Sustainability Education Alliance of New Brunswicklogo fleur2xAre you a communications lover, social media aficionado and website content magician with a passion for inspiring a love of the environment in kids of all ages and their grownups? Join this highly collaborative team and make connections that can last for your entire career!

Employer: The NBEN (www.nben.ca) is a dynamic and innovative organization that functions as the New Brunswick environmental movement’s “central station” – a hub that serves to convene and connect people working on environmental issues in the province. The network is the heartbeat of New Brunswick’s environmental movement, with a mission “to encourage and facilitate networking and communication among member groups in order to advance their work, to protect the Earth, to promote ecologically sound ways of life and to strengthen the environmental movement in New Brunswick.”

Salary: Up to 15$/hour for 37.5 hours per week depending on experience

Term of employment: This is a summer student position (12 weeks) starting on June 7th and ending on August 27th, 2021. You will work from home or in a large physically-distanced Moncton office, Monday to Friday during office hours, with possibility of occasional evening and weekend work.

Location: Moncton, New Brunswick or from home office depending on the candidate and current public health guidelines for COVID-19

Position Requirements: To be eligible for this position you must:

  • Be a resident of New Brunswick or a First Nation community in New Brunswick;
  • Be eligible to work in Canada;
  • Be a full-time student (high school – grade 12 only, university or college) in the current academic year (2020/2021) and,
  • Be attending a post-secondary institution (university or college) full-time in the fall of 2021.

Position’s Duties and Responsibilities:


The Sustainability Education Program Communications Assistant will assist in the implementation of a number of projects designed to develop engagement in sustainability education initiatives. This will be tailored to the specific applicant’s strengths and interests, but will include the following major tasks:

  • Hosting a social media presence (Facebook, Instagram) that inspires stewardship and boosts connectivity of educators around the province;
  • Maintaining and updating content listed in Earth Ed, New Brunswick’s on-line gateway to sustainability resources for teachers;
  • Maintaining and updating quality educator resources and events in New Brunswick’s Climate Change Educators Community Hub website and the Sustainability Education sections of the NBEN websites;
  • Surveying New Brunswick schools about their sustainability initiatives, and developing a report with the results;
  • Other relevant duties as assigned, such as the delivery of Great Minds Think Outside teacher training program, assisting in the School Gardens Initiative, and developing the format and content of a brand new email newsletter for educators; and,
  • Participation in weekly staff meetings and helping other staff members with their work as needed.


Requirements:

  • Organized and able to coordinate many moving pieces
  • Strong oral and written communications skills in both French and English
  • Strong computer skills
  • Experience with, or willingness to learn, the following programs: CiviCRM, Wordpress, Joomla, Google Suite, Microsoft Suite, Asana. (If you have experience with these programs, please specify in your application)
  • Experience with, or willingness to complete, repetitive data-entry tasks as a portion of the job 


Assets:

  • Capable of working in a flexible combination of online and in-person work environment 
  • Ability to work independently with a set of instructions, but also be a co-operative team player who isn’t afraid to ask for support or clarification from our highly collaborative team
  • Quick learner in a digital environment
  • Community-minded
  • Preference for applications with a background in the environmental or non-profit sector, or pursuing a career in education or communications
  • Interest in or passion for environmental issues


The NBEN values diversity in its workplace. We recognize that people who experience structural oppression and marginalization have a lot to offer our community, and are therefore strongly encouraged to apply and may mention so in their cover letters.


Our office space is wheelchair accessible with a short ramp leading up to its street level entrance. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you have questions about how your reduced mobility or other disabilities could be an asset or a challenge.


How to Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to Tzomi Burkhart, Education Programs Coordinator, nben@nben.ca


Application deadline: May 23rd, 11:59pm


While the New Brunswick Environmental Network appreciates all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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