Local recruitment: Water Innovation Lab Coordinator (Summer Job) via GoodWork


British Columbia, Canada 🇨🇦

Summer job: Water Innovation Lab Coordinator
Type: age 30 & under / summer
Organization: Waterlution
Location: Lower Mainland on Coast Salish Territory, BC

  • Estimated Start Date: May, 2023
  • Wage: $18-20 per hr depending on experience
  • Hours: 30 hrs per week
  • Terms of work: 9-week position, work from home, typically Monday-Thursday

Role and Responsibilities:

The Water Innovation Lab Coordinator reports to the Water Innovation Lab & Network Lead to support delivery of Water Innovation Labs and prepares other communications materials as needed. The Water Innovation Lab, known as WIL, is a front-running, immersive leadership training designed to accelerate collaborative innovation, fast-track global knowledge-sharing and devise new innovations that improve water security. Learn about WILs and Waterlution at http://www.waterlution.org

Water Innovation Labs:

  • Coordinate communications with participants, resource guests, and partner organizations
  • Write program content including website materials, surveys, and program evaluation reports
  • Support on the planning & delivery of virtual and in person trainings
  • Research the conditions of water and gain an understanding of the main issues affecting each region to support program development


  • Assist with content creation for World Water Journey which may include podcasts, videos and situation reports
  • Edit, write, and publish blogs using WordPress on assigned topics
  • Prepare graphics for social media, when extra support is needed
  • Light administrative tasks related to the other duties (such as organizing media files, preparing website updates, creating promo clips

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Experience::

  • A self-starter who enjoys getting the job done and is not afraid to ask for more support/guidance when needed
  • Organized and able to work from home-based with minimal supervision (includes virtual mentorship and support from Waterlution team and occasional in person meetings)
  • A strong communicator internally and externally. Takes initiative to provide updates on work progress, successes, challenges and capacity to their supervisor. Able to communicate professionally and engagingly, both verbally and through emails.
  • Experience working within communications
  • Bilingualism would be a strong asset (English required, French or Indigenous language desired)
  • Some post-secondary (but you do not have to have graduated yet), ideally in: water, environment, Indigenous studies, education, or communications
  • Bilingualism would be a strong asset (English required, French or Indigenous language desired)

Work Details:

  • Work from home, you will need reliable internet access, a quiet, comfortable desk space to work, and the ability to remain motivated, responsive and focused in a work-from-home setting.
  • Must have a personal cell phone and computer with a webcam and mic built-in and must use the phone and computer for work purposes (phone and internet expenses are not covered).
  • Waterlution operates on 7.5-hour workdays. We prefer workdays to fit between 9 am and 5 pm local time, yet some flexibility can be offered.
  • Some flexibility will be required of the summer employee when pre-scheduled events need to be delivered in the evenings or on weekends (in person or online).

Canada Summer Job Candidate Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment term.
  • Applicants must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident.
  • Applicants must have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

We encourage applications from women and all genders as well as people who are Black, Indigenous and People of Colour.

Please email your resume and cover letter to megan.cornall@waterlution.org




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development