[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.

To Apply:
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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