Network Organizer Internship

for Sustainable Investment project

 

Internship Application Deadline: September 22nd, 2018 by 5pm

Start date: October 2nd, 2018

Timeline: Four months

Required Hours: 120

Position for credit or potential 500$ honorarium

To Apply: Send CV and cover letter to finance[at]sustainableconcordia.ca

Are you knowledgeable about non-profit finance? Passionate about sustainability? Want to learn about divestment and its concrete implementations? We want to meet you!

 

About Sustainable Concordia (SC)

We are an organization that builds and measures culture and practices of sustainability at Concordia University in solidarity with the global community. We believe that fundamental changes need to be implemented. We assess and address challenges of the existing economy based on unlimited growth and exploitation of natural resources and a political system that excludes key stakeholders from participating in decision-making.

By acting locally and networking globally, we achieve sustainability by exploring, creating, and institutionalizing models that function within the earth’s carrying capacity. We aim to enact an expanded political mission for the university, and redirect decision-making through a multi-stakeholder approach based on transparency and maximum participation.

Sustainable Concordia acknowledges that our society does not value and respect all people equally. Our equity policy is structured to recognize barriers to formal learning and employment opportunities that leave out systemically marginalized and undervalued social groups. Accordingly, we encourage applications from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) persons, persons with disabilities, queer persons, trans persons, and other groups that are usually overlooked in hiring processes. If you wish to be considered for employment equity, please indicate in the application. Note: We do not require applicants to disclose the reasons for which they are applying for employment equity.

 

Goal of the Internship:

The overall goal of this internship is to identify and invite partner community organizations to join Sustainable Concordia on the creation of a sustainable investment portfolio. Using the documentation developed in the first stage of the project (Summer 2017), the intern will help facilitate meetings and consultations with stakeholders, identify their needs and interests and onboard them into the project.

Related Tasks:

  • Review previous research related to Divest Concordia, and sustainable finance (ESG, Impact Investing).
  • Develop a communication strategy for the team and communication tools for the project (event organization, presentation, editing, writing).
  • Develop tools and awareness materials aimed at demystifying (sustainable) finance for a non technical audience.
  • Reach out to other relevant on and off campus stakeholders and facilitate concertation meetings and projects.
  • Help develop and implement an action plan towards a more sustainable university investment portfolio.
  • Manage outreach, promotional material and social media content for the project.
  • Collaborate with other interns.

Requirements:

  • Basic understanding of organizational finances.
  • Knowledge of organizations and community groups at Concordia.
  • Show understanding of sustainability issues.
  • Self-starter and able to work in teams.
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills, both oral and written.
  • Social media skills.

Deliverables:

  • Develop three to five personal learning objectives.
  • Participate in a mid and end of internship evaluation related to personal learning objectives and deliverables.
  • Create a consulting relationship with multiple community organizations.
  • Give input on documentation demystifying sustainable finance to diverse audiences, using intuitive visuals and language.
  • Two to three presentations for general audiences explaining and outlining the research process and findings.
  • Generate a document that tracks partnership involvement and outreach.

Personal Learning Objectives:

These tasks will be completed in addition to personal learning objectives, decided upon by the intern.

Internship Schedule: Schedule will be decided upon by the intern and their supervisor.

 

To Apply: Send CV and cover letter to finance[at]sustainableconcordia.ca