Program and Promotions Coordinator

NS Adopt A Highway Published: August 13, 2020
Location
Truro, Nova Scotia
Internship Type
Salary range
$25,000.00
Hours per week
35
Start Date
2020/09/07
End Date
2021/03/07

Description

The Nova Scotia Adopt a Highway Program, and the Great Nova Scotia Pick-Me-Up program, provides organizations, volunteer groups, and businesses the opportunity to contribute to local communities and our province by removing litter from our beautiful province. After a cleanup our province benefits in many different ways; instantly the appearance of the province improves, the environment is aided, tourism is strengthened, and wildlife’s attraction to roadways is reduced.

The Program & Promotions Coordinator will work both collaboratively and independently to ensure the successful delivery of the Nova Scotia Adopt-A-Highway Program and the Great Nova Scotia Pick-Me-Up Program. Reporting to the Program Manager and working with multiple stakeholders, the Coordinator will be instrumental in the day-to-day operations. The Program Manager is committed to ensuring the experience is valuable, safe, and that the successful candidate acquires skills that will be transferable to other employment ventures.

Duties and responsibilities

In this position, the Coordinator will work both collaboratively and independently to ensure the successful delivery of the Nova Scotia Adopt-A-Highway Program and the Great Nova Scotia Pick-Me-Up Program. Reporting to the Program Manager and working with multiple stakeholders, the Coordinator will be instrumental in the day-to-day operations. The Coordinator will work as a team to plan and execute the final months of the 2020 litter cleanup season as well as plan and launch the 2021 season. The Coordinator will also work with the Program Manager to develop social media content, marketing plans, website layout and content creations, as well as assist in the development of a new governance manual and developing the program's succession plan. Working independently, the Coordinator will analyze and compile data, ensure the accuracy of the volunteer database, create reports for funders and document program statistics. Other key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Work with a team to plan and execute the final months of the 2020 litter cleanup season as well as plan and launch the 2021 season
• Work with the Program Manager to develop social media content, marketing plans, website layout and content creations, as well as assist in the development of a new governance manual and developing the program's succession plan.
• Independently analyze and compile data, ensure the accuracy of the volunteer database, create reports for funders and document program statistics
• Monitor the general email inbox and respond to inquiries
• Assist in the documentation of structured policies and procedures
• Contact Adopt-A-Highway groups to check volunteer status and update contact information
• Work with our partners to ensure volunteers have what is needed to complete cleanups
• Liaise with Municipalities and Waste Management Regions ensuring the smooth delivery of programs and address issues, if/as they arrive
• Contact volunteers to ensure cleanup data was captured
• Type and proofread professional and published correspondence and newsletters
• Assist with the change from paper to electronic record keeping.

Knowledge and skills

The Coordinator should possess the following knowledge and skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Access, Publisher, Word, and Excel;
  • Interest/Educated in sustainability, waste management, and/or environmental protection;
  • Experienced working with databases;
  • Extremely organized;
  • Ability to multitask and focus on multiple assignments at one time;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Experienced in customer service or client relations;
  • Ability to work productively as part of a team while responding to feedback;
  • Ability to work independently and be self-directed;
  • Ability to differentiate professional quality branding, graphics, ads, and social media content from personal or social quality;
  • Experience with Canva, past professional use of social media, and/or an understanding of marketing will be considered an asset.

Other Essential Skills: working well with others, contributing to a positive work environment, MS Office (especially Excel and Access), excellent written communication, utilization of cloud based drives, and the ability to troubleshoot computer/printer/drive issues.

Education required

The successful applicant should possess a university degree or college diploma with a specialization in an environmental sector.

Certification required

First Aid and WHMIS certifications will be considered an asset.

Eligibility criteria

Career-Launcher Internships are funded by the Government of Canada under the Youth Employment Strategy. For program criteria information visit their website.

 

Qualified interns are:

  • Post-secondary students and graduates
  • No more than 30 years of age at the start of the internship
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada*
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • Available to work for at least six months
  • Not previous participants of a federal youth employment program
  • Not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns)

*Refugee 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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