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Job 65 - Grant Projects Coordinator


This employer is a youth-led and youth-serving sustainable development organization and Canadian registered charity. As the final generation that can solve climate change young Canadians are being empowered to create a more inclusive, fair, prosperous, and sustainable future. The organization’s intended impact is to see to it that by 2030, Canada is implementing adaptation and mitigation strategies compatible with a climate-resilient future, through the influence and action of young leaders.


The successful candidate will play a key role in supporting the organization as it launches the N:OW for Net-Zero program. Reporting directly to the Program Director, the Grant Projects Coordinator will primarily be responsible for supporting the Program Director to launch this program with students and educators across Canada, supporting the management and coordination of the grant applications, grantee project implementation, and reporting. The Grant Projects Coordinator will perform research, outreach, partnership management and content development, while also handling some administrative tasks as necessary. Note, this position is dynamic and exciting – meaning that everyday can look different!


  • Grants Management
    • Assist with the acceptance, reviewing, and selection of grant proposals for the Funding for Net-Zero grants program.
    • Onboard new grantees.
    • Mentoring and monitoring grantees to ensure implementation is happening as agreed upon and GHG reduction metrics are being met.
    • Finalizing and building reports for each grantee group on their projects and implementation journeys.
  • Program Development:
    • Assist with streamlining and improving programmatic resources and systems.
    • Developing technical documents for the grants process including but not limited to contracts, guide books, onboarding materials etc.
    • Assist with the creation and publishing of case study workbooks for each grantee project.
  • Partnerships Coordination:
    • Research partners in the energy and net-zero sector that would be able to collaborate on the creation of and suggestions for net-zero projects geared towards students.
    • Assist the Program Manager with finding 10-15 mentors for student net-zero projects.
    • Connect and liaise with any partners related to the project, maintaining and cultivating relationships with potential supporters.
    • Liaise and coordinate the Steering Committee and Mentor Roster.
  • PR and Outreach:
    • Assist with the creation and implementation of outreach and PR campaigns to ensure that Canadians, especially those in rural, remote and indigenous communities are aware of the Funding for Net-Zero resource.
  • Other administrative duties and operations support as they arise.


  • Essential Qualifications:
    • Currently enrolled in post-secondary education.
    • Between the ages of 18 to 30 at the start of the job placement.
    • Experience (1-2 years) with program coordination and support
    • Exceptional skills in leadership, time management, partnership relations
    • Experience with, and a robust understanding of, climate science and net-zero principles.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline, including but not limited to education, environmental sciences, engineering, communications. Upper year undergraduate and master’s students seeking a full-time position are also eligible.
    • Experience working in educational contexts throughout Canada.
    • 1-2 years experience in an administrative role with project management (this can be satisfied through work, internship/co-op, volunteer, and extracurricular activities).
    • Demonstrated interest in relevant domains (ie. sustainability, education, youth engagement and action) is considered an asset.
    • Proficient with using word-processing, database and spreadsheet software (most notably Microsoft Office suite, Google Docs and Excel).
    • Experience working with Slack and, highly preferred. 
  • Skills and Competencies:
    • Eager to be in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment with a high learning curve.
    • A self-starter able to take initiative on responsibilities with minimal supervision; proven ability to work independently.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrating a positive attitude to work effectively and collaboratively with colleagues in a virtual environment.
    • Ability to speak, write, and communicate in French is a strong asset.



Remote - Anywhere in Canada, this is a virtual, work-from-home position.

This is a Paid Training Position (with the likelihood of full-time employment)

This position is posted by Iron and Earth. Your interest in this position would involve participating in the Net-Zero Pathways (NZP) Program, if eligible.

The Net-Zero Pathways Program will enable self-identified and engaged Indigenous and fossil fuel workers and their communities to diversify their skills into a net-zero sector. NZP is a 7-week program that provides one-on-one case management, employability soft skills teachings, and engagement with employers to recruit and hire skilled workers seeking reliable employment opportunities. 

Week 1: Employability skills training and overview of renewable energy sector. NZP is a fully paid 5-day (including wrap-around financial assistance) employability and employer-based workshop with an overview of the opportunities in the renewable energy sector. 

Weeks 2-7: Hands-on job training. We will assist in placing you in a paid on-the-job training for 6 weeks with an employer in the renewable energy industry.


Interested candidates should send their résumé/CV and cover letter to [email protected]  
Please mention Job 65 when applying.

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Iron & Earth’s training programs are funded in part by the Government of Canada's Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program

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Iron & Earth is committed to partnering with Indigenous workers to empower their communities to become self-sufficient in training programs, clean energy transition projects, and employment opportunities to combat environmental racism. It falls to all of us to continue the work of healing and reconciliation in our communities and our organizations. Our relationship with the land and the people who live here shapes who we are. It is in the spirit of reconciliation and honouring the past that we recognize treaties and agreements wherever they are and wherever we work.

We also acknowledge all peoples who live, work, and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.
As individuals and teams we may make mistakes along the way, but we are dedicated to growth, openness, compassion, and forgiveness. These principles in our work are essential to building successful and healthy relationships with individuals, communities, organizations, and governments.

We look forward to building a path to lead us to a better relationship with Indigenous nations and the environment around us based on peace, friendship, and respect.