ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) is a joint Canada-US not-for-profit organization with a mission to connect and protect wildlife habitat from Yellowstone to Yukon so people and nature can thrive. Y2Y takes a scientific approach to conservation and is upheld as a global leader in large landscape conservation. Visit www.y2y.net to learn more.
Job Tasks and Responsibilities:
Y2Y is seeking a Communications Specialist to support communications and outreach within our Alberta-based campaigns. This part-time position is suited to someone interested in using their strong communications skills and passion for wildlife and ecosystem conservation to achieve tangible outcomes.
The Alberta Program Communications Specialist will work directly with members of the Alberta Program team while collaborating with members of the wider Y2Y team and partner groups. The successful candidate will ideally be based in the Bow Valley and either work in Y2Y’s Canmore office or work remotely, pending Covid-19 restrictions and safe work protocols.
Job duties include producing a variety of communications materials, sustaining a strong web presence, liaising with stakeholder groups and other Y2Y partners, and representing Y2Y at public events or via online presentations. The Communications Specialist may also be assigned other duties in line with their skills and experiences and help support other Y2Y staff members, as needed and agreed.
The principal tasks and responsibilities for this position will be:
Eligibility & Qualifications
This position is partly funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program. The Communications Specialist must be between the ages of 15 to 30 years, be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or with refugee protection, and have a valid Social Insurance Number. You do not need to be a student. International students are not eligible. Necessary qualifications include:
Job Location: The candidate will ideally be based in Canmore, AB, although remote work situations will be considered and possibly required pending Covid-19 restrictions and safe work protocols.
Hours of Work and Salary: This is a part-time position for fifteen weeks starting Monday, July 5, 2021 and ending Friday, October 22, 2021. The salary is $18.00 per hour for an 18-hour work week. Weekend travel and work may be required. Y2Y will reimburse approved out-of-pocket expenses.
To Apply: The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from people who identify as part of marginalized, minoritized, and/or other under-represented groups.
Please send a resume and a brief cover letter detailing your qualifications to .
Subject line: “Your Name” - Application for Alberta Program Communications Specialist Position.
Attention of: Simon Ongom, Financial Controller
Y2Y thanks all applicants for their interest, but only successful candidates will be contacted.
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