Are you a good communicator and passionate about climate action and environmental justice? Then consider joining us for a 9-week summer term.
- As an Outreach Coordinator, you will contact local NGOs, small businesses, and community groups to learn about their strengths and challenges when it comes to being active participants in a transition to a greener economy—one that aims to get to zero carbon emissions, protect biodiversity, support local food production, and environmental justice.
- You will provide resources, education, and support to empower community members to do their part to address climate change and other environmental issues specific to their communities.
- You will help connect people both within and between communities in the region so that community members may draw upon the lived experience of others and gain inspiration, insight, and understanding that accelerates the achievement of their own environmental goals.
- In the final weeks, you will complete a summary report of the community-based challenges and opportunities for addressing climate change and environmental justice. This report will be shared with local municipalities, MLAs, and the MP for the riding.
Skills You Bring and Others You Will Develop
We recognize not everyone will have every skill listed below. We’re looking for young people who bring several of these skills and a desire to develop any additional skills needed to be an effective Outreach Coordinator.
- Community building skills: Able to work with a range of community members with different needs, perspectives, and objectives, and to foster safe and open communication.
- Public speaking and public education: Make online or outdoor presentations to help educate community members about climate change and other environmental issues relevant in their area.
- Knowledge of climate change, biodiversity, and environmental justice issues
- Local knowledge: Familiarity with the people, organizations, and issues in the job area.
- Teamwork: Ability to work independently as well as part of a team doing similar work in other parts of Nova Scotia or New Brunswick.
- Writing: Able to communicate clearly and effectively in emails, social media posts, and in drafting a summary report.
- Digital skills: Experience with web design, social media outreach, and creating infographics and e-newsletters.
Terms of Employment
The summer contract is for 30 hours/wk for 9 weeks, beginning in early- to mid-May. Hourly rate is $15.00.
Work from Home
In light of the spread of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, you need to be able to work from home. Therefore, you will need to have access to a computer and reliable internet service. If COVID-19 restrictions ease, it may be possible to work in a safe location in the community.
- This position is funded in large part by a federal grant to hire young people aged 30 and under during the summer months. You must be eligible to work in Canada. You no longer need to be a full-time student to apply or be returning to school or university in the fall.
- Preference will be given to candidates living in one of the following locations: South Shore–St. Margarets, NS, Fredericton, NB, Sydney–Victoria, NS
We encourage applications from:
- Indigenous youth
- Young people from racialized communities
- LGBTQI2S+ youth
- Young women in STEM (science, engineering, technology, and mathematics)
- Youth with disabilities
How to Apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com and include the position and location you are applying for in the email subject heading. You’re encouraged to self-identify in your cover letter. Applications will be reviewed as they come in and filled quickly if a suitable candidate is found.
Sierra Club Canada Foundation (SCCF) helps empower people to be leaders in protecting, restoring, and enjoying healthy and safe ecosystems.
At its heart SCCF is a grassroots organization with a “think globally and act locally” philosophy. SCCF’s framework allows members to actively contribute to environmental causes that concern or inspire them, in ways that best suit their capabilities. Engaging with local officials, working collaboratively with local organizations, and a strong volunteer base has allowed Sierra Club to successfully engage in environmental campaigns that directly benefit both people and the planet.