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Job Opportunity: 2023 Summer Outreach Coordinator

Are you a full-time student looking for summer work before returning to school in the fall? We’re seeking an enthusiastic, organized and community-minded student to be our Summer Outreach Coordinator!

Based out of Winnipeg with some travel to various Lake Winnipeg communities, this full-time term position is 40 hours per week, $18.40/hour, from May 8 - Aug. 25, 2023, and will require some evening and weekend work.

If you’re detail-oriented, passionate about the environment and love working with people, apply to join our team and help us restore and protect the health of our great lake! 

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Senior Advisor, Communications, the Summer Outreach Coordinator will assist with the planning, promotion and delivery of a series of in-person and online outreach and fundraising events. Tasks will include:

  • Coordinating with volunteer teams and event participants
  • Assisting with pre-event planning, administration and logistics (applying for permits and licences, liaising with external contactors, managing timelines and deadlines, etc.)
  • Product/supply ordering and inventory management
  • Soliciting corporate donations and prizes
  • Facilitating the preparation and distribution of promotional materials, and assisting with social media content creation and promotion
  • Volunteer recruitment and relationship management
  • Assisting with on-site event delivery (setup/teardown, crowd control, facilitating the delivery of audience-appropriate activities, participant safety; logistics and trouble-shooting, etc.)
  • Budget management and invoice organization
  • Representing LWF at community events and assisting with community outreach initiatives in a manner consistent with LWF’s mission, vision and values
  • Writing a final report 
  • Other duties as required 

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience with fundraising and event planning/coordination 
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills and proven attention to detail
  • A combination of education/experience in a relevant field (environmental science; education; hospitality and tourism; volunteer services management; creative communications; marketing and public relations; community services and development; fundraising and event management; recreation and physical education) 
  • Ability to multi-task effectively and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment 
  • Adaptability, resourcefulness and the ability to think on their feet 
  • Energetic, self-motivated and enthusiastic 
  • Ability to work well in both a diverse team environment and independently
  • Ability to perform physical activities such as lifting boxes and climbing stairs
  • Basic French skills 
  • Registered driver’s licence; access to a vehicle is an asset 
  • Knowledge of Lake Winnipeg communities and issues affecting lake health is an asset  
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of software; familiarity with graphic design software, digital communication tools and/or social media scheduling platforms is an asset 

Funding for this position requires applicants to meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Is between 16 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment; 
  • Has been a full-time high school, college or university student during the preceding academic semester;
  • Intends to return to full-time studies during the next academic semester; 
  • Is willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment and will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the work term;
  • Has a working knowledge of both English and French;
  • Is a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident, or has refugee status; and
  • Has a valid social insurance number and is legally entitled to work in Canada 

We recognize that racism and colonialism – past and present – are contributors to water-quality degradation and impede our collective efforts to protect Lake Winnipeg. These same forces create barriers to employment for historically, persistently and systemically marginalized groups.

Effective environmental advocacy must be anti-racist and decolonial. LWF is committed to building diversity, equity and inclusion into our board, staff team and membership base.

We believe that a diverse team with unique perspectives and backgrounds makes us stronger. We encourage candidates to self-identify when applying for this position.

Hiring, promotion and compensation decisions are based on assessment of employee skills, experience and abilities with respect to the requirements of the position. All LWF staff must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to the full extent possible based on provincial eligibility and access (including boosters). 

Applications are due by end of day on Thursday, March 23, 2023. Interested applicants should forward their resume and cover letter by email to apply@lakewinnipegfoundation.org (Subject: Summer Outreach Coordinator).

We thank all candidates who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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