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Looking for work that matches your values? Compost Winnipeg offers its staff the opportunity to make a direct, tangible impact on keeping organic waste out of the landfill while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. By providing a safe and positive work environment, we ensure our staff are well supported to work in this challenging but very rewarding sector of waste management. Join our team and help us ensure that our service continues to impress our clients while making progress toward our ultimate goal of 100% organic waste diversion from Winnipeg’s landfills.

We are seeking a Compost Courier!

DATE POSTED: September 9th, 2022
TITLE: Compost Courier
HOURS: Full-time, 35-40 hours per week, Tuesday to Saturday 5:30 am to 1:30 pm. Hours are subject to change. 
STARTING WAGE: $16 per hour. Benefits available after 3 months of employment.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 27, 2022 at 5:00 pm

Compost Winnipeg seeks an independent and responsible individual to work as a compost collection courier.  Compost Winnipeg is a social enterprise of the Green Action Centre.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

Compost Winnipeg is an environmentally driven social enterprise with a mission to manage waste responsibly and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by providing fee-for-service organic collections to Winnipeg residents and businesses, thus diverting organic material from the landfill. An estimated 40% of residential waste and 30% of commercial waste in the landfill is organic, which creates methane, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. Profits generated by Compost Winnipeg support Green Action Centre’s environmental programs and activities.

The Compost Courier is responsible for safely and efficiently collecting organic waste on scheduled collection routes while collecting waste diversion data. They are also responsible for delivering organics to the composting site and for daily maintenance tasks.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

In cooperation with other Compost Winnipeg and Green Action Centre staff, the Compost Courier has the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Safely and efficiently operate a collection truck on scheduled routes
  • Pick-up, weigh and track organic waste as it is collected
  • Transport organic waste to composting facilities
  • Clean and maintain compost collection bins as required
  • Actively participate in our efforts to maintain a safe and positive work environment
  • Regularly communicate and participate in logistics planning with the Compost Winnipeg staff
  • Conduct daily inspections and maintenance of collection trucks
  • Other duties, as assigned

KEY QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be reliable and able to work without close supervision. Key qualifications include:

  • Class 5 drivers license
  • A safe driving record, with a drivers abstract demonstrating little to no infractions
  • Organized, punctual, responsible and self-disciplined
  • Good communication and customer service skills
  • Able to work well with others and independently
  • Ability to consistently and safely lift 25 kilograms
  • Available for weekend shifts and statutory holidays
  • Knowledge of composting or willingness to learn.

DESIRED ASSETS:

  • Commercial driving experience and/or training
  • Vehicle maintenance experience, or any other trades experience

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION:

Compost Winnipeg is committed to being an inclusive employer and is working to better reflect and represent the diversity of the communities we serve. We encourage members from the following communities to apply and self-declare in your application:

  • Indigenous, Black, People of Colour
  • Immigrant or refugee
  • People with disabilities
  • LGBT2SQ+

Being a member of an equity group is among our hiring selection criteria. Your declaration of membership in any of these groups will remain confidential.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Amanda@compostwinnipeg.ca with
“Application: Compost Courier” in the subject line by September 27, 2022 at 5:00 pm.

We are seeking an Administrative/Accounts Assistant!

DATE POSTED: March 15th, 2022
TITLE: Administrative/Accounts Assistant
HOURS: This is a 6-month term position with a possibility of extension.
STARTING WAGE: Starting wage is $18 per hour 28 hours per week. 
                             Health and benefits program after a 3-month probationary period.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, March 28th, 2022 4PM CDT.

Green Action Centre Seeks an Administrative/Accounts Assistant for our Social Enterprise Operations.

Position Description: Green Action Centre seeks a dynamic, personable, administrative assistant for a 6-month term to work with our social enterprise, Compost Winnipeg.

Background: Green Action Centre is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, based in Winnipeg and serving Manitoba. We promote greener living through environmental education and encourage practical green solutions for homeowners, workplaces, schools, and communities. In 2016, we launched the social enterprise Compost Winnipeg, a fee-for-service operation that offers compost collection services to offices, food vendors, and households in Winnipeg. Our operation has grown quickly and we are currently working to improve our administrative and customer service systems to help manage growth.

Responsibilities: In cooperation with other Compost Winnipeg and Green Action Centre staff, the Administrative/Accounts Assistant has the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Create, maintain and monitor customer invoices, customer subscriptions and accurate billing records;
  • A/R account reconciliation and customer collections;
  • General bookkeeping and administrative duties, including data entry, mail and customer service;
  • Generate management reports from financial software as required;
  • Drafting and distributing documents, letters, and various correspondence;
  • Promotion and marketing of Compost Winnipeg services;
  • Fielding customer inquiries by phone and email;
  • Participate in the ongoing and continuous improvement of administrative and financial information systems and processes.

Qualifications: Must be reliable and able to work without close supervision. Key qualifications include:

  • Two or more years experience in a customer service/administrative role;
  • Bookkeeping experience and/or formalized bookkeeping/accounting training is required;
  • Strong communication skills in english both written and verbal;
  • Self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented with superior interpersonal skills.
  • Experience using cloud-based software applications (Zoho & Google platforms) for the management of client accounts and operations is highly desirable;
  • Demonstrated ability to take creative risks with an entrepreneurial spirit and mindset for change;
  • Strong organizational management;
  • Able to work well with others and independently;
  • Knowledge of composting or willingness to learn.

Additional Information: Position reports to the Compost Winnipeg General Manager. A criminal record check is required.

Start Date: ASAP

To Apply: Submit a resume, cover letter, and two references to Robin Bryan via email: Robin@infocompostwinnipeg.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest however only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

We are seeking a General Manager!

DATE POSTED: May 16th, 2022
TITLE: General Manager
HOURS: Full-time Employment
STARTING WAGE: $50,960 – $64,610 with benefits plan.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 4PM CDT.

Green Action Centre seeks a dynamic, self-directed General Manager to lead our social enterprise, Compost Winnipeg. The General Manager must be a team-orientated and innovative leader who collaborates with staff, key stakeholders, and the Board to strengthen operations and services while applying a strategic vision for development and growth.

Position Description:

Compost Winnipeg’s General Manager is a leader responsible for overseeing and fostering the growth and sustainability of one of Winnipeg’s fastest-growing social enterprises while maintaining quality service, environmental goals, and profitability. In particular, the General Manager will have strategic and financial accountability while leading and managing Compost Winnipeg staff and daily operations. This includes engaging with key stakeholders and potential/existing clients; implementing operations plans and policies; developing and managing budgets; monitoring financials; hiring employees and managing human resources; coordinating with Green Action Centre’s Bookkeeper and Office Coordinator; and reporting to Green Action Centre’s Executive Director and Board of Directors. With the organic waste collection being a business model with inherent and sometimes unpredictable challenges, the general manager will be called upon to problem solve and apply a calm, decisive and positive leadership style to guide staff.

Green Action Centre Background:

Green Action Centre is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, based in Winnipeg and serving Manitoba. We promote green living through environmental education and practical solutions for households, workplaces, schools and communities. We have a long history of working with Manitobans to identify down-to-earth solutions to climate change with our well-regarded programs focused on green commuting, composting and waste reduction, and sustainable living.

Compost Winnipeg Background:

Officially launched in 2016, Compost Winnipeg is an environmentally driven social enterprise with a mission to manage waste responsibly and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Winnipeg by providing fee-for-service organic collections to Winnipeg residents and businesses, thus diverting organic material from the landfill. An estimated 40% of residential and 30% of commercial waste in the landfills is organics, which creates methane, a potent GHG that contributes to climate change. Profits generated by Compost Winnipeg support Green Action Centre’s environmental programs and activities. Compost Winnipeg continues to grow and take steps toward achieving its long-term goals, including promoting a cultural
shift in Winnipeg resulting in 100% organic waste diversion that includes a city-wide residential organics collection and providing a finished compost product back to the community.

Responsibilities:

As General Manager, you are expected to exemplify integrity, accountability, and excellent team leadership skills. You are responsible for the success of day-to-day operations, including meeting environmental goals, profitability, and productivity.

Primary Tasks:
● Lead operations, ensuring continual review and improvements to processes, procedures, and performance.
● Work to secure adequate revenue growth and funding for growing operations and meeting long-term capital development and expansion goals.
● Ensure proactive health and safety culture with operations and compliance with regulations.
● Hire, manage and lead staff, including training/coaching, reviewing performance, and disciplining.
● Oversee management of sales and client accounts.
● Implement the updated business plan, adapting our leadership and operations strategy based on the current development and projected growth of our social enterprise.
● Develop and monitor budgets, monitor monthly financials, and ensure effective implementation of financial policies.
● Implement operational and administrative policies.
● Foster new and existing relationships with funders, government agencies, suppliers, and potential partner organizations to increase the impact of our operations.
● Engage with the emerging social purchasing policy at the City of Winnipeg and explore private sector partnerships for future city-wide contract bidding.
● Maintain a high level of service excellence.
● Act as spokesperson for Compost Winnipeg including participating in media engagements
● Oversee the marketing strategy and development of customer recognition program, budget, and activities.
● Work with cloud-based software (Zoho and Google platforms) for managing clients and operations and oversee development of improvements and updates to data collection and management
● Assist with improving and organizing account management systems, and coordination with the Accounts Manager.
● Implement and provide oversight of inventory and sales systems for compost-related supplies.

Qualifications:

Completed post-secondary education in business or environmental studies, or a combination of education and experience.
● 3+ years of management experience in service or other industry with responsibility for financial results and customer satisfaction.
● Experience working with the non-profit and/or social enterprise sectors, and a passion to create environmental change.
● Knowledge of best practices in human resources; experience leading and developing staff for success, and building a cohesive team.
● Strong organizational management with high attention to detail and the ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
● Adaptability and proven ability to problem-solve.
● Highly effective written and verbal communicator with the ability to create and maintain a customer-focused culture.
● Advance financial management skills and proven ability to develop and manage organizational budgets.
● Proven track record of revenue development success through various revenue streams.
● Class 5 driver’s license with clean driver’s abstract.

Assets:

● Experience in the transportation or waste management industries (strongly preferred).
● Experience managing fleet vehicles and planning logistics.
● Knowledge of cloud-based software, such as Zoho and Google platforms.
● Knowledge of composting or willingness to learn.

Attributes:

● Strategic thinker, long-term planner, and changemaker, able to identify needs, assess opportunities and act on them.
● Collaborative working style with good interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for creating partnerships.
● Strong logistical planning acumen
● Good business sense and financial acumen.
● Tech-savvy and comfortable working with emerging technologies.
● Strong problem-solving abilities.
● Committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
● Strong work ethic, punctual, responsible, and self-disciplined.

Additional Information: This position reports to Green Action Centre’s Executive Director and Board of Directors.

To Apply:

Submit your resume and cover letter to the Compost Winnipeg Hiring Committee via email: info@greenactioncentre.ca with “Compost Winnipeg General Manager posting” in the subject heading. Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2022. No phone calls, please.

We thank all applicants for their interest however only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.