Summary of Position
The community partner for this Summer Student Intern position through the Clean Leadership program will be Waste Check, reporting to the Waste Reduction Coordinator/Assistant Manager. In this position, you will be mainly responsible for booking and attending community outreach activities including summer camps, festivals and parades in Region 7, assisting events with ensuring they have proper sorting set up, coordinating the event greening bin loan program, developing education material and a display to take to festivals, organizing and executing green cart audit program, educating residents on proper sorting and assist with developing a master composter and recycling program for our region. Depending on the day each day could look different and the intern would be responsible for planning each day according to upcoming events and projects. The successful candidate needs to have excellent organizational, planning, computer and communication skills.
With our office in Yarmouth, and representing all of Yarmouth and Digby Counties, Waste Check is the Western Region Solid Waste-Resource Management Authority. Waste Check provides waste reduction awareness, education, and program support to motivate everyone in the Western Region to reduce waste for a healthy environment.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Responsible for Event Greening – assist festivals and exhibitions with proper waste separation and distributing separation containers
• Coordinate and attend festivals, parades and exhibitions with mascot/display/booth.
• Organize and conduct green cart audits in the region
• Develop targeted education programs to address contamination issues
• Conduct residential and business visits to assist with waste diversion programs
• Assist with creating and executing presentations to the public and community groups on waste management.
• Develop a master composter/recycling program for Region 7
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;
Excellent organizational and time management skills;
Familiar with Microsoft office computer system;
Experience and ability to deal effectively with the public;
Valid Driver’s license;
Willingness and ability to work flexible hours;
Able to work well without direct supervision
The duties of this position will often require working outdoors and outside of regular working hours due to the schedule of events.
This position will require some light physical duties such as walking, standing, bending, lifting and carrying as regular daily activities.
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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