[Sust-mar] Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps Staff, summer, Sydney, Nova Scotia

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Position: Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps - Support Staff
Organization: ACAP Cape Breton http://www.acapcb.ns.ca
Employment Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia

Duration of Employment: April 30 -- August 31, 2012

Organizational Backgrounds:
Clean Nova Scotia is a fun, diverse workplace with a laid-back style and passionate staff. We house a wide variety of programs and therefore there are opportunities for cross-pollination and relationship building with other organizations. Our approach is always collaborative and team oriented.

The Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP) Cape Breton is a non-profit charitable community organization. Established in 1992, the original mission was to develop a comprehensive ecosystem management plan for the watershed area of industrial Cape Breton. ACAP Cape Breton has grown into a dynamic group that integrates environmental, social and economic factors into projects focusing on action, education and ecosystem planning.

The Program: The Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps (NSYCC) was established in 1989 to provide Nova Scotian youth with training and employment opportunities in the environmental field. This program engages community partners across the province to hire students to carry out work that enhances the local environment through the summer months. The NSYCC provides Nova Scotian youth with environmental work experience, an enhanced appreciation of the environment and their community, and develops skills for life-long learning (including team-building and leadership skills, increased knowledge for future employment and/or education ventures, program evaluation techniques, and the ability to give back to their community and their environment). This program hires 25-50 youth across the province each summer.

Duties: The Support Staff is responsible for recruiting, hiring, and training NSYCC crews; organizing a regional youth training camp; monitoring and assessing crew progress; conducting project site visits; training and assisting the NSYCC crews; collaborating on a daily basis with a three-person team and being a responsible steward of the environment. This is a busy job which requires a lot of energy and a vested interest in youth, communities, and the environment of Nova Scotia. The successful candidate needs to have strong interpersonal and organizational skills. The Support Staff must be willing to travel to various communities in the province. The Support Staff reports directly to the NSYCC Managing Coordinator.

Required Competencies:
• previous supervisory experience and involvement in working in a team environment
• excellent verbal and written communication skills
• public speaking and/or facilitation skills
• good program coordination skills
• excellent organizational, time management and practical problem-solving skills
• an ability to work with minimal supervision or direction
• lots of enthusiasm, creativity, and a vested interest in the environment
• strong work ethic
• good driving record and ability to rent vehicles

Asset Qualifications:
• knowledge of the French language is an asset
• familiarity with communities across Nova Scotia
• previous experience working with youth or coaching

Work Term Outcomes: Clean Nova Scotia expects the successful candidate to gain skills in communication, project management, problem solving, evaluation processes and information management.

Please submit your cover letter and resume in one document by Sunday April 1st, 2012 via email to mparsons at clean.ns.ca. We appreciate all interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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