Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Job Posting and Vancouver Events

Position: Sustainability Coordinator
Organization: Simon Fraser University
Location: Burnaby, British Columbia

Date Posted: March 15, 2011
The University is committed to the principle of equity in employment. A more detailed job description may be obtained.

Administrative and Professional Staff (APSA)
Temporary Position


The Sustainability Projects Coordinator organizes and coordinates campus sustainability initiatives in accordance with Simon Fraser University's (SFU) sustainability goals, as set out in Policy GP 38 (Sustainability), and in the strategic plans of the Sustainability Advisory Committee (SAC). The incumbent of this position liaises with campus members to further SAC's strategic goals; develops education and training opportunities for staff, faculty and student community members; represents SFU on external groups; collaborates with Public Affairs on sustainability related media campaigns; designs and distributes educational and promotional materials; assists with integrating principles into SFU's strategic planning processes; and produces SAC's annual report.

QUALIFICATIONS: Undergraduate degree in a field related to sustainability and 4 years of directly related experience in the implementation of sustainability initiatives, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Good knowledge of sustainability matters related to climate change, energy management, water management, green buildings, transportation, waste management, natural areas, and land use is essential. Strong organizational, computer and administrative abilities and skills in research report writing, and developing communication materials. Public-speaking skill and experience facilitating meetings and interactions with diverse groups. Ability to develop project and task timelines, work independently and on a flexible schedule, with minimal supervision. Experience in developing and delivering training workshops and conducting presentations. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, decision-making and problem-solving skills. Excellent negotiation and dialogue facilitation skills. Good research skill and ability to analyze and interpret information. Ability to handle confidential information with discretion. Ability to exercise initiative, work independently, and as a member of a team. Ability to use standard office applications (e.g., MS Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, etc.). Ability to use standard design applications (e.g., Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Dreamweaver, etc.).

SALARY RANGE: $2,094.88 - $2,501.75 bi-weekly


POSITION END DATE: April 30, 2012
A detailed resume and cover letter quoting Competition #098 must be received in our office by 4:30 pm on March 28, 2011, addressed to the attention of Judy Hodgkins, Human Resources Advisor.

Please follow the application instructions.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Seed Savers Garden Forum

Village Vancouver, the Environmental Youth Alliance, and a handful of eager seedkeepers are hosting the first of several SEED SAVERS GARDEN FORUMS, on Sunday, April 3rd, 1 – 3pm in the EYA Youth Garden, at the far eastern end of Cottonwood Community Garden (the corner of Raymur and Malkin).

We wanted to host this event in order to bring together experienced seedkeepers and beginners, in order to facilitate an accelerated, community capacity building in the skill of saving seeds.

With the current insecurity of our global food system, the relentless encroachment of genetic modification into commercial seeds and the glorious return of urbanites to growing their own food right in their own communities, we need to re-learn this ancient, time-honoured human practice of saving seed.

Would you be willing to make time out of your busy schedules and come join us for a couple hours in the garden – to share what you know, ask your questions and get to know others in the community who are inspired to do the same things that you are? For this first meeting, we have loosely set a few themes to guide conversation. However, this is NOT a workshop – rather a forum for discussion and the sharing of knowledge. We would like to talk about: PLANNING THE GARDEN FOR SEED SAVING (Soil building, space requirements, isolation and cross-pollination, garden design strategies, collective-multi garden seed saving).

Hope to see you there! Please email Amy Tran for more information.

In Every Community A Place for Food: A Webinar with Nick Saul and Matt Galloway, Apr 6 12-1pm EST

The Stop recently announced that it is creating two new Community Food
Centres (CFCs) in Stratford and Perth Ontario. At the same time, we're
getting ready to launch a new learning network and set the stage for
creating CFCs across the nation. Are you interested in learning about this
new movement? Wondering how you & your community can get involved? On April
6th, tune in at your computer for a one-hour Interview and Q&A with CBC's
Matt Galloway and The Stop's Executive Director Nick Saul as they discuss
this exciting new initiative.

Registration is required and limited to 100
people. To register, please go to this websiteor contact Elizabeth Fraser for more information.

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