Public Outreach Coordinator (Summer Job)


Are you passionate about conservation and connecting people to nature? Do you want to help protect our land, water and wildlife? Join the Manitoba Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society in our fight to Keep Manitoba Wild.

CPAWS Manitoba has been instrumental in establishing 22 parks and protected areas in our province. At 4 million hectares, that’s an area 1.6 times the size of Lake Winnipeg.

With your help, we hope to protect half of Manitoba’s wild spaces.

We are seeking an energetic and inspiring Public Outreach Coordinator to help inspire Manitobans to take action on conservation.

The position is based out of Winnipeg but may require travel to other communities. It also requires flexibility as a significant amount of work will be completed outside of regular business hours, based on available outreach opportunities.

Role and Responsibilities

Your role will be to engage the general public in conservation through direct outreach and  organized events. You will often be working alone and you will also need to be able to work effectively with volunteers.

You will show the impact of our engagement efforts in a variety of ways including writing blogs, and shooting photos and videos during events.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the development and operation of education table displays at special events and high traffic areas such as the Winnipeg Fringe Festival and the Summer Entertainment Series at Assiniboine Park.
  • Engage the public to educate them about conservation issues and encourage them to support CPAWS campaigns.
  • Promote opportunities for citizens to become actively involved in conservation efforts in Manitoba.
  • Communicate about CPAWS initiatives and their importance to environmental health and community sustainability in a manner consistent with CPAWS’ mission, vision and values.
  • Develop print and online materials to support outreach efforts.
  • Help recruit dedicated and passionate volunteers
  • Other duties as required.


  • Self-starting, extremely outgoing, energetic, efficient and approachable
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about wildlife, conservation issues
  • Educational background or knowledge/experience in a relevant field (environmental science; education; marketing & public relations; community services & development)
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a team at public outreach events
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision, organize work independently, fulfill assigned tasks, and meet crucial deadlines
  • Experience with fundraising and event planning/coordination is an asset
  • Experience working with youth, volunteers and the general public is an asset
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision, organize work independently, fulfill assigned tasks, and meet crucial deadlines.
  • Strong written and verbal English communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Graphic design and social media skills are an asset
  • The ability to work flexible hours and travel within Manitoba
  • Valid driver’s license and access to vehicle or transportation preferred but not mandatory

CPAWS is committed to Employment Equity and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates including Aboriginal and Metis persons, women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.

Successful candidates will be required to submit a Police Vulnerable Sector Check prior to

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 the employment;
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment*; and,
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or 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: [email protected] (subject line: Summer Outreach Coordinator) or fill out our online form. Applications are due by end of day, May 26, 2019.
We appreciate all applications but only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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