Sierra Club Canada Foundation – Atlantic Chapter is searching for an outgoing, energetic, and dedicated individual to carry out tasks associated with our Watch for Wildlife program in Nova Scotia (www.watchforwildlife.ca).
The candidate will conduct educational outreach to tourists, drivers and others through attendance at festivals, events and community gatherings. Watch for Wildlife is an interdisciplinary project providing education about road safety and driving behaviour, while it is also about wildlife behaviour and understanding the impacts of vehicle collisions on wildlife populations.
Candidate will be required to work from a home office and travel as part of this position. Compensation for each is provided.
Start Date: Oct 15
Remuneration: $18 hour for 30 hours / week
Location: Anywhere in Nova Scotia, especially rural areas where wildlife collisions may be major safety and ecological issue.
To apply: Please submit cover letter, CV and references in a single document to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 8th, 5 PM Atlantic Time.
If you have questions about this position, please call Gretchen Fitzgerald, National Programs Director, 902-444-7096.
About Sierra Club Canada Foundation
At Sierra Club Canada Foundation, we 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 a capacity that best suits 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.
- providing education to the public through attending events, markets, community meetings, festivals etc. and educational presentations
- develop media releases and radio announcements, writing articles and being a spokesperson for the program in Nova Scotia
- travelling to different events, meetings and outreach opportunities
- write regular blogs on wildlife collision prevention for the Watch for Wildlife website (www.watchforwildlife.ca)
- contribute to social media posts (Facebook, Twitter)
- develop an understanding of the impacts of wildlife vehicle collisions on people (health and psychological impacts), the economy (insurance, health, collision repair costs), and wildlife
- develop an awareness of species at risk species in Atlantic Canada
- engage with potential project partners and stakeholder groups (such as tourism associations, drivers education programs, car rental agencies, bus driver associations, environmental groups, fishing and hunting groups and animal rescue organizations)
- Fundraising (proposal writing and funder prospecting)
- Assist with project reporting on activities (ie: educational materials disseminated, number of people engaged)
- Must have valid Driver’s License
- Fluent in English and French an asset
- Must be enrolled in or have completed a Post-secondary Degree
- Background in: Planning, Environment and Resource Management, Biology, Wildlife Management, Public Relations, Environmental Education Environmental Technology, Road Ecology, Communications , and / or Engineering an asset
- Adept in Microsoft Office or MacOS (Word, Excel, or Pages, etc.) programs
- Proficiency in web and social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Wordpress, etc.)
- Must meet criteria for EcoCanada wage subsidy https://www.eco.ca/employment-programs/youth-placement/natural-resources/ (To find out if you meet the criteria, take the quiz (https://www.eco.ca/internship/internquiz)
- Outreach, marketing and communications skills
- Public presentation skills
- Quick learner
- Ability to interpret information from a variety of sources (scientific, policy, health, economic) for broad audiences
- Project management skills (work planning, tracking results, working within a budget, etc.)
- Volunteer engagement
- Excellent writing skills
- Ability to engage partners and supporters from other organizations and sectors
- Fundraising experience an asset
Sierra Club Canada Foundation is committed to equity and respect for all peoples and persons in all of our work. Diverse candidates and qualifications are welcomed. We will accommodate disabilities during recruitment and assessment processes.