[Sust-mar] Education Coordinator, f/t, Sierra Club, Halifax NS

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Position: Education Program Coordinator

Organization: Sierra Club Canada - Atlantic Chapter http://www.sierraclub.ca/atlantic

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Sierra Club of Canada -- Atlantic Canada Chapter is a

non-profit environmental organization based out of Halifax

NS. The mission of the Sierra Club of Canada is to focuses

on five overriding threats: loss of animal and plant species; 

deterioration of the planet's oceans and atmosphere; the 

ever-growing presence of toxic chemicals in all living things; 

destruction of our remaining wilderness; and spiraling 

population growth and over consumption.

Since 2003, the Atlantic Canada Chapter has delivered

education programs in the Atlantic Provinces. The programs

are all hands-on, interactive and action-based. Programs are

provided in both French and English to schools through the

Atlantic region.

For 2009/2010, our education program will focus on

sustainability and eco-footprint. Through a joint high

school-elementary school mentorship program called

"EcoBuddies", older students assume leadership roles and

deliver sustainability education to younger children. We 

are looking to expand this program and to develop strong

connections with administrations, municipalities, 

community groups and local businesses.

We are currently looking to hire an Education Program

Coordinator. Due to the high volume of applicants, only

those chosen for interviews will be contacted.


o University degree in either Biology, Education,

Recreation Management, Environmental Studies/Science

o A minimum of 3 year experience in environmental education

working directly with children and youth

o Must have strong organizational and management skills

o Must have fundraising experience

o Bilingual (recommended, not required)

o Must have strong communication skills

o Must have experience in program development and


o Access to a vehicle is an asset

Responsibilities and duties:

* Coordinate, develop and deliver environmental education

programs for elementary and high schools

* Fundraise to assist in the program development and delivery

* Register, book and schedule all school visits

* Produce funder reports

* Meet regularly with youth groups and clubs

* Coordinate volunteers

* Liaise with municipal and community bodies

* Manage finances and budgeting

* Handle all promotional and marketing materials

* Produce monthly reports to Executive Committee

* Manage, hire and train all environmental education staff

* Coordinate education steering committees

* Contribute and regularly update website

* Conduct evaluations on programs

The Education Program Coordinator position is an exciting

job opportunity that requires someone who is dedicated and

passionate about environmental education. We are looking for

someone out-going and creative with experience running a

multitude of programs.

Job Information:

Deadline: August 7th, 2009

Job start date: August 9th, 2009 or as soon as possible

Wages based on experience

Location: Halifax NS

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume including contact

information for 3 references

Contact Name: Gretchen Fitzgerald

By Email: gretchenf at sierraclub.ca

By Mail/In Person:

1657 Barrington St.

Roy Building Suite 533

Halifax, NS B3J 2A1

By Fax: (902) 444 3116

For questions, please contact Gretchen Fitzgerald,

gretchenf at sierraclub.ca or 902 444 3113.

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