3 Positions: Community Engagement Coordinator
Organization: Pollution Probe
Locations: Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake St Clair & St. Lawrence River (see below)
Term: 3 to 6 month contract, 25-35 hours/week
Pollution Probe is a Canadian charitable environmental organization founded in 1969 by University of Toronto students and faculty. Over the past five decades, we have been at the forefront of progress on a range of environmental issues. We pursue environmental gains by working productively with governments, industry, and the public, with a steadfast commitment to Clean Air, Clean Water, and a Healthy Planet. Our niche in the environmental movement lies in our systems approach, which embraces three principal drivers for progress: technology and innovation, rulemaking, and behavioural change.
About the Position:
Pollution Probe is looking for a Community Engagement Coordinator in various communities around Ontario, primarily to support the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup (greatlakesplasticcleanup.org), a joint initiative with the Council of the Great Lakes Region. The Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup is a first-of-its-kind initiative, using innovative technology to quickly capture and remove plastics and other litter at sites throughout the Great Lakes. Through research, collaboration, outreach and education, we are identifying sources of plastic litter entering our waterways and highlighting how government, industry, and consumers can work together to reduce, reuse and recycle material waste.
We are currently seeking Coordinators for each of the following areas:
Candidates should be located in one of these areas with the ability to travel to select partner marinas (typically two marinas per area) for the purpose of data collection and building local community engagement.
Duties will include, but are not limited to:
We are looking for individuals who are willing to get their hands dirty (literally!), while generating excitement about the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup and educating communities and the public about the importance of addressing plastic waste in our waterbodies.
The ideal candidate(s) will be ambassadors for the GLPC and should possess demonstrated professionalism, judgment, and discretion in dealing with the public.
Additional qualifications include:
The position offers a rate of $16.50/hour, plus related travel expenses.
The candidate will be expected to work approximately 25-35 hours per week and be willing to commit for a period of 3 to 6 months.
We are committed to ensuring this position is accessible, inclusive and welcoming, regardless of ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender or identity. We aim to appropriately support diverse forms of experience over specific credentials.
How to Apply:
Please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the reference GLPC 2022 Community Engagement Coordinator – (AREA Name) in the subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jun 3 2022 ID: 64696