Program Coordinator - Moving in a Liveable Region - COP26

Apply by July 05, 2021

Position: Program Coordinator - Cities and COP26

Supervisor: Jude Crasta
Salary: $26/hour + benefits
Term: 5 months

Position Location: Vancouver, SFU Harbour Centre

Application Closing Date: July 5th, 2021 at 4:00pm PDT

Applications: Please submit your cover letter, CV and a 200 word response to the following question: What role can cities play in addressing climate change? To: Jude Crasta, Program Manager, at jude_crasta@sfu.ca

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The SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue seeks a full-time Program Coordinator to assist the Centre in supporting Canadian cities in preparation for COP26. The Program Coordinator works with the Executive Director and reports to the Program Manager, Moving in a Livable Region to provide assistance in research, partnership development and liaison, event coordination, communications and outreach, program logistics and administration. The Program Coordinator will be situated at SFU Harbour Centre in Vancouver and is part of a team that focuses on urban issues within the Centre. 

Required skills and experience:

An undergraduate degree and demonstrated commitment and experience in working on climate change or urban issues.

  • A commitment to excellence in event management and execution
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent programming skills with a commitment to dialogue
  • Capacity to manage multiple tasks within a given time frame
  • Capacity to think strategically and focus on operational details
  • Understanding and capacity to work with global partners
  • Demonstrated experience in working with a variety of computer programs including Word, Excel, Maximizer, Powerpoint. Capacity to program in html is an asset 
  • Ability to write fundraising proposals, grant applications and narrative reports
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial equity, justice and decolonization
  • A desire to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple partners
  • A team player

Position description:

The Program Coordinator plays a key role in supporting the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue cities and climate change programming. The Program Coordinator works with the Executive Director and reports to the Program Manager, Moving in a Livable Region to provide assistance in research, partnership development and liaison, event coordination, communications and outreach, program logistics and administration. Duties include:

Research

  • Provides assistance in researching Canadian cities climate commitments and actions, including the work of intermediary organizations (e.g. Federation of Canadian Municipalities, CUSP, ICLEI, Big City Mayor’s Caucus
  • Global cities initiatives related to COP 26 (including the Cities Race to Zero Campaign, the Global Covenant of Mayors, C40, World Future Council, United Nations Framework on Climate Change Cities initiative etc.)
  • Federal government COP 26 initiatives
  • Collaborative initiatives of cities in other jurisdictions in preparation for COP 26 (e.g. US, European Union, Latin American, Asian etc.)
  • Partnership Development and Liaison
  • Identifying potential partnerships and participating in meetings as appropriate
  • Documenting partnership meetings
  • Ensuring partners are well briefed and receive appropriate documentation between meetings
  • Maintaining an accurate database on partners and key project stakeholders in Maximizer

Event Coordination

  • Assisting in the scoping, planning and execution of a series of virtual and in-person (where appropriate) dialogues and events in preparation for COP26 
  • Ensuring all logistical arrangements for events are planned and executed well (venue, catering, AV, note-taking, video recording, etc.)
  • Supporting the preparation of advanced reading dossiers for the dialogues
  • Inviting and liaising with key resource people
  • Inviting and liaising with participants 3
  • Providing logistical support in audio-recording sessions
  • Providing support to volunteers (training, supervision)
  • Preparing and distributing background resource packages in a timely manner to participants
  • Taking notes and report writing

Communications and Outreach

  • Preparing promotional materials for dialogues and events
  • Profiling events to key target audiences using a variety of print, broadcast and online tools
  • Supporting social media platforms with content
  • Providing support with any media relations, blog writing or op.ed preparation 

Administration

  • Assisting with fundraising proposals and reports
  • Keeping detailed records of project activities, correspondence, press, contacts and process outcomes
  • Maintaining good working relationships with the project team and assisting with administrative duties as necessary

The SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an equitable environment for all employees. We strongly encourage applications from qualified people of all gender expressions and identities, sexual orientations, visible minorities, Indigenous persons and persons with disabilities. Should you require accommodations throughout the application process, please be in touch. 

SFU's Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue reserves the right to adjust application deadlines and negotiate the terms of employment to ensure that its immediate resourcing needs are filled.