Greenpop’s Urban Greening Programme New Career Opportunity

Posted on :

29 Oct, 2018

Category :

Administrative Jobs in South Africa

Greenpop’s Urban Greening Programme is on a mission to inspire an urban future where nature and ecosystem services are abundant and both accessible to, and co-managed by, an active and inspired citizenry.  Greenpop is doing this by greening under-greened Schools/community centers with indigenous vegetation and water-wise systems as well as empowering and educating community members to value and care for their environments. This type of social engagement can uphold biodiversity and ecosystem services for the greater urban area while increasing the ecological linkages between other areas of biodiversity.

Job Title: Events and Operation Coordinator
Job Location: Cape Town
Salary: Negotiable depending on experience between R14 000 and R17 500
Start date: As soon as possible, ideally no later than 15 November 2018 but we can be flexible


  • Administration, coordination and communication prior to events (with participants, sponsors, partners, vendors, artists etc.)
  • Direct marketing (outreach to groups, travel centres, universities, schools etc. to promote our events and excursions)
  • Event/excursion development and proposal writing (developing itineraries, budgets, brochures)
  • Report after events (sales and sustainability reports, suggestions for future improvement etc.) and monthly on targets, achievements and strategies
  • Event sponsorship support to the CEO (assisting with sponsorship, relationships etc)
  • Manage interns and assisting with managing event freelancers
  • Assist with business development for Greenpop experiences


  • A team player with a collaborative work approach
  • Proactive in seeking solutions
  • Work well and calmly under pressure
  • Take responsibility naturally
  • A writer
  • Not afraid to ask for help and ask questions
  • Not afraid to reach out and find new clients
  • Confident and able to approach people and speak to people naturally
  • Target driven – committed to getting the job done
  • Report savvy – creates reports regularly and efficiently
  • Passionate about greening and sustainable living
  • Lively and enthusiastic
  • Organised and strategic
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Creative and forward thinking
  • Adaptable to a fast moving and changing environment as well as different people, companies and ways of working
  • Experience in event or project management
  • Organised
  • Energetic
  • Thrives under pressure
  • Willing to travel (including internationally) for events, can be up to 5 weeks at a time
  • Goal oriented
  • Great at multi-tasking
  • Not afraid to pick up the phone
  • Initiative and an ability to create and activate projects without too much direction
  • Ability to drive and motivate others
  • Fast worker – we work on a lot of different things at the same time at Greenpop and our pace is fast!
  • A creative mind and a flexible attitude
  • Valid South African ID or valid work permit if not South African
  • Based in (or willing to move to) Cape Town
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to juggle various tasks at the same time confidently and be adaptable to sudden changes or shocks
  • Ability to work with different teams, good at communicating with other departments
  • Ability to take on responsibility and work alone when needed, good at reporting
  • Ability to stay very focused on the task at hand in a dynamic and energetic environment, excited about working for a growing environmental enterprise and keen on the sustainability space

To apply, complete the online form here

Please note that Greenpop is a small/medium social enterprise. The salary will not be able to compete with similar roles in more established organisations (but the excitement certainly will and then some). However, we believe we have room for growth and are looking for someone who is keen to grow with us in the long term.

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