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Public Outreach Co-ordinator (summer job)

The Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Manitoba Chapter is hiring for the position of Public Outreach Co-ordinator to assist us in sharing our conservation campaigns with the Manitoba public at special events throughout Winnipeg and surrounding areas! This position is based out of Winnipeg but may include travel to other communities. The position is 40 hours per week, $12/hour, starting as soon as possible for a 9 week term. Please note that the position requires flexibility. Evening and weekend hours will be required based on outreach opportunities.

Position Description

The primary responsibility of the Public Outreach Coordinator is to leading the planning, organization and staffing of public outreach booths, engaging with the public at special events and popular destinations to inspire and broaden support for boreal conservation issues in Manitoba.

Tasks to be accomplished include:

● Identifying outreach opportunities during the period of employment and exploring opportunities for additional CPAWS outreach events in 2017 and beyond
● Representing CPAWS at community events, festivals and high traffic public venues in a manner consistent with our mission, vision and values
● Securing permits and licences as required
● Distributing outreach and promotional materials
● Co-ordinating audience-appropriate activities before and during events
● Co-ordinating volunteers and participants before and during events
● Providing chapter support in member recruitment and fundraising
● Soliciting petition signatures in support of CPAWS’ conservation campaigns
● Encouraging members of the public to sign on to CPAWS’ e-list
● Soliciting prizes, partnerships and corporate sponsorship opportunities
● Utilizing CPAWS’ existing social media accounts to showcase opportunities for public involvement in conservation advocacy efforts
● Recording outreach engagement results after each event
● Summarizing your 2017 outreach activities in a report to inform future outreach staff

Please note that the position may include other duties as assigned to support CPAWS’ staff and campaigning work.

The successful applicant will have the following skills or experience:

● Self-starting, extremely outgoing, energetic, efficient and approachable
● Strong interpersonal and communication skills; comfortable interacting with the public in various settings
● Highly adaptable and resourceful
● Comfortable working outdoors
● Interest in a flexible schedule to accommodate tabling at events that may take place on evenings and weekends
● Experience coordinating program/project logistics
● Proven time management skills
● Educational background or knowledge/experience in a relevant field (environmental science; education; marketing & public relations; community services & development)
● Passionate about the Boreal Forest, wildlife, conservation issues and northern communities
● An understanding and sensitivity of cultural issues
● Administrative capabilities, including computer skills
● Access to the internet and/or telephone and ability to respond to communications in a timely manner
● Exceptionally organized with proven attention to details
● Experience or knowledge of social networking avenues and public outreach
● Works well independently and as part of a team
● Experience with fundraising, event planning/co-ordination and/or graphic design are assets
● Experience working with children and families is an asset
● Valid driver’s license and access to vehicle or transportation preferred but not mandatory

Canada Summer Jobs Prerequisites

This position is funded through a Canada Summer Jobs grant. To be eligible for this position, all applicants must:

● Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
● Have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
● Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
● Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations

Please visit Canada Summer Job’s website to find more information and check your eligibility for the position before applying.

To apply

Please email a cover letter and resume with references in a single document at: (subject line: Summer Outreach Co-ordinator). Applications are due by end of day, June 19, 2017. We appreciate all applications but only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

CPAWS Manitoba is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring, promotion and compensation decisions are based on assessment of employee skills, ability and experience with respect to the requirements of the position. CPAWS Manitoba does not discriminate based on sex, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status or any other factor unrelated to an employee’s performance.

About CPAWS Manitoba

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is Canada's pre-eminent, national community-based voice for public wilderness protection. Since 1963 CPAWS has taken a lead role in establishing two-thirds of Canada's protected wild spaces -- an area bigger than the entire Yukon territory! To learn more about CPAWS’ Manitoba Chapter, visit: