Summary of Position
The community partner for this Summer Student Intern position through the Clean Leadership program will be The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq, reporting to the Mi’kmawey Green Communities Program Manager and CMM Associate Executive Director. In this position, you will be mainly responsible for community education on solid waste management, community event greening, and youth engagement related to solid waste management. These duties include but are not limited to assisting with data collection in the field, performing door to door education on waste diversion, designing and carrying out community-based education efforts, and engaging youth with educational activities related to solid waste management. The successful candidate needs to have a passion for the environment, willingness to work independently and as part of a team, and excellent oral and written communication skills.
The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (The CMM) is a Tribal Council representing the eight Mi’kmaq communities of Mainland NS. Our mission is to proactively promote and assist Mi’kmaq communities’ initiatives towards self-determination and enhancement of community. The CMM is located in the Millbrook Mi’kmaw Community in Nova Scotia and has over 100 employees.
The Mi’kmawey Green Communities Program (MGCP) at the CMM is an Mi’kmaw organization which is working with communities to assist them in achieving their solid waste management goals. MGCP works with Paqtnkek, Pictou Landing, Millbrook, Sipekne’katik, Bear River, Glooscap, Annapolis Valley, and Acadia. The CMM is currently looking for an energetic, mature, and independent candidate to fill the summer intern position of Junior Environmental Stewardship Officer.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Assisting with field data collection and surveys.
• Assisting with door to door waste diversion education.
• Youth engagement regarding waste diversion.
• Creation of educational materials and activities for all ages.
• Plan and participate in “event greening” initiatives.
• Taking direction from CMM Associate Executive Director and MGCP Program Manager.
• Other duties as requested and required.
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;
Working indoors/outdoors, occasional daytime travel
Prolonged sitting/standing, minimal lifting up to 20 lbs, working in and around water.
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