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Summer Community Outreach Coordinator

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Deadline: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

This is an opening for a summer position (up to 30 hours/week) at our Vancouver office. The position is a 14-week contract starting in mid-late May 2019.

At West Coast Environmental Law we believe that the best way to safeguard the environment is to have it protected by law. Through law, British Columbia’s species and ecosystems will be protected, communities will have a democratic voice in their environment, social, and economic well-being, and we will make the essential shift to greater sustainability. We provide legal information, guidance and support to individuals, communities and organizations seeking to protect their water, lands and air.

Reporting to the Senior Communications and Engagement Specialist, as the Community Outreach Coordinator you will engage the public in West Coast Environmental Law’s work to protect the environment through law and help the public take action for the environment using our information, resources and tools.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Developing a summer community outreach and engagement plan to grow the community of support of citizens who care about and want to protect the environment.
  • Organizing community tabling opportunities at Metro Vancouver events including music festivals, farmers markets, car free days, Khatsahlano Street Party, and other opportunities as identified.
  • Working with legal and program staff to develop, edit and update written materials and handouts to be distributed at events and online, to support public education on environmental law issues.
  • Coordinating the recruitment, training and scheduling of the “Street Legal Team” of volunteers who will be out in the community at our tables at the abovementioned events, using these opportunities to engage and grow the community of support of citizens who care about and want to protect the environment.
  • Working to increase the effectiveness of West Coast Environmental Law’s social media and other communications tools and supporting West Coast’s program areas by updating supporter contact lists, organizing content libraries and tracking social media and website engagement.
  • Assisting with the coordination of an event to celebrate the 30th anniversary of West Coast’s Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund (EDRF) and legal aid services.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • Minimum one year of university or college, with preference for enrollment in a communications, public relations or marketing program.

Skills

  • Well-developed verbal, written, and organizational skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Event coordination experience an asset
  • Good interpersonal skills, sensitivity, tact and sense of humour
  • Computer skills, including ability with Microsoft Office
  • Experience with digital media tools including Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Facebook Ads an asset
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of staff, volunteers and supporters
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work as a team in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment
  • Creativity, imagination and ability to take initiative a definite asset
  • Strong personal commitment to the environment
  • Valid driver’s license

NOTE - This position is dependent on receiving funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program. The salary for this position is $20.91/hour.

To be eligible, applicants must:

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

TO APPLY

We welcome your CV and cover letter to admin@wcel.org by Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019. Please quote “Summer Community Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line.

West Coast Environmental Law aims to promote equality and challenge discrimination. We recognize the value of diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, nationalities, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions and beliefs.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Visit our website: www.wcel.org

Type of Opportunity: 
Student/Internship Opportunity