Join our Team

Here are the current opportunities to join our team and help achieve our mission to make sustainability the norm in our community.

Staff Opportunities

Reep Green Solutions is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is a proud Champion of Living Wage Waterloo Region. All of our full-time and part-time employees, including students, earn at least a living wage. We support the movement towards paying a living wage for all employees in Waterloo Region. We welcome applications from all qualified persons, and we value talented employees from diverse backgrounds.

Remote Work Flexibility

Champion of Living Wage Waterloo Region

Access to Virtue Car Share

Reusable Kitchenware and Takeout Containers

Bike Rack Access

Monthly Bus Pass

Carpool Culture

Current Openings:

Thanks for your interest in working with Reep Green. Check out our current opportunities below. You can also keep up-to-date on new openings on our social media! 

Reep is committed to creating an accessible and diverse culture where everyone belongs. We commit to actively working to empower full participation and ensure fair treatment within our organization, for those we serve, and for generations to come.

We believe diversity strengthens our organization, and we strongly encourage applications from qualified candidates of any background and lived experience.

We’re happy to offer accommodations for candidates taking part in the selection process. Just let us know by emailing our HR Coordinator, Sarah Smouter: [email protected]

ClimateActionWR Project Coordinator

Cutting-edge community climate action program in Waterloo Region is seeking a highly driven and organized coordinator to spread awareness of our newly launched community climate action strategy TransformWR, engage community members in the implementation of the strategy, and help lead the improvement of our built community and natural environment on its journey into a low-carbon future. You must have a passion for community-based engagement, climate action, and improving environmental sustainability.

ClimateActionWR is a collaboration between local organizations, community members, and municipalities in Waterloo Region focused on climate change mitigation, and is led by Reep Green Solutions (Reep) and Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR). It coordinates the activities of Waterloo Region’s community climate action strategies – establishing cross-sector dialogue, facilitating collaborative opportunities, and monitoring and measuring progress towards achieving our community’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction target.

Since 2019, ClimateActionWR has led the development of our community’s long-term climate action strategy, and in June of 2021, it was endorsed by all eight municipalities in Waterloo Region. The strategy outlines a long term strategy to achieve an 80% reduction in GHG emissions by 2050 (80by50), and outlines 78 action items to reduce emissions 30% by 2030. ClimateActionWR is now working to support the implementation of the strategy, building capacity for our municipalities, and engaging the community in the work. The ClimateActionWR team is simultaneously working to measure progress and report back to the community on our initial short-term community target of 6% below 2010 levels by 2020.


As the Project Coordinator you would fulfill the following roles to support our community in achieving our 80by50 goal and increase sustainability in Waterloo Region:

  • Coordinate community engagement initiatives including, but not limited to:
      • Giving presentations and meeting with community stakeholders;
      • Developing written communications materials such as sector-specific resources, blog posts, social media content etc.;
      • Website design, maintenance, and monitoring using Google Analytics; and
      • Community events including but not limited to webinars, workshops, and the Street Team campaign.
    • Support the implementation of TransformWR, Waterloo Region’s long term community climate action strategy, including:                                                       
          • Working with the Plan Manager to develop the community-wide implementation plan;
          • Developing quantifiable key performance indicators/metrics for climate actions; and
          • Developing resources and case studies to demonstrate benefits of sustainability in 5 key sectors: ICI buildings, residential buildings, transportation, agriculture, and waste.
  • Support our community-level GHG re-inventory process, including:
      • Report writing; and
      • Researching and coordinating data sources, data gathering, and some data analysis.
  • Supervise volunteers associated with engagement activities;
  • Analyze the results and outcomes of community engagement activities for continuous improvement;
  • Coordinate internal and external communications for implementation of TransformWR;
  • Act as a liaison between the Plan Manager and other stakeholders of ClimateActionWR;
  • Create momentum, and drive change toward a low carbon future; and
  • Other tasks to support ClimateActionWR, as required.

As a strong candidate for this role, you have the following skills, attributes, and experience:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree or diploma in environmental studies or related area from a recognized university/college;
  • Strong desire and passion for building relationships in the community and engaging with community members;
  • Demonstrated passion for community-based leadership, taking climate action, and improving environmental sustainability in Waterloo Region;
  • Excellent relationship management, event planning, and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to prioritize in a fast-paced multi-priority environment, respond quickly to changing expectations, and report back on tasks completed;
  • Strong ability to work independently;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills;
  • Detail oriented work ethic;
  • Proven leadership skills and experience working collaboratively with a mix of staff and volunteers;
  • Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills;
  • Strong working knowledge of both Google Suite and Microsoft Office.

The following skills are considered strong assets:

  • Knowledge of sustainability justice and equity as it relates to climate action planning and implementation;
  • Graphic design, marketing, and/or community-based social marketing (CBSM) skills or experience;
  • Experience with Google Analytics / ExactMetrics
  • Experience writing informative, educational and promotional content for websites, press releases, and social media;
  • Experience working with local governments/on local governance issues;
  • Knowledge of or experience working with existing local programs and climate action efforts in Waterloo Region.

Requirements:

This position is dependent upon funding approval from Eco Canada. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Participants must be aged 30 and under
  • Applicant must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or hold refugee status in Canada
  • Must have a post-secondary accomplishment

 Employment Details:

Term: This position goes to December 31st 2022, pending funding approval, with the potential for extension beyond that pending future funding.

Salary: $19.49 per hour, 37.5 hours/week

Work Location: In consideration of COVID-19 restrictions, our organization is currently working from home, with the majority of meetings held virtually. Some travel may be necessary to participate in meetings and activities throughout Waterloo Region, as it relates to this role. If/when work in the office resumes, the Project Coordinator will work between the Reep Green Solutions (Kitchener) and Sustainable Waterloo Region (Waterloo) offices.

To apply please: Submit your cover letter and resume in one PDF file to Sarah Smouter [email protected] with your name and the position title clearly marked in the subject line. The application process will close no sooner than November 21st, however, applications will be considered and interviews will be scheduled as they are received.

ClimateActionWR is committed to creating an accessible and diverse culture where everyone belongs. We commit to actively working to empower full participation and ensure fair treatment within our organization, for those we serve, and for generations to come.

We believe diversity strengthens our organization, and we strongly encourage applications from qualified candidates of any background and lived experience. If you require accommodation, please let us know.

Community Engagement Assistant, Green Infrastructure Programs

Are you a post-secondary or graduate student looking to make a difference in Waterloo Region? Do you want to use your passion for the environment, program development and outreach to make our community more sustainable? We are currently hiring a post-secondary student for a full-time 4 month contract.

The Role of the Community Engagement Assistant
In support of Reep Green Solutions’ mission, the Community Engagement Assistant will play a key role in the community outreach for the Rain Smart Neighbourhoods (RSN) program and other green infrastructure programs at Reep Green Solutions. The successful candidate will help to implement a community engagement strategy that includes interacting with the public through webinars, meetings, workshops, and events with the goal of working with residents to create beautiful Rain Smart yards that reduce flood risk and improve local water quality through implementation of green infrastructure.

Roles & Responsibilities
• Organize and lead a community engagement strategy in targeted neighbourhoods of RSN
• Complete on-the-ground and digital research to inform the community engagement strategy
• Develop and maintain a community engagement schedule for all staff and volunteers related to green infrastructure programs (specifically RSN)
• Conduct follow-up surveys and research to measure against program objectives.
• Analyze survey results to evaluate the effectiveness of the various methods employed by Reep Green Solutions to improve program delivery and service offerings
• Track and report on community engagement activities and other metrics associated with the project
• Maintain a reporting template for collection of results that can be easily integrated into reports; Produce well-written and easily understood reports that help to inform decisions and recommend logical next steps

We’re looking for someone with:
• Passion for taking climate action
• Excellent verbal communication and writing skills;
• Leadership and community building skills
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively 
• Experience with program development and marketing is an asset
• Experience working with community groups is an asset
• Knowledge of climate change and local sustainability issues, specifically focusing on green infrastructure is an asset
• Experience in project management, community engagement and mobilization is an asset
• Knowledge of survey design and spreadsheet analysis is an asset
• Current post-secondary student, graduate students are preferred

Must have:
• Access to a reliable vehicle to transport and set up materials (i.e. table, banners);
• Ability to work some daytime, weekends/evenings hours as needed;
• Ability to walk, climb stairs;
• Comfortable working outside, one on one and/or with groups of community members;
• A computer and a reliable internet connection is required as our office is now remote.

This is a full time contract position up to 35 hours per week, depending on the candidates’ schedule, for 15 weeks starting September 6th 2021. The hourly rate for the role is $16.35, set to reflect our commitment to providing a living wage for all of our team members.

For more details about this opportunity including please see: Community Engagement Assistant Job Description

 Interested in joining our team? Please submit your resume and cover letter in one PDF file to the Office & HR Coordinator, Sarah Smouter, [email protected] by August 25th 2021

Registered Energy Advisor (Waterloo Region and surrounding areas)

 $10 million investment for new energy advisors! Are you a contractor, renovator or skilled trade?

Do you have knowledge or interest in building science or energy-efficient construction? Want to make a difference, in a positive work environment? Currently hiring 2 to 3 positions, with more to come…

Positions: Energy Advisors & Trainees
Program: EnerGuide Home Energy Audits / Reep Green Solutions
Location: Kitchener, Waterloo Region and surrounding areas
Hours: Variable part-time or full-time, flexible hours

Do any of these sound like you…?

  1. You’re already a Registered/Certified Energy Advisor and you’d like to pick up some extra work
  2. You’re not registered, but you’re a contractor, renovator or handyperson interested in building science and home energy efficiency
  3. You’re an engineering or technical graduate with an interest in energy and climate action.

Already registered? Positions are open now, please apply. 

Not yet registered? We are accepting trainees. We will assist with your training and when you finish your exams, we’ll put you to work!

We’re looking for people with:

  • Knowledge of residential building science 
  • Excellent customer service and communications, verbal and written.
  • Interpersonal skills and passion for environment / climate action
  • Physical fitness: able to lift boxes of inventory, climb ladders, etc.
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.

Bonus points:

  • Working knowledge of NRCan’s EnerGuide for Houses rating and evaluation system is an asset
  • Willing to work some evening and Saturday appointments is an asset but not required.

APPLY NOW

Interested? Please submit your resume and an original cover letter in one PDF file to the Office & HR Coordinator, Sarah Smouter, [email protected]. Questions? Contact us: [email protected]

Learn more about becoming a registered energy advisor, including the Foundation Exam / Home Energy Advisors across Ontario.

 About Us

Reep Green Solutions is an environmental charity that helps people in Waterloo Region live sustainably. We work to empower people with the practical tools, knowledge, and capacity for action to make sustainable living the norm. Current focus areas are home energy efficiency, water conservation, healthy yards, and waste reduction. In short, we work together with the community on practical solutions for addressing and adapting to climate change.

Reep is committed to creating an accessible and diverse culture where everyone belongs. We commit to actively working to empower full participation and ensure fair treatment within our organization, for those we serve, and for generations to come.

We believe diversity strengthens our organization, and we strongly encourage applications from qualified candidates of any background and lived experience. If you require accommodation, please let us know.

High impact environmental charity seeks a Residential Water Advisor for in-home consultations!

Do you have a strong water efficiency knowledge and good customer service skills? Do you want to make a difference, in a positive work environment?

Position: Residential Water Advisor
Program: WET Home Audit / Reep Green Solutions
Location: Kitchener, Waterloo Region and surrounding areas

Hours:  Variable part time on a 6-month term, 20-25 hours per week, flexible hours

Do any of these sound like you…?

  1. You have a background in water conservation technologies
  2. You have knowledge of incentive programs and residential water efficiency practices
  3. You’re a graduate with an interest in water conservation and climate action.

We’re looking for people with:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of residential water efficiency practices
  • Basic understanding of the Region of Waterloo’s WET Home Review Program
  • Exemplary customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Good communication (oral, written and telephone) skills
  • Good computer skills and the adaptability to learn how to use new software
  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental goals

Bonus Points:

  • Knowledge of water processes in multi-residential buildings an asset!

Must haves:

  • Possession of a valid Ontario driver’s license and;
  • Access to a reliable vehicle with liability insurance of not less than $1,000,000.

This position is responsible for working with clients in Waterloo Region and Guelph to detect common sources for leaks and to improve their water use efficiently.

If you have strong water efficiency knowledge, good customer service skills, and are willing to undertake additional training, contact us today!

Interested? Please submit your resume and an original cover letter in one PDF file to the Office & HR Coordinator, Sarah Smouter, [email protected]. Questions? Contact us: [email protected]

Reep is committed to creating an accessible and diverse culture where everyone belongs. We commit to actively working to empower full participation and ensure fair treatment within our organization, for those we serve, and for generations to come. 

We believe diversity strengthens our organization, and we strongly encourage applications from qualified candidates of any background and lived experience. If you require accommodation, please let us know.

Volunteer Opportunities

We always seek enthusiastic volunteers and interns with a passion for our mission. If we do not have a position posted and you believe you have something to offer us, please send us an email so we can learn how you think you can contribute to our mission and vision. 

We are a member of the Volunteer Action Centre of Waterloo Region.

Reep is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture. We welcome applications from qualified persons of all genders, gender expressions, sexual orientations, ethnicities, religions, abilities, ages and backgrounds.

Current Openings:

Thanks for your interest in working with Reep Green. Check out our current opportunities below. You can also keep up-to-date on new openings on our social media! 

Photos help tell the story of sustainable living. By volunteering to take photos with Reep Green Solutions, you would be helping spread awareness about sustainability. Your photographs will engage people and inspire them to take action in their own lives. 

 As a volunteer photographer, you would be placed on a mailing list and receive information about opportunities to take photos of Reep events and programs. We seek to provide an enriching, rewarding volunteer experience. Full credit would be given for all photos and we would help connect you with opportunities for mentorship and networking. 

This position would be ideal for anyone who wants to get started in environmental communications and has an eye for good photos. Email [email protected] if you are interested! 

Outreach and communications allow us to help people live sustainably. If you want to contribute to the shift towards sustainable living and learn about environmental communications, including ways to promote positive behaviours like healthy yards practices, home energy efficiency, water conservation and waste reduction, you are in the right place! 

 Reep Green Solutions is looking for people to help update our website, craft communications campaigns, and write blog posts. We are also looking for help with in-person outreach, including supporting events and talking to people about sustainability. 

If you are interested in learning more about environmental communications, including community-based social marketing and engagement organizing, this is the role for you! Email [email protected] if you are interested! 

You care about our community and helping people live sustainably. You are concerned about climate change, the availability of clean water, air quality, and the integrity of our ecosystems. You would like to support an innovative locally based organization that recognizes the urgency of taking climate action, embodied in the following goal:

By 2030, people impacted by Reep Green Solutions have taken 10,000 meaningful actions
to collectively shift our community to a resilient, low carbon future.

Reep Green Solutions is looking for board members who share our vision and passion, and who recognize the opportunities and importance of this unique challenge.

For more details about these opportunities including how to apply please see: Reep Board of Directors Posting