WORK STUDY SUMMER 2024: Climate Community Liaison

  • Location: Cape Breton University
  • Deadline: June 19, 2024 at 4:00 pm

About the job:

The Climate Community Liaison (CCL) will be integral to the planning of a fall 2024 symposium, which aims to forge targeted community partnerships to strengthen social justice-oriented climate change education within CBU’s education programs. This organized individual will work collaboratively with the project team to liaise with community partners to map organizational mandates and plan logistics for the symposium. The project is oriented around social justice, reconciliation, and sustainable well-being. Since the symposium is a community-based research project, this position is an excellent opportunity to develop research skills while establishing community networks towards future employment prospects.

Job Duties:

The Climate Community Liaison will work together with the broader project team to:

– Augment through research and outreach a growing database of potential community partners active both locally and provincially in issues of sustainability, climate change education, social justice, well-being, and the intersections between these.

– Conduct desk research to map the organizational mandates of community partners in relation to CBU’s teacher education program and climate change education.

– Plan logistics for a participatory symposium on climate change education that will take place in fall 2024. Duties include booking venues and catering, developing promotional materials, maintaining contact lists, planning the event schedule and logistics.

– Under the guidance of researchers, aid in ethics proposal development.


Interested applicants can be enrolled in any program at CBU. The CCL should be familiar with and/or interested in intercultural, decolonial, social justice, equity-oriented, anti-racist and/or accessible ways of working together. Experience working in/with schools or community organizations is welcome though not required. Experience with Excel, online collaboration via One Drive, and basic design (e.g. Canva) is recommended. Familiarity with the local community is preferred but not required.


Must be enrolled full time and in good academic standing.

How to Apply:

Please forward a cover letter and resume to