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Position: Website & Content Creation Specialist
Organization: AWARE (Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment)
Location: Whistler, BC
Term: 6 month contract, 30hrs/week (see below)
Eligibility: age 30 or younger (see below)

About AWARE:

The Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE) has been Whistler’s environmental charity for over 30 years. We work to progress community-scale solutions to some of the biggest challenges of our time. Climate Change. Habitat Loss. Wildlife. Waste.
Water. Biodiversity. Wilderness. We work independently and with others to connect people with nature and build more sustainable communities.
Every member of our small but dedicated team has the opportunity to create change from within the programs they work on – whether inspiring future generations to care about the environment, helping people grow local organic food in our community gardens, or supporting businesses to reduce waste. We find ways to connect with the things people care about and focus on finding shared values as a route to changing behaviours and shifting unsustainable cultural norms.

The Position:

The Website & Content Creation Specialist will work with our Community Engagement Manager and small team to build the effectiveness of our online communications and programming tools. This is a great opportunity for those interested in learning about the delivery of environmental programs and the application of digital engagement strategies and tools to connect with varied stakeholder groups such as partners, resort visitors, community organizations and residents.

The role and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Website Design & Optimization

  • Undertake review and improvement of AWARE's website functionality and user experience as a hub for local environmental information
  • Design and build websites and online platforms for programs and initiatives supported by AWARE

Online Community Cultivation

  • Utilize design principles and best practice to create recognizable brand identities and tools for AWARE, core programs and initiatives
  • Develop infographics, social posts, presentation slides, etc that enable AWARE and partners to engage community in conservation and climate solutions
  • Execute campaigns and promotions across AWARE’s social media channels including the execution of campaigns to expand AWARE’s reach/impact

Programming Promotions & Communications

  • Support delivery and assessment of community engagement events, both online and in- person
  • Create written content and graphic / visual imagery to support communication of project and advocacy efforts and outcomes
  • Collaborate with programming leads to create & execute marketing and communications plans for ongoing programs, one-time projects and events

Online Engagement Effectiveness

  • Set up monthly analytics and reports for external communication channels (e-newsletters, social media, and website activities) to evaluate effectiveness of online communications and programming
  • Utilize analytics to benchmark online engagement and set up automated reporting systems
  • Test online engagement strategies to evaluate and support ease of use, interactivity and active participation for target audiences

The nature of this position is such that the successful candidate will engage with the full range of 20+ local environmental initiatives AWARE works on in the Whistler community. As such it is a great way to get a breadth of experience in a short timeframe. This position is offered at 30hrs/week for a period of 6 months from June 6th 2022 to November 25th 2022 at a rate of $23-$26/hr (dependent on experience) and has the the potential to transition to a permanent role based on performance and funding.

About You:

Post-secondary education preferably in sciences or communications; have strong computer skills; a broad understanding of media and other communications channels; and a keen interest in the Whistler community and environmental issues.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Excellent verbal communication skills and written content development experience
  • Eligible to work in Canada and located in the Sea to Sky corridor
  • Organized, detail oriented, flexible and responsive working style
  • Experience with website design, build and content development
  • Experience of communication content development and distribution channels
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, graphic design programs and website platforms
  • This role is well suited to people who have interest and experience in some or all of the following: the sciences; youth education; marketing/communication or digital content delivery
  • Understanding / experience in the sciences, nature interpretation or environmental education program delivery an asset

Our Values Guide The Way We Work:

Collaboration | Communication | Education | Research | Participation
As a foundation to our work, we pledge to value all people, to seek new perspectives and maintain focus on building belonging, dignity and justice into everything we do.

What We Offer:

  • Flexible work schedule. Condensed work week. Hybrid work environment.
  • We’re part of the Whistler Experience Program. This means you get:
    • Access to training and professional development
    • Whistler Blackcomb Spirit Pass
    • Spirit Transit Pass
    • Activity benefits
  • Opportunity to work with a tight knit, friendly team driven to make change
  • A role with real purpose!

Please note: This role is possible thanks to Federal funding support and as such is subject to conditions: that applicants are entitled to work in Canada, are currently in or have completed post-secondary education and are 30 years of age or younger.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to fill out our application form. Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. Application deadline is May 29, 2022. An RCMP criminal record clearance is mandatory for this position.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 13 2022    ID: 64434