Thank you for your interest in joining our team! Check out our current opportunities below.

Why work with us?

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 – an 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 committed to being a living wage employer. We are certified with the Ontario Living Wage Network. This network calculates the living wage in each region of Ontario based on the cost of living for the area. In Hamilton, the living wage is $20.80/hr (2023-2024). 

We are committed to implementing justice, equality, diversity and inclusion practices within our workplace and to achieving the 50-30 challenge diversity targets.

We are committed to investing in staff growth and wellness by providing professional development support, medical and dental benefits and insurance and paid emergency leave days for full time employees, and a flexible work culture.

We are 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.

We recognize that potential candidates may not apply for a position if they don’t meet every single qualification – particularly members of underrepresented groups. If you are excited about a role, but your experience doesn’t align with every qualification in the job posting, we still encourage you to apply and tell us about yourself in your cover letter. We sincerely thank all applicants, however, we will only be able to contact those selected for an interview.

 

JOB POSTING: Administration and Human Resources Assistant

Position Type: Full time (35 hours per week) or Part time (min. 20 hours per week) position, 12-month contract with possibility of extension

Rate: $20.80-$22 per hour, commensurate with experience

Start date: July 2024

Location: Hamilton, Ontario, with hybrid work-from-home, occasional evening/weekend work required

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.

About the Position: 

As an Administration and Human Resources Assistant, you will assist with the office management, administrative and human resource activities of the organization. You will work closely with the Executive Director and program staff to develop and implement efficient internal systems, streamline operations, and enhance overall office administration and organizational policies. This role is an excellent opportunity for an Administration or Human Resources graduate who is passionate about environmental causes and eager to make a difference.

Responsibilities:

  • Support Executive Director to carry out administrative operations related to the Board of Directors, budgeting, contracting, project planning and management processes.  
  • Oversee and coordinate office administration and plan for office services, such as accommodation, equipment, supplies, volunteer, staff and board orientation, disposal of assets, facility maintenance, security and insurance.
  • Serve as Privacy Officer and implement and update privacy policy and ensure compliance with PIPEDA fair information principles. 
  • Lead in creating, maintaining and updating organizational policies, Human Resource systems, procedures, and record-keeping, and serve as Health & Safety Representative, supporting H&S training, compliance, and inspections.
  • Work closely with bookkeeper, auditor and Executive Director in completing weekly bookkeeping, preparation of operating budget, financial controls, annual audit, and funding reports.
  • Manage and maintain organizational databases, records, and documentation.
  • Assemble data and prepare periodic and special reports, dashboards, manuals and correspondence.
  • Develop and implement effective office processes and procedures to optimize workflow, enhance efficiency and ensure smooth day-to-day operations.
  • Assist in the implementation of sustainable practices within the organization.
  • Greet visitors and offer assistance and tours at EcoHouse 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Postgraduate Certification in a related field (Humanities, Administration, Human Resources, Business Management).
  • Minimum 1 year training or experience in human resources, health and safety, and office administration.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to operate with integrity and discretion.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently.
  • Passion for environmental causes and a commitment to the organization’s mission.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Suite, Quickbooks Online, and web and design software (e.g. WordPress, MailChimp, Photoshop, Canva).
  • Class G driver’s license and access to a vehicle (or reliable form of transportation to get around the city).
  • Valid Emergency First Aid + CPR an asset. 
  • Must be able to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Police Reference Check upon acceptance of the position.

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to email their cover letter and resume in one PDF to contact@greenventure.ca no later than June 17, 2024. Please put the Job Title in the email subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, so applicants are encouraged to apply early. We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Video or phone interviews will be scheduled during business hours.

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.

Green Venture is committed to employment equity and encourages members of equity-deserving groups to apply. Indigenous people, racialized people, people with disabilities, people who identify as 2SLGBTQ+, and women, are encouraged to apply for this position and self-identify.

Job Title: Urban Forest and Greenspaces Project Coordinator

Location: Hamilton, Ontario with hybrid work-from-home

Position type: Full time, 12-month contract

Start Date: July 8 2024

Salary: $43,000 – $48,000 (commensurate with experience), + Insurance & Medical Benefits 

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, with occasional evening and weekend work required

 

About Green Venture:

Green Venture is a leading environmental organization dedicated to promoting sustainable living practices and protecting natural ecosystems. We work towards creating healthier, greener communities through education, advocacy, and hands-on initiatives.

 

Job Description:

Green Venture is seeking a passionate and experienced Urban Forestry and Greenspaces Project Coordinator to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the planning, development, and maintenance of urban mini forests and green spaces, as well as promoting the expansion of the urban tree canopy. This role involves community engagement, project management, and collaboration with local stakeholders to foster a greener urban environment.  On a day-to-day basis, the Project Coordinator will be planning and coordinating community green infrastructure action projects, including mini-forest stewardship and implementation, initiating and maintaining strong relationships with community organizations and partners, developing program funding proposals, reports, presentations and other communication materials, and engaging and supervising volunteers, youth, and interns in urban greening and stewardship programs.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan, design, and implement urban forestry and greenspace projects, including the creation and maintenance of mini forests, depave sites and public gardens.
  • Conduct site assessments to identify suitable locations for new plantings and mini forests.
  • Coordinate and oversee tree and native species planting activities, including species selection, planting techniques, and ongoing care.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community groups, volunteers, local governments, and other stakeholders.
  • Organize and lead community outreach programs, workshops, and events to raise awareness about urban forestry and the benefits of a robust tree canopy.
  • Monitor and evaluate the health and growth of urban forest projects, ensuring best practices in arboriculture are followed.
  • Secure funding and manage budgets for urban forestry projects through grants, private and corporate donations, and partnerships.
  • Maintain accurate records of tree plantings, maintenance activities, and community engagement efforts.
  • Deliver engaging presentations, workshops, and outreach events to raise awareness about the importance of tree canopy and other sustainable practices.
  • Stay aware of emerging trends, research, and best practices in arboriculture, green infrastructure, and urban ecology.
  • Collaborate with other staff members to integrate forestry and green space topics into broader environmental education and conservation programs.
  • Track metrics, prepare reports, and contribute to grant proposals as needed.
  • Represent Green Venture in meetings, conferences, and partnerships with government agencies, industry stakeholders, and community leaders.
  • Promote forestry topics on social media and other marketing mediums such as Facebook, Mailchimp, Instagram and WordPress. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant education in forestry, arboriculture, horticulture, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in urban forestry, arboriculture, or related fields.
  • Strong knowledge of local tree species, urban forestry practices, and ecosystem management.
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience in community outreach, public speaking, and stakeholder engagement.
  • Passion for environmental conservation and sustainability.
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Google Suite, Slack, Mailchimp or other CRM
  • Knowledge of environmental issues in Hamilton and commitment to the environment as demonstrated through previous volunteer commitments and/or employment.
  • Experience working with diverse groups and building community.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Class G driver’s license and regular access to a vehicle to conduct site visits in Hamilton.
  • Valid Emergency First Aid + CPR an asset.
  • Must be able to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Police Reference Check upon acceptance of the position.

Benefits:

  • Comprehensive health benefits package.
  • Opportunities for professional development and training.
  • Meaningful work contributing to environmental conservation and community resilience.

Join Green Venture and make a positive impact by empowering individuals and communities to embrace sustainable living practices and create a more resilient future.

Terms of Employment: 

  • Ideal start date for this position is July 8 2024 but a sooner start may be possible.
  • Successful candidates will be required to complete a Police Reference Check.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work will be required. 
  • $43,000 – $48,000 (commensurate with experience), + Insurance & Medical Benefits 

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to email their cover letter and resume in one PDF to Liz.enriquez@greenventure.ca no later than June 28, 2024 . Please put ‘Forest Coordinator’ in the email subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, so applicants are encouraged to apply early. 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.

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, director@greenventure.ca, specifying the Job Title in the subject line.