Job Posting 99530

Community Stewardship Leader
Junction Creek Stewardship Committee
Northern Ontario
Sudbury
closes in 6 days (Thu, 29 Feb)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $17-$21/hr

Term: 8-9 weeks, summer youth position with possibility of extension (dependent upon external funding)
Remuneration: $17-$21/hr, 35hr/week
Anticipated start date: between April 22nd and August 1st, 2024

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Junction Creek Stewardship Committee (JCSC) is seeking passionate, reliable, and self-motivated individuals to assist with the development and delivery of environmental stewardship and youth nature programs for the Junction Creek watershed. The Community Stewardship Leader will work with the JCSC team to help empower youth stewardship for Junction Creek. The project will be completed in collaboration with community partners, local experts, and Knowledge Holders, and will involve various educational programs such as Nature Discovery Backpack Lending Program, Empowering Youth for Junction Creek, and Junction Creek Youth Council in Greater Sudbury/ N’Swakamok.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Community Stewardship Leader will help develop and deliver engaging stewardship activities and outreach material for youth and families in the Junction Creek watershed. They will work alongside the JCSC team under the supervision of the Executive Director and project supervisor. This position offers a unique opportunity to create a positive impact in the community and gain hands-on experience in communications and the environmental field.

The Community Stewardship Leader will be primarily responsible for youth stewardship programs but will also have the opportunity to assist with other tasks related to field research and community events.

Specific duties will include:

  • Coordinating and delivering environmental stewardship and nature programs for youth, such as Empowering Youth for Junction Creek and Nature Discovery Backpack Lending Program. Engage youth in environmental programs that connect them with nature.
  • Public outreach and community engagement at events and on social media. Promoting watershed stewardship and Junction Creek Stewardship Committee program initiatives.
  • Assisting with watershed stewardship and restoration programs for Junction Creek.
  • Assisting with data collection, data entry, environmental research, and monitoring programs for Junction Creek, as needed.
  • Planning, organizing, and managing daily assigned work. Completing tracking sheets, reports, taking photographs, and keeping detailed records.

 

ASSET SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Field of study, passion, or experience related to nature, science communication, or environmental stewardship preferred.
  • Knowledge of Sudbury’s wildlife and watershed conservation issues are an asset.
  • Enjoy working outdoors, rain or shine.
  • Bilingual, with oral and written fluency in French is an asset.
  • Excellent communications and presentation skills with people of all ages.
  • Personable, with good interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, and able to work within a team environment.
  • Self-motivated and strong work ethic.
  • Organized and resourceful with a demonstrated ability to time-manage and appropriately prioritize projects.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Microsoft Teams.
  • Able to work occasional weekends and weekday evenings.
  • First Aid and CPR training is an asset.
  • Able to provide community programs following health and safety protocols.

 

ELIGIBILITY

This position may be funded by government youth employment initiatives which require candidates to be:

  • between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period
  • a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial legislation and regulations.

Please indicate in your application if you meet these criteria.

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