The Opportunity

Fredericton, NB | Saint John, NB
Science and Research
$44,904 - $56,128 / year
Competition Number: #029-24.25

Capital Planning & Operations

Capital Planning & Operations is a team of approximately 130 employees that take tremendous pride in the campus and deliver exceptional service that supports the University of New Brunswick's mission, vision and values. You will be a part of a motivated team of professionals who are always striving to make our campus a safe, sustainable, accessible, and welcoming environment for students, faculty, staff and community.


Full-time | 5 Year Term | Fredericton or Saint John | Hybrid

UNB is committed to ensuring employees can maintain a healthy work-life balance. As such, we are proud to support a hybrid work approach, which includes flexible hours and work-from-home options.

Standard Work Hours: Monday - Friday | 8:00 am - 4:15 pm | 36.25 hours per week

Additional Working Conditions:

· Ability to travel to both campuses (Fredericton and Saint John) for events, initiatives and meetings.

Salary Range: $44,904 - $56,128 per annum as of July 1, 2024


Reporting to the Manager of Sustainability, the Climate Action Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of bi-campus climate work that helps meet the sustainability and carbon neutrality goals outlined in UNB's Strategic Plan (UNB Toward 2030), Campus Sustainability Plan, and Climate Change Action Plan. The Climate Action Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and improving approaches related to mitigating and adapting to climate change at UNB.

  • Collect, compile, and analyze data from various units and departments across both campuses to use for internal and external sustainability and climate change tracking and reporting (such as the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment and Rating System - STARS, and annual sustainability reports for UNB)
  • Organize, coordinate and report on climate action events and initiatives for the UNB community
  • Research a variety of sustainability and climate change issues to assist with writing policies and annual sustainability reports, as well as to assist with creating a new climate action and sustainability plan for UNB
  • Maintain sustainability and climate change data on internal and external sites (such as the CP&O Tableau dashboards, the Campus Sustainability Maps, and other UNB Sustainability webpages with data)
  • Connect and engage with other groups on campus and in the province to push climate change mitigation and adaptation forward at UNB


  • Post-secondary diploma in a sustainability or climate change related field.
  • 1 year of experience with collecting and compiling data from multiple sources and timelines.
  • 2 years of experience with working with large datasets and spreadsheets, with the ability to effectively organize and analyze information.
  • 1 year of experience with organizing, coordinating and reporting on events and initiatives.
  • 1 year of experience with sustainability and climate change research.

Additional Strengths

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain positive relationships
  • Strong skills with Microsoft Excel, and basic experience in other Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Experience with writing formal reports and plans is an asset.
  • Excellent organizational skills with a high attention to detail to manage a diversified workload.

A little bit about us

University of New Brunswick

The University of New Brunswick employs more than 3,200 full- and part-time staff, including faculty, support staff and students. UNB values people and we have proudly been named as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2024 and one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers for 2023.

UNB is situated on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi'kmaq peoples along the banks of the beautiful and bountiful Wolastoq river, a region recognized worldwide for its natural beauty. UNB is a comprehensive university with a long history of excellence in teaching and research.

Are you interested?

Work With Us


UNB offers a large variety of benefits for employees, including a full pension, a minimum of three weeks of vacation annually, the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), and dental, life, and health insurance.


This position is part of the PSAC, Local 60551 employee group and falls under the PTSU Collective Agreement.


The University of New Brunswick and PSAC/PTSU Local 60551 are committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

We thank all who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.