[Sust-mar] Three employment opportunities: Summer Farm Apprentices; Peaceful Schools International; Atlantic Science Links Association

Peter Watson pwatson at chebucto.ns.ca
Thu May 29 10:46:46 EDT 2008

Hello Sust-Martians,

Three more emplyment opportunities from three different organizations to 
send out. I'm combining them as there is a large queue of messages at 
sust-mar right now.

However, due to the increasing volume of incoming messages, I would ask 
individual members that if they have more than one event or item of interest 
to send in, to please consider combining messages rather than sending in 
each item separately. This helps move the queue faster, and most importantly 
helps ensure that all your information gets out to the members in time.

Thanks, and enjoy the soon to arrive summer!  :)



1)  Summer Apprentices for Organic Gardens & Farms, f/t, Maritimes, Canada 
(submitted by p2 at planetfriendly dot net)

2)  Peaceful Schools International: Research Assistant - Job Posting 
(submitted by clevin at eastlink dot ca)

3)  Job Posting: Coordinator, Atlantic Science Links Association  (submitted 
by sits at dal dot ca)


1)  Summer Apprentices for Organic Gardens & Farms, f/t, Maritimes, Canada

[from Canada's Green Job Site, http://www.GoodWorkCanada.ca ]


Position: Sustainable Farm & Garden Apprentices

Organization: ACORN http://www.acornorganic.org

Location: Maritimes (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & PEI), Canada

What are you doing this summer?

There are more than a dozen great farms in the Maritimes

looking for apprentices. This is the type of work where

you'll learn something new everyday, use your brain and

build muscle, plus eat great food all while benefitting the

Earth. No experience necessary.

In addition to daily mentoring, meeting new people, seeing

a different part of Canada, you'll receive room and board

and there's usually a small stipend. There are farms with

animals, CSA's, market gardens; some are near cities,

others on the ocean!

Why come to the Maritimes? Great people, lots of

opportunities, and you could actually afford to own

land here!

For more information or to apply, visit


When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting at


Canada's Green Job Site Since 2001



2)  Peaceful Schools International: Research Assistant - Job Posting

Position: Research Assistant
Reports to: PSI President, Hetty van Gurp
Start date: July 7, 2008
End date: August 15, 2008
30 hours per week x 6 weeks
$11/hour + 4% vacation pay

Job Summary

The Research Assistant will assist PSI staff and volunteers with
organizational, communications, and administrative tasks related to
supporting to PSI member schools. Background research and writing related to
funding applications will also be required. The Research Assistant will work
in Halifax, either from a home office or in an office space provided by one
of PSI's partners.

About Peaceful Schools International

PSI is a non-profit, charitable organization formally founded in 2001 in
response to international requests for support similar to that offered to
many Canadian schools. Now, only seven years later, PSI has become a
respected and innovative source of support for over 250 schools in 12
countries working to build a more peaceful world, a number that continues to
grow each year.

PSI provides support and recognition to schools that have declared a
commitment to creating and maintaining a culture of peace. PSI acts as a
catalyst and clearinghouse for innovative ideas for schools. Each month PSI
sends out an idea for a school-wide initiative to its members. Schools also
receive a bi-monthly newsletter in which ideas from our schools, upcoming
conferences and other news and ideas are shared. PSI works to facilitate
communication between educators and students to share ideas about approaches
and activities that are working successfully to create a culture of peace in
our schools

The Research Assistant is responsible for:
- providing administrative support to the PSI president;
- assisting with the organization of logistics for workshops and other
- assisting in identifying and researching potential funding opportunities;
- assisting with preparation of funding proposals and reports;
- responding to general and membership-related inquiries;
- assisting in the on-going development/maintenance of membership processes;
- data entry and management;
- website updates;
- researching monthly ideas for member schools;
- writing articles for a youth newsletter.

Program Requirements
Applicants must:
- be between 15 and 30 years of age;
- have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year
and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic
- be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or have official refugee
protection status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
- be legally entitled to work in Canada according to relevant
provincial/territorial legislation and regulations;
Please note:
- Visible minorities students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Skills and Qualifications
- High School or Post-secondary student returning to school in fall 2007
- Demonstrated experience with administrative tasks
- Experience with fundraising, graphic/web design, and/or newsletter writing
or production considered an asset.
- Highly organized, flexible, and adaptable
- Excellent verbal, written and editing/proofreading skills
- Strong interpersonal communication skills
- Experience in organizing logistics for workshops, conferences, and other
- Proficient with computer use and applications (e.g. MS Word and Excel,
online research, etc.)
- Personable presence and demeanour
- Able to work well both with others and independently
- Able to work from home

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 18, 2008, midnight

Electronic applications strongly preferred. Please send applications to:
Hetty van Gurp, President
Peaceful Schools International
hvangurp at mail.com

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an
interview will be contacted.


3)  Job Posting: Coordinator, Atlantic Science Links Association

Deadline: June 2, 2008

The Atlantic Science Links Association is currently seeking applications for
the position of Coordinator.  The successful candidate will be responsible
for the coordination of two programs: Scientists and Innovators in the
Schools (SITS) and the Science and Technology Awareness Network (STANet).
Previous experience working with not-for-profit organizations would be an

Terms: Start-up funding in place. This is a full-time position, which may be
dependent on candidate securing additional program funding. Salary to be

Coordinator Duties:

Oversee all aspects of the day-to-day administration of the organization:

-      respond to telephone and e-mail inquiries

-      monitor, direct, and coordinate programs and services. Projects
include: Speakers Bureau (coordinate volunteers to fulfill NS school visit
requests), Ask-A-Scientist web site, Climate Change Action Pack teacher
workshops, and other science outreach activities as required (committees,
teacher conferences, science fairs, etc.)

-      manage finances

-      prepare and implement operational objectives, plans, and budgets

-      coordinate current volunteers and recruit new volunteers

-      create and deliver educational programs and teacher workshops

-      coordinate between ASLA and various partners including environmental,
scientific, and educational partners

-      write reports, funding proposals, and grant applications

-      web site design and maintenance


.         1 or more years in an administrative role

.         B.Sc., or B. Ed. degree with a specialization in science

.         Excellent organizational and time management skills

.         Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to deal
with persons from various sectors including government, universities, media,
the public, teachers, children, other nonprofit organizations and

.         Ability to develop cooperative working relationships

.         High degree of self-motivation and ability to work independently

.         Solid understanding of basic scientific concepts

.         Understanding of public relations, including the ability to deal
with the media, write public service announcements, press releases, articles
and newsletters

.         Computer proficiency with applications such as MS Office Suite
(Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel), Adobe Office Suite (PageMaker, Photoshop,
Reader), and MS FrontPage

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional
references via fax or email to:

Patrick J. C. Ryall - Email: patrick.ryall at dal.ca, Fax: 902-494-6889


*Only those candidates qualifying for an interview will be notified.*

 Alia Bigio, Coordinator
Atlantic Science Links Association - SITS & STANet
p: (902) 494-2831/1-800-565-SITS (toll-free)
f: (902) 494-3877
email:  <mailto:sits at dal.ca> sits at dal.ca
URL:  <http://atlanticsciencelinks.dal.ca/>

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Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS  B3H 4J1

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