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  • Conservation Outreach Assistant 2017

    Job Description:
    CPAWS Northern Alberta is seeking an enthusiastic, environmentally focused person to act as Conservation Outreach Assistant to coordinate and manage the chapter's summer outreach events. Job duties include: (1) scheduling and leading outreach and education activities related to parks and wilderness in northern Alberta; (2) managing event volunteers and developing materials for outreach activities in the community; and (3) liaising with community groups to organize participation in community events in and around Edmonton. The Conservation Outreach Assistant will work primarily on-site at the CPAWS Northern Alberta office under the supervision of the chapter's Executive Director.

    Responsibilities include:
    • Work with staff to develop and implement outreach and education activities in and around Edmonton
    • Liaise with local community organizations to develop outreach opportunities
    • Lead/Attend outreach events and activities in and around Edmonton (evenings and weekends)
    • Organize and manage volunteers for outreach events and activities
    • Create and manage materials for outreach events and activities

    Qualifications: The ideal candidate possesses some post-secondary education in the fields of environmental sciences, environmental sociology, or non-profit business development/management, and has effective communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. This includes:
    • Enthusiasm for wilderness, conservation and the ability to communicate science to the general public
    • Working towards a degree in Environmental Sciences, Non-Profit Management, or Event Planning
    • Previous experience with volunteer management and volunteer management programs an asset
    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to drive and access to a vehicle is required
    • Ability to work evenings and weekends throughout the summer is mandatory

    This Job is made possible through the Canada Summer Jobs Grant. To apply, you must be:
    • between 15 and 30 years of age;
    • registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year and intending to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
    • a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program;
    • a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and;
    • legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

    All qualified candidates will be considered; however, preference will be given to Aboriginal candidates.

    Work Dates: May 8, 2017 to August 25, 2017, 35 hours per week

    Apply: Please forward PDF resume and covering letter by April 17, 2017 to CPAWS Northern Alberta via email at infonab@cpaws.org. Please put “Application for Conservation Outreach Assistant” in your subject line. While all applications are appreciated, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.