Working with the K’ómoks Nation towards Q’waq’wala7owkw on their unceded territory.

Working with the K’ómoks Nation towards Q’waq’wala7owkw on their unceded territory.

Project Watershed is Hiring a Communications Specialist!

Background

The Comox Valley Project Watershed Society is an action-oriented environmental non-profit organization. Our mission is to promote community stewardship of Comox Valley watersheds though education, information, and action. We work to protect and restore the watersheds, estuaries, and nearshore ecosystems within the Comox Valley of Vancouver Island and beyond.

While the output of Project Watershed’s work is the protection and restoration of our local watersheds and associated sensitive habitats, the process by which we carry out our objective is also of prime importance. By involving our community in stewardship, training and skill building, we hope to foster an enduring relationship between citizens and their watersheds to empower them as stewards of their local landscapes.

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Job Description

We will be hiring a Communications Specialist that will be supporting Project Watershed’s outreach and education initiatives. The Communication Specialist will work directly with our Education and Outreach Manager to create engaging communications pieces for our social media, newsletter and webpage. This will include writing blog posts about the society’s restoration, research, and education initiatives, creating engaging social media posts, communicating with our volunteers, members, and community through virtual newsletters.

This position is part-time for 2 months starting June 27th, 2022. The position will be for 30 hours at $22.00/hr. Applicants must be between 18 – 30 years old and returning to school in the fall.

This position is ideal for youth and early career professionals looking to advance their knowledge and expertise in science communications, community engagement, and content development. On-site and in-office training and mentorship will be offered to ensure that employees are equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to inform their work and benefit their career futures. Project Watershed aims to promote diversity, equity and inclusion, and empower young people with skills and knowledge to inform their work as watershed stewards within their communities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creating engaging social media content for Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Coordinate photography and videography documenting restoration projects, and education, volunteer and fundraising events
  • Writing blogs to educate and update the community about our ongoing restoration, education, and research initiatives
  • Create bi-weekly newsletters to engage the community through volunteer opportunities, educational materials, and project updates
  • Update and review website
  • Support volunteer coordination and programming
  • Ongoing updates of event calendars
  • Supporting development and updating of communications procedures

Qualifications/Expectations

    • Applicants must be between 18 – 30 years old and returning to school in the fall
    • Experience creating content and managing social media accounts (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter)
    • Experience writing short blog-style web posts
    • Experience with WordPress or other web development platforms
    • Understanding of regional environmental issues
    • Experience with web-based newsletter platforms
    • Experience with nature and group photography
    • Ability to collaborate effectively with a small team
    • Proven ability to develop and maintain effective, co-operative working relationships

Join Project Watershed

If you are interested in applying please submit your resume and a cover letter by May 29th 2022 to caitlin.pierzchalski@projectwatershed.ca

Please note that only those candidates who are invited for interviews will be contacted.

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