Conservation Education & Outreach Assistant

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – New Brunswick Chapter (CPAWS NB) is the provincial branch of a national conservation organization. We are dedicated to the long-term protection of our province’s wild ecosystems in protected areas, and work to ensure that nature comes first in parks management. CPAWS NB is looking for an enthusiastic young leader, with a passion for nature and the ability to work as a key part of our environmental organization’s team this summer.

The job will be based out of Fredericton, with travel in New Brunswick throughout the summer, accompanying other staff members to events and activities.

Responsibilities 

The Conservation Education and Outreach Assistant will:

  1. Organize and facilitate nature-focused events, outreach and activities for the public. This may include organizing special nature-themed activities in parks, and setting up CPAWS NB booths at events or markets; 
  2. Draft and design communications, promotional and educational materials to promote CPAWS NB’s work in the community. As well as writing and posting blogs and other posts to social media;
  3. Support CPAWS staff with revision and updates to materials for our education programs.
  4. Create and distribute online outreach and promotional materials for nature-focused events and outreach activities, including event posts, website updates, flyers, as well as assisting with event registration;  
  5. Participate in training to learn basic skills in conservation education, engaging people in nature-oriented activities, outdoor safety, and event promotion;
  6. Travel to event sites to assist with outreach activities;
  7. Write event plans and reports on each activity to track outcomes, results and feedback received from participants;

Required Qualifications are:

  • A current post-secondary student, under the age of 30, who is studying Environmental Studies, Outdoor Education, Natural Sciences, Communications, STEM, or a related field with an interest in working in the conservation sector. 
  • Experience and interest in conservation issues, communicating with the public, or event management and promotions.
  • Basic understanding of conservation and parks issues in New Brunswick.
  • Ability to communicate fluently in both of New Brunswick’s official languages is a strong asset for this position. 
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Canva and/or other similar software, and well-developed online communications skills with various social media platforms.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to track and report on the details of various aspects of the project.
  • Proven leadership abilities, ability to take initiative, ability to work independently with limited supervision and to develop own work plan to achieve assigned project tasks.
  • Ability to work some weekends and evenings.
  • Must be a resident of New Brunswick or a First Nation community in New Brunswick, and a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection applies. 
  • A valid New Brunswick driver’s license is required, and the ability to drive a rental car.
  • Priority will be given to Indigenous peoples, women studying in the STEM fields, LGBTQ+ persons, persons with disabilities and students who are members of visible minorities.  Candidates have the option of identifying themselves as one of these groups on their application, if they so choose.

Full time, summer position

35 hours per week, with some weekends and evenings

Hourly wage: $16

Anticipated Start Date: Mid-May 2024

TO APPLY

Please indicate in your cover letter how you meet these qualifications and why you think you would be a good fit for this position at CPAWS NB. Send your résumé and cover letter in one file to dhak@cpaws.org. 

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

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