Want to put your skills to work helping to amplify grassroots efforts to address the climate crisis and advocate for environmental justice? Consider joining the Atlantic Canada Chapter for a 9-week summer position.
- Create infographics, posters, and information sheets designed to effectively educate people about climate change, sustainable development, biodiversity, and more. These will be tailored to reflect Nova Scotia’s challenges and opportunities.
- Create social media posts that enable people to see themselves as part of an environmental and community ecosystem and feel empowered to take steps towards positive change.
- Update website
Skills You Bring and Others You Will Develop
We recognize not everyone will have every skill listed below. We’re looking for young people who bring several of these skills and a desire to develop any additional skills needed.
- Graphic design: able to work with graphic design software to create infographics, posters, and visuals for social media.
- Experience with digital platforms such as Drupal and WordPress, and CiviCRM
- Marketing skills: Can identify successful marketing strategies to enhance environmental action campaigns
- Familiarity with one or more of the following areas: climate change, sustainable development, community building, Indigenous rights, public outreach.
- Able to work independently and as part of a team
Terms of Employment
The summer contract is for 30 hours/wk for 9 weeks, beginning in early- to mid-May. Hourly rate is $15.00.
Work from Home
In light of the spread of COVID-19, you need to be able to work from home. Therefore, you will need to have access to a computer and reliable internet service. If COVID-19 restrictions ease, it may be possible to work in a safe location in the community.
30-years old and under. This position is funded in large part by a federal grant to hire young people aged 15–30 during the summer months. You must be eligible to work in Canada.You no longer need to be a full-time student to apply or be returning to school or university in the fall.
- Preference will be given to candidates living in Halifax and Dartmouth–Cole Harbour
We encourage applications from:
- Indigenous youth
- Young people from racialized communities
- LGBTQI2S+ youth
- Young women in STEM (science, engineering, technology, and mathematics)
- Youth with disabilities
How to Apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the position in the email subject heading. You’re encouraged to self-identify in your cover letter. Applications will be reviewed as they come in and filled quickly if a suitable candidate is found.
Sierra Club Canada Foundation (SCCF) helps empower people to be leaders in protecting, restoring, and enjoying healthy and safe ecosystems.
At its heart SCCF is a grassroots organization with a “think globally and act locally” philosophy. SCCF’s framework allows members to actively contribute to environmental causes that concern or inspire them, in ways that best suit their capabilities. Engaging with local officials, working collaboratively with local organizations, and a strong volunteer base has allowed Sierra Club to successfully engage in environmental campaigns that directly benefit both people and the planet.