[Sust-mar] Carbon-Free-Thinker - Program Officer, f/t, Clean Nova Scotia, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
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Position: Carbon-Free-Thinker - Program Officer
Organization: Clean Nova Scotia http://www.clean.ns.ca
Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Contract: 1 year
Salary: $30,000 - $35,000 (depending on experience)
Contact: Marlene Parsons
Application deadline: Monday 9th April 2012 at 5pm.
This position is a fun, fast-paced, facilitator role. The right candidate will be passionate about youth work, climate change and the environment. Working within the Climate Change Education Department at Clean Nova Scotia, the Carbon-Free-Thinkers Program Officer will supervise a team of volunteers to deliver engaging, inspirational and educational workshops to children and young people across Nova Scotia. Using an empowering, participatory approach to education, he/she will educate and mobilize young people to envision low-carbon, economic opportunities, support positive action in communities and teach the art of peer-to-peer education to amplify the results of actions and initiatives.
Clean Nova Scotia is a fun, diverse workplace with a laid-back style and passionate staff. We house a wide variety of programs and there is therefore the opportunity for cross-pollination and relationship building with other organizations. Our approach is always collaborative and team oriented.
Creating and maintaining a safe and stimulating learning environment for children and youth in various formal and non-formal education settings (in schools, universities, youth centres, clubs, and through partner organizations).
Facilitating interactive, environmental education workshops for children and youth on the subjects of climate change and sustainability.
Assisting with the development of new workshop activities which link with curriculum outcomes.
Upkeep and maintenance of program materials and supplies.
Supervising & training volunteers.
Helping to organize and deliver events and conferences.
Program monitoring & evaluation, including tracking and managing data from teacher and student feedback forms, entering data into spreadsheets and analyzing the results to produce graphs and statistics.
Administrative work, including replying to emails, liaising with clients and partners, taking minutes at meetings and conducting research.
Promotional work to advertise the program.
Writing regular reports and providing feedback to program management.
Undergoing training and professional development where necessary.
Other duties where required.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
BSc Degree or equivalent in environmental science, climate science, sustainability or biology (or similar).
Knowledge of causes, impacts and solutions to climate change on both a local and global level.
Experience working with children and young people in educational or youth-work setting.
Experience developing and facilitating environmental education workshops and/or programs.
Knowledge and experience of participatory education, discovery learning, appreciative enquiry and/or other modern, progressive, educational, teaching theories and styles.
Experience planning and delivering events, projects and/or conferences.
Experience tracking, monitoring and evaluating the success of projects or programs.
A positive attitude, sense of humour and enthusiasm is a must!
A creative, patient and flexible approach to working with others.
Research skills (researching published, peer-review, scientific literature).
Excellent organization and communication skills and ability to interpret complex information and simplify it for others.
Profound listening and critical thinking skills.
Professional in demeanor with a pleasant telephone manner and good presentation and public speaking style.
Ability to multi-task and pay special attention to detail.
Experience of writing reports.
A full and clean Nova Scotia driving license with access to a reliable vehicle.
MSc (or equivalent) in climatology, renewable energy, environmental resource management, biology or sustainability (or similar).
Training or qualification in youth work, facilitation or environmental/outdoor education programs.
Experience working with children and young people in school settings, youth work settings and/or outdoor settings.
A deep understanding of child & youth engagement strategies, sensory learning, participatory education, discovery/adventure/reflective learning and/or appreciative enquiry.
A portfolio of past work to share with us at the interview.
A repertoire of ideas for engaging workshop activities relating to climate change, energy, the environment and/or sustainability.
Resumes will be accepted until Monday, 9th April 2012 at 5pm. Please send cover letter and resume in ONE DOCUMENT to Marlene Parsons: mparsons at clean.ns.ca. We appreciate all interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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