Background: Protect Our Winters Canada is a non profit organization that is working to mobilize the outdoor community against climate change.
POW’s Theory of Change: If we can inspire outdoor enthusiasts to become climate activists by leveraging outdoor brands, professional athletes and major resorts, then we will create climate policy reform because the outdoor enthusiast community is massive and therefore yields great economic and political power.
History: Founded by professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones in 2007 in the USA, POW works against climate change by turning passionate outdoor people into effective climate advocates. We are a community of athletes, thought pioneers and forward thinking business leaders working to affect systemic political solutions to climate change.
We are looking for an individual to work closely with our Program Director for 35 hours per week in
Revelstoke British Columbia.
This multifaceted position will be responsible for assisting across multiple programs, from the Regional Chapter Program, Campus Program, Retail and Resort Programs, Ambassadors Program and our education program, Hot Planet, Cool Athletes.
The candidate will work with the Program Director to develop and implement strategies that will help POW engage members, build brand exposure and inspire outdoor enthusiasts to take action and demand policy change.
The ideal candidate will be highly organized, have excellent communication skills, be able to juggle multiple tasks, manage their own workload and take personal responsibility for all assignments.
Duties and responsibilities
Description of Responsibilities:
- Aid in the development of a local carbon offsetting program for the heli and cat ski industries in Revelstoke BC.
- Help develop a system for managing stakeholder engagement
- Develop outreach materials
- Join committee meetings
- Gather creative content and statements from stakeholders (Heli ski and cat skiing operations) to help develop community facing campaigns announcing the program.
- Develop a Campus Kit and Activation Guide that can be distributed to University Students, Outdoor and Ski Clubs that want to get involved with POW.
- Help create, compile, and distribute outreach materials for the Retail and Resort Programs.
- Assist with policy communications for the Chapter Program.
- Develop member engagement strategy for Chapter Program.
- Support existing chapters and help expand Chapter Program into new communities across Canada.
- Aid in the development of an organization-wide Diversity and Inclusion Policy.
- Help with data entry and admin for launching our fall recruitment campaign.
Knowledge and skills
The Ideal Candidate will possess:
- A Bachelors degree in Social Sciences with a good understanding of environmental issues
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- A strong understanding of Climate Science, policy and solutions
- Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
- Comfort with Google Drive and associated programs (Google Docs, Sheets,Powerpoint)
- An interest in organizing for change in the climate change arena.
- An interest in the outdoors, skiing or snowboarding and hiking.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, mission driven organization.
- A creative, forward thinking mindset.
- A positive attitude and good work ethic.
A Bachelors degree in Social Sciences with a good understanding of environmental issues
Qualified interns are:
- Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the internship
- Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada1
- Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
- Available to participate in an ImpAct internship for a flexible duration of up to 6 months by March 1, 2021
- Not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns, although this must be clearly indicated by the employer)
1Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.