The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is Canada's pre-eminent, national community-based voice for public wilderness protection. Since 1963 CPAWS has taken a lead role in establishing two-thirds of Canada's protected wild spaces -- an area over seven times the size of Nova Scotia.
The Public Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for organizing educational table displays in the community and communicating with the public regularly to inspire and broaden support for environmental issues. The summer intern will also advance and maintain social networking tools which explore and showcase opportunities for public involvement in conservation efforts. This position includes recruitment and management of dedicated volunteers and provides chapter support in fund development and member recruitment.
- Experience or knowledge of social networking avenues and public outreach
- Strong writing and communications skills
- Comfortable communicating with public
- Comfortable working outdoors
- Educational background or knowledge in environmental issues
- An understanding and sensitivity of cultural issues
- Administrative abilities
- Computer skills
- Exceptionally organized
- Highly adaptable
- Works well individually and as part of a group
This is a Canada Summer Jobs program; applicants must meet the criteria as indicated by Service Canada. Please visit their website to determine eligibility requirements. Preference will be given to priority students (Aboriginal students, students with disabilities, and students who are members of visible minority groups), please indicate if you are a priority student in your cover letter.
Please reply to this post with a cover letter and resume with references.
Start date June 4, 2013 End date August 31, 2013 Closing Date May 17, 2012
Compensation $12 hour 40 hours/week. *some work will be completed outside of regular business hours