We are seeking an outgoing and enthusiastic Communications and Events Coordinator who can engage Manitobans in our campaigns online and — as public health restrictions ease — in person.
Our goal is to protect half of Manitoba’s wild spaces for future generations of people and wildlife.
Your primary responsibility will be to convince individuals to take action on our conservation campaigns. You will also work to grow our community of like-minded conservationists by helping people appreciate the value of wilderness through events like guided hikes, outdoor learning experiences and paddle nights.
Position Type: Full time (temporary – until March 2022)
Salary: $40,000 – $45,000 commensurate with experience plus a competitive benefits package
Deadline: July 4, 2021
Start Date: ASAP
You are a strategic and creative communicator with a desire to harness your talents to protect nature. You have demonstrated success using core social media platforms for advocacy and outreach and excel at explaining complicated issues succinctly and motivating people to take action. You work well with others in a strong communications team. You can respond quickly to emerging issues and like being challenged to learn new skills. Resourceful and self-motivated, you have experience juggling competing priorities with tight deadlines and limited budgets. You like talking to strangers and are a charming host who ensures people feel welcome and enjoy outreach activities.
Key responsibilities will include:
- Producing impactful content including blogs, explainer videos, social media packages and print brochures.
- Developing and managing outreach events such as guided hikes and skate nights.
- Operating informational outreach tables at farmers markets and other locations.
- Managing a network of volunteers to support outreach events and tabling activities.
- Strong knowledge of social media principles and best practices for communications and social media messaging.
- Superior oral and written communications skills, with an eye for detail and strong creative flair.
- Familiarity with social media platforms, design software, WordPress and Content Management Systems for distributing emails.
- Relevant educational experience, or equivalent training and/or experience, in the fields of environmental education, science communication, journalism or marketing (please describe how your education and/or experience is relevant to this role in your cover letter and resume).
- Experience planning and managing successful events and outreach activities.
- An inclusive, collegial and collaborative work ethic.
- A commitment to Indigenous reconciliation and anti-racism.
- Ability to apply sound judgment and make decisions, often on short notice.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong, collaborative relationships.
- Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision, organize work independently, work with the team, fulfil assigned tasks and meet crucial deadlines.
- The ability to occasionally work flexible hours and travel within Manitoba.
- Ability to work from home or in the office.
- Clear criminal record and vulnerable sector check.
This position is funded by the Digital Skills for Youth Program from Eco Canada. It is intended for people who are:
- No older than 30 years of age at the start of employment.
- A Canadian citizen, permanent resident or hold refugee status in Canada
- Must be currently unemployed, underemployed or hold part-time employment
CPAWS is committed to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization and all aspects of our work. We welcome applicants from individuals who self-identify as members of underrepresented and underserved groups.
Why work for CPAWS?
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is Canada’s only nationwide charity dedicated solely to the protection of our public land, ocean and freshwater, and ensuring our parks and protected areas are managed to protect nature. In the past 57 years, we have played a leading role in protecting over half a million square kilometres — an area bigger than the entire Yukon Territory! Our vision is to protect at least half of Canada’s public land and water in a framework of reconciliation — for the benefit of both wildlife and humans.
CPAWS Manitoba has been instrumental in establishing 22 new parks and protected areas in our province. That’s an area larger than Lake Winnipeg at nearly 26,000 square kilometres.
Please submit a cover letter, resume and two samples of your work saved as PDFs.
Submit applications on our online form or by email to [email protected] no later than July 4, 2021, indicating the position title in the subject line. We thank all candidates for their interest. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.