[Sust-mar] Local Action Coordinators (2), Leadnow.ca, Prairies, Ottawa, Montreal or Atlantic Canada

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Position: Local Action Coordinator
Organization: Leadnow.ca http://www.leadnow.ca

Contract dates: February 15th - May 31st, 2013
Location: Flexible. Preference for candidates able to work from home from the Prairies, Ottawa, Montreal, or Atlantic Canada.

Number of positions: 2
Hours: Independent contractor position, expected to require an average of approx. 40 hours per week
Application deadline: February 3rd, 2013. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged. Please send a cover letter and CV to maggie at leadnow.ca .

Leadnow.ca is looking for dedicated organizers passionate about working with people across the country to protect Canada's environment and stand up for our democracy. Each Local Action Coordinator will work with an action team of three other people, with support from other Leadnow.ca staff and volunteers.

Project overview: Leadnow.ca is planning to support a major national day of action to protest the federal government's anti-democratic and environmentally destructive actions on Earth Day, in April 2013.

Main Responsibilities:
• Reach out to national, regional, and local organizations planning events for Earth Day 2013
• Reach out and identify local hosts for specific actions of the Earth Day campaign.
• Confirm actions and ensure hosts have all the required material.
• Provide support for hosts by responding to emails, following through phone calls and monitoring host requests.
• Write template emails to respond to emails and requests.
• Write follow-up emails and evaluations to hosts.
• Assist in the drafting of the action guide and media advisories.

Core Qualifications:
• Strong communications skills, both verbal and written
• Excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
• Experience coordinating and supporting volunteers
• Self-directed, self-motivated, and happy to take initiative to solve problems
• Comfortable with technology for online organizing (e.g. Skype)
• Ability to work flexible hours

• Experience in grassroots organizing
• Strong knowledge of Canadian politics, environmentalism, and climate justice
• Social media, graphic design, and/or Wordpress savvy
• Bilingualism

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to maggie at leadnow.ca by February 3rd, 2013. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged.

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