We're Hiring!

The Climate Hub team is hiring! We’re excited to extend an opportunity to join our team to advance work connecting communities around bold climate action and climate justice. Job description and directions to apply below:

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

Full/Part Time

$55,000 – 60, 000 (Salary Grade 5)

Time 0.8

Desired Start Date: May 23 – 30, 2022
Job End Date: April 3o, 2023
Funding Type: Funded by Multiple Sources

How to apply

Resumes with cover letters will be received unitl midnight May 20th at [email protected]


The Climate Hub at UBC is a student-led, campus-wide initiative that mobilizes the power of hopeful climate narratives and community-building frameworks to engage community stakeholders in bold, systemic climate action. With a hybrid structure composed of student workers, community volunteers and UBC support staff, the Climate Hub is uniquely positioned to empower university students with climate storytelling techniques and peer facilitation skills that resonate deeply with other youth and students. The Climate Hub advances UBC’s commitment to sustainability leadership, climate emergency strategic priorities and community innovation by bringing together students, staff, faculty, and community partners to mobilize knowledge, facilitate interdisciplinary teaching and research and provide programming around climate justice principles, solution-based thinking and community resilience building.

Job Summary

The Climate Hub Projects Administrator is responsible for the delivery of Climate Hub projects and programs, oversees a team of GAAs, leads community-building efforts and fosters relationships with partners on and off-campus. The Project Administrator also supports overall Climate Hub strategic planning and reporting to advance climate justice. 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 the possible need to travel to other locations across UBC-connected areas as programs develop.

Organizational Status

The Climate Hub Projects Administrator works closely with the Climate Hub Coordinator and the UBC Sustainability Hub. The work of the Projects Administrator also engages with the Climate Hub Student Director advisory committee, PICS, Campus and Community Planning, the Centre for Community Engaged Learning, UBC Wellbeing and the UBC student community. 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 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 justice, climate issues/impacts and solutions
  • Leads monitoring and evaluations efforts related to the implementation and development of projects within the Project Administrator portfolio
  • Develops additional climate-justice 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 justice knowledge and climate solutions to audiences on and off-campus
  • Researches best practices and strategies for generating the political and social will necessary to address climate change and foster climate justice
  • 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
  • Along with the Climate Hub Coordinator, the Project Administrator 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

Task III: Outreach and Partnerships

  • Works with the Climate Hub Coordinator and student staff to communicate opportunities to engage in climate action and raise 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 in writing funding applications as needed
  • Supports overall Climate Hub reporting efforts as required
  • Works closely with the Climate Hub Coordinator and Climate Hub Student Directors on the overall Climate Hub strategy

Consequence of Error/Judgment

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 Climate Hub, Sustainability Hub, 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 UBC Sustainability Hub Senior Director and Climate Hub Student Directors.

Supervision Received

This position offers considerable latitude. Work is reviewed against the achievement of tasks and performance objectives identified by the Climate Hub Coordinator, the UBC Sustainability Hub Senior Director and Climate Hub Student Directors.

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
  • Event planning experience
  • 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

Asset Skills

  • Grant-writing experience
  • Project-related budgeting and accounting
  • 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

Education and Work Experience 

  • Undergraduate, master’s or Ph.D. degree
  • NGO or public sector work experience

Hours per Week 

  • 38.5

Job Location  

  • On-Campus in-person (UBC Vancouver) and Virtual (Online)

Required Documents 

  • Undergraduate, master’s or Ph.D. degree

Salary Type 

  • Annual

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.