[Sust-mar] Project Assistant, contract, Evergreen, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Position: Project Assistant
Organization: Evergreen http://www.evergreen.ca
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Evergreen is a charity that inspires action to green cities. Evergreen strives to solve pressing urban environmental issues by bringing people together, inspiring them with possibilities and engaging them in identifying solutions and taking action.

Overview: This Halifax position is an opportunity for a motivated individual to assist with the outreach, planning and implementation of 100in1Day Halifax – a one day festival of citizen-driven action on June 6, 2015. S/he will also work closely with Evergreen staff in the Toronto office.

Key Responsibilities:
• Support the development and execution of Halifax festival, including workshops, citizen engagement efforts, launch event, and outreach as assigned
• Help build relationships with external parties to collaborate on the planning and delivery of selected projects
• Provide Communications team with project information as required; support the development of promotional materials
• Coordinate media outreach and publicity
• Monitor the 100in1Day email account and respond to inquires
• Develop systems for tracking project deliverables and outcomes
• Track expenses and manage project budgets
• Support program fundraising, including contributions to grant proposals and reports
• Represent Evergreen and 100in1Day at public events
• Train and supervise volunteers as required

Models Evergreen’s Core Values
• Collaboration, innovation, accountability and systems approach

Position-Specific Competencies: 
• Proactivity/Enthusiasm/Persistence. Act without being told what to do. Passionate and excited over work. Can-do attitude, goes the distance to get something done.
• Communication. Clear communicator, good listener and proficient in the use of social media
• Collaborative: Build solid relationships with a diversity of partners at the community and professional levels
• Creative: Bring new ideas and non-traditional approaches to delivering projects and solving problems
• Detail oriented: ability to keep clear and up to date records

• 2 years post-secondary education or equivalent relevant experience
• Proven organizational skills and ability to put ideas into action
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; active user of social media
• Experience facilitating workshops and outreach activities to diverse audiences
• Experience working with volunteers
• Computer literacy and fluency with Microsoft Office required
• Familiarity with Evergreen’s work and mission an asset
• Valid drivers’ license an asset

Working conditions:
• Generally working 16 hours a week from home with some evening and weekend work.
• Ability to travel throughout the HRM


Reporting Relationship: Supervised by: Program Coordinator, Halifax Region

Terms: This is a part-time consultant position; January 2015 to June 30th 2015.

Cover letters and resumes can be submitted by e-mail to: 
halifax at evergreen.ca
Please Reference “Project Assistant” in the subject line

By Mail to Attention: Human Resources
Centre for Green Cities, Suite 300
Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3X8

Evergreen welcomes applications from persons of diverse backgrounds and is an equal opportunity employer.

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Evergreens Accommodation policy.  Applicants please make your needs known in advance.

We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. No phone calls please.

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