Project Assistant, Legacy and Sustainability

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les deux langues officielles
  • Titre de l'emploi : Project Assistant, Legacy and Sustainability
  • Nom de l’organisme : 2019 Canada Games Host Society Red Deer
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Red Deer, Alberta
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-09-01 à 2017-12-23 (16 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 18,00 $

TITLE: Project Assistant, Legacy & Sustainability

REPORTS TO: Manager, Executive Office


CONTRACT TERM: Fall Semester 2017 (Sept. - Dec. 2017), exact dates TBA


The 2019 Canada Winter Games Red Deer Host Society is looking to fill the position of Project Assistant.

In less than two years, thousands of our country’s best and brightest will set their sights on Red Deer as we host the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Up to 3,600 participants from across Canada, over 400 media, 500 VIPs, 500 officials and thousands of visitors will join us for the two-week event. Featuring 19 sports and numerous cultural events and festivals, the 2019 Canada Games will be the largest event in Red Deer’s history.

The Project Assistant, Legacy & Sustainability will provide coordination, integration, planning, development and operations support regarding sustainability and legacy projects for the Host Society. He/she will help the Host Society develop a plan for hosting a “Sustainable Games” and ensure best efforts to create a positive social, environmental and financial legacy.


Reporting to the Manager, Executive Office the Project Assistant, Legacy & Sustainability will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

Analyze the operations of the organization to develop sustainable business solutions

Design programs and processes to help mitigate environmental and social risks

Research best practices and new technologies related to sustainability, corporate social responsibility and environmental monitoring

Identify interdependencies within the 2019 Canada Winter Games functional areas to execute the programs

Recommend effective corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives

Work closely with the Sustainability Committee to develop, design, coordinate and execute the Sustainability Plan

Work closely with the Legacy Committee to coordinate and execute the Legacy Plan

Directly coordinating all aspects of legacy and sustainability initiatives and programs

Managing sustainable activities such as recycling, energy efficiency, and water conservation

Conducting an analysis of current policies, costs and benefits associated with implementing sustainable practices in the organization

Developing and implementing systems to measure the progress of legacy and sustainability initiatives

Engaging with a variety of stakeholders to ensure that their input is reflected in the organization’s sustainability policies and legacy plan


An undergraduate degree or diploma in science, biology, ecology, business, economics, environmental practice or other related fields.

Two (2) or more years of related experience in the development and coordination of sustainability programs and/or project management. A combined equivalent of education and experience may be considered.

Environmental Professional (EP®) Certification (or working towards) would be an asset.

Strong organizational, administration, planning and presentation skills.

Excellent communication skills, written and oral, in English is required and fluency in French is an asset

Experience with Google’s G Suite programs, Gmail, Docs, Slides, Calendar, etc. (or equivalent Microsoft Office programs) is required.

Demonstrated ability to set priorities and manage multiple projects

Ability to work in a team environment where duties and reporting levels are shared

Knowledge and experience working in a not-for-profit, events, sports or multi-sport Games environment is an asset


Formal office hours are 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.; however, flexibility will be required (and given appropriately). This may include various evening/weekend committee work, varying workload/deadlines, Games time requirements, etc.

Supportive of the Games initiative and contribute to its success through high quality work and effort.

Must have a desire to work in a fast paced environment with flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities.

Ability to work collaboratively with a focus on attention to detail and communication of expectations.

The 2019 Canada Games Host Society is an equal opportunity employer and believes diversity strengthens us as a workplace; we encourage all those qualified to apply.

All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada at the time of application.

Closing date is July 21, 2017.

Please forward your cover letter and résumé to:

Manager, Executive Office

Only those invited into the recruitment process will be contacted. Thank you.

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