[sust-mar] Save The Bees Coordinator, Sierra Club, Toronto/Montreal/Halifax/flexible

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Position: Save The Bees Project Coordinator
Organization: Sierra Club Canada Foundation
Location: preferably Montreal, Toronto or Halifax area / flexible

SCCF is hiring a Save The Bees Project Coordinator (STB Coordinator)

Interested applicants should submit their application as a single attachment (cover letter & resume) by May 29, 2017 by email only to:
HR at sierraclub.ca

Sierra Club Canada Foundation and its Mission

Sierra Club Canada Foundation is a Canada Revenue Agency registered charity whose mission is to advance the preservation and protection of the natural environment in Canada and across the globe. Since 1972, the Sierra Club Canada Foundation has funded tens of millions of dollars’ worth of important work, from small local projects, to large, multi-year campaigns with tens of volunteers, organizers, and scientists.

We are funded by individual donors, local grassroots organizers, foundations and others who recognize that we all have a right to a safe and healthy environment: clean air, clean water, open space, wild lands and a healthy and diverse ecosystem. We are unique in the environmental movement because we enable average citizens to organize activities that improve our local, national, and global environments.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
• The Save The Bees Project Coordinator will lead a nation-wide program of engagement and education to protect our bees.
• Program development by identifying prospects, seeking donors, and partnering with corporations and non-profits.
• Develop a Communications strategy for the Program.
• Create materials and communication tools (including a series of Spring time blogs) to promote protecting pollinators, research and develop region-by-region and "zone" by "zone" guides to native species that support native pollinators, and guides to making your own "bee hotel” and bee-friendly garden design.
• Host workshops in each of our Chapters that engage local experts and volunteers. Workshops will centre around education on bee biodiversity and include action toolkits for protecting bees, which will include guides to encouraging communities, campuses, and schools to be bee-friendly by taking simple steps to protect bees and enhance bee habitat.
• Developing a partnership with Bee City Canada for promoting their program to our membership
• Identifying and working with key researchers and stakeholder groups.
• Research / gathering information on bee biology and diversity and threats to pollinators as required to develop outreach materials.
• Volunteer engagement through event planning, working with Chapter and group leaders, Committees (such as the Communications Committee and National Development Committee) and action toolkits.
• Funder stewardship and acknowledgement, as required.


The position reports to the National Program Director.

Position, Renumeration, Location of work and Travel

This independent, part-time contract starts immediately and terminates Aug. 30, 2017. Compensation is $8000.

The contractor can be located in one of SCCF’s several regional locations: preferably Montreal, Toronto or Halifax area but we are flexible. Some travel may be required but contractor will not be required to attend each regional event in person.

• A track record of successful communications management
• Event coordination and promotion
• Volunteer coordination
• Public engagement
• Web and social media experience
• Background in biology, agriculture, environment studies, an asset
• Fundraising

• Excellent oral and written communications with strong listening skills
• Proficient in English and French; Bilingualism preferred
• Self-directed and motivated
• Outreach and communication skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Time-management skills
• Ability to understand and critique public policy as it relates to pesticide management
• Coalition building


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