Position Filled - Environmental Education Outreach Facilitator (Summer Student Position)

Closing Date: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Northern Environmental Action Team (NEAT) with offices through the Northeast of BC works to empower “individuals, businesses and institutions to engage in environmentally sustainable practices. We lead by example, creating awareness, education, inspiring and demonstrating innovative solutions”. Originally formed with a mandate to reduce local solid waste generation through education and practical programs, NEAT’s focus has now expanded to conservation of all resources. NEAT has a vacancy for Fulltime Summer Students to work as an Environmental Outreach Facilitator during this summer of 2016.

Reporting to the Program Coordinator the Environmental Educational Outreach Facilitator will be based in Fort St John or Dawson Creek may be required periodically to travel within the Peace River Region District.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Community Celebrations
  • Community programs
  • Other
    • To assist with the planning and implementation of a environmental/conservation educational programs and community outreach including Food Security programs (Food Secure Kids Program)
    • To give workshops of composting, alternatives to household hazardous products, water conservation etc. to groups of all ages
    • To assist with research and development of environmental education programs for residents, schools and businesses

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.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and some experience with desktop publishing software.

Other requirements: Pass criminal record check

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

MUST BE FULL TIME STUDENT RETURNING TO FULL TIME STUDIES IN THE FALL

Term: ASAP to August 26, 2016

Work week: 35 hours/week

Wage: $16/hour + statutory benefits (and will be reimbursed for personal use of vehicle)

TO APPLY:

Please send resume and cover letter to: ed@neat.ca by May 11, 2016

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

This position is funded by Canada Summer Jobs

Location: 
Fort St John or Dawson Creek
Start Date: 
May 16, 2016
Hours: 
35 hours per week
Compensation: 
$16/hour + statutory benefits