Senior Specialist, Sustainability Services | Occupant & Stakeholder Engagement Division

Jul 25, 2022

We are looking for a creative and high energy self-starter with a passion for sustainability to join our Occupant Engagement Services Team. Reporting to the division Manager, the Senior Specialist, Sustainability Services will be responsible for working with a diverse portfolio of stakeholder engagement, and education initiatives for our clients. Our initiatives serve to raise stakeholder awareness and participation around critical sustainability themes through various in-person and virtual projects that range from written content such as infographic design and newsletters to large-scale art installations to live trainings such as leading green team meetings and workshops. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on our clients’ sustainability programs and inspire meaningful change while working in a collaborative, fast-paced and highly rewarding environment. This position is based out of our Toronto office and also offers flexible working hours and work remote.

Who we are:

CD SONTER is a team passionate about real environmental progress. We believe in a culture of excellence, the value of lasting relationships, and giving back to the community. Our specialty is bringing to life positive change in the property management world and, for over 30 years, we have helped clients implement sustainable solutions across North America.

What you will do:

  • Design, develop and facilitate various occupant engagement events and activities. This includes (but is not limited to) live events such as webinars, green team meetings, one-on-one trainings, and promotional activities, as well as passive communication such as the development of newsletters, posters, art boards, infographics, and large-scale lobby installations.  
  • Engage and collaborate with clients and their occupants to inspire meaningful behavioral changes across a variety of sustainability topics. As such, an understanding of current sustainability trends and news is critical. 
  • Planning and meeting all project timelines and budgets, actively communicating with the department manager and clients.
  • Assist in the research, development and implementation of new and innovative sustainability programming to grow the current service offerings for the Occupant Engagement Services Department. 

What you bring to the role:

  • 2-3+ years of environmental or sustainability consulting, coupled with customer management experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Environmental, or related field.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Bilingual in French (Canadian) is an asset.
  • Confident public speaker with strong presentation skills to organize and lead meetings and workshops tailored to a broad range of internal, external and senior management audiences. 
  • Able to actively work with and maintain cooperative positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels. Past experience with client management and relationship building is an asset. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, in combination with the ability to perform duties under minimal supervision.
  • Strong time management and planning skills, with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple deadlines.
  • Takes a well-ordered and logical approach when analyzing problems, organizing work and planning action.
  • Strong proficiency and understanding of MS Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
  • Experience with Abode InDesign and Illustrator is an asset.
  • Available to travel across Canada.
  • Valid Driver’s license 
  • Access to a vehicle.

What we have to offer you:

  • Permanent, full-time position 
  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits plan
  • Flexible schedule and work remote option
  • Professional development and career advancement
  • Sustainability culture throughout the company
  • BOMA BEST Sustainable Workplaces Certified office
  • Corporate volunteering program

To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume to and reference Job No.: OES-SS072522.

We thank all applicants for your interest in CD SONTER. However please note that those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We realize diverse teams make smarter decisions, deliver better results, and build stronger communities. We’re an organization that champions diversity and inclusion at every level and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

We are proud members of the following organizations

As a leader in our industry, CD Sonter’s specialty is bringing to life positive change in the property management world. We partner with properties to deliver results, move their business forward and help our clients shine as champions of sustainability.

-Louis Dodaro, Managing Director, CD Sonter Ltd.

Building certifications and awards improve and enhance marketability, occupant recruitment, retention rates, and relations with the community. Our Awards & Certifications Team is a group of overachievers, and we pride ourselves on always delivering exceptional results. Our above and beyond services make the process as easy as possible for our clients so they can accomplish their goals in the areas that matter most – sustainability, occupant health and wellness, and overall excellence in building performance.

-Nichole Bonner, Director, Sustainability Services

“You can't manage what you don’t measure” – that’s what a waste audit provides to a business. Our systematic, objective and industry leading methodology has helped our clients set true performance targets, improve waste management practices and uncover cost saving opportunities.

-Michael Su, Director, Sustainability Services

Occupant buy-in and participation are some of the most critical factors in the success of your site’s sustainability programming. It’s important to engage employees and tenants in a meaningful way - building a culture of trust and allowing them to feel a sense of ownership in your property’s performance.

-Gillian Hrycko, Manager, Occupant Engagement Services

As independent consultants we are in a unique position to be able to provide impartial assessments of the waste and recycling systems, assisting our clients to develop efficient and successful waste management strategies.

-Joseph Smillie, Technical Director, Sustainability Services