About the position:
The Water Innovation Lab (WIL) Network Coordinator will coordinate and further develop the digital aspects of the Water Innovation Lab program. The WIL is a front-running, immersive leadership training designed to accelerate collaborative innovation, fast-track global knowledge-sharing and devise new innovations that improve water security. WIL supports emerging leaders (18-35 yrs) to implement Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets connected to water both in their organisations and their projects. WIL develops future water leaders to think holistically, design innovatively, and communicate effectively across cultures. The WIL Coordinator will produce and promote content for WILs on social media, maintain the WIL website and maintain the digital community of WIL trained young water professionals from around the globe, by hosting webinars for WIL participants and alumni.
About Waterlution: Waterlution’s purpose is to inspire pattern-making and pattern-breaking change towards a healthy and sustainable relationship with water. At the core of our work is the belief that by engaging future young leaders with mentors directly, we are facilitating the development of powerful leadership skills, effective community building, and directing passion into focused and purposeful action.
Duties and responsibilities
- Manage the online community of Water Innovation Lab alumni. Organize, promote and deliver Water Innovation Lab webinars for current and past Water Innovation Lab participants.
- Prepare and promote social media content, photos and videos for Water Innovation Lab Canada.
- Manage Water Innovation Lab Canada website updates.
- Support the President in building the Water Innovation Lab (WIL) Canada 2019 program and partnerships.
- Research and report on strategies for further engaging and incorporating diverse people and cultures in Water Innovation Labs in person and through digital technology.
- Produce blog content water innovation, digital communities/networks and leadership.
- Assist with light administrative needs such as with grant writing, update documents and complete other tasks related to Water Innovation Lab Canada.
Knowledge and skills
- Current knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office, Google Suites, ZOOM and iMovie (Adobe Suites consider an asset)
- Experience updating websites
- Knowledge of local and global water issues
- Strong verbal and written communication skills (experience leading webinars is an asset)
- Ability to work well independently
- Strong knowledge of social media platforms and a positive social media presences
Post-secondary education required:
Degree in Digital Media/Communications, with a sound understanding of global water issues
Degree in Environmental/Water Management, with some social media and web management experience
Preference is given to candidates with First Aid/CPR training.
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:
- Starting the internship within two years of receiving their post-secondary diploma
- Underemployed (employed below their level of education or work part-time)
- 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
- Not receiving employment insurance during their internship
- Available to work for at least six months
*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.