[sust-mar] Project Coordinator, f/t, Community Forests Intntl, Sackville, New Brunswick
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Position: Project Coordinator
Organization: Community Forests International
Location: Sackville, near Moncton, New Brunswick
Term: one year full-time (see below)
Eligibility: ages 18 - 30 (see below)
Community Forests International leads climate change adaptation and mitigation by empowering rural communities to thrive with nature. Since 2011, we have protected over 1,200 acres of endangered forest in the Canadian Maritimes and, internationally, improved livelihood and ecological outcomes for 40,000 beneficiaries in the vulnerable region of Zanzibar, Tanzania. The organization has worked alongside dozens of communities to plant over 3 million trees; innovate climate-smart farming and green building technologies; construct renewable energy and rainwater harvesting infrastructure; and set in motion much needed carbon storage ventures that leverage the vitality of natural forests.
The Program Coordinator will work with a deeply collaborative team to grow the impact of Community Forests Internationals forest conservation and restoration projects. We are currently expanding our Acadian Forest Programincluding our carbon offsets initiativeas a way to both mitigate climate change and support forest-dependent communities; the Program Coordinator will assist with these scale-up efforts, working closely with other staff to secure funding, steward project partnerships, and deliver key projects and activities. This position will involve a high degree of on-the-job training in the emerging field of ecosystem service valuation. We are looking for someone who is curious, eager, and adaptable. This is a 1-year full-time position with opportunity for extension; due to funding requirements, the successful applicant must be between the ages of 18 and 30 (see below for additional employment conditions).
Under the supervision of the Program Director, identify forest conservation and restoration opportunities;
Work in collaboration with other team members to expand the organizations forest carbon offsets program and forest regeneration program;
Represent the organizations forest conservation and restoration initiatives at public events, such as conferences and trade-shows;
Steward relationships with existing external partners;
Ensure timely project reporting to external partners.
This position can be tailored to the successful candidates unique skillset and interests; however, we are looking for someone with some of the following skills or experience:
Desired Skills & Experience
Post-secondary degree or training in forestry, environmental sciences, business, marketing, public relations or related field considered an asset.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Organization and attention to detail.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Strong computer skills, including experience with MS Office, Dropbox, Adobe Creative Suite, Wordpress, CRMs and social media.
Experience managing a sales or donor pipeline using a CRM would be considered an asset.
Experience with ArcGIS would be considered an asset
Community Forests International is committed to diversity in our workplace and encourages applications from traditionally marginalized groups such as, but not limited to: racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities. We encourage applicants to self-identify in their cover letter if they are a member of a marginalized community.
Start date: As soon as possible
35 hours/week at $19.00/hour
1-year contract with possibility of extension
Access to health insurance contribution
The successful candidate will work from Forests Intl.s office at 10 School Lane in Sackville, NB. We share an open-plan office with moderate noise level.
We offer a supportive and inclusive working environment, and can provide flexibility regarding working location and hours. If work location is a concern, please do not hestitate to reach out to explore alternative arrangements.
Conditions of Employment
This position is supported through a youth employment program; as such the following conditions of employment apply:
Currently unemployed or underemployed
Intend to lead an environmental career in STEM or natural resources
Have not previously participated in a federal youth employment program
Graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution with a 2-year diploma or 4 year degree
30 years of age or younger, Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee status
To apply: Please send a cover letter and a copy of your resumé to Daimen Hardie, Executive Director at jobs at forestsinternational.org by Thursday, November 20th at midnight.
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