Location Name: City of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, CA
Date Posted: May 15, 2023 Closing
Date: June 5, 2023
Profession: Business Professionals
Experience Level(s): Intermediate
Desired Employment Status: Permanent
Education Level(s): University degree in Environmental Studies, Public Administration, Public Relations, or Communications
Job ID: 1420
Do you have a passion for the community you live in?
Do you also have a passion for environmental sustainability within your community?
Are you enthusiastic about educating others and influencing positive change? If you answered ‘Yes’ to the above questions, please consider your application with City of Regina team and make a difference as the Coordinator, Education & Outreach within our Water, Waste, & Environment department!
As the Coordinator of Education & Outreach, you will lead compliance strategies, policies, and programs to raise awareness and bring about behaviour change for more sustainable waste and water management practices within the corporation as well as in the broader community. You will provide specialized professional advice to the department and communications in the areas of social based marketing, best practices in leading behaviour changes to support environmental policy and goals. This work is high profile and a politically sensitive area of work. This position reports to the Manager, Program Development & Delivery. You will be responsible for leading the public education and outreach team in designing, developing, implementing and on-going delivery of public education and outreach activities to increase use of more sustainable waste and water management practices to achieve the corporations waste reduction, diversion, and water management goals. This includes working with schools, government, industry, community groups, media, and the public as well as other City departments to inform, advocate and promote water and waste reduction to achieve sustainability goals, requiring the incumbent to build and maintain effective relationships. You will be expected to exercise independent judgement, initiative, and decision-making authority to develop proactive programs and respond to public concerns.
What you offer:
You hold considerable knowledge of solid waste and water environmental initiatives and can hone your interpersonal and project management skills to effectively develop and facilitate processes and discussions for problem solving and program delivery. You will feel extremely confident and comfortable conducting presentations, participating and leading discussions in a contentious environment, and communicating ideas and concepts effectively to a variety of audiences including formal public presentations, written reports, and one-on-one dialogue. You describe yourself as having excellent oral and written communication skills with an emphasis on public speaking and report writing, along with a strong ability to demonstrate leadership with a professional approach, including being results-oriented and displaying initiative, integrity, and enthusiasm. A University degree in Environmental Studies, Public Administration, Public Relations, or Communications with courses in Business Administration, Communications, Adult Education, or other related areas would typically set you up for success in this role. You will have three (3) to five (5) years of experience working in a related field developing and delivering public education and outreach programs and coordinating and managing projects, and a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a supervisory capacity. Municipal experience is an asset, but not a requirement. You will possess a valid Class 5 driver’s license and have a vehicle available for work use, (a kilometer reimbursement is provided).
What we offer: • Earned day off (EDO) once every three weeks • Permanent CMM employees are eligible for 80% Health & Dental coverage, (no waiting period!) plus $375 Health Care Spending Account per year. Group Life Insurance/Long term disability plan and a defined benefit Civic Pension Plan are all part of the package. • The City of Regina supports educational programs as a means of enhancing employee knowledge and skills by our Educational Assistance Program. We also have an option of a Long-term learning program: A series of courses that culminate towards a designation, degree, etc. • Receive 50% off admission to City leisure facilities (Swimming, etc), • An inclusive and diverse work culture ? Note: Testing may be done to evaluate knowledge, skills and abilities. ? Note: As per the City of Regina's Criminal Record Check Policy, the successful candidate is required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check. ?
Note: Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of acquired education.
The City of Regina acknowledges that we are on Treaty 4 Territory, and the traditional lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakota, Lakota, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. We want to show our recognition and respect to the Nations and the ancestors of this territory, we are grateful for the privilege to be here, to co-exist. We recognize that much of the harms of the past have shaped our relationship; we are committed to our work of building trust. We hope for good and everlasting relationships to create true partnerships with Indigenous peoples. Regina is committed to employment equity and accessibility. We encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. Note: The City of Regina strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact Talent at 306-777-7550 or by email at Talent@regina.ca