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CLIMATE ACTION

Positions: Community Climate Ambassador
Type: part-time with per-event stipends (see below)
Organization: Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – Northern Alberta Chapter
Location: Rural and Indigenous communities or towns north of Red Deer, Alberta (not including Edmonton)

Are you a leader in your community that is passionate about nature and environmental conservation? Do you want to do more to tackle climate change but don’t have the financial or other resources to dedicate to this important cause? If you answered yes, then the Northern Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) has the perfect part-time position for you.

CPAWS Northern Alberta is currently seeking applications for Community Climate Ambassadors located in rural and Indigenous communities in northern Alberta. The role of the Ambassador is to encourage acceptance, awareness, and action on climate change within their local districts through the delivery of educational presentations and outreach activities with local community partners. Each Ambassador will be responsible for identifying local partnership opportunities and independently scheduling, delivering and reporting on school presentations, community presentations and public outreach events in their respective communities between June 2019 and February 2020.

Training on program development and delivery and will be provided by staff both online and in-person in each of the Ambassadors’ communities. Stipends of $100 per event, to a maximum of $4,000 will be provided to Ambassadors as compensation. Payments will be made throughout the duration of the project, as deliverables are met.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Familiarize self with CPAWS’ mission, vision, goals, and various programs.
  • Develop, schedule and deliver education programs about climate change for a wide variety of ages and audiences
  • Schedule and act as a CPAWS representative at outreach events and local community hubs.
  • Attend online and in-person training and meetings.
  • Maintain inventory of program supplies.
  • Network and build partnerships with local organizations (environmental groups, recreation groups, seniors’ centres, religious groups, new immigrant societies, businesses, etc. – will vary by location and Ambassador interest)
  • Contribute to a positive brand image in the community.
  • Provide relevant social media and online communications content for the Chapter.
  • Report on program reach and effectiveness.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Personal desire to make a lasting impact in the community and to take action on climate change.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Experience speaking in front of an audience.
  • Friendly, approachable and enthusiastic personality.
  • A basic understanding of global warming and other ecological processes.
  • Periodic access to a computer and internet.
  • Post-secondary education (asset).
  • Knowledge of local issues, people, or organizations already working towards climate change action or the conservation of nature (asset).
  • Applicants must have access to the internet as well as a laptop to use at presentations.

How to apply: Please forward your resume to infonab@cpaws.org with the subject line titled “Application for Community Climate Ambassador”. Please indicate which community you would be representing either in your resume or in the email.

Application deadline EXTENDED: June 16, 2019 @ 11:59PM

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 8 2019    ID: 53577