Business Sustainability Manager Job Opportunity – Canadian Tire


Business Sustainability Manager, Corporate Strategy and Business Sustainability, Canadian Tire Toronto

Contract Position April 16th to Dec 31st 2012

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• Engage stakeholders across the organization, leading key sustainability projects involving both internal and external stakeholders. Support the team in initiatives related to:

• Project management and workshop facilitation

• Business case development

• Carbon accounting and sustainability performance measurement

• Market and industry research

• Internal and external communications


• Degree in Business, Sustainability or Environmental related program

• Minimum five to seven years related work experience

• Excellent relationship management skills; experience working with and managing teams in a matrix environment.

• Demonstrated PM competencies: planning, budget and timeline management, scope management, risk management, timely decision making, effective team building, ability to prioritize and delegate appropriately and deal with changing priorities

• Interest in/general knowledge of sustainability, climate change, environmental issues

• Exceptional analytical skills

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Ability to work with extremely detailed information, attention to detail is a must.

• Comfortable with interacting with and coordinating the activities of multiple internal and external stakeholders

• Team player

• Focused on achieving departmental and project objectives

• Proficient user of standard desktop tools including SharePoint, MS Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook

• Competent understanding of web search tools

Environmental Planning Advisor job opp – Conoco-Phillips

Environmental Planning Advisor job opportunity at Conoco-Phillips – a new role in the environmental stewardship team that is looking for quite a unique skill set and sounds like an amazing opportunity.

Emerging Environmental Leaders – Volunteer Director posting

The Emerging Environmental Leaders Forum is looking for 5 experienced and enthusiastic Directors to join the Organizing Committee. This Committee will include the Forum Project Manager and 5 Directors. The 5 new Directors will share the following skills:
– A detail- and task-oriented work ethic;
– Demonstrated experience working on medium to large scale events and/or campaigns;
– A passion for, and/or experience in, the environmental sector;
– The ability to work in a team of committed volunteers;
– The ability to commit between 5 and 7 hours per week (increasing as the event draws near) this fall, winter, and spring.

Your Role: Each Director will be responsible for a specific area of the organization of the Forum.
With the support of the Forum Project Manager, you will develop and implement a work plan.

Your responsibilities will include:
– Attending online weekly team meetings;
– Updating the Project Manager on the progress of your work;
– Supporting other Directors in their efforts.

In concertation with all members of the Organizing Committee, each Director will be assigned an
area of expertise. See further for examples of potential areas of expertise we are looking

Benefits: In this role, you will benefit from meeting and working with an expanded network of
emerging environmental leaders, industry experts, as well as exciting and high profile speakers,
panelists and project advisors. As a member of the Organizing Committee, you will be coached
by the Project manager to help you develop and strengthen your organizational, communication
and leadership skills. You will cultivate a unique roster of contacts in the private, non-profit and
government sectors, and deliver a high profile and rewarding event. All interested candidates
should apply to a general Director position. The top 5 candidates will be selected and will be each
assigned an area of expertise according to their interest and skills.

If you are interested in this exciting and dynamic volunteer position, please send your CV and a
brief (150- 450 words) statement outlining your preferred area of expertise, why you are
interested in, and the best candidate for, this position, to: by
Thursday. November 3, 2011.

Areas of Expertise:
– Work with the Project Manager and Forum’s Steering Committee to develop a marketing strategy and event brand
– Promote and build excitement around the Forum;
– Create promotional material;
– Create and update website content.
– Use various forms of media to attract young leaders to the Forum.

– Coordinate room bookings, hospitality (catering) and other details with Globe 2010
– Prepare and print the delegate’s package;
– Prepare all materials required on the day of the Forum (handouts, name tags, etc.)
– Make all necessary arrangements for all physical and human resources needed on the
day of the Forum.

Future Leader engagement
– Develop and implement a recruitment strategy for Forum participants;
– Design and supervise the registration process;
– Create and organize activities to engage participants before the Forum;
– Prepare the delegate’s package;
– Create and submit a Forum feedback survey.

Speakers, Guests and Mentors
– Keep track of speakers that have been invited and of their answer;
– Prepare information packages for speakers and mentors to explain the goals of the
Forum and how we see their contribution;
– Collect all speakers and mentors’ biographies and pictures
– Find and purchase “Thank you gifts” gifts;
– Arrange for any special requirements by the speakers or mentors;
– Greet and direct guests on the day of the Forum.

Organizational Liaison and Post-event activity organizer
– Seek out and build connections with representatives from organizations with mandates that support the goals of the Emerging Environmental Leaders forum.
– Through the coordination with organizations work to build lasting meeting/communication spaces for delegates of the Emerging Environmental Leaders forum before, during and particularly after the event – due to the geographic spread of delegates these meeting spaces should be face-to-face and online
– Maintain a long-term relationship with the participants and preserve the network of the EEL Forum.

Emerging Green Builders – Committee Members

The Ottawa Region Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council (ORC CaGBC) is looking for committed Emerging Green Builders (EGBs -students and young professionals) to serve on an EGB Committee – a working group to the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). EGBs are students and new professionals (within 5 years of graduation or 30 years of age or younger) dedicated to the green building movement.

The EGB Committee helps to organize fun, informative and social events for
students and new professionals interested in the green building industry.

This is a great opportunity to: get involved in the industry, network with others, and expand your knowledge of green buildings. They are looking for 10 committee members (~ 5 industry, and 5 students).

If interested please send a statement including relevant experience, current name of employer/school, as well as your current job title/degree/diploma,
by September 23, 2011 to Skills of particular interest are: event planning, marketing, webdesign/social media, and finance.

Volunteer Project Manager position – Emerging Environmental Leaders

The 4th biennial Forum for Emerging Environmental Leaders is a side event to the Globe 2012 Conference in Vancouver (March 2012).   We are looking for an experienced and motivated Volunteer Project Manager to lead this exciting event.  

The Forum is a day-long workshop, for 100-150 people between the ages of 18 and 25, that focuses on engaging the next generation of policy thinkers, entrepreneurs and community actors – it is about new talent, ideas and actions – those people who will build the businesses and solutions to address the challenges of the 21st century. Over the years, the Forum has continued to strengthen its brand, and grown in sophistication, number of partners and participants.

If you are an emerging environmental leader who is interested in this exciting and dynamic volunteer position, please send your CV and a brief (150-450 words) statement outlining why you are interested in, and the best candidate for, this position, to: Elizabeth Watterworth, by Friday, September 30, 2011.We anticipate that, with your excellent coordination and project management skills, this upcoming Forum will be the best, yet!