Current employment opportunities:

About Green Venture: 

We are an established and impactful non-profit environmental organization that works to empower Hamiltonians to implement greener practices in their homes and communities to make our city a climate champion. We operate out of EcoHouse – a 1850s farmhouse in east Hamilton with 2 acres of gardens, and sustainable living demonstrations. Our team is focused on making positive environmental action happen every day and we use creativity, practical tools, and demonstrating environmental action to engage our community to achieve our mission. We are building our team to support our strategic objectives.

Registered Energy Advisors

About the Opportunity: 

We are continually looking for Registered Home Energy Advisors to join our team.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge or experience in Building Science, Home Construction or Home Inspections
  • Excellent customer service skills as well as a professional manner
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, highly organized, attention to detail with a positive attitude and interest in the Energy and Environment sectors
  • Analytical, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Highly developed math and computer skills
  • Proficient in the use of MS Word, Excel and Web Based Applications with an aptitude to learn internal software and relevant applications

Further Requirements and Qualifications

  • Completion of a criminal background check
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license, full G required
  • Access to a personal insured vehicle as well as being able to travel to surrounding communities along with general and automotive liability coverage.
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Acquisition and maintenance of Registered Energy Advisor Certification with NRCan.
  • Successful completion of the Foundation Level Exam is required prior to training. Additional training provided by Green Communities Canada (Service Organization) is required.
  • For complete information on training, please see this brochure

How to apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to email their cover letter and resume in one PDF file to the Executive Director, Giuliana Casimirri, contact@greenventure.ca, specifying the Job Title in the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Video or phone interviews will be scheduled during business hours. Please include with your cover letter and resume a list of professional references. We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Green Venture is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code as requested.

Environmental Education Program Coordinator (Open to Indigenous Candidates)

About the Position:

The Environmental Education Coordinator will design and deliver environmental education programming to children and youth from Kindergarten to Grade 12. This will include creating Community Science projects for students across Hamilton, with the goal of engaging youth in climate change adaptation and mitigation. Possible areas of focus include urban forestry, tree health, biodiversity, land care, water quality and contamination, as well as the exploration of  green infrastructure alternatives. This role will include program development and delivery of our Fresh Air for Kids program for elementary students and our Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program for high school students.

Green Venture recognizes the impact that colonialism has had in shaping the environment we aim to protect. In our commitment to honouring reconciliation efforts, we are seeking a candidate who self-identifies as belonging to an Indigenous community (First Nations, Inuit, or Metis) and(/or) brings a deep respect and knowledge of the history, culture, and goals of Indigenous communities in Canada

We are looking for someone who is passionate about empowering communities and youth to engage in environmental action, who has community education experience to  develop and deliver environment-focused educational  programming, facilitate outreach with youth-involved organizations, and an engaging and creative communicator, anda collaborative, flexible team-player.

 We are looking for someone with:

  • Post-secondary education and/or professional experience in the fields of science and/or education.
  • First Nations, Métis or Inuit background.
  • A working knowledge of current environmental issues, particularly as they relate to climate change.
  • A deep interest in environmental protection.
  • Enthusiastic and creative self-starter, with strong initiative and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organization, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office, Google Suite, social media content creation and management, digital communication tools and strategies, mobile data collection technology, and design software (e.g. WordPress, MailChimp, Photoshop, Canva).
  • Experience delivering educational programming, community presentations, and/or workshops to children, youth, or adults.
  • Experience working with a variety of diverse groups. 
  •  Demonstrated involvement in community-building efforts.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Flexible and able to adapt quickly to changes in programming, events, meetings, etc..
  • Class G driver’s licence, clean driving record, and access to a vehicle (or alternative way to get around the city).
  • Valid Emergency First Aid + CPR certification is considered an asset.
  • Must be able to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Police Reference Check upon acceptance of the position.

Terms of Employment:

  • Full-time, 10-month contract, with the possibility of extension subject to funding.
  • Salary range of $37,000 – $42,000 per year and extended health benefits plan, including life insurance following probationary employment period.
  • 35 hours per week, with occasional evening and weekend work as required. 

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to email their cover letter, resume, and two or three professional references in a single PDF file to contact@greenventure.ca, specifying the Job Title in the subject line. The posting will remain open until the position is filled. First Nation, Métis and Inuit applicants are encouraged to apply and asked to please self-identify on their cover letter.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Video or phone interviews will be scheduled during business hours, Monday – Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM.  We thank you for applying, and will contact you via email to provide updates on the status of your application and/or interview offer. 

Green Venture is an equal opportunity employer under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We are committed to making our organization as accessible as possible, and will provide accommodations to meet any access needs requested by applicants and potential employees, to the best of our ability.