Position Filled - Eco-Advisor Dawson Creek & Area

Closing Date: 
Sunday, May 8, 2016

We are hiring! Come work with us in our busy Dawson  Creek office. Details below:

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Eco-Advisor based in Dawson Creek, BC will report to the Program Coordinator.  The Eco-Advisor

will:

  • Deliver educational presentations and workshops to community groups, schools and businesses on recycling, composting, water conservation, alternatives to household hazardous products, sustainability and other practical programs;
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of environmental/conservation education programs;
  • Research, develop and/or update of educational materials including power point presentations, brochures, articles and posters;
  • Participate in community special events;
  • Answer telephone, email and personal enquiries;
  • Provide practical assistance for composting, recycling and other waste reduction activities;
  • Collect information for the waste reduction directory and materials exchange program;
  • Assist with simple business waste and energy assessments;
  • Seek out potential community contacts for partnerships or presentations;
  • Provide research and data analysis for various waste reduction programs; and
  • Deliver Food Security programs

Provide other duties as required.

This position requires a varied workweek schedule to accommodate special events and other activities.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Sensitivity to and knowledge of environmental issues primarily focused on resource conservation.
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills.
  • Proven ability to communicate with tact and discretion in settling requests, complaints or clarifying information.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and demonstrated motivation and initiative.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work varied hours including some weekends and evening events when required
  • Working knowledge computer, Microsoft Word, Excel and use of the Internet.

REQUIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary education, preferably in communications and public relations and/or environmental management or equivalent experience.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and acceptable driver’s abstract
  • Meets requirements for working with children
  • Subject to security review.

TERM OF POSITION

This is a temporal part-time contract position for One year starting ASAP. Contract may be renewed after the one year period. 21 hours a week. Wages negotiable: statutory benefits (after three month probationary period). Reimbursement for use of personal vehicle. 

Professional development and training opportunities will be provided. 

TO APPLY

Please send resume and covering letter to:
Executive Director
Northern Environmental Action Team
ed@neat.ca
Closing date: May 8, 2016

Location: 
Dawson Creek & Area
Start Date: 
May 16, 2016
Hours: 
21 hours/week
Compensation: 
Negotiable