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Engagement Coordinator (Sustainability)

by Western University

Reference #: 22484
Position Type: Contract
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Apr 30, 2021
Experience: 2 Years
Education: University Degree
Western University

Job Description

Considered Canada's most beautiful University, Western's main campus spans 400 acres of Gothic-style buildings mixed with modern LEED-certified capital structures providing an idyllic environment for our community of scholars. The university is located in London, Canada, a safe, vibrant and welcoming community of more than 350,000 people serving as a regional medical and industrial hub for southwestern Ontario.

Facilities Management is responsible for the planning, development, engineering, construction, operation, maintenance and stewardship of all the buildings, infrastructure, sites and services within Western’s campus community. Our integrated Team provides excellence in creating and maintaining Western’s facilities and in serving the community (over 100 buildings covering over 9 million square feet on more than 500 acres). Our vision is to be recognized as the leader in facilities management among research-intensive universities worldwide.

Western is committed to reducing emissions and waste, managing energy and water consumption, and being a responsible steward of the environment, as well as Western’s facilities and resources. The Engagement Coordinator (Sustainability) will work in collaboration to promote, develop and implement sustainability initiatives at Western that will educate staff, faculty and students on sustainability, waste reduction, and energy conservation opportunities across campus. The successful candidate will coordinate engagement and communications efforts and events related to sustainability and will identify, recommend, implement and monitor changes across campus and will work to ensure that Western becomes a recognized leader in environmental sustainability by engaging students, staff and faculty across campus in a variety of sustainability initiatives.


- Undergraduate Degree in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Sustainability or a related field

- 2 years' experience in an environmental sustainability role
- Experience with social media and digital communications
- Previous work experience in a post-secondary environment is preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Knowledge of sustainability and environmental topics (e.g. waste/ emissions reduction, conservation, procurement, STARS reporting, life cycle costing)
- Familiarity with e-communication tools including website, graphic design principles and with social media platforms relevant to student populations
- Knowledge of theory and best practice s with marketing trends and best practices
- Ability to collaborate across internal and external boundaries to meet common objectives, improve outcomes and support work beyond one's own unit
- Ability to establish and build healthy working relations and partnerships with clients, peers and external stakeholders
- Ability to apply creativity and recommend strategies for engagement initiatives in response to cultural and social trends
- Highly developed interpersonal and communications skills, including the ability to engage audiences and interacting with individuals at all levels of an organization
- Excellent organizational, time management and project management skills
- A strong record of teamwork with the motivation and ability to work independently with little supervision, while being able to actively contribute in meetings and in team settings
- Ability to apply creativity and recommend strategies for engagement initiatives in response to cultural and social trends
- Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
- Project coordination skills to coordinate a project from conception to completion within tightly prescribed timelines

Interested applicants are asked to visit: to apply online to job reference #22484, by midnight on May 07, 2021.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at or phone 519-661-2194.