Website Ecotrust Canada

Opportunity Type:
Job

About Ecotrust Canada

Ecotrust Canada is an enterprising non-profit that works with rural, remote, and Indigenous communities toward building an economy that provides for a healthy and resilient natural environment; sustainable and abundant energy, food, and housing; prosperous and meaningful livelihoods; and vibrant cultures and inclusive societies. We call this approach building an economy that provides for life. Our on-the-ground work and systems approach is entrepreneurial, partnership-based, and relentlessly practical. To learn more visit ecotrust.ca

Position Summary

Communicating Ecotrust Canada’s impacts across our Skeena programs is a key priority in 2022. We are demonstrating that a better system is possible and achievable. Communications work this summer will involve developing fisheries observer program materials, researching storytelling and marketing tactics for sharing real-world examples that substantiate how innovative, practical, economic solutions can support resilient communities and a healthy environment.

We are seeking a summer Communications Specialist who is creative, self-driven, digital savvy, highly organized, and who can work independently. Ideally, this individual has been developing their marketing skills through a specific communications or journalism program and/or has direct experience in the field of communications, digital marketing, or journalism. As per the Canada Summer Jobs program, through which this position is being funded, the applicant must be between 15 to 30 years old.

Ecotrust Canada holds a deep commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity as core principles integral to the work we do. We seek diverse perspectives and lived experiences that foster learning, creativity, innovation, and equity. Priority will be given to applicants who live in Prince Rupert, as well as applicants who identify as Indigenous, a visible minority, and/or LGBTQ2, and applicants who live in rural, remote, or Indigenous communities. Decolonization is central to the change we seek to make in the world, however, we work to ensure that this process is incumbent on the whole of the organization and should never fall on the shoulders of just employee, in particular an Indigenous employee.

Responsibilities

Update digital communications and publications to adhere to branding guidelines
Research and report on charity storytelling tools and content
Use Microsoft Office (Word/PowerPoint) and other creative digital platforms as needed
Work closely with the Manager of Communications and Engagement
Maintain a professional representation, and be punctual, respectful, and curious
Activities and Deliverables

Create a work plan for the 8-week term to ensure projects are completed on time and meetings are scheduled to discuss performance and mentorship
Design and update fisheries observer training modules and presentations to enhance educational programming
Research digital storytelling tools that will help expand and improve the charity’s communications with communities and donors, and produce a report on marketing tactics that the charity can use in the next year
Other tasks as required
Skills and Qualifications

Self-motivated and results-oriented, with the ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision
Strong interpersonal skills
Needs to be competent with creating Word documents and PowerPoint presentations
Excellent communication skills (oral and written) in English
Demonstrated commitment to support resilient rural, remote, and Indigenous communities and a healthy environment through educational, professional, and/or volunteer experiences
Ability or willingness to work from the Prince Rupert, BC office, or can demonstrate a plan on how to work remotely during the summer contract
How to Apply

Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Shannon Lough via the form below by midnight, Friday, May 13, 2022. We thank everyone for their interest; however only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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