefits
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or holding refugee status
  • Accepted as a candidate by ECO Canada Digital Skills for Youth


This position is being funded by a federal grant until March 31, 2021. Remuneration is $20 per hour for a 37.5-hour work week.

Location of Work:

The majority of this work will be conducted from home or other location determined by the successful candidate. Occasional work and in-person meetings may be conducted if possible adhering to COVID safety precautions at the SHB Hamilton office or other location.


Reply to:, by September 20, 2020

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Sep 15 2020    Numéro : 57498