[sust-mar] Summer job: Community Outreach, NSPIRG, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Position: Community Outreach Coordinator
Type: summer job / age 30 & under
Organization: Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Summer Term (with possibility to extend employment*)
*Extended Employment Opportunity: If so desired, the successful candidate will automatically be given consideration for our full-time Engagement and Resource Centre Coordinator position.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Increase community awareness of NSPIRG through building relationships, outreach opportunities, expanding our social media presence, community postering, etc.
• Grow and engage networks of facilitators, volunteers and general membership
• Aid in the review and implementation of Volunteer Recruitment and Engagement Strategy
• Assist in developing Accessible Engagement Policy to guide organizational expectations for programming and outreach content
• Create web content for various media platforms
• Manage various core projects and campaigns
• Related tasks as determined by NSPIRG upon consultation with employee

Skills and Assets 
• Passion for social and environmental justice
• General knowledge of justice-based student and community groups that work with marginalized folks within Nova Scotia
• Experience working within a student union or non-profit structure
• Volunteer or supervisory management experience
• Knowledge of current student movements and issues
• Programming development and facilitation experience
• Comfort developing web content and overseeing social media platforms
• General knowledge of Microsoft Office
• Grant writing and resource development skills

Terms of Employment: $15/hour, 15-20 hours per week. Flexibility available.
Anticipated Contract: June 3rd - August 30th, 2019

To apply, send resume and cover letter to: 
info at nspirg.ca
Please reference job title in the subject line.

Application Deadline: 4pm, May 20th, 2018.

NSPIRG Commitment to Equitable Hiring Practices

As an organization that aims to operate within a trauma informed, anti oppressive, anti racist framework, NSPIRG recognizes and values the lived experiences of people who experience systemic oppression, marginalization and discrimination. We acknowledge that formal education is privileged in our society, however, it is only one of many valid ways of learning and knowing. In acknowledgement of this, NSPIRG strives to place value on relationship building and community outreach skills, rather than focus solely on formal education. NSPIRG welcomes and prioritizes the contributions, perspectives, and lived experiences that individuals from marginalized communities/groups bring to our organization’s work.

A non-comprehensive list of these groups includes:
• Disabled people
• Immigrants & Newcomers
• Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people
• Black people
• People of colour
• Lesbian, Bisexual, Pansexual, Gay, Two Spirit, Transgender, Gender non-conforming, Queer and Intersex people
• Sex workers
• Women
• Mentally Ill and Mad people
• Acadians
• Single parents
• Working class people

We welcome and encourage applicants to self-identify in their cover letter and to describe the ways in which their lived experiences will inspire and lead their contributions in their role at NSPIRG.

This position is partially funded through the Canada Summer Jobs Grant Program. Please ensure you meet the following criteria prior to applying. Applicants must:
• be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
• be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been 
conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* and;
• be legally entitled to work according to Nova Scotia employment legislation and regulations

* International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian citizens or permanent residents.


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