[sust-mar] PEI Wild Child Projects Coordinator, f/t, Sierra Club, Prince Edward Island

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Position: PEI Wild Child Projects Coordinator
Type: Nov 14 to April 14, high possibility of extension; age/eligibility requirements (see below)
Organization: Sierra Club Canada Foundation (PEI)
Location: central PEI / Prince Edward Island

Sierra Club Atlantic is searching for a nature-loving individual to assist with the delivery and evaluation of our PEI Wild Child Program.

This position is based in central Prince Edward Island.

About Sierra Club Canada Foundation

Sierra Club Canada Foundation empowers people to protect, restore and enjoy a healthy and safe planet. SCCF’s objective is to protect and restore the health of the natural environment, including communities, by empowering Sierra Club members and its citizens through education and action. SCCF is at its heart a grassroots organization, with a “think globally and act locally” philosophy. SCCF’s framework allows members to actively contribute to environmental causes that concern or inspire them, in a capacity that best suits their capabilities. Working with a strong volunteer base and collaboratively with other organizations has allowed Sierra Club to successfully engage in environmental campaigns that directly benefit both people and the planet. The Atlantic Canada Chapter, as with all of Sierra Club Canada Foundation, works through education and action to protect our natural environment and promote a green economy.

About this Position

This is a Career Pathways Position, so you must meet these criteria to be eligible for this position:
• between 15 and 30 years old;
• Post-secondary graduate and lacking experience in field of study OR grade 12 graduate who has determined a career goal;
• Out of school;
• Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has refugee status;
• Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations; and
• Not in receipt of Employment Insurance benefits (upon approval/start date).

Tasks and Responsibilities The PEI Wild Child Projects Coordinator will be responsible for delivering and administering the Sierra Club's PEI Wild Child program. Tasks will include:
• contacting local child care facilities, after school programs and camps to arrange visits,
• presenting the program to interested groups, including new Canadians,
• guiding children, caregivers and adults on nature excursions,
• using and developing activities that educate the participants on many aspects of their local environments including conservation & ecology,
• engaging with the public via social and traditional media,
• contributing to blogs and press releases,
• fundraising and contributing to reports to potential funders,
• developing relationships with community partners,
• helping to increase the reach of the program through promotion and networking,
• completing program evaluation (surveying staff and children),
• completing project reports and wrap-up,
• coordinating and communicating with Sierra Club Wild Child Program Supervisor in NS,
• collecting, organizing, and maintaining documents (such as agreements with childcare facilities/organizations, contracts, liability forms, photos, and photo releases),
• creating, and contributing to informational databases (with guidance),
• procuring and maintaining materials and equipment,
• travelling within PEI to child care centres.

Applicants must have current First Aid Training and up-to-date Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Screen (completed within the last year).

As with all Sierra Club staff, the PEI Wild Child Projects Coordinator will work closely with local volunteers, and communicate with our membership.

• Post-secondary training in one or more of the following areas: Early Childhood Education, Environmental Studies, Ecology, Biology, Geography, Education, Public relations, Media/Journalism Studies
• good written and oral skills
• experience with fundraising an asset
• familiarity with web and social media
• ability to work with volunteers
• organizational and time management skills
• basic scientific knowledge about ecological cycles, natural history, and native species
• ability to adapt and deliver presentations to a variety of ages and knowledge levels
• regular access to a reliable vehicle
• love of nature is a must!

Remuneration This is a full-time position, 32 hours per week. Pay rate is $16 / hour for 22 weeks; November 14 to
April 14, with high possibility of extension.

Deadline to apply: 5 pm, Atlantic time, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 Please send cover letter and resume to Heidi Verheul forestschoolheidi at gmail.com and Tony Reddin tonysierraclub at gmail.com . Phone 902-675-4093 for more details.


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