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Ecology North Education & Events Summer Student

Ecology North
Published
May 7, 2021
Location
Yellowknife,
Category
Job Type
Base Salary
$22 - $27.50 per hour depending on education & experience

Description

Interested in environmental issues and green events?  Ecology North is looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic summer student to assist with planning, facilitating and organizing Ecology North’s environmental education programming and events, Folk on the Rocks’ Environment Team, as well as a variety of other diverse project work in collaboration with other Ecology North staff.  The position is 37.5 hours a week for 15 weeks with a start date in May and an end date at the beginning of September.  More information is included on our website here.

Ecology North adheres to all recommendations from the Office of the Public Health Officer pertaining to COVID-19, all staff are affected and collaborate to ensure projects proceed safely.  

Duties

  • Coordinate and organize Ecology North’s participation at Folk on the Rocks: the dishwashing station and Environment Team;  
  • Support activities associated with our school garden programming;  
  • Support staff with event planning throughout the summer; 
  • Assist with planning and organizing Rivers to Oceans Day; 
  • Assist in planning, organizing and helping facilitate environmental education sessions for youth, including a week-long summer day camp in collaboration with the City of Yellowknife; 
  • Assist with education and outreach regarding waste reduction and waste management in Yellowknife; 
  • Be able to work occasional evening and weekend hours with notice; 
  • Contribute to the overall operations of the Ecology North office.   

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have some or all of the following skills and knowledge:  

  • Ability to work effectively in teams and independently; 
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment; 
  • Must have a keen knowledge and enthusiasm about the environment; 
  • Attention to detail: the candidate should be able to produce accurate work with minimal supervision; 
  • Experience with effective time management, personally and/or professionally; 
  • Interest and experience in working with youth; 
  • Experience in planning events and coordinating volunteers; 
  • Some gardening knowledge and willingness to work outdoors; 
  • Knowledge of the North and Northern cultures; 
  • Excellent computer literacy skills including word processing, spreadsheets and presentations. 

Company Info

Ecology North is a charitable, non-profit organization based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada that was formed in 1971 to support sound environmental decision-making on an individual, community and regional level.

Ecology North’s programs focus on five priorities: climate change, environmental education, water, waste reduction, and local food production. A common thread throughout all of the Ecology North programming is an emphasis on environmental, social, and community well-being.

Ecology North maintains collaborative partnerships with a number of other local community and educational organizations to promote public education, sustainable living and climate change adaptation and mitigation on environmental initiatives.

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