Design Thinking and Events Coordinator

Youth Climate Lab is recruiting!

Compensation: $7,000 CAD
Length of Contract: Part Time (18-20 hrs/week), 4 months with possibility of extension 
Deadline: Aug 9, 2019 11:59 PM EST
Start Date: As soon as possible
Location: Ottawa


Are you a young person who is passionate about event planning/coordination, design thinking, climate action and youth empowerment? We would love for you to join our team.

This exciting opportunity will allow you to play a leading role in coordinating and delivering Youth Climate Lab’s signature “Policy Jams” as well as other creative models of youth engagement in climate action. 

We are recruiting for a strong event coordinator who has a strong background in design thinking. Have experience in one but not the other? No problem! We would love to hear from you.

About the Role:

The selected applicant will play a key role in the coordination and delivery of our Policy Jams in Canada, at United Nations Youth Summit, and at the 25th United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP25) as well as contribute to developing new models of engagement with our growing team over the next 4 months. 

Specifically, this will include:

  • Designing and delivering 4-6 Policy Jams over the next 4 months (travel may be required)

  • Collaborate with diverse design teams of Youth Climate Lab Associates and advisors to create and deliver such events

  • Coordinate logistical details to successfully deliver Policy Jams

  • Recruit, review and assess applications from participants

  • Foster relevant partnerships that ensure we are inclusive, intersectional and intergenerational action. 

  • Lead the evaluation and reporting of the Jams and other models developed

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

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

  • Demonstrate 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

  • Demonstrated interest in social/ environmental issues


  • Event planning and coordination

  • Familiar with design thinking 

  • Have demonstrated excellent abilities in project management 

  • Comfortable with coordinating multiple moving pieces 

  • Facilitation of events is not required but an asset

  • Experience with international and national climate policy is not required but an asset

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.


Youth Climate Lab is a youth-led global non-profit organization that works to accelerate youth-led climate solutions. We design, pilot and scale projects that create opportunities and build skills for youth in Climate Policy and Climate Entrepreneurship.

Our team of young climate leaders have created projects reaching 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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