Job Posting 68661

Intern - Community Outreach
Ottawa Riverkeeper
Ottawa area, Ottawa
closed 2 days ago (Mon, 1 Mar)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $19/hr

CONDITIONS

  • 37.5 hrs/week, 19 weeks
  • Salary: $19/hr
  • Start date: April 26th, 2021
  • End date: September 3rd, 2021
  • Deadline to apply: March 1st at 11:59pm
  • Occasional evenings and weekends
  • Willingness to travel within the Ottawa River Watershed
  • Must be eligible for Canada Summer Jobs funding

POSITION SUMMARY

Are you passionate about water and looking to make a meaningful impact in your community? Are you outgoing and have strong bilingual communication skills? At Ottawa Riverkeeper, we believe in engaging community members throughout the Ottawa River Watershed to learn more about our river, to build their commitment to a healthy river, and ultimately to take an active stewardship role.

Ottawa Riverkeeper is seeking to hire a self-starting and outgoing Community Outreach Intern to join our dynamic team this summer.

Thanks to your friendly and engaging disposition, you will welcome the opportunity to strike up conversations with the public to tell them about the river, learn about their concerns, and sign them up to our newsletter. You will connect with the people, groups, and communities of the Ottawa River watershed both online and off. At the centre of your role will be our brand new shoreline cleanup tracking platform, and you will lead making updates and tracking statistics to engage with our amazing community of volunteers helping to keep our river banks clean.

You will report to our Communications and Community Outreach Coordinator and will have the opportunity to develop your planning, communication and presentation skills, and work with an enthusiastic and committed team, all while engaging our community on the vitally important issue of clean water.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage and track activity on the Ottawa Riverkeeper shoreline cleanup tracker;
  • Help plan and execute large in-person shoreline cleanup events when safe to do so;
  • Engage with our community of volunteers to generate interest in shoreline cleanups and other river activities;
  • Identify community opportunities to raise awareness on the importance of protecting the Ottawa River watershed;
  • Coordinate outreach materials from our Learning Library, an important collection of educational resources that can be borrowed by schools and community groups.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Post-secondary student in a relevant field;
  • Energized by people: you are confident, outgoing, and comfortable taking the first steps to approach the general public at outreach activities;
  • Ability to hold a lively conversation and write in French or English (an asset if both);
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects, timelines and deadlines in a fast-paced and responsive environment;
  • Valid driver’s licence strongly preferred and access to a car would be an asset;
  • Understanding of environmental / freshwater issues and science would be a strong asset;
  • Flexible with evening and weekend availability (up to 50% of weekends and up to 5 evenings);
  • Able to work both independently and within a team.

ABOUT OTTAWA RIVERKEEPER

Ottawa Riverkeeper is a champion and collective voice for the Ottawa River Watershed, providing leadership and inspiration to protect, promote, and improve its ecological health and future. As a dynamic, growing, and well-respected environmental organization, Ottawa Riverkeeper works to protect your rights to swim, drink and fish the Ottawa River and its tributaries. We work collaboratively using science to guide our actions. Ottawa Riverkeeper is a licensed member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, an international coalition of grassroots water protection organizations headed by renowned environmentalist Gloria Reuben. There are over 300 Waterkeeper organizations working around the world to defend their local river, lake or bay.

 

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