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Education Outreach Program Coordinator

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Job Posting:                                Canada Summer Jobs 2021
Job No.:                                        AR001
Position Name:                          Education Outreach Program Coordinator
Position Type:                            Summer job, full-time (35 hours per week)
Location:                                        Field work, in-office, and remote home office (mix of)
Wage:                                            $17.50 per hour plus 4% vacation pay
Duration:                                     8 weeks (280 hours)
Anticipated Start Date:           7 June, 2021
Anticipated End Date:             30 July, 2021
Deadline for applications:     Accepting now until the position is filled

Position Description:
The Alouette River Management Society (ARMS) is seeking two (2) Education Outreach Program Coordinators for our summer field work, virtual events, and community engagement activities in Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows region.

Position Responsibilities:
The duties of the Education Outreach Program Coordinator will include assisting the Environmental Projects and Communications Coordinator and Maple Ridge Adopt-a-Block Coordinator to:

  • Plan, prepare and implement several virtual, drive-through and/or small in-person events such as but not limited to Maple Ridge Canada Day, Welcome Back Sockeye, Rivers Day activities
  • Plan, prepare and deliver small-scale stream and/or neighbourhood clean-up events.
  • Conduct environmental and residential run-off monitoring in priority neighbourhoods
  • Work with staff to implement ARMS’ outreach and communications strategies.
  • Create online content for environmental workshops or activities.
  • Support social media strategy and online engagement with fellow non-profits and supporters
  • Create videos and graphics for YouTube, Instagram stories, and other educational materials.
  • Set up and attend outreach booth at priority municipal parks in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows
  • Plan and implement storm drain marking in priority neighbourhoods.
  • Follow ARMS and COVID-19 protocol to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all staff, volunteers and public Represent ARMS in a professional, reliable, and enthusiastic manner.
  • Work outside, rain or shine, when required.
  • Complete other related office work as required by supervising staff

Required Qualifications:
This is a Canada Summer Jobs position and all candidates must:

  • Be between the ages of 15 and 30
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment.
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
  • Some degree or diploma education or strong background in communications, digital storytelling experience. Also required some education or experience in biology, earth sciences, ecology, natural resources

Our ideal candidate will possess the following core competencies:

  • Organized and professional with excellent time management skills
  • Creative self-starter
  • Demonstrated team-player and able to work alone when necessary (e.g., home office)
  • Demonstrated social media savvy and strong communication skills.
  • Passionate about freshwater ecology, salmon habitat and a working understanding of watersheds and conservation issues
  • Willingness to work outdoors rain or shine.
  • Willing to learn or have some prior knowledge of the Alouette River Management Society or the Alouette Watershed

Candidates will need to provide their own computer, internet connection, phone, their own car or truck and clear driving history to perform the duties associated with this position.

 Benefits:
Receive valuable employment experience in environmental stewardship skills, leadership, media, and community engagement.

  • Enhance your communication, interpretive and public education skills.
  • Receive training on the ecology and history of the Alouette Watershed
  • Contribute to the community by working for a grass-roots environmental group

 About us:
ARMS is a not-for-profit registered charitable organization committed to the protection and enhancement of the Alouette River Watershed in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, BC.  We are dedicated to public awareness and education concerning the Alouette Watershed and environmental issues.  ARMS is an equal opportunity employer that respects the individual human rights in Canada, including the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as other rights.  We are a small but dedicated group of local people who are passionate about making a difference to our waterways, ecological health and the quality of life for all species that depend on the Alouette River.  The Executive Director and/or the Environmental Projects & Communications Coordinator are available at all times for staff to discuss any issues or conflicts they are experiencing.  We also value and strive to foster a healthy work/life balance for all staff.

How to apply:
Please send the following to Greta Borick-Cunningham, Executive Director at arms(at)alouetteriver.org

  1. Cover letter that clearly demonstrates why you are interested in this position.
  2. Resume which clearly aligns with how you meet the requirements. You should include all relevant work experience (paid or unpaid).
  3. Two references.

Title your email as follows: “Education Outreach Program Coordinator _AR001” in the subject line.  When submitting your application, please name and save your attachments with your first and last name in the title, for example, “John_Sample_Cover_Letter_AR002.doc” and “John_Sample_Resume_AR001.pdf”.

While we thank all applicants for their interest in the Alouette River Management Society and this position, due to limited capacity, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.  No phone calls please.

These positions are funded by the Government of Canada Summer Jobs program.