Summary of Position
The community partner for this Summer Student Intern position through the Clean Leadership program will be Coastal Action, reporting to the Climate Change & Education Team Lead. In this position, you will be mainly responsible for assisting the Environmental Education Coordinator and Outdoor Education Coordinator in delivering environmental education programs to children and families at the Morton Centre, near Lunenburg, NS. A typical day could vary greatly, and consist of a number of tasks including but not limited to, planning and developing programming and activities for an after-school program, school field trips, camps and events; plan and deliver quality art programs that focus on nature as their primary medium; designing, creating and managing props; organizing equipment and program materials; leading educational activities and games during camps and events; training and mentoring volunteers and youth leaders; creating promotional materials and/or social media posts; and/or attending outreach and marketing events. The successful candidate needs to have post-secondary education in recreation, education, community development, or environmental science/studies (enrolled or completed); previous experience leading programs for children; familiarity with environmental and/or earth education approaches; risk management, time management, oral and written communication, organization, and paying attention to detail; a passion and appreciation for nature, and a strong desire to share that with others; a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle, and screening through the Child Abuse Registry and criminal records check (to be completed after offer of employment).
Coastal Action is a non-profit community based charitable organization with a mandate to address the environmental concerns along the South Shore of Nova Scotia. The organization’s goal is to restore and protect the environment through research, education, and action. Coastal Action’s office is currently located at 37 Tannery Road, Lunenburg, NS.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Plan and implement exciting experiential learning opportunities, including school activities, summer camps, and family nature programs;
• Be a leader who uses their influence to ensure that programs run safely, dynamically, and are inclusive to all participants;
• Deliver quality art programs that focus on nature as their primary medium;
• Motivate and coach youth volunteers to reach their full potential;
• Promote programs (flyers, posters, provide Climate Change & Education Team Lead with content (pictures, stories, etc.) for web and social media), visit farmers’ markets and other events;
• Assist with parent/guardian communication
• Work with Environmental Education and Outdoor Education Coordinator to evaluate and improve the programs
• Some administrative tasks;
• Manage and collect equipment and supplies, organize props and equipment at end of each day;
• Be flexible and open to all tasks which promote, support, and facilitate all educational activities associated with Coastal Action.
- Must be a Canadian citizen or legally entitled to work in Canada;
- Must be between the ages of 15 and 30;
- Must be a full-time student and intending to return to school in fall 2020;
- Is not a member of immediate family of community partner;
- Have an aptitude for safe work practices and the ability to multi-task in a busy work environment;
- Be able to work productively as part of a team while responding to feedback;
- Demonstrated interest in future employment in the environmental or ‘green’ sector is considered an asset;
- Previous experience in a coordination/leadership role with implementing and managing recreational/educational programs for children and youth;
- Familiarity with environmental and/or earth education approaches;
- University education in recreation, education, or environmental studies/science (enrolled in or completed);
- Demonstrated skills in: group facilitation, risk management, time management, oral and written communication, organization, and paying attention to detail;
- A passion and appreciation for nature, and a strong desire to share that with others;
- Training in first aid: current certification in Standard First Aid + CPR Level A (or equivalent) by the start date of the contract;
- Screening through the Child Abuse Registry and a criminal records check (to be completed following offer of employment);
- A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
Programs take place outdoors, rain or shine, in various habitats (woods, beaches, etc.). Successful candidates should be comfortable working outdoors in all types of weather conditions.
Programs take place outdoors and involve some physical activity (hiking, running, games, etc.).
All applications will be assessed equally, in support of our Indigenous Leadership stream, in some cases, preference will be given to students who self-identify as Indigenous.
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