job opportunity – North End Outreach Lead (Summer Student) – Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition

The Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition (MEJC) is currently seeking applications for the position of North End Outreach Lead to assist us by providing leadership in outreach and public education activities for their local outreach team in Winnipeg’s North End. Activities will focus on the North End, but may include travel to other neighbourhoods as part of engaging with North End residents and volunteers at various events and locations.

The position is 30 hours per week, $11/hour, beginning June 26th, or sooner, and finishing on August 26th, 2017 (9 weeks).

Please note that the position requires flexibility. Evening and weekend hours will be required based on outreach opportunities, and may include other duties as assigned to support MEJC’s staff and campaigning work.

To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter via email to info@mbenergyjustice.org. Clearly outline how you meet the qualifications in your application and include “North End Outreach Lead” in the email subject line.

Applications will be accepted until Sunday, June 18th, with interviews conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

MEJC will take the principles of employment equity into account, and we encourage people to self-identify in their applications.

We appreciate all applications but only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Tasks & Responsibilities

• Responsible for providing leadership in outreach and public education activities for their local outreach team in Winnipeg’s North End.
• Support MEJC to schedule and staff the outreach team with volunteers.
• Create deployment and outreach schedule within Winnipeg North.
• Assist in the coordination of outreach at town hall meetings, summer festivals, etc.
• Schedule and train volunteers for their local outreach team.
• Enter all data collected from outreach into databases.
• Provide mentorship, coaching, and emotional support to volunteers on their team.
• Maintain an ongoing list of tasks to be completed by their team.
• Work in collaboration with the North End Volunteer Care Coordinator.
• Follow up with campaigns coordinator regularly to monitor progress, coach team on their work, and to ensure activities are aligned with overall campaign strategy and tactics.
• Attend regular issue briefings with MEJC’s campaigns coordinator to ensure knowledge and understanding of developments in political arena and to ensure ongoing appropriate alignment between organizational needs and volunteer activities.

Qualifications

• Self-starting, extremely outgoing, energetic, efficient and approachable.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills; comfortable interacting with the public in various settings.
• Highly adaptable and resourceful.
• Comfortable working outdoors.
• Interest in a flexible schedule to accommodate tabling at events that may take place on evenings and weekends.
• Experience coordinating program/project logistics.
• Experience with event planning/co-ordination.
• Works well independently and as part of a team.
• Exceptionally organized with proven attention to details.
• Experience or knowledge of social networking avenues and public outreach
• Proven time management skills.
• Educational background or knowledge/experience in a relevant field (environmental science/studies; education; Indigenous studies, women’s and gender studies, sociology, urban and inner-city studies, community development, conflict resolution, team-building and fostering safe and inclusive spaces.)
• An understanding and sensitivity of cultural issues.
• Administrative capabilities, including computer skills.
• Access to the internet and cell phone with ability to respond to communications in a timely manner.
• Access to a reliable means of transportation.

Knowledge of the Manitoba Energy Justice Committee’s mandate and campaigns is an asset, but is not required (training will be provided).

Canada Summer Jobs Program Prerequisites

This position is funded through a Canada Summer Jobs grant. To be eligible for this position, all applicants must:
• Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
• Have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
• Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
• Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations

Please visit Canada Summer Job’s website to find more information and check your eligibility for the position before applying at: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/youth-summer-job.html

About Us

MEJC is an alliance of Manitoban community groups and individual supporters committed to defending the lands, air, and waters in Manitoba by working to reclaim and protect our environment and promote social justice in the energy sector. Groups work independently on many issues, and we come together through this coalition to advance a shared vision and mission related to eliminating fossil fuels, protecting watersheds, and promoting resource equity in Manitoba. We are committed to working in solidarity with other front line and fence-line communities directly affected by fossil fuels.

We are based in Winnipeg, Manitoba/Treaty 1 territory. We support grassroots opposition in Treaty 3 area.

To learn more about MEJC, visit: www.mbenergyjustice.org.

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