Road Safety and Wildlife Educator
Full Time Summer Staff Position, Eskasoni, Cape Breton
Sierra Club Canada Foundation – Atlantic Chapter is hiring an outgoing, energetic, and self-motivated individual to do public outreach for our Watch for Wildlife program (www.watchforwildlife.ca). This position will be based in Eskasoni, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The position will be primarily an independent position with flexibility and travel around Cape Breton.
The candidate will involve providing brochures, bumper magnets and stickers to raise awareness of the impacts of wildlife vehicle collisions for the Watch for Wildlife (www.watchforwildlife.ca) program. This will involve attendance at festivals, events, tourist bureaus and community gatherings to distribute materials and talk to people about wildlife vehicle collision prevention. The focus of the outreach is both road safety and wildlife protection .
This is an interdisciplinary position as Watch for Wildlife NS provides education that is both about road safety and driving behaviour.
About Sierra Club Canada Foundation
Sierra Club Canada Foundation empowers people to protect, restore and enjoy a healthy and safe planet. SCCF’s objective is to protect and restore the health of the natural environment, including communities, by empowering Sierra Club members and its citizens through education and action.
About this Position
This is a Canada Summer Job Position, so you must meet these criteria to be eligible for this position:
- be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
- have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
- be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
- be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
- Must have valid Driver’s License
- Must be enrolled in or have completed a Post-secondary Degree
- Education or studies in one or a combination of: Planning, Environment, Biology, Wildlife Management , Public Relations, Environmental Technology, Communications
- Adept in Microsoft Office or MacOS (Word, Excel, or Pages, etc.) programs
- Proficiency in web and social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, etc.)
- Knowledge of GIS data management and software an asset
- Ability to speak more than one language (French, English, Mi’kmaq ) an asset
- Outreach and communications skills
- Public presentation skills
- Quick learner
- Project management skills (work planning, tracking results, working within a budget, etc.)
- writing skills
- Ability to engage partners and supporters from other organizations and sectors
- providing education to the public through attending events, markets, community meetings, festivals etc.
- helping to write media releases, articles and speaking to media about Watch for Wildlife
- travelling to different events, meetings and outreach opportunities
- writing blogs on wildlife collision prevention for the Watch for Wildlife website (www.watchforwildlife.ca)
- contributing to social media posts
- develop an understanding of the impacts of wildlife vehicle collisions on people (health and psychological impacts), the economy (insurance, health, collision repair costs), and wildlife so you can share this information with the public
- developing an awareness of species at risk species in Nova Scotia
- potentially using GIS technology to track collision data and/or to educate visitors and drivers about the potential for citizen to contribute to developing larger data sets of collisions encountered
- reporting on activities, educational materials disseminated, number of people engaged
- providing recommendations for blog posts, community partners, and opportunities for the program to grow and have an impact on the safety of people and wildlife on our roads.
Full time, 8-week position
Start Date: June 15 (flexible), but 8-week work period must be complete on August 26th.
Remuneration: $10.85 / hour
Hours: 35 hours / week
Please email your CV and cover letter in a single document to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 pm Atlantic Time, Friday June 16, 2017. Please write “Road Safety and Wildlife Educator, Cape Breton” in the subject line of your application email.
Sierra Club Canada Foundation is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
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