Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – New Brunswick Chapter

Are you interested in helping the public understand nature conservation issues?

Do you want to have a job where you make a difference for nature?

 

Position Type: This is a full-time term position with health and dental benefits, with the potential to become permanent depending on resources

Salary: range $ 36,000 - $38,000, depending on experience

Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick (negotiable within New Brunswick)

Deadline: October 1, 2020 (we will be reviewing applications and setting interviews as they come in, so please apply early)

Start Date: October 13, 2020, or as soon as can be arranged.

 The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter (CPAWS NB) is the provincial branch of a national conservation organization. We have worked over 15 years to advocate for the wilderness that New Brunswickers love, and the natural areas we all need. Our mission is to conserve the land, water and wildlife of New Brunswick for current and future generations. We work on the lands and waters of the peoples of the Wabanaki Confederacy, including the Wolastoqey, the Mi’gmaq, and the Peskotomuhkati Communities.

CPAWS NB is looking for an enthusiastic leader with a passion for nature and the ability to work as a key part of our environmental organization’s team. The job will ideally be based out of Fredericton, with some travel throughout New Brunswick. We are open to discussing the exact work location in New Brunswick, for the right candidate. The flexibility to work from home is an option, and we offer a generous paid vacation (on top of paid time off between Christmas and New Year).

 Job Description and Qualifications

The Conservation Engagement Coordinator is an important leader for CPAWS NB, responsible for leading public outreach activities and coordinating an exciting community service project with volunteers across the province. We need a person who is self-motivated to help accomplish our conservation mission in New Brunswick.

As Conservation Engagement Coordinator, you will perform duties as assigned by CPAWS NB’s Executive Director.  The Conservation Engagement Coordinator’s duties will include, but not be limited to, the following:

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating and leading the New Brunswick portion of the Canadian Wilderness Stewardship Program project, including providing support for participants’ community projects, coordinating the NB participants’ trips to Ottawa for the final legacy conference, and writing reports to funders;
  • Coordinating our outreach programs, including the Get Outside program, and other public events, activities and promotions (on social media and in the community), and exploring partnerships and sponsorships with community organizations and businesses to help make events a success;
  • Leading the production of the chapter newsletter twice a year, including organizing the team that will write and design the newsletter.
  • Co-writing and helping to coordinate periodic e-news to supporters;
  • Assisting with the writing of briefing notes, backgrounders, action alerts, content for the website;
  • Helping to supervise and coordinate the outreach work of interns, summer students, and volunteers, including training, volunteer recruitment and volunteer engagement;
  • Helping to research potential sources of funding or support from the private sector and/or government, and writing grant proposals and reports to funders.

We are looking for someone with as many of the following skills, qualifications, or equivalent experiences as possible. We encourage you to apply if this sounds like you:

  • A post-secondary degree or related work experience in any of these fields: Environmental Studies, Communications, Environmental Policy, Education or a related field;
  • Sustained experience and proven skills in a related field communicating with the public, doing volunteer management or community outreach;
  • Strong research and writing skills, and proficiency with Word, Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint and/or other similar software, and well-developed communications skills online, with various social media;
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to track and report on the details of various aspects of projects;
  • Proven leadership abilities, ability to take initiative, ability to work independently with limited supervision and to develop own work plan to achieve assigned tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Committed to working through a lens of reconciliation, honouring Indigenous rights and upholding the principles of UNDRIP
  • A valid driver’s license, and the ability to travel throughout Canada;
  • Legally able to work in Canada;
  • Willing to undergo a Criminal Records and Vulnerable Sector background check;
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English is a requirement. Ability to communicate in French is a strong asset for this position;
  • Ability to work from home for now, as the CPAWS-NB office is open under limited capacity during the pandemic; and ability to work flexible hours on occasional evenings and weekends when required for events (note: non-standard working hours normally happen more often in the spring and summer).

CPAWS is committed to Employment Equity and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates including Indigenous persons, women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by human rights legislation.

 

How to Apply:

If you got excited when you read this job description and think this position is a good fit, we want to hear from you right away! We reserve the right to close applications early for the right person. Otherwise, applications will close at midnight on October 1, 2020. To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume with references in a single document, describing how you meet these qualifications.  We require the names and contact information of three professional references. Please, no phone calls or drop-ins. Please apply by email only, before the end of day October 1, 2020 to: rclowater@cpaws.org.

 

JOB OVERVIEW:

Nature NB connects people with nature. We support a diverse network of nature-lovers across the province, providing opportunities for New Brunswickers of all ages, and from all regions and backgrounds, to discover, learn about, and share nature with each other. We travel throughout the province, teaching kids about nature in their schoolyards and neighbourhoods, advocating for species at risk through local outreach, and engaging volunteers in monitoring and protecting the species and landscapes they love.

Based out of our Fredericton office, the Engagement Assistant will work closely with the Engagement Coordinator to help our supporters take action to celebrate, conserve, and protect nature in New Brunswick. Duties for the Engagement Assistant will include assisting in the implementation of a digital engagement strategy, preparing and managing mailing lists, assisting with social media management, engaging with potential supporters, assisting with event planning and managing event logistics, and tracking metrics for growth and engagement. The Engagement Assistant ultimately helps us to build and strengthen relationships with our supporters and promote the organization’s mission and values to external stakeholders.

This is a permanent, full-time, entry-level position with opportunity for training, growth, and development within the role.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

The Engagement Assistant will work closely with the Engagement Coordinator and will assist with:

  • Keeping new and existing supporters informed about current opportunities to engage with our work
  • Developing marketing materials, including website content, emails, and social media posts
  • Planning events and activities to engage our supporters, manage event logistics, and promote events to the public
  • Tracking and analyzing campaign progress, reach, and engagement
  • Organizing and implementing our Constituent Relationship Management tool
  • Creating and managing mailing lists
  • Monitoring social media pages and responding to comments
  • Learning about and implementing principles of Engagement Organizing

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE:

The successful candidate will have some combination of the following, developed from a University Degree and/or relevant work experience:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in event planning and/or managing logistics
  • Ability to easily prioritize tasks and manage multiple deadlines
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills; attention to detail
  • Knowledge of current social media landscape
  • Experience or interest in digital/web analytics
  • Experience or interest in community engagement
  • Interest in nature, conservation, and advocacy
  • Working proficiency in English and in French
  • Valid Driver’s License is an asset
  • Experience drafting and publishing social media content for an organization is an asset
  • Experience working in a non-profit setting is an asset

HOURLY WAGE:

$16/hour, 40 hours per week

ANTICIPATED START DATE:

September 2020

TO APPLY:

Please prepare a cover letter indicating why you think you would be a good fit for this position at Nature NB, highlighting relevant experiences and/or qualifications. Send your cover letter and résumé to Melissa Fulton at melissa.fulton[at]naturenb.ca.

We thank all candidates for their interest in the position, but only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. We will accept applications until the position is filled.

Environment and Climate Change Canada has posted a Notice of Opportunity for 14 Sustainable Development Advisory Council members. The positions will be for representatives of the following:

Provinces and Territories
  • Northwest Territories (1)
  • Saskatchewan (1)
  • New Brunswick (1)
  • Prince Edward Island (1)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador (1)

Other Representation Categories
  • Environmental Non-Government Organization (1)
  • Business Organizations (2)
  • Labour Organizations (3)
  • Indigenous Peoples (3)

Council members are appointed by the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and will meet at the Minister's request to discuss sustainable development in Canada. During public consultations on the draft Federal Sustainable Development Strategy, Council members will review and provide advice on the draft strategy to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change. In carrying out their duties, Council members will represent their respective constituencies' interests, points of view and concerns.

Consistent with the Government of Canada's approach to Governor in Council appointments, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change is seeking candidates through an open and transparent merit-based process. If you are interested in applying or for more information, please consult the Notice of Opportunity.

Deadline for application: October 9th, 2020

Please click here for more information on this opportunity and for details on how to apply.
Location: Saint John, New Brunswick

Overview:
Tír na nÓg Forest School is a play-based, all-outdoors, all-weather outdoor preschool and Elementary program. We are seeking adventurous and enthusiastic educators to join our team. Our program’s philosophy is inspired by the belief that all young children have the innate capacity to wonder, create, and develop their gifts through self-directed play and time in nature. We offer full-day preschool programs Mondays through Thursdays, and full-day Elementary programs Mondays through Fridays.

Please visit our website at http://www.tirnanogforestschool.com to review our practises, programs and policies.

Required qualifications:
  • Early Childhood Education diploma, or Bachelor of Education degree (elementary)
  • Current First Aid with CPR-C (or able to complete prior to start date)
  • Clear criminal record check, vulnerable sector check and social development check
  • Experience working with young children and experience working in an outdoor setting
  • Physically capable of performing teaching duties with enthusiasm regardless of the weather (rain, sleet, snow, heat) including the ability to walk distances and over uneven terrain, carry a backpack and supplies
  • Interest in the Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, or Waldkindergarten approaches to early childhood education, and an appreciation for emergent learning philosophies
  • Understanding of the benefits of risk taking, movement, and physical development in the early years
  • Familiarity with the local flora and fauna, to include poisonous plants and their location, or be willing to seek outside training or self-study
  • Interest in learning about and improving upon your outdoor skills including knots, shelter building, self-care/appropriate clothing, leave-no-trace practices and interacting with local wildlife

Description/Responsibilities:
  • Researching, planning and implementing a dynamic Forest School program
  • Ensure the safety of all children including, but not limited to, forest play, hiking, climbing trees or while in close proximity to such things as standing water, streams and other terrain
  • Daily preparation of learning areas and materials
  • Responsible for the maintenance of program tools and equipment
  • Working closely with co-teacher to plan, prepare, and co-create seasonal activities and projects utilizing natural materials, locally foraged or sourced
  • Implement mentorship strategies that are individually focused and age appropriate, with an emphasis on compassion and respect
  • Willingness to attend staff trainings, educator meetings, parent meetings and Forest School related events
  • Communicate with parents effectively, in person, by phone, or e-mail regarding the program and the progress of their child or children

To apply, please e-mail cover letter and resume to:
saintjohn@tirnanogforestschool.com

We thank all applicants for their interest however only candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.
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