[sust-mar] Summer job: Transportation, EAC, Halifax, Nova Scotia

GoodWork Green Jobs p2 at planetfriendly.net
Wed Apr 10 18:55:00 EDT 2019

* Work in environment & sustainability - GoodWork.ca *


Position: Transportation Summer Student
Type: f/t summer job / summer student position
Organization: Ecology Action Centre
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia


The Ecology Action Centre is an environmental charity based in Nova Scotia. We take leadership on critical environmental issues from biodiversity protection to climate change to environmental justice. We are grounded in community, and are a strong voice and watchdog for our environment. We work to catalyze change through policy advocacy, community development, and building awareness. We take a holistic approach to the environment and our economy to create a just and sustainable society.

The Ecology Action Centre’s transportation team works to increase the use of transportation modes, like walking, cycling, and transit use, in Nova Scotia that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote healthy communities, and ensure equitable access for all.


The Sustainable Transportation Summer Student will support the EAC’s community active transportation programs, which help participants develop active transportation (cycling and walking) skill competency, confidence and safety, encouraging them to choose active transportation as a means to travel within their communities. The Summer Student will split their time between the Making Tracks and Welcoming Wheels programs, and will also provide support to Bike Again!, our volunteer-run DIY bike repair space. The Summer Student works within the Sustainable Transportation Team and reports to the associated program coordinators for each program.
• Making Tracks (MT) helps people of all ages develop active transportation skill competency, confidence and safety, encouraging them to choose active transportation as a means to travel within their communities. Using an educational leader training model, Making Tracks enlists the help of adults and youth in teaching participants safety skills in skills in walking and cycling. Making Tracks uses skill-based, multiple session, experiential learning workshops so participants have hands on time to practice and learn, all while having fun!
• Welcoming Wheels is a program partnership that enables new Canadians to enjoy the many benefits of cycling. Through cycling, newcomers connect with their communities and gain access to services, people, places, jobs and more. Cycling promotes both personal and environmental health.

Duties include:
• Work with EAC Making Tracks Coordinator and MT Leaders to run safe cycling courses
• Support Bike Again! with Wednesday evening Public Repair Night and Thursday evening Volunteer Repair Night
• Assist in facilitating Welcoming Wheels gifting sessions
• Assist in organizing Clayton Park-focused Making Tracks cycling courses and programs
• Maintain a safe, welcoming and comfortable work environment
• Assist in promoting and implementing EAC active transportation projects
• Other duties as required


Required skills and experience:
• Knowledge of or experience with safe cycling/walking education such as Making Tracks (training will be provided on the specific MT curriculum)
• Competent and confident cycling safely in traffic
• Ability to work independently and manage time effectively
• Experience teaching or supervising children and youth
• Trustworthy and reliable
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Class 5 Drivers Licence (CarShare available with the position)
• Clear Vulnerable Sector Check and Child Abuse Registry Check
• Current post-secondary student returning to school in Fall 2019

Desired skills and experience
• Certified Making Tracks Leader
• First Aid Certification CPR C +AED

The Ecology Action Centre is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from individuals in traditionally marginalized groups such as, but not limited to: African Nova Scotian and other racialized people, Indigenous people, lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and queer people, and persons with disabilities. We encourage applicants to self-identify in their cover letter or application if they are a member of a marginalized community. Diversity is a stated value of the Ecology Action Centre. Moreover, diversity in the EAC community is a strength that we seek to cultivate. It is the responsibility of every employee of EAC to foster a culture that embraces and promotes diversity.


Start: mid-May for a 14 week term

35 hours per week at $16/hr.

Schedule will vary depending on program bookings. Regular schedule is Monday to Friday, with at least two evenings per week and some weekend work required.

Location: This position will be based at our Halifax office at 2705 Fern Lane, with the option to work from another location in the province if desired.


Please email a cover letter, resume, and two references to: 
employment at ecologyaction.ca

Please submit your application in the form of a pdf document with required elements in the following order: cover letter, resume, references. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

We thank all applicants for their time and interest, however only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Interviews will take place the week of April 29, 2019.

The Ecology Action Centre was founded in 1971 and is one of Nova Scotia’s largest environmental organizations. The Centre always welcomes new members and volunteers: http://www.ecologyaction.ca


Please indicate that you saw this posting at GoodWork.ca

Please share: http://GoodWork.ca/995035

GoodWork Green & Environmental Jobs 
Work in environment, conservation, nature...

Questions, comments, feedback? talktous at goodwork.ca

Terms & Conditions: The information provided in this message is provided on an "As Is" basis and for general informational purposes only. People and Planet (also known as "GoodWork Canada") is not responsible for the content, accuracy, timeliness, completeness, legality, reliability, quality or suitability of the messages and listings we distribute. We do not screen or endorse the organizations or individuals involved. If you decide to accept an offer of employment, volunteering or any other arrangement, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against injury, abuse, non-payment or any other loss. Please read our full Terms & Conditions: GoodWork.ca/terms

Posting ID: 53059

People and Planet, Box 21006, RPO Ottawa South, Ottawa ON  K1S 5N1
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://list.web.net/pipermail/sust-mar/attachments/20190410/95c7dbee/attachment-0001.html>

More information about the sust-mar mailing list