Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator
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closed 8 days ago (Thu, 19 May) full time - temp / contract
Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator
Start Date: May 16th, 2022
Position Type: Full time, 1-year contract with possibility of extension
Hours: 37.5 hrs/week (Occasional evenings and weekends, flexible hours)
Location: Ottawa/Gatineau (office located in Ottawa, hybrid work model is an option, must be willing to travel within the Ottawa River watershed)
Application Deadline: April 25th
Ottawa Riverkeeper is seeking a highly organized, energetic, and community-driven individual to coordinate our public engagement activities and volunteers throughout the watershed. The ideal candidate is interested in water protection; is keen to connect with people from diverse backgrounds; develops creative ways to share information with the public; and networks, collaborates, and builds strong relationships with community organizations and volunteers. The position will largely be based in the National Capital Region but will also involve activities across the watershed (virtually and in person), necessitating excellent communications skills in both French and English, some travel, and the need for flexible work hours.
This position reports to the Director, River School & Youth Leadership.
Coordinate Outreach and Events:
Develop innovative, engaging, thoughtful, and inclusive outreach activities for diverse audiences
Network, collaborate, and build strong relationships with community organizations, Indigenous rights holders, and other collaborative partners
Liaise and collaborate with all departments to identify opportunities for outreach in the community, coordinate schedules, and ensure that activities are delivered professionally and in a timely manner
Coordinate the intake of requests for events such as shoreline cleanups, fairs, festivals, presentations, and workshops (in-person and virtual)
Maintain a calendar of outreach activities, including community events, workshops, presentations, and other communication opportunities.
Develop communication materials for social media to promote events, recruit volunteers, and share engaging content
Ensure that outreach activities follow public health and safety guidelines, reflect sustainability principles, and advance commitments to equity, diversity, and inclusion
Track data pertaining to project activities and deliverables, and promote the www.iCleanup.ca app
Manage budget for outreach activities and supervise related staff and volunteers
Volunteer oversight and communication:
Lead Ottawa Riverkeeper’s approach to a positive and rewarding volunteer engagement cycle
Generate and manage content for volunteer communications
Recruit, train, mobilize, and celebrate the incredible volunteers that support our initiatives
Ensure staff at Ottawa Riverkeeper who manage volunteers are equipped to support them throughout the full volunteer engagement cycle
What you Bring
Strong social and collaboration skills to liaise with diverse audiences and communities
Preferred experience of 3-5 years within non-profit community outreach, volunteer engagement, or similar activities
Professional experience working bilingually in English and French (oral and written)
Experience and knowledge of Indigenous history and reality, especially the Algonquin-Anishinabeg Nations within the watershed, is considered an asset
Outstanding written communication and presentation skills
Friendly, enthusiastic, and positive attitude
Strong knowledge of social media and other basic marketing platforms
Familiarity with Google Suite, Customer Relationship Management systems (CRMs), and collaboration software considered an asset
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks and work effectively under numerous deadlines
Driver’s license and access to a vehicle considered an asset
Ottawa Riverkeeper is a great place to work!
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.
We have an amazing work culture with smart, engaged colleagues who want to learn and improve while having fun.
We work remotely with colleagues and volunteers across the watershed and have a strong culture of collaboration.
We value flexibility and work life balance for our team members and offer flexible work hours.
We lead positive environmental change and have an impact on our watershed’s health.
We offer a generous benefits package, including: health and dental benefits, 3 weeks paid vacation time, and a GRSP matching program (after 1 year of employment).
Ottawa Riverkeeper is committed to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in its staff and programs. To hire a diverse team, we are committed to training employees who may not have all the required formal experience but can explain in their cover letter how they meet the job requirements and are willing to learn necessary skills.
As a dynamic, growing, and well-respected environmental organization, Ottawa Riverkeeper works 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. There are over 300 Waterkeeper organizations working around the world to defend their local river, lake or bay.
If you require accommodation when navigating the application process, please contact: Julia Ostertag at .
We thank all applicants for their interest, but please be advised that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
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We will be reviewing applications and conducting interviews on a rolling basis; candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications will be accepted up until April 25th, 2022. Though all applications will receive an automated response to confirm receipt, we will only be contacting candidates invited for an interview. Apply here.
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