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Community Engagement Assistant

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level First Level
Company Name PAWS
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PAWS-BC is seeking an innovative, driven self-starter to fill the role of Community Engagement Assistant for the summer of 2018. The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of the CPAWS-BC Executive Director and Community Engagement Coordinator to organize special events, outreach, and environmental stewardship activities in the Lower Mainland and Sea to Sky region.  The goal of the Community Engagement Assistant is to connect with local residents about the importance of protecting BC’s environment and provide opportunities for the public to take an active role in the stewardship of BC’s parks and protected areas.

We are looking for a student with demonstrated experience working on public engagement campaigns, with a focus on grassroots organizing, canvassing, and constituency building. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of conservation issues in BC, a passion for building and mobilizing constituencies, and strong volunteer management skills.

Position Details

This is a 35 hours/week position for up to 560 hours (May 14 – August 31, 2018); hours are variable and typically do not exceed 7.5 hours/day. Availability for weekend and occasional evening work is required. Compensation will range from $15-$17 an hour based on experience and knowledge.

Through hands-on experiences, the Community Engagement Assistant will contribute to a variety of different initiatives throughout the 16-week term. The position will open the door for potential employment opportunities for the student in non-profit work and conservation. The student will meet many people in the environmental field including representatives from other environmental non-profits, government, First Nations, and scientists. Many of these people will undoubtedly serve as important contacts for the future in their future career.

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