WORK STUDY: Project Coordinator 2019S24


Brief Job Description: To support the work of the Action/Research/Engagement subcommittee of the President’s Environmental Sustainability Committee. The main project for the summer will be to create content for a CBU Sustainability Practice website.


  • Professional interest in environmental education, community engagement, and leadership;
  • Big picture thinking with holistic ideas for community engagement;
  • Enthusiasm for environmental education and sustainability;
  • Strong desire to learn
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to commit 30 hours per week
  • Organized and efficient worker
  • Good writing skills



  1. consult with the ARE cttee. and relevant administration and student union personnel in order to develop a plan appropriate for the projects initiated.
  2. like a journalist, interview CBU personnel (staff/faculty/students) to ascertain best-practices and to create profiles.
  3. write content, based on findings, for a CBU sustainability website.
  4. plan sustainability-related events/educational activities

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Time Management/Organizational Skills
  2. Technical Skills (media and data management)
  3. Professionalism and Leadership Development
    • learn best practices to further develop their problem solving, conflict resolution, decision-making, and leadership skills.
  4. Fostering Diversity/Community Building
  5. Communication Skills, especially writing
  6. More specifically, be able to frame problems and ask critical questions concerning environmental sustainability and the adoption of the principle by our community
  7. Multidisciplinary perspective (working with profs from diff. depts.)
  8. Enhance and develop database searching skills

30 hours per week for 8 weeks

Application Details

Current Cape Breton University Students who will be returning to studies September 2019 are eligible to apply for the Work Study program.

To apply for this position, please forward cover letter and resume to:

In order to be considered, applications must be submitted separately for each posting and emails must include name of position.