Climate Entrepreneurship Coordinator

Are you a young person who is passionate about helping other young people start impactful businesses? We’d love for you to join our team.

This exciting opportunity will allow you to play a leading role in organizing and delivering Greenpreneurs, a 10-week online accelerator program funded by the Global Green Growth Institute and delivered in partnership with Student Energy, to support youth-led teams across the world turn their green impact ideas into feasible businesses.

Last year we received over 300 applications, supported ten teams, and provided $20,000 USD funding for these ideas.

This year we’re looking to do even more.

About the role

Position: Paid, 6-month full-time contract with possibility of extension
Pay: $24,000 for the duration of contract
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: March 27th, 2019 at 11:59pm EST (Apply here: Google Form)
Start date: April 2019 (as soon as possible)

The selected applicant will play a key role in the coordination and delivery of Greenpreneurs 2019, with a focus in the following areas:


  • Content development of additional web-modules

  • Management of mentors and Subject Matter Experts

  • Engagement of Greenpreneurs alumni

  • Organization webinars - from speakers, to moderation

  • Overall support to teams as they progress through the accelerator

  • Support for Youth Climate Lab in the development of entrepreneurship programs

Project Management

  • Support selection and onboarding of a steering committee

  • Review and assessment of applications from participants

  • Evaluation and reporting

  • Ongoing coordination with Student Energy for the successful delivery of the program

Desired skills and qualifications

We are seeking for self-driven, energized, impact-focused applicants who:

  • Demonstrates a high level of self-motivation and organization

  • Is able to take initiative, be flexible, and work well under uncertainty

  • Possesses excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Is a quick learner with great problem-solving skills

  • Experience with venture capital/private equity not required but an asset

Entrepreneurship/startup experience

  • Have launched or supported startups

  • Familiarity with startup frameworks (e.g. Lean Startup Methodology, Design Thinking)

  • Experience with climate finance, social enterprises, and/or impact investing

  • Demonstrated interest in social/ environmental issues

Project Management experience

  • Have demonstrated excellent abilities in project management

  • Comfortable with coordinating multiple moving pieces

  • Comfort with liaising with different stakeholders, including senior positions at organizations

How to apply:

  1. Fill out this Google Form

  2. If successful, we will contact you for an interview

While we thank all participants, only selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

About YCL

Youth Climate Lab aims to accelerate youth-led climate action. We are a youth-for-youth non-profit organization that works to design, pilot and scale initiatives that build skills and create opportunities for youth in climate policy and entrepreneurship.

We are an organization that works with governments, businesses, civil society and international organizations to identify, design and pilot new ideas for effective climate action. Our mission is to break down barriers for youth to access climate finance and policy. We work to build and activate our networks to deliver a range of programs that have demonstrated potential to stimulate intergenerational climate innovation.

Our team of young climate leaders have created projects reaching nearly 1,000 young people in over 35 countries. You can find more information about our work at

Youth Climate Lab Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Youth Climate Lab is an equal opportunity employer. Youth Climate Lab and Youth Climate Lab's executives are committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and to encouraging a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, developing and promoting volunteers and employees without discrimination or harassment. Equal opportunity and inclusion are essential to Youth Climate Lab's mission and values.

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