Website New Brunswick Environmental Network

Opportunity Type:
Job

Do you want to help make connections in the New Brunswick environmental community? Are you passionate about bringing the natural world and environmental literacy into quality education? Are you interested in learning more about the over 100 organizations across the province working to protect our shared environment? If so, then this job is for you!

 

Employer: The NBEN (www.nben.ca) is a dynamic and innovative organization that functions as the New Brunswick environmental movement’s “central station” – a hub that serves to convene and connect people working on environmental issues in the province. The network is the heartbeat of New Brunswick’s environmental movement, with a mission “to encourage and facilitate networking and communication among member groups in order to advance their work, to protect the Earth, to promote ecologically sound ways of life and to strengthen the environmental movement in New Brunswick.”

 

Salary and benefits: Between $15-18/hour depending on experience with full-time hours (35 hrs/week). NBEN is a highly supportive and collaborative workplace offering higher-than-industry-standard rates of paid time off, training opportunities, and a flexible work schedule.

 

Term of employment: This is a 16-week contract position with a start date of May 16th, 2022 and an end date of September 2nd. Preference is for candidates that are available to work from our physically-distanced, dog-friendly Moncton office, Monday to Friday during flexible office hours, with possibility of occasional evening and weekend work. Candidates from other localities within N.B. are invited to apply and explain how they would successfully work remotely.

 

Location: Moncton, New Brunswick or from home office depending on the candidate. The office space is located on the second floor of a building only accessible at this time by a flight of stairs, with two gender-neutral washrooms and a kitchen on site. Please contact us about our masking policies or office accessibility if you have questions or concerns regarding COVID-19 safety or other health or physical accommodations you may require.

 

Position Requirements:

 

To be eligible for this position you must:

Be a resident of New Brunswick or a First Nation community in New Brunswick;
Be eligible to work in Canada;
Be a full-time student (high school – grade 12 only, university or college) in the current academic year (2021/2022)
Have the intention of attending a post-secondary institution (university or college) full-time in the fall of 2022.

Position’s Duties and Responsibilities:

 

The Communications Assistant will spearhead a number of projects designed to develop engagement and promote networking amongst various segments of our membership.  This will be tailored to the specific applicant’s strengths and interests, but will include the following major tasks (in order of importance):

Survey New Brunswick schools about their sustainability initiatives, and develop a report with the results;
Prepare the NBEN’s weekly newsletter;
Ensure that members renew their memberships in a timely manner;
Assist in hosting a social media presence (Facebook, Instagram);
Assist with website updating including posting calendar events, news items, and other updates as needed;
Assist with database management including maintaining contact information and email lists;
Assist in maintaining and updating content listed in Earth Ed, New Brunswick’s on-line gateway to sustainability resources for teachers;
Assist in maintaining and updating quality educator resources and events in New Brunswick’s Climate Change Educators Community Hub website and the Sustainability Education sections of the NBEN websites;
Participate in weekly staff meetings and help other staff members with their work as needed.

Requirements:

Organized and able to keep track of many moving pieces and small details
Strong computer skills
Ability to work independently with a set of instructions, but also be a co-operative team player who isn’t afraid to ask for support or clarification from our highly collaborative team
Experience with, or willingness to learn, the following programs: CiviCRM, WordPress, Joomla, Google Suite, Microsoft Suite, Asana. (If you have experience with these programs, please specify in your application)

Assets:

Capable of working in a flexible combination of online and in-person work environment
Bilingualism or trilingualism is a strong asset – written and spoken fluency in French, English, or a Wabanaki language
Quick learner in a digital environment
Community-minded
Preference for applicants with a background in the environmental or non-profit sector, in communications, or in education
Interest in or passion for environmental issues

The NBEN values diversity in its workplace. We recognize that people who experience structural oppression and marginalization have a lot to offer our community, and are therefore strongly encouraged to apply and may mention so in their cover letters.

 

Please don’t hesitate to call us if you have questions about how your disability or identity could be an asset or a challenge.

 

How to Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to nben@nben.ca and include Communications Assistant in the subject line

 

Application deadline: May 8th, 2022 11:59 pm AT

 

While the New Brunswick Environmental Network appreciates all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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