Summary of Position
The community partner for this Summer Student Intern position through the Clean Leadership program will be the Nova Scotia Adopt-A-Highway Program Association, reporting to the Program Manager. In this position, you will be mainly responsible for assisting the Program Manager in the delivery of the Great Nova Scotia Pick Me Up and Adopt-A-Highway Programs. Your typical day will consist of greeting visitors at the office, collecting and organizing data, assisting volunteers directly with questions over the phone, in person, and via email, working with our partners to assist volunteer cleanups, organize, promote, and attend at least three public based litter cleanup events, as well as creating website and social media content. The successful candidate needs to have experience working with databases-particularly Microsoft Office’s Access and Excel, cloud-based drives, and possess great customer service skills-both oral and written.
Located in Truro, the Nova Scotia Adopt a Highway Program is a non-profit organization that enables citizens, community organizations, private businesses, and industry to contribute to a cleaner and more beautiful Nova Scotia by fostering a culture of zero litter. The program provides volunteers the opportunity to contribute by removing litter from our roadsides and local communities. With the recent addition of The Great Nova Scotia Pick-Me-Up Program we are able to assist even more volunteers and ultimately increase the amount of litter removed from our province.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Serve as the first point of contact to volunteers and individuals entering the office;
• Correspond with volunteers via telephone, in person, and via email;
• Work with our partners to ensure volunteers have what is needed to complete cleanups;
• Liaise with Municipalities and Waste Management Regions ensuring the smooth delivery of programs and addressing issues, if/as they arrive;
• Utilize databases to document, collect, and organize cleanup data;
• Contact volunteers to ensure cleanups were completed and data was captured;
• Type and proofread professional and published correspondence and newsletters;
• Assist in the creation of Social Media and Website content;
• Assist in the documentation of new Procedures;
• Assist with the change from paper to electronic record keeping;
• Work with community partners to successfully plan public cleanup events.
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 the 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;
Experience working with a database;
Possess advanced MS office skills and abilities;
Exceptional customer service skills.
Fast-paced environment; Repetitive tasks; Attention to detail; Tight deadlines; Sitting for extended periods of time.
Ability to lift 15lb (approximate) boxes containing plastic garbage bags.
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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