[Sust-mar] Summer Job: Program Developer, Sustainable Transportation

Charlene Boyce Young membermail at ecologyaction.ca
Tue May 26 10:19:52 EDT 2009

EAC Job Posting

Program Developer for the Bus Training for Seniors Project

The TRAX project of the Ecology Action Centre is seeking a student, who 
is returning to school in the fall, for full-time employment from June 8 
to August 31, 2009. The successful applicant will develop a workshop and 
manual to assist seniors, recreation directors, and transit managers in 
encouraging older adults to use public transportation systems. S/he will 
also develop, disseminate and analyze a survey to measure demand for a 
service that would utilize empty seats on school buses for public 
transportation. The successful applicant will work closely with the TRAX 
team and will report to a TRAX coordinator.

TRAX’s mandate is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution 
from the passenger transportation sector and to increase the viability 
of sustainable transportation options in Nova Scotia. The two projects 
outlined above encourage better use of existing transportation resources.


§ Collaborate with the bus training advisory committee to develop project

§ Research and write a training manual for bus use that anticipates 
questions seniors might have when considering use of public transit

§ Develop a Train-the-Trainer manual and workshop

§ Investigate differences in operations of standard public transit and 
Dial-A-Ride systems as would be relevant for passengers

§ Develop materials to educate the community on the safety of public transit

§ Develop a survey to measure community reaction to a program that would 
use empty seats on school buses for public transportation

§ Deliver survey within the community and then tabulate results

Skills and Experience

§ Knowledge of environmental, social and economic benefits of 
sustainable transportation

§ Strong interest in sustainable transportation

§ Excellent research and analysis skills

§ Strong organizational and administrative skills

§ Experience working with diverse community members

§ Strong communication skills

§ Strong time management skills and an ability to effectively manage 
multiple tasks

§ Computer literacy in MS Office

§ Persistent, diplomatic, optimistic, team-oriented approach

§ Environmental Science, Recreation Management, or Health Promotion 
experience or education an asset

§ Valid Class 5 Driver’s License an asset, some travel required

§ Proficiency with GIS mapping an asset

Start June 8, 2009

Wage $13 per hour

Location Halifax, Nova Scotia

Application Cover letter, resume and three references

Deadline 11:59pm, Monday, June 1^st , 2009

Attention Jen Powley

TRAX Coordinator

jentrax at ecologyaction.ca

We thank all applicants for their time and interest, however only 
short-listed applicants will be contacted. Interviews will take place 
during the week of June 1^st , 2009.

The position is funded in part through a student opportunity grant from 
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.

TRAX has actively promoted sustainable transportation in Nova Scotia 
since 1999.The Ecology Action Centre was founded in 1971 and is one of 
Nova Scotia’s most active environmental organizations. The Ecology 
Action Centre is an equal opportunity employer. The Centre welcomes new 
members and volunteers: www.ecologyaction.ca <http://www.ecolofyaction.ca/>.

Charlene Boyce Young
Development & Outreach Coordinator

Ecology Action Centre
2705 Fern Lane
Halifax NS
B3K 4L3

902.442.0198 (p)
902.405.3716 (f)

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