[Sust-mar] Part-time job posting

Janet Barlow asrts at ecologyaction.ca
Mon Mar 12 15:47:19 EDT 2007


Community Advisor
Active & Safe Routes to School program
Ecology Action Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia


The Ecology Action Centre, established in 1971, is Nova Scotia's largest and
most active environmental organization. We work on sustainable
transportation, marine and coastal issues, wilderness issues, urban issues,
sustainable food production and alternative energy.

A program of the Transportation Issues Committee, Active & Safe Routes to
School promotes walking, cycling or using other forms of active
transportation for the trip to school and to other destinations in the

The Community Advisor works directly with schools to provide support in
their Active & Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) projects. The Community Advisor
will specifically promote the Neighbourhood Pace Car program, a partnership
of ASRTS and Canada's home, car and business insurers. It aims to reduce car
speeds in school communities and increase safety for students and other
residents who walk and wheel.


-Participate in and support the overall work of the Ecology Action
-Assist in launching the Pace Car program provincially and promote
it on an ongoing basis
-Produce communications materials
-Recruit schools/communities across the province to participate in
the Pace Car program
-Provide support to school and community groups in implementing the
Pace Car program
-Conduct program evaluation
-Encourage schools to take on other ASRTS projects and provide
necessary support
-Assist the ASRTS Coordinator in promoting and implementing ASRTS
as required
-Report to and work with the Active & Safe Routes to School


-Experience working in nonprofit, volunteer-driven organizations an
-Knowledge of and engagement in active and sustainable
-Experience in community development and facilitating stakeholder
-Experience in environmental and/or safety education design,
implementation and evaluation
-Strong public speaking, writing and project management skills
-Proficient in creating and delivering presentations and workshops
-Demonstrated experience in media relations
-Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, internet and email
-Available some evenings, weekends and willing to travel within NS
(holds a valid driver's license)
-Preference will be given to candidates with a degree and/or
relevant experience in the fields of community development, environment,
safety or other related fields


Part-time ($36,000 pro-rated - or $19.25/hr for 18 hr/wk) from April 2007 to
March 2008. There is a possibility for this position to become full-time,
with extension, pending funding.


Email, send or drop off a cover letter and resume (including 3 references)
Janet Barlow
Active & Safe Routes to School Coordinator
Ecology Action Centre
E-mail: asrts at ecologyaction.ca
Fax: (902) 405-3716
Mail: Ecology Action Centre, 2705 Fern Lane, Halifax, NS  B3K 4L3

Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

DUE BY: 5:00 pm on March 30, 2007

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