[Sust-mar] Coordinator of Volunteers, Sierra Club, Halifax NS

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Position: Volunteer Coordinator

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

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Sierra Club Canada -- Atlantic Canada Chapter is a non-profit environmental organization based out of Halifax, NS. Sierra Club Canada is a member-based organization that empowers people to protect, restore and enjoy a healthy and safe planet.

Our focus is 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 been delivering environmental education programs in the Atlantic Provinces. The programs are all hands-on, interactive and action-based. As a way to engage more stakeholders in our education programs, we are planning the formation of two formal advisory groups: Youth Advisory Committee and the Advisory Committee on Education. 

To successfully complete this task, we will be hiring a part-time Volunteer Coordinator (Intern). This person will work 25 hours a week and will be expected to travel within all four Atlantic Provinces (NB, PEI, NS, NL). The Volunteer Coordinator will be based out of the Sierra Club's Halifax office.


- Willingness to travel throughout Atlantic Canada

- Ability to motivate and empower people of all ages

- Experience working with young people (aged 14-25) and in schools is a huge asset

- Experience with non-profit organizations

- Familiarity with project budgeting and reporting

- Ability to communicate well in both French and English


- University/College degree (e.g. education; marketing and communications; environmental studies)

- Excellent time management skills

- Demonstrated commitment to environmental sustainability

- Strong outreach and communication skills

- Fundraising expereince 


- Facilitate the development of a strong Youth Advisory Committee and Advisory Committee on Education

- Travel around Atlantic Canada promoting the SCC-ACCs education programs and recruiting new volunteers/committee members

- Develop a strategic plan for the education division of Sierra Atlantic

- Work closely with the Chapter's other education staff

The overall goal of the Volunteer Coordinator (intern) will be to increase the capacity of Sierra Club Atlantic's education programs through multi-stakeholder engagement.

We are looking for an outgoing and reliable individual to fill this position.

Application Information:

Deadline: July 5th, 2010

Interviews will take place July 13th-16th, 2010.

Start date: July 19th, 2010

*****Preference will be given to recent graduates who are currently unemployed or underemployed, so please state this in your cover letter.*****


$15 an hour at 25-30 hours a week for 48 weeks

Health and dental benefits available

Location: Halifax, NS

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume including contact information for 3 references to the attention of Jessica Dawe.

Contact Name: Jessica Dawe

E-mail: ecobuddies (@) sierraclub.ca

Mail/In Person:

1657 Barrington St.

Roy Building Suite 533

Halifax, NS B3J 2A1

By Fax: (902) 444 3116

For questions, please contact Jessica Dawe:

ecobuddies at sierraclub.ca or 902 444 3113.

Sierra Club Atlantic is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting at GoodWorkCanada.ca.




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