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Job Number:  43319
Outreach & Engagement Assistant - Summer Student
Job Posted: Thursday, 5 April 2018
Closing Date: Tuesday, 1 May 2018
(83 days ago)
Watershed Watch Salmon Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island & Coastal areas Type: Contract - Full time
Location: (not entered) Salary: $15/hour

Start/End Dates:  May 14th – August 31st 2018 

 

Work Week:   Thursday - Monday (37.5 hours per week) – flexible schedule with some evening and weekend work


Position Description:

Watershed Watch Salmon Society is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Outreach and Engagement Assistant for our summer events and outreach activities in the lower mainland. The Outreach and Engagement Assistants will work with other summer students and Watershed Watch staff under the supervision of Charly Caproff, Engagement Coordinator to  engage with citizens on Watershed Watch’s campaigns and areas of focus. The position will include developing compelling social media posts and supporting the Engagement Coordinator with volunteer management and retainment. The Engagement Assistants will be responsible for organizing and attending outreach and field events. They will also support the Engagement Coordinator with event-planning and other relevant tasks.


Through this program, the successful applicants will receive training and experience in Watershed Watch’s campaign issues (restoring salmon habitat, water management, fisheries management, defending from threats such as open-net aquaculture), as well as environmental communication, interpretation, community engagement and small-scale event and project organization/implementation. 


Position Responsibilities:

The duties of the Outreach and Engagement Assistants will include some or all of the following:

  • Learn about Watershed Watch and the issues we work on
  • Work with staff to plan our general outreach strategies and support ongoing campaigns
  • Help identify public events and coordinate our attendance
  • Attend public events on behalf of Watershed Watch
  • Assist with field work such as clean-ups, plantings and site tours at key waterways we are seeking to protect and restore
  • Help coordinate volunteers
  • Gather and enter data
  • Support social media strategy and online correspondence with fellow non-profits and supporters
  • Assist staff with occasional administrative and clerical tasks
  • Set up and manage displays at local businesses and other locations
  • Conduct research as required

 

About You:

The ideal candidate will possess the following core competencies: 

  • You have demonstrated experience in a communications, science/research, or educational role (preferably in a conservation-based or similar organization)
  • You have some knowledge or experience with issues facing BC’s wild salmon and the waters they swim in and are comfortable acting as an advocate for wild salmon
  • You are thorough, hard-working, professional, and make valuable contributions to the teams you work with
  • You are organized, self-motivated, and understand your role within the broader goals of our organization
  • You have high standards for communication and are adept at conveying important messages to your colleagues and to members of the public
  • You think creatively and react positively to challenging and changing circumstances

 

Required Qualifications:

Eligible applicants must satisfy all of the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled as a full-time student in an undergraduate degree or two year diploma program in Communications, Education, Geography, Environmental Studies, Environmental Sciences, or related discipline (and will be returning to school in September 2018)
  • Strong public relations, communications, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to perform repetitive work in all weather conditions
  • Creativity, enthusiasm and interest in ecology and the environment
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Must have a valid BC Driver’s License and access to a vehicle (work requires moving tables, a large tent, and other materials for events; vehicle mileage and parking will be reimbursed).

 

About us:

Watershed Watch is a registered charity working for the conservation and restoration of BC’s wild salmon and their habitats. We use scientific expertise, strategic alliances, public education, citizen engagement, and innovative projects to tackle threats to salmon and promote solutions.

 

To apply:
Submit a cover letter that expresses why you are interested in this position and that clearly outlines how you meet the core competencies and required qualifications.

 

Submit a resume that clearly outlines all relevant work experience and includes references.

When submitting your application please name and save your attachments with your first and last name in the title (e.g. “Ann_Smith_Cover_Letter.doc” and “Ann_Smith_Resume.pdf”).

 

Watershed Watch is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, political belief, age, gender, sexual orientation or class. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in Canada.

 

Please note that while we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

These positions and their duration are dependent on receiving anticipated funding from the Canada Summer Student program and may be adjusted based on actual funding received.

 

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Submit a cover letter that expresses why you are interested in this position and that clearly outlines how you meet the core competencies and required qualifications.

Submit a resume that clearly outlines all relevant work experience and includes references.

When submitting your application please name and save your attachments with your first and last name in the title (e.g. “Ann_Smith_Cover_Letter.doc” and “Ann_Smith_Resume.pdf”).

Watershed Watch is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, political belief, age, gender, sexual orientation or class. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in Canada.

These positions and their duration are dependent on receiving anticipated funding from the Canada Summer Student program and may be adjusted based on actual funding received.
Contact Details:
Charly Caproff
Watershed Watch Salmon Society
#301 - 3007 Glen Dr. Unit 09
Coquitlam, BC
V3B 2P7

Tel: (604) 936-9474
E-mail:
www:   www.watershedwatch.ca


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