Outreach and Development Intern

Centre for Climate Change Management at Mohawk College Published: October 6, 2020
Hamilton, Ontario
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The Centre for Climate Change Management at Mohawk College is a catalyst to support regional action on climate change and provide opportunities for students to support the development of applied climate change mitigation strategies and initiatives.

Reporting to the Director, the Outreach and Development Intern will assist with communications, outreach and partnership development within the Centre for Climate Change Management. This position will involve close collaboration with staff from the Centre for Climate Change Management at Mohawk College and the Bay Area Climate Change Council (BACCC). The Outreach and Development Intern will expand the reach of the Centre’s current audience to further engage and elicit the action of our region. The successful applicant will primarily assist in with climate action communications and existing partnerships and should have strong communication, social media and strategy skills as well as a strong interest in sustainability, climate change, carbon management, community engagement and social media.

Mohawk College is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Mohawk College is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please contact the HR Department at 905-575-2047.

Duties and responsibilities

The duties of this position will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist with the development and implementation of communication strategies, digital marketing tools, and/or social media campaigns to reach the community, students and external stakeholders
  • Support strategy development to better educate others on climate action, sustainable practices and experiential learning opportunities
  • Support the planning and implementation of a social media campaign to introduce and further inform audiences of the work completed and opportunities within the Centre for Climate Change Management and Bay Area Climate Change Council
  • Create and implement activities to raise awareness on regional climate action
  • Assisting with website maintenance and updating learning management system course content
  • Assisting in researching, analyzing and reporting on project data
  • Supporting engagement and outreach activities for various campaigns within the college and during external events
  • Assisting in supporting the Centre and BACCC staff on community climate related projects, initiatives and committees external to the college

Knowledge and skills

The successful applicant must have:

  • Knowledge and understanding of communications and social media networks (i.e. Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram)
  • Experience with communication plans, strategy, and social media engagement
  • Strong communication, writing and editing skills
  • Solid understanding of sustainability theory (social, economic and environmental) and its applications across multiple sectors, and involving multiple stakeholders is considered an asset
  • Ability to remain focused and effectively work from home
  • Experience in assisting with the collection and proper handling of research data

Education required

The successful applicant must be currently enrolled or have completed post-secondary education in the areas of Business, Communications, Marketing or a related field. An interest or background in environmental studies, environmental resource management, sustainability or a related field is considered an asset. Applicants who are in their last year of studies or have already graduated are preferred. Those who do not meet the education requirement, but feel they have adequate and equivalent life experience are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility criteria

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.

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