Job: Project Coordinator, Western Environment Centre

Project Coordinator, Western Environment Centre

The Western Environment Centre (WEC) is a charitable organization that is based in Corner Brook. Our organization strives to engage communities in environmental issues in a balanced, objective, and informed manner; work with community partners to build capacity and involvement in environmental projects; and create a community of environmentally pro-active citizens

We are seeking an independent, enthusiastic and reliable project coordinator to help plan and implement two projects:

1)   A Sustainable Food Skills Workshop Series

2)   An E-BikeShare Pilot Program


Duration and Salary

The job will be remunerated at $18/hour for 25 hours ($500) a week between June 2nd and October 31st (22 weeks).


There is the potential for re-hiring in April 2015 for the second stage of the e-bikeshare project.



The project coordinator will be responsible for the following duties related to both projects.

Sustainable Food Skills Workshop Series

  • Plan and carry out a series of 8 workshops on ecologically responsible food systems and sustainable food skills
  • Develop some workshop content using the Root Cellars Rock workshop resource
  • Organize, promote and present workshops
  • Oversee project budget
  • Write final report to funder
  • Present progress updates to the board as needed


E-BikeShare Pilot

  • Working with the project committee, develop a plan of implementation for the E-BikeShare rental program for spring 2015
  • Coordinate the purchase of e-bikes and/or e-bike kits
  • Plan and carry out a minimum of 3 bicycle-related events in summer/fall 2014 to promote e-biking
  • Seek out other events in the community as opportunities for program promotion
  • Seek out additional funding partners
  • Assist in the development of evaluation tools and documents, i.e. surveys, quarterly evaluation report
  • Collect, record and maintain data
  • Provide scheduled updates to WEC board, project partners and project funders as required
  • Manage project budget in collaboration with the WEC treasurer


Job Qualifications

At minimum, a partial or completed undergraduate degree/college diploma in an environmental-related discipline or equivalent job experience

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Excellent mathematical skills

Excellent organizational, time management and coordination skills



Some prior knowledge of food skills (gardening, cooking, canning), food system issues and sustainable transportation

Experience with media and public relations

Experience working with non-profit organizations

Experience/interest in biking

Fund development


Applicants are asked to send a resume and brief cover letter to by Friday, May 9th at 5 pm. Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.