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Summary of Position
The community partner for this Summer Student Intern position through the Clean Leadership program will be the Halifax Cycling Coalition reporting to the Executive Director. In this position, you will be mainly responsible for preparing communications materials, organizing events, managing the HCC membership program, and instructing the Urban Cycling 101 course. The position requires frequent evening and weekend availability. The successful candidate will be able to manage their time effectively and work independently with minimal supervision.

Community Partner
The Halifax Cycling Coalition is a non-profit organization of concerned citizens dedicated to advocating for safe and comfortable bicycle infrastructure. Our work is primarily focused on the Halifax Regional Centre, while considering the whole of Halifax Regional Municipality in our scope. We focus on bicycle use for transportation within the urban core of Halifax, providing infrastructure design guidance to the city, education to the public, and lobbying for policy changes at all levels of government. Our vision is that Halifax will be the safest city in North America to ride a bicycle. Our mission is to improve conditions for cycling for all residents of Halifax by providing events, education and advocacy support. We work out of the Good Hub co-working space at 5557 Cunard Street.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Writing blog posts, social media content, newsletter content, and website content
• Conducting interviews with people who ride bikes in Halifax, transcribing them, and adding them to the HCC website for the HaliSpokes series
• Representing HCC at outreach tables at markets and events
• Coordinating Rise & Grind events
• Managing volunteers, developing volunteer call-outs, scheduling volunteers for events
• Leading group bike rides, reviewing road safety, ensuring participants complete a waiver
• Creating infographics and capturing photos to share on social media
• Promoting the HCC Corporate Membership program to businesses
• Managing the HCC membership database, calling lapsed members, sending thank-you notes, updating the membership benefits
• Placing HCC membership tags on bikes around Halifax
• Instructing an Urban Cycling 101 course (training provided)
• Other duties as assigned

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Completion or partial completion of a degree in one of the following fields: urban planning, management, commerce, business, public relations, sustainability, design, health promotion, public admin, public policy, or other relevant degree
  • Ability to use computer software effectively, including Google Drive, Microsoft Office suite, Gmail, WordPress, MailChimp, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
  • Verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability and willingness to speak to the public
  • Skilled at staying organized while juggling several tasks and projects
  • Confident riding a bicycle in an urban setting
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • 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 Conditions
In this position, the successful candidate will be required to work outdoors in various weather conditions. Many day-to-day tasks will be completed in an office setting during regular business hours, but the successful candidate will also be required to host events during early morning, evening, and weekends.

Physical Requirements
The successful candidate will be required to use a bicycle for transportation to and from meetings or events. The ability to ride a bicycle in an urban environment is required. The successful candidate will also be required to lift heavy items, up to 50 lbs.

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

To apply for this job email your details to cleanleadership@clean.ns.ca

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