We have partnered with the Clean Foundation to hire an Outreach Coordinator this summer. Our summer internship offers you a summer full of training, learning, and working towards supporting our local clean economy from May to August. You’ll be equipped with the knowledge and aptitude to deliver meaningful environmental projects through hands-on experience during a 15-week summer placement with the Halifax Cycling Coalition. You’ll emerge from the Clean Leadership program ready to pursue a stronger career path and become an environmental leader within your community.
Job Description – Clean Leadership 2021 Program
We are committed to Employment Equity and our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative at all job levels. We welcome applicants from Indigenous People, Visible Minority Groups, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on our pre-screening form as you may also be eligible for one of our specialized internship streams (inclusive of more tailored programming, supports and resources for each group).
Summary of the Program
The Clean Leadership program (formerly Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps or Youth Corps) was established in 1989 to provide youth with training and employment opportunities in the environmental field. This program engages community partners across the province to hire students to carry out work in the summer months that fosters environmental stewardship. The Clean Leadership program provides youth with clean sector work experience; an enhanced appreciation of the environment and their community, with opportunity to give back; skills for life-long learning (including job-readiness and leadership skills); and knowledge for future employment and/or education ventures.
Outreach Coordinator – 15-week internship
Summary of Position
The community partner for this Summer Student Intern position through the Clean Leadership program will be the Halifax Cycling Coalition, reporting to the Executive Director. In this position, you will be mainly responsible for preparing communications materials, organizing events and programs, managing the Halifax Cycling Coalition memberships program, and delivering cycling education workshops and courses. A typical day in this position could include hosting an outreach event in the morning and conducting research and writing a blog post in the afternoon. The position requires frequent evening and weekend availability. The successful candidate needs to have strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to take initiative and work independently, and be comfortable riding a bike in an urban environment.
The Halifax Cycling Coalition is a non-profit organization of concerned citizens dedicated to advocating for safe and comfortable bicycle infrastructure. Our work is primarily focused on the Halifax Regional Centre, while considering the whole of Halifax Regional Municipality in our scope. We focus on bicycle use for transportation within the urban core of Halifax, providing infrastructure design guidance to the city, education to the public, and lobbying for policy changes at all levels of government. Our vision is that Halifax will be the safest city in North America to ride a bicycle. Our mission is to improve conditions for cycling for all residents of Halifax by providing events, education and advocacy support. Our office address is at Common Good Solutions, a co-working space in North End Halifax. However, since the COVID-19 pandemic began we have been working from home. We expect to work from home for the duration of 2021.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Writing blog posts, social media content, newsletter content, and website content
- Updating the HCC website (WordPress) and membership database (CiviCRM)
- Conducting interviews with people who ride bikes in Halifax, transcribing them, and adding them to the HCC website for the HaliSpokes series
- Booking spots at farmers’ markets or partner events to set-up a booth and represent HCC at outreach tables
- Coordinating Rise & Grind events
- Managing volunteers, developing volunteer call-outs, scheduling volunteers for events
- Leading group bike rides, reviewing road safety, ensuring participants complete a waiver
- Creating infographics and capturing photos to share on social media
- Promoting the HCC Corporate Membership program to businesses
- Managing the HCC membership database, calling lapsed members, sending thank-you notes, updating the membership benefits
- Conducting research about active transportation and incorporating findings into HCC advocacy and communication campaigns
- Instructing workshops and the Urban Cycling 101 course
- Other duties as assigned
- Must be a Canadian citizen or legally entitled to work in Canada;
- Must be between the ages of 15 and 30 years at time of internship;
- Must be a full-time student and intending to return to school in Fall 2021;
- Must not be an immediate family member of community partner;
- Have an aptitude for safe work practices and the ability to multi-task in a busy work environment;
- Be able to work productively as part of a team while responding to feedback;
- Demonstrated interest in future employment in the environmental or clean sector is considered an asset;
- Completion or partial completion of a degree in one of the following fields; urban planning, management, commerce, business, public relations, sustainability, environmental science, political science, design, health promotion, public admin, public policy, or other relevant degree
- Ability to use computer software effectively, including; Google Drive, Microsoft Office suite, Gmail, WordPress, MailChimp, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
- Verbal and written communication skills in English
- Ability to speak to the public
- Confident riding a bicycle in an urban setting
- Possess a valid driver’s license
The successful candidate will be expected to work from home and have the space, computer, and internet connection to conduct business from home. There will also be a requirement to lead outdoor events and community bike rides, which could take place in poor weather, including high heat or rain. If the weather is bad enough to pose a safety risk, we would cancel and potentially re-schedule the event. A Communauto Atlantic membership will be provided for times when a vehicle is needed for work tasks.
The successful candidate will be required to ride a bike for some job tasks. They will also need to lift items up to 50 lbs. to move equipment for events, which includes going up and down two flights of stairs to access our storage area.