• Term: full time, permanent – 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday
  • Compensation: gross annual salary - $40,000.00 CAD
  • Benefits
    • 10 paid vacation days & up to 5 paid sick days per year
    • Health Spending Account - $1,000/year
    • Personal IT Support Credit (phone/internet) - $65/month
  • Start Date: As soon as possible
  • Reports to: Manager of Programs
  • Location: Anywhere in Canada (we are working remotely for the foreseeable future; our offices are based in Toronto, ON)
  • To apply: please send cover letter and resume to samantha@LSF-LST.ca

About Us
Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) is a small Canadian charity founded in 1991. Our goal is to integrate sustainability education into the school system to prepare students for the environmental, social and economic challenges of the 21st century. We take a holistic, vertically-integrated approach, working at all levels (governments, businesses, community members, school boards, faculties of education, teachers and students) to create whole-systems change towards Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).

Our main programs include:
  • Resources for Rethinking (R4R)®, an online database of sustainability-focused classroom resources
  • Our Canada ProjectTM web platform for youth to share their actions towards Canada’s sustainable future
  • Youth Forums engaging grade 5-12 students in understanding local sustainability issues, equipping them with the skills needed to take action, and empowering them to act in making change in their communities
  • Action Project Funding supporting student-led sustainability projects
  • Professional Development for teachers focused on teaching through a sustainability lens, teaching topics related to climate change, and outdoor learning, all through the use of transformative learning strategies
  • Climate Change Education & Research
  • Policy and networking events such as galas, symposia, knowledge mobilization sessions, roundtables, etc.

About the Team

You will be joining a team of 4 existing full-time staff (with additional part-time student interns, consultants, etc.). Our staff are working remotely from home for the foreseeable future (our office is located in Toronto at York University).

Duties and Responsibilities
As an independent nonprofit organization with a small staff, employees have ample opportunity to express their creativity, flexibility and initiative while gaining experience in a wide variety of areas, which include the following tasks:
  • Program coordination
    • Includes ongoing delivery of LSF programs (Youth Forums, Action Project funding, in-school programs, Professional Development Institutes, etc.), promotion, admin, communications, event coordination, etc.
  • Event coordination
    • Includes identifying and developing partnerships, coordinating logistics, creating event materials/content, event delivery/public speaking, etc.
  • Marketing & communications
    • Includes collaborating with the team to develop and implement an effective communications strategy, creating and implementing marketing and communication campaigns, writing/editing/designing and distributing content including publications, flyers/posters, press releases, website content, social media, e-newsletters, annual reports, speeches, and other marketing material that communicates the organization's activities, products and/or services in both English and French
  • Web maintenance/content creation
    • Includes updating and creating content for LSF’s main site and various program websites
  • Fundraising
    • Includes researching new fundraising opportunities, writing grant proposals, brainstorming new program ideas or activities to meet funding expectations, etc.

Skills and Experience
The ideal candidate should have experience or skills in the following areas:
  • Bilingual – proficient in written & verbal communication in both English and French (essential—applicants will be required to complete a short oral and written assessment in their non-native language)
  • Understanding of the concepts and principles of sustainability (through academic studies and/or experience in related field)
  • Understanding of the Canadian education system
  • Communications and/or marketing
  • Program and event delivery/coordination
  • Research and writing
  • Adaptability and flexibility, ability to manage competing priorities
  • Working collaboratively in a team, with ability to self-direct and take initiative
  • Education/teaching and/or previous experience working with youth
  • Works well under pressure and meets tight deadlines
  • Strategic and creative mindset.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Organized and self-motivated with a keen interest in driving strategic messages to key internal and external role-players.

EOS is an award-winning not-for-profit organization focused on helping communities address climate change in the Memramcook-Tantramar region and beyond. We are partnering with the Town of Sackville on a Climate Change Coordinator position funded by the Environmental Trust Fund.

We’re looking for a dynamic individual to coordinate municipal climate change projects for the Town of Sackville, NB. The Climate Change Coordinator will work out of the EOS office in Sackville, New Brunswick office (following all COVID-19 safety procedures) and will work to implement the Town of Sackville's adaptation and emissions reduction action plans, educate Town staff and Council, and raise public awareness about climate change impacts and actions at the local level.

Responsibilities:

The Climate Change Coordinator will be responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of the municipality’s climate change priorities. The Coordinator will contribute to the development and implementation of organizational changes at the municipality that will lead to operational savings and the reduction of GHG emissions. The Coordinator will also be responsible for responding to projects identified by Council as they may arise. Other duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Research and development of relevant policies and regulations to support mitigation and adaptation work.
  • Development of specific measurement and monitoring protocols.
  • Preparation and presentation of regular updates to the Town (including Town Council) and EOS Eco-Energy.
  • Lead and support community education and awareness programs and collaborate with environmental organizations in Sackville.
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with other organizations.
  • Preparation and submission of project reports and funding proposals.
  • Attend meetings of the Mayor’s Roundtable on Climate Change, Chignecto Climate Change Collaborative, etc.
  • General help with office tasks, public inquiries, attend EOS meetings, project budgeting, report writing, liaise with funders and partners, communicate with EOS members and volunteers, etc.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills:

  • Strong knowledge and experience in the areas of GHG emissions reduction, climate change adaption and mitigation, and sustainable development within the context of municipal government.
  • Strong research and analytical skills and a good ability to conceptualize.
  • Excellent presentation, and facilitation skills. Strong written and verbal communication abilities.
  • Community outreach experience and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with community stakeholders. Experience working with the public.
  • Experience writing funding applications is an asset.
  • Strong multi-tasking, organizational skills and understanding of the community-based project management process.
  • Eagerness to learn new skills and participate in training opportunities.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting on a variety of assigned tasks.
  • Strong computer skills with knowledge of various computer software packages including Apple, Microsoft Office and the Adobe Suite of programs and effective social media skills.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (or Bachelor’s degree and equivalent work experience) in community development, environmental planning, environmental studies, sustainable development or related field is required.
  • Fluency in English (French an asset).
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
  • The successful applicant is creative, confident, responsible, energetic, has excellent time management and interpersonal skills, good judgement, and is self-motivated.

Position Details:

6-month contract from September 2021 to March 2022. The position is 40 hours a week with a flexible schedule. Become part of our energetic EOS team and enjoy a fun, relaxed atmosphere in our beautiful Main Street office overlooking the Bay of Fundy. Potential for extension, depending on funding. Salary range of $19-23 per hour dependent on experience.

Application Procedure and Deadline:

Please forward a cover letter and resume to eos@nb.aibn.com by 5pm AST Sunday, August 15, 2021. EOS thanks everyone who applies, but only those granted an interview will be contacted.



NSEN

NSEN is now accepting applications for an Information and Communications Manager to work full time from August 9 to October 1. Please share any potential applicants! Details are below.

The Nova Scotia Environmental Network focuses on supporting our membership of environmental organizations, which as a collective carry out work in sustainability, habitat conservation, environmental education, policy development, advocacy, stewardship, event planning, and science.

This job offering through Canada Summer Jobs will provide the youth with opportunities to connect with these various organizations across Nova Scotia, learn about their work, and amplify their work in the public sphere. The youth will be performing outreach tasks with the membership and communicating their work to the public.

This job provides a unique opportunity for the youth to observe and understand the big picture of how environmental work is carried out over an entire region, from small-scale grassroots projects to large-scale government-funded projects.

The youth will also be encouraged to think critically about how seemingly independent projects and campaigns can complement each other through our networking channels for enhanced collective outcomes. In this way, the youth will have opportunities to make tangible impacts on environmental work in Nova Scotia.

NSEN’s work is done almost entirely online, so the youth is welcome to work from a location of their choice.

Details
  • Application deadline: July 25, 2021
  • Start date: August 9, 2021
  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Wage: $12.95/hour
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Work site: Remote (home or public space)
  • Language: English
  • Positions available: 1
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be age 15 to 30 and living in Nova Scotia

Tasks & Responsibilities
The tasks and responsibilities are centred around communication, outreach, and information management for our organization. Specific tasks and responsibilities will be drawn from the following list in accordance with the youth’s skills and interests:
  • Planning and hosting public webinars to promote the environmental work of our member organizations
  • Creating and distributing of an environmental e-newsletter
  • Writing blog posts for our website and managing external content submissions.
  • Managing our social media accounts.
  • Learning how to update our website with new content, events, and resources.
  • Collecting data on environmental news, issues, events, and other topics to populate a new interactive environmental map of Nova Scotia on our website.
  • Learning about the diverse range of environmental work that is undertaken by our membership of 30 environmental organizations across Nova Scotia.
  • Developing new ways to bring environmental organizations together for collaborative efforts and enhanced collective outcomes.
  • Conducting outreach with our current environmental organization members across Nova Scotia (by email, phone, or online survey) to collect feedback on NSEN’s service offerings and future direction.
  • Expanding our network by engaging with potential new members across Nova Scotia.
  • Assisting our fundraising coordinator with the development of fundraising strategies.
  • Attending environmental networking events to represent NSEN and meet representatives of other environmental organizations.
  • Participating in monthly board meetings, with the option to plan and chair a meeting to develop leadership skills.
  • Reporting regularly to the Board of Directors on work progress.
  • Making recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding NSEN’s future direction based on experiences and lessons learned during the work term.

Skills and Experience to Bring
Preference may be given to applicants who can demonstrate the following:
  • An ability to work independently and online
  • Knowledge of Nova Scotia’s environmental sector
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • An ability to get creative and brainstorm new ideas
  • Experience working with Indigenous-led organizations
  • A positive attitude!

Skills and Experience to be Gained
The successful applicant can expect to gain a variety of transferable skills and practical experience, including:
  • Leadership, team management
  • Graphic design, written/verbal communication
  • Organization, reporting, time management
  • Event planning, networking
  • Technical experience with softwares used across the non-profit sector
  • Experience building bridges between within the environmental movement
  • A vast array of knowledge about environmental issues/topics in Nova Scotia
  • A wide network of contacts in Nova Scotia's environmental sector

Supervision
NSEN’s management team will meet with the youth at least once per week to review recently completed work and establish a work plan for the coming week. Additional meetings may be held at the beginning of the work placement for training purposes. Supervisors will always be available by email or messaging to answer questions that come up. A check-in interview will be held around the midway point of the work placement to review the youth’s level of satisfaction with the work and supervision.

If you are interested in this opportunity please send your resume to info@nsenvironmentalnetwork.com

This job posting is part of Nature Canada's Work to Grow program connecting racialized youth to jobs that promote and protect nature. Considering applying? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

One of the goals of Work to Grow is to diversify and strengthen the nature sector. As such, this opportunity is only available to individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour.

Earliest start date: 26/07/2021
Latest end date: 31/03/2022
Application closing: 26/07/2021

**This job cannot be done remotely

Mission
ACAP Saint John was founded as part of the Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP), a unique community-based program initiated by Environment Canada in 1991 to help Atlantic Canadians restore and sustain local watersheds and adjacent coastal areas.

For over twenty-six years, our group has conducted successful in-school environmental education programs, summer camps, ecological inventories, water quality monitoring programs, habitat restorations, watercourse restorations, wetland enhancements, contaminated site remediation and engaged thousands of area residents in community cleanup initiatives.

ACAP Saint John has an excellent reputation in the community for acting as a third party mediator on contentious environmental issues, and continues to expand their role as a public source of knowledge and information dissemination. Through their management of the Saint John Harbour Environmental Monitoring Partnership, ACAP is working with industry and government to initiate cumulative effects monitoring – the first for any harbour in Canada.

Opportunity
ACAP Saint John is looking for an enthusiastic team player to fill our Field Technician role. The Field Technician will help with ongoing projects including (but not limited to) in-field collection of various samples, and assist in organizing community events. The ideal candidate would be flexible in their working schedule, be able to work within a team, have excellent communication skills and be highly organized.

Tasks and Responsibilities
Tasks and responsibilities of the environmental technician position included:

  • Conduct hands-on field work on a wide variety of projects
  • Conducting laboratory analysis of water quality samples and the in-field collection of water samples
  • Manage AWN’s Water Monitoring Equipment Hub program in New Brunswick. This includes the coordination of loans, equipment pickup/drop-off throughout the field season, and performing equipment calibrations prior to loaning
  • Internet research, summary report writing, analysis and interpretation of the collected raw data and presentation of the final results
  • Assist in the organization of community events, including education programs, St. John River Summit, green space beautification and tree planting
  • Perform a variety of administrative support duties

Click here for more information and to apply



Sentinelles Petitcodiac Riverkeeper (SPR) is a not-for-profit organization. Our main objective is to restore the ecological health of the Petitcodiac and Memramcook River watersheds, including the Shepody Bay Estuary, located in southeastern New Brunswick. Our mission is to lead in the restoration, protection and promotion of the ecological integrity of these watersheds by engaging in public education, promoting the rivers’ cultural heritage, social and economic values, patrolling and monitoring the watershed, undertaking actions to promote compliance with environmental laws and initiating watercourse rehabilitation projects.

We are seeking a contractor working in communications/public relations.


Desired services:

  • Write website and email copy to inform the public of new campaigns, projects and events. (Often)
  • Write and post social media posts for new campaigns, projects and events. (Often)
  • Write news releases to inform journalists of new campaigns, projects and events, organize news conferences when needed and help schedule/facililate media interview with official spokespersons for Sentinelles Petitcodiac Riverkeeper. (Occasionally)
  • Review and edit reports to be presented to the public, and work with Sentinelles Petitcodiac Riverkeeper’s contractual graphic designer to format and publish such reports. (Occasionally)

Anticipated workload is approximately 10-15 hours per month. There is an opportunity for the contractor, if desired, to work more hours by developing and implementing a social media and online marketing strategy to include more regular updates and increase public engagement.

Experience working with not-for-profit clients, and writing copy for environmental campaigns considered an asset. 

To apply please contact Krysta Cowling at info@petitcodiac.org with a sample of your work, as well as information on your hourly rate. Hours would be billed and paid monthly.

Deadline to apply is July 31, 2021.

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