Term: September 8 – October 31, 2020
Hours: 35 hours/week, Tuesday – Saturday, with some evening work
Location: Surrey, BC
About Surrey’s Natural Areas Partnership:
Surrey’s Natural Areas Partnership (SNAP) is a unique partnership between three local non-profit organizations and the City of Surrey. SNAP’s goals are to restore and enhance Surrey’s urban forest; to promote environmental stewardship; and to empower youth as future leaders in environmental conservation.
Urban Forest Outreach Team Members will implement public outreach duties (e.g. park hosting and roving) in Surrey parks and neighbourhoods, under the direction of the Urban Forest Outreach Team Leader. This is a field-based position.
- Communicate with the public as an ambassador of SNAP and our partner organizations
- Ensure work is completed in a safe and efficient manner
- Assist the Urban Forest Outreach Team Leader with data collection and daily record keeping
- Assist with developing educational materials about Surrey parks
- Other related duties as required
- Some post-secondary study in a related field such as education, urban forestry or environmental studies
- Experience in a communications or educational role (preferably in an environmental organization)
- Strong public relations, interpersonal and communication skills (particularly verbal)
- Knowledge of ecological principles
- Demonstrated willingness and ability to perform repetitive work in all weather conditions
- Valid Class 5 BC driver’s licence with a safe driving history, and willingness to submit a driver’s abstract
- Valid level 1 First Aid certification (or willingness to obtain prior to the start of employment)
- Completion of a Police Information Check will be required as a condition of employment
- Fluency in additional languages, particularly Punjabi, is an asset
- As a condition of pending Canada Summer Jobs program funding (note, these criteria are subject to change):
- be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
- be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment
- have a valid Social Insurance Number and be legally entitled to work in Canada and BC
- Submit a cover letter expressing why you are interested in the position and how you meet our required qualifications
- Submit a resume that clearly outlines your relevant work and volunteer experience
- Ensure the subject line of your email reads “Urban Forest Outreach Team Member – [first and last name]”
- Send your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org by July 13, 2020
While we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information on the SNAP program, please visit our website: www.surreysnaturalareaspartnership.com.
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