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Full Job Description
Open to both Internal and external
Support Staff (CUPE)
Posting In effect from
Closing Application Date
Closing date for internal CUPE applicants
Internal CUPE applicants must submit their application by 4pm on the “closing date for internal CUPE applicants” for their Seniority to be recognized. If the position is still open after that date they will be considered alongside external applicants.
Applications will be reviewed commencing the “closing date for internal CUPE applicants” and may continue until the position is filled
Anticipated Start Date
Position End Date (If Applicable)
The Hours of work are subject to change depending upon departmental requirements
The hours of work will be Monday to Friday, 7 hours a day, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Provides a variety of zero waste and programs support for activities to the environment and sustainability program. Develops and maintains best-practice zero waste systems on campus. Organizes and supports campus and community special programs and events. Maintains data bases and develops communications within TRU and the broader community.
MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Coordinates waste, recycling, reduce and reuse programs on campus. In addition to helping to maintain 97% contamination-free recycling stream as per BC export targets, also researches best practices related to zero waste, and conducts routine surveys and outreach to ensure optimal bin configuration and placement.
- Coordinates pick-ups of bins for all waste streams, including communications with janitorial staff, contractors and vendors.
- With the help of the office’s Divisional Assistant, ensures waste-related invoices are recorded, tracked and paid on time.
- Coordinates data collection and reporting on all waste-streams on a regular basis.
- Conducts audits quarterly to ensure waste diversion targets are met and budget is tracked and in line with annual budgets.
- Using various means of communication (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TRU’s Website, etc.), works with Manager to maintain and update the TRU community and the general public on the various events and projects regarding all waste-streams.
- In collaboration with the Manager, assists in the development and design of sustainability programs.
- Coordinates research surveys aimed at monitoring trends and opinions on related activities involving the TRU strategic goal around Sustainability (note TRU’s Mission: https://www.tru.ca/about/tru-mission-statement.html). This includes assisting with the development, administration and evaluation of surveys to internal and external stakeholders.
- Assists with researching and writing a variety of Sustainability Office reports and communications.
- Organizes, coordinates and leads Sustainability teams for events and program and acts as the liaison with internal and external stakeholders including TRUSU, TRUECO and community groups to coordinate various partnership projects.
Manager, Sustainability Office
- Bachelor degree
- Two years’ related experience in sustainability programing in a public sector environment
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE OR ABILITIES RELATED TO THE JOB
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Demonstrated knowledge of fundamental issues related with progressive waste, recycling, compost, reduce and reuse programs
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
- Ability to plan and organize work details
- Ability to organize events
- Ability to present ideas and events to a large number of people
- Demonstrated advanced skill in computer applications, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and desktop applications
- Ability to work with databases and generate reports
- Ability to deal courteously and tactfully with staff, students and members of the general public. Oftentimes this involves dealing with complaints related to the Zero Waste Stations or other waste bins (fruit flies, over-flowing bins, etc.)
- Ability to prioritize multiple projects
- Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize work while managing multiple, diverse and competing priorities to meet deadlines
- Sitting at a desk for long periods of time
- Travel required
- Ability to lift weights up to 20 kg
The salary for the above position is determined by the Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 4879, as it presently exists.
CUPE Grade 08 $29.78
This Position is not subject to a 90% start rate for new Employees.
Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)
# of Hires Needed
Thompson Rivers University -> Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability -> The Office of Sustainability
Diversity and Inclusion Commitment:
Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to hiring based on merit with a focus on fostering diversity of thought within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous, Black and People of Colour, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Please Note: If you are selected for interview, External Candidates will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview
NOTE: To learn more about Thompson Rivers University or living in Kamloops or Williams Lake please visit our Career website.