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Student - Climate Change Outreach

City of Mississauga
Civic Centre, Mississauga, Ontario
Hourly Rate/Salary: 18.59 - 22.13 
Closing date
Mar 7, 2024

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Are you passionate about the environment?

Do you want to help make Mississauga - the 7th largest city in Canada - more sustainable?

The Environment Section is looking for two summer students who are passionate about climate change and sustainability. As part of the team, you will assist in the implementation and update of the Climate Change Action Plan, including internal and external stakeholder engagement, event planning, presentations, and research.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Climate Change Coordinator, the successful candidate(s) will:
  • Assist with the implementation of key actions in the Climate Change Action Plan
  • Assist with planning and developing outreach initiatives for the Climate Change Action Plan update
  • Support the development and delivery of presentations, surveys, workshops, and training sessions
  • Assist with general event planning and logistics
  • Assist with the development of stakeholder engagement sessions for internal and external audiences
  • Assist with promotional marketing and social media content
  • Provide quality customer service and act as a knowledgeable resource
  • Provide general support to the Environmental Outreach Team/Climate Change Team as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications

  • Secondary School Diploma with current enrolment in a post-secondary education program in environmental studies, environmental science, geography, environmental education or related field, returning to school full time in September 2024
  • Special consideration will be given to candidates that have previous, related experience in community development, public policy, event planning and/or outreach as well as interest and/or experience in climate change, environmental issues, communications, and/or marketing
  • Excellent organization and time management skills are required
  • Excellent communication skills (public speaking, presentations, writing), including the ability to communicatewith a diverse audience, as required
  • Ideal candidates are self-starters with the ability to work well independently and as part of a cooperative team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to apply excellent customer service skills with the public and City staff
  • Demonstrated skill with Microsoft Office Suite applications and databases
  • Must have a valid Class “G” Ontario Driver’s License and an excellent driving record
  • Ability to work flexible hours including holidays, weekends, early mornings and evenings as required (up to 35 hours per week)
  • Some heavy lifting will be required (30-50 lbs work-related equipment)

Hourly Rate/Salary:18.59 - 22.13
Hours of Work:35
Work Location:Civic Centre
Department/Division/Section:CMS/Community Services Dept,CMS/Parks, Forestry & Environment,Environment
Non-Union/Union: Non Union

A Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Level 2) or Vulnerable Sector Check (Level 3) will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has notbeen granted.

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can alsocheck your application status in your candidate profile online.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The City of Mississauga is committed to creating a respectful and supportive workplace that fosters a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion which broadly reflects the communities and residents we serve. Throughout the employee life cycle, the City is working to include an EDI lens to attract, retain and support the growth of diverse talent.

Learn more about the City’s commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion .

The City of Mississauga is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to removing barriers in our selection process for people with visible and invisible disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please contact us at with any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

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