We're Hiring!

The Climate Hub team is growing! We’re excited to bring on a passionate, dedicated individual to help advance our work connecting and empowering our communities around bold climate action. Job description and directions to apply below:

Business Title: Climate Hub Projects Administrator
Classification Title: Management and Professional
Job Category: Research and Facilitation
Employment Group: Management & Professional (AAPS)
Department: UBC Sustainability Initiative

Full/Part Time

$53,019.00 – $76,374.00(Annual)

Part-time (80%) (effective salary range 0.8 times above: $42, 415 – $61, 099)

Desired Start Date: October 1, 2019
Job End Date: August 31, 2020
Funding Type: Budget

How to apply

Applications can be submitted online via http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/. Navigate to staff openings and search for ‘Climate hub.’


The UBC Climate Hub is a new university-wide initiative that aims to connect and empower university and community stakeholders to take bold climate action for a just future. The Hub advances UBC’s commitment to sustainability leadership and innovation by bringing together students, staff, faculty, and community partners to mobilize knowledge, facilitate interdisciplinary teaching and research, and provide programs focused around climate solutions.

Job Summary

The Climate Hub Projects Administrator is responsible for the delivery of Climate Hub projects and programs, leading community-building efforts on and off campus, and for supporting overall Climate Hub strategic planning and reporting. The Climate Hub Projects Administrator manages the work of Climate Hub student staff and volunteers working to implement projects and programs within their portfolio, and secures funding for project and program implementation as needed. The Climate Hub Projects Administrator will work at the Centre for Interactive Research in Sustainability (CIRS) at UBC, Vancouver, BC. The position involves some travel throughout the Lower Mainland to facilitate workshops, give presentations and develop partnerships, with possible need to travel to other locations within BC as programs develop.


Organizational Status

The Climate Hub Projects Administrator works with the Climate Hub Coordinator and reports to the PICS UBC Program Manager at the UBC Sustainability Initiative. The work of the Projects Administrator is also monitored by the Climate Hub Advisory Committee, which is chaired by the PICS UBC Program Manager, with membership from management at the University Sustainability Initiative, Campus and Community Planning, the Centre for Community Engaged Learning, and students. The incumbent is expected to be comfortable working independently and with minimal guidance.


Worked Performed: Project Implementation, Communications and Community-building, Outreach and Partnerships, Administration and Strategic support

Task I: Project Implementation

  • Leads the development and implementation of projects and programs including the upcoming Climate Justice Research Collaborative and the Climate Solutions Showcase
  • Coordinates a program of academic and social events to inform UBC students, PICS partner universities and others about climate issues and solutions
  • Leads monitoring and evaluations efforts related to the implementation and development of projects within the Project Administrator portfolio
  • Develops additional climate-focused projects through existing programs such as the SEEDS program
  • Provides support to campus partners planning climate-related events and activities as requested

Task II: Communications and Community-building

  • Disseminates climate knowledge and solutions to audiences on and off campus
  • Researches best practices and strategies for generating the political and social will necessary to address climate change
  • Identifies opportunities to strengthen the climate community at UBC and beyond
  • Leads community-building efforts to foster collaboration between student climate action groups and the UBC Climate Hub
  • With the Climate Hub Coordinator, supports the ongoing development and implementation of a Climate Hub framework to support student-led projects
  • Supports the development and implementation of student-led projects, including those led by UBC students and those resulting from participants in the Climate Ambassador program

Task III: Outreach and Partnerships

  • Works with the Climate Hub Coordinator and student staff to communicate opportunities to engage in climate action and raises the profile of the Climate Hub and its projects
  • Leads outreach around Climate Hub Projects, Programs, and Events within the Project Administrator portfolio
  • Identifies and engages key stakeholders and possible partners for the Climate Hub within the university and the wider community
  • Arranges and attends meetings and events with potential and current partners as they support the development and implementation of projects
  • Supports the development of programs with partners and the creation of partnership agreements as needed
  • Manages and maintains relationships with key partners and stakeholders as needed

Task IV: Administration and Strategic Support

  • Supports the writing of funding applications, and provides support and guidance to student staff and volunteers writing funding applications as needed
  • Supports overall Climate Hub reporting efforts as required
  • Advises the Climate Hub Coordinator, PICS Program manager and Advisory Committee on overall Climate Hub strategy

Consequence of Error/Judgment

The Climate Hub Projects Administrator will work closely with the Climate Hub Coordinator, with supervision from the PICS UBC Program Manager. The Projects Administrator is expected to exercise initiative and good judgment in establishing priorities and conducting day to day administrative and research-related tasks. Major financial matters, partnerships, long-term planning, and large strategic decisions should be brought to the attention of the Climate Hub Coordinator. Errors in judgment or communications could result in reputational damage to PICS, UBC, and possibly other academic institutions and researchers, with possible consequential financial implications. New or unusual problems should be discussed with the Climate Hub Coordinator, the PICS UBC Program Manager and, if necessary, the Advisory Committee.


Supervision Received

This position offers considerable latitude. Work is reviewed against achievement of tasks and performance objectives identified by the Climate Hub Coordinator, the PICS UBC Program Manager and the Climate Hub Advisory Committee as needed. The position is supervised by the PICS UBC Program Manager.

Supervision Given

The Climate Hub Projects Administrator oversees the work of Climate Hub student staff and student volunteers as their work relates to the implementation of Climate Hub projects and programs in their portfolio.


Required Skills

  • Nuanced understanding of climate change and climate justice issues through science/social science, traditional knowledge, lived experience and/or other means
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Experience conducting secondary research, creatively communicating findings for a variety of audiences
  • Experience leading projects and teams; team player and community-builder with strong interpersonal communications skills
  • Well-organized: able to work flexibly and independently, handling multiple concurrent priorities, setting reasonable deadlines and meeting them
  • Event planning experience

Asset Skills

  • Project-related budgeting and accounting
  • Grant-writing experience
  • Familiar with the UBC community and structure through academic engagement, work experience, leading community projects or community organizing or other means
  • Proficient with website content management systems or creative digital tools including WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite or others
  • Visual communications, graphic design or artistic experience


Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.