• Location: Cape Breton University, Department of L'Nu Political and Social Studies
  • Deadline: January 31, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Job Description:

Planet Citizen is an umbrella project that brings together several interrelated series, events, and collaborative opportunities (i.e., The Animal Ethics Project (AEP), The Sustainability Project, the Inspired by Nature Series, and the Compassionate Communities series). Each seeks to raise awareness, open dialogue and foster positive social change for humans, non-human animals and the natural world. Through a combination of informal education, research and activism, the project brings together academics, staff, students, activists, community educators and community members to work towards a more compassionate and ecologically sustainable society. The Coordinator is responsible for creating practical ways to build community engagement and facilitate educational, funding, and resource sharing opportunities.


Students from any academic background are encouraged to apply. Preferred qualifications include:

  • Experience with website maintenance and updating experience is a requirement.
  • Knowledge of WordPress would be considered a definite asset.
  • The successful applicant must have the ability to work independently.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Be available to work 15 hours per week.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated interest in environmental sustainability and/or animal ethics.


  • Regular updates of two project websites Grant applications (finding funding opportunities and coordinating the initial grant writing)
  • Organizing and updating resources/library for students to utilize on campus
  • Organizing infrequent speakers throughout the term for the Inspired by Nature series (including room bookings, poster creation, social media updates/promotion related to events)
  • Researching topics for inclusion on the website
  • Attend project meetings
  • Seek out collaborative opportunities with community-based groups, other universities, and not-for-profits
  • Other research tasks related to the broad themes of ecological sustainability and animal ethics, as needed

Learning Outcomes

  • Event planning (learning to complete the steps necessary for a successful campus and/or community event)
  • Develop the capacity to work on collaborative projects that involve community and not-for-profits
  • Grant writing skills
  • Fluency in website design and updating
  • Honing research skills as related to the topics of environmental sustainability and animal ethics

How to Apply:  Forward a cover letter and resume to

Application Deadline:  January 31, at 4 pm