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Become MOOS' new Sustainability Projects Fund Intern

Published: 13 November 2019

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Office Assistant C (Sustainability Projects Fund Intern)


The mission of the MOOS ( moose) is to create a culture of sustainability at McGill. MOOS aims to identify, connect, and enhance efforts to incorporate principles of sustainability (ecological, social, and economic) into research, education, connectivity, operations, and governance & administration at McGill. We provide the institutional memory and knowledge, the network of partners, the framework for sustainability at McGill (Vision 2020), and the seed funding (Sustainability Projects Fund) to facilitate the sustainability efforts of students, faculty, and staff.

The Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF) is a funding source of approximately $980,000 per year that is mandated to "build a culture of sustainability on McGill campuses through the development and seed funding of interdisciplinary projects." The SPF Intern will provide support for the SPF processes, including application support, data management, and reporting. This position offers an intern the opportunity to gain experience in the area of grant-making and project evaluation, in addition to practical experience with administrative processes of an office. The SPF Intern will be working under the direct supervision of the SPF Steward.


  • Meaningful work that will contribute to the success of the Sustainability Projects Fund
  • A passionate and caring team work environment
  • The opportunity to set both personal and professional goals to work toward and reflect upon
  • Being able to be first and foremost a student


  • Provide general support for SPF operations, which includes:
    • Preparing, saving, and organizing documents and templates,
    • Organizing special events, meetings, and sessions, as well as
    • Processing data.
  • Provide support for the SPF application process, which may include any of the following tasks, as needed:
    • Providing grant-writing support for identified areas of interest,
    • Hosting an application-related event, and/or
    • Gathering, curating, and drafting briefing information for potential SPF project ideas
  • Other tasks as opportunities or interests arise


  • Excellent computer skills with strong experience working with Excel
  • Detail-oriented with outstanding organizational abilities
  • Ability to keep track of, prioritize, and complete multiple tasks
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Interest in systems thinking and simplifying complex challenges
  • Interest in impact measurement and data management
  • Experience in grant writing and/or budgeting an asset
  • Knowledge of the Sustainability Projects Fund and sustainability initiatives on campus an asset
  • Preference will be given to current McGill students; students from all faculties are welcome to apply

HOURS: 6-10 hours a week, from January 6, 2019 through April 2020 (extension possible for returning students)

REMUNERATION: $15.15 per hour + 4% vacation pay and compensation for Legal Holidays.

SUPERVISOR: Tanner Zekonic, Sustainability Officer & SPF Steward

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Sunday, December 1, 2019 before midnight

PLANNED START DATE (flexible): January 6, 2020

HOW TO APPLY: Please email your C.V. and cover letter to tanner.zekonic [at] in Word or PDF format entitled firstname_lastname_CV and firstname_lastname_cover letter with subject line: SPF Intern. We encourage Work Study students to apply.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Sustainability Officer & SPF Steward, Tanner Zekonic, (514) 398-5247, tanner.zekonic [at] See also: our website, facebook, and twitter.

The McGill Office of Sustainability (MOOS) values the contributions that individuals who identify as members of marginalized communities bring to our organization, and encourages women, Indigenous people, people of colour, people identifying as LGBTTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, two-spirited, queer, intersex), members of ethnic minorities, immigrants and people with disabilities to apply. Please indicate if you consider yourself to be a member of one of these groups and would like to be considered as such for the purpose of this hiring process.

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