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French Communications Officer
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Start Date: May 2, 2022 (flexible)

Length: 16 weeks

Hourly Wage: $15 for 37.5 hours/week

Reports To: Communications Manager; Communications Coordinators

Application Deadline: March 25, 2022

The Nature Trust of New Brunswick’s Communications team is looking for a French Communications Officer!

Established in 1987, the Nature Trust is a charitable land conservation organization which focuses on conserving and stewarding private land and engaging New Brunswickers about the importance of protecting our province’s unique natural heritage and biodiversity. Currently, the Nature Trust protects over 10,000 acres of ecologically significant land in more than 70 beautiful and diverse nature preserves.

The French Communications Officer works with the Communications Manager and Communications Coordinators to implement the Nature Trust’s internal and external strategic communications plans. Officers assist in creating materials and marketing campaigns that deliver the Nature Trust’s mission and vision to targeted demographics and audiences through traditional and modern mediums.

The Nature Trust offers a vibrant work culture defined by a shared vision of a healthy future for both the land and people of New Brunswick. The organization is committed to a respectful and safe environment for all and seeks to provide an inclusive and accommodating space for all employees. We welcome and encourage applications from all equity seeking groups, including candidates of diverse gender identities, candidates from Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities, and persons with disabilities. Upon request, accommodations are available for candidates taking part in the selection process.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The French Communications Officer’s duties may include:

graphic design for materials including nature preserve signage, booklets, posters, brochures, social media graphics, promotional materials, and more using Canva and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and/or Photoshop);
drafting and publishing monthly email marketing campaigns using the MailChimp platform;
developing content, including writing draft media advisories and press releases, social media and blog posts, and other content as required;
visiting nature preserves and recording photo/video content for social media posts and for creating short, promotional videos;
editing, uploading, and maintaining content for the Nature Trust website (Squarespace);
publishing content on four social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube);
translating or reviewing materials for quality and accuracy;
participating in events, workshops, or webinars as needed for communications tasks (COVID protocols pending);
attending meetings;
assisting the Communications Manager or Communications Coordinators with the research/creation of other communications materials, strategies, analysis, as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE
Must be a student returning to school in the fall and must be under 30 years of age;
Must be undertaking a relevant major (Communications, Journalism, English, French, Graphic Design, or equivalent);
Excellent writing, editing, and proof-reading skills;
Proficient with Microsoft Office;
Experience with graphic design and video editing;
Experience drafting and publishing social media content for an organization;
Research and analytical skills;
Comfortable working in a computer and app-based environment;
Use of Canva and/or Adobe Creative Suite is an asset;
Photography and videography experience is an asset;
A valid driver’s licence is an asset;
Access to a vehicle and willingness to use it is an asset;
Familiarity with Salesforce is an asset;
Bilingualism (French/English) is a essential.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The Nature Trust offers an inclusive workplace, in which all staff are treated equally and with respect, and a vibrant work culture defined by a shared vision of a healthy future for both the lands and people of New Brunswick. The French Communications Officer can expect a fast-paced work environment with the need to juggle several projects at once. The work is desktop-based with the possibility of periodic visits to nature preserves. Communications Officers may be asked to travel and work flexible hours at times.

TOP THREE REASONS WHY YOU’LL LOVE WORKING WITH THE NATURE TRUST:

Doing meaningful work that helps to protect the beautiful natural heritage of our province. It is a rewarding, fulfilling and values-driven environment working with members of the conservation community and beyond to protect the ecological and cultural legacy of our natural spaces.

Being part of a collaborative and passionate team. The volunteers, board members, and stewards are at the heart and soul of this organization and a joy to work with and learn from; the staff and our partner organizations are an enthusiastic and energizing group of people who care deeply for their work as well as one another.

This position is dynamic and challenging, working with nearly every aspect of the organization. Each day brings new opportunities for growth and learning, in an organization that is leading the field for engagement organizing in New Brunswick.

JOIN OUR TEAM
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to info@ntnb.org by March 4, 2022. Please use “French Communications Officer Position” in the subject line.

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