Saint Lucia Hospitality & Tourism Association – Environmental Projects Coordinator Deadline for submission: Thursday 20th February, 2020

Saint Lucia Hospitality & Tourism Association - Environmental Projects Coordinator
Applications are invited from highly motivated, energetic, experienced and suitably qualified candidates for the post of Environmental Projects Coordinator at the Saint Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association (SLHTA). As the principal tourism private sector agency in St. Lucia, the SLHTA is responsible for facilitating tourism sector development and management in St. Lucia. The SLHTA is a private non-profit membership organization that functions as the “official organization and national spokesperson” for the hospitality industry and its wide membership.
Main Duties & Responsibilities
The successful applicant will be responsible for the delivery of project activities including (but not limited to):
Hotel Sector Engagement:
  • assess current sustainability practices in the hospitality and tourism sector by personal visits and interviews with SLHTA members and prepare detailed summary report of the status quo
  • based on these findings, identify areas where individual members and entire industry could further improve on sustainability practices
  • Engaging and motivating the hotel sector to embed sustainability into their practices and to participate in project activities (i.e. training, case studies, etc)
  • Support engagement of hotels in the Environmental Committee of the SLHTA, through supporting the organization of meetings, communication and follow-up with members
Capacity Building and events:
  • Delivering training on project data monitoring tool and support hotels to use them
  • Organizing and delivering workshops/training including organizing venues and catering services, printing materials and liaising with participants
  • Support hotels committed to the project to collect data and implement action
  • Follow-up on delivered training with participants’ hotels to understand the impacts of training
Data Collection:
  • Liaising directly with operational staff from the accommodation sector to encourage the collection of data and information sharing
  • Collecting project monitoring and evaluation data
  • Collating information, data and reports
Communications activities:
  • Implementation of an awareness campaign against single use plastics by disseminating project materials in events and through identified channels
  • Developing case studies to showcase successful stories of action implementation and project stories
  • Participate in local events to disseminate the Action Plan within the hotel and relevant sectors
General:
  • Producing high quality reports
  • Setting up meetings and drafting minutes
  • Managing expenses and project finances
  • Maintaining regular communication with project stakeholders
  • Supporting in the implementation of other project activities as required by project partner
Along with main duties outlined above, you will also be expected to carry out any other duties that are reasonable asked of you.
Person Specification
Essential Criteria
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a project support tole
  • Experience in sustainability, resource efficiency and data collection (i.e. energy, waste)
  • Strong reporting, administrative and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and complete a variety of tasks with minimal supervision to tight deadlines
  • Ability to be self-directed and autonomous as well as working as part of team
  • Strong computer literacy (including: Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Fluent (spoken and written) in English
  • Flexibility to travel nationally to visit hotels and partners around the island
  • Access to vehcile
  • Immediate availability
Desirable Criteria
  • Tourism-related work experience and network
  • Experience of event management/logistical coordination
  • A confident person with excellent interpersonal skills
Deadline for submission: Thursday 20th February, 2020

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