Here’s your chance to join a dynamic and passionate team while contributing to the environmental movement!

Employer:
New Brunswick Environmental Network, a non-profit, bilingual communication network linking over 100 environmental groups across the province. The network is the heartbeat of the environmental movement, with a mission “to encourage and facilitate networking and communication among member groups in order to advance their work, to protect the Earth, to promote ecologically sound ways of life and to strengthen the environmental movement in New Brunswick.”

Salary: $12.00 / hour for 37.5 hours per week

Term of employment: Summer student position with a flexible start date finishing by August 25, 2017; Monday to Friday from 9 to 5 with occasional evenings and weekend work

Location: Moncton, New Brunswick

Position Requirements: To be eligible for this position you must:

  • have been a full-time student in the semester preceding the job
  • intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the job

Position’s Duties and Responsibilities:

The Health & Education Programs Assistant will assist in the implementation of a number of projects designed to (1) develop engagement in sustainability education initiatives, and (2) to promote children’s environmental health.  Other duties related to stakeholder engagement in environmental issues may be assigned. 

Requirements:
• Organizational and coordination skills
• Strong oral and written communications skills in English and French
• Strong computer skills
• Out-going and personable

Assets:
• Capable of working in a flexible work environment
• Ability to work independently but also a co-operative team player
• Quick learner and a highly motivated self-starter
• Creative and resourceful
• Background in the environmental or non-profit sector
• Interest in or passion for environmental issues

How to Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Raissa Marks, Executive Director, nben@nben.ca

Application deadline: Monday, April 24, 2017

While the New Brunswick Environmental Network appreciates all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Here’s your chance to join a dynamic and passionate team while contributing to the environmental movement!

Employer:
New Brunswick Environmental Network, a non-profit, bilingual communication network linking over 100 environmental groups across the province. The network is the heartbeat of the environmental movement, with a mission “to encourage and facilitate networking and communication among member groups in order to advance their work, to protect the Earth, to promote ecologically sound ways of life and to strengthen the environmental movement in New Brunswick.”


Salary:
$12.00 / hour for 37.5 hours per week


Term of employment:
Summer student position with a flexible start date finishing by August 25, 2017; Monday to Friday from 9 to 5 with occasional evenings and weekend work


Location:
Moncton, New Brunswick


Position Requirements:
To be eligible for this position you must:

  • have been a full-time student in the semester preceding the job

  • intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the job

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide assistance to NBEN member groups in communicating with other community environmental groups both provincially and nationally

  • Prepare and distribute regular e-mail correspondence to NBEN members regarding upcoming opportunities, special events, and news-worthy items

  • Update the NBEN’s brochures and other promotional material to reflect recent developments within the organization

  • Assist in the coordination of the NBEN’s Eco-Confluence, an event that will bring together community environmental groups, New Brunswick youth, Francophone and Anglophone New Brunswickers, and aboriginals to discuss and explore community involvement in environmental issues

  • Assist in expanding the NBEN website’s interactive potential

  • Assist in the coordination meetings and teleconferences.

  • Other duties as assigned.

 Requirements:

• Organizational and coordination skills

• Strong oral and written communications skills in English and French

• Strong computer skills

• Out-going and personable


Assets:

• Capable of working in a flexible work environment

• Ability to work independently but also a co-operative team player

• Quick learner and a highly motivated self-starter

• Creative and resourceful

• Background in the environmental or non-profit sector

• Interest in or passion for environmental issues


How to Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to Raissa Marks, Executive Director, nben@nben.ca


Application deadline: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 


While the New Brunswick Environmental Network appreciates all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ville Cooperative and Falls Brook Centre are seeking a Lead Instructor to complete the final phase of planning and the execution of an Urban Agriculture educational series running from November 7, 2016 to February 10, 2017. The Lead Instructor will report to the Executive Director of Falls Brook Centre and be responsible for the planning, teaching, and evaluation of the course and the participants. This is a 15-week contract with the possibility of extension. There will be an assistant experienced in urban agriculture to support the Lead Instructor throughout.

  Within this contract period, your responsibilities will be as follows:


Program Planning:

·         Meeting with partners to review program content and specific objectives

·         Creating and finalizing lesson plans

·         Curating and collating course materials

·         Confirming guest instructors and field trips

·         Other program development as required

Program Delivery:

·         Delivering educational programming, not limited to the following topics:

o   General Principles of Organic Agriculture

o   Organic Garden Planning

o   Soil Management

o   Pest and Weed Management

o   Preserving

o   Seed Saving

o   Seed Starting

o   Livestock Production

o   Permaculture Design

o   Hydroponics

o   Aquaponics

o   Spin farming

o   Business Planning and Management

o   Marketing

·         Delivering educational programming and assessing participant understanding through a variety of hands-on activities, on-farm observations, written assignments, and workshops

·         Providing participants with appropriate selected readings, examples of soil/compost analyses, and samples of insects, weeds, and diseased plants

·         Facilitating individual and group learning throughout the program by building relationships with students and establishing a positive learning environment


Program and Student Evaluation:

·           Developing, delivering, and marking final exams

·           Ensuring that participants have a good understanding of the philosophy and practicalities of urban agriculture

·           Report and grant application writing as necessary

·           Preparations for future courses


Eligibility:

·         Must be legally entitled to work in Canada

·         Bilingualism (English and French) is preferred, however written and spoken proficiency in English is required

·         Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field and experience teaching adults and facilitating adult education OR a Certificate in Adult Education and a minimum of one year’s work experience

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is essential

·         Applicants must possess a valid Driver’s License and be willing to travel when necessary

·         Applicants should possess the following behavioural competencies: flexibility, teamwork and cooperation, relationship building, listening, understanding and responding, conceptual thinking and information seeking. Other important competencies are: excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to plan and organize effectively, an understanding of adult education principles, respect for cultural diversity, and the ability to use a variety of teaching/learning strategies.

 
Applications should consist of a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references, contained within a single .pdf named in the following format: LeadInstructorApplicantName.pdf. Please send applications to executivedirector@fallsbrookcentre.ca with the following subject line: NBUAP Lead Instructor Application. Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

  The Ville Cooperative and Falls Brook Centre do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, colour, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. Members of any minority group are encouraged to apply.

Research Manager

ECHO Network (Environment, Community, Health Observatory)

5-Year Term Position*

Position Summary

A Research Manager (RM) is required for the ECHO Network which is a 5-year research program that brings together national and international partners to: (1) create and operate an Environment, Community, Health Observatory (ECHO) that strengthens intersectoral capacity to understand and respond to health impacts of resource development, and (2) use the ECHO platform to help regional programs make critical decisions on cumulative determinants of health that cannot be achieved by the health sector alone.

The RM will support the ECHO Network to turn the research plan into accountable and effective action through a wide variety of operational, research, and administrative support services which include: project and financial management; organizational development; and supervisory tasks. The RM will be a leader who ensures that project activities are consistent with the research plan; detects and reduces risks to the project, including conflict management; facilitates and coordinates projects activities; and leads on communicating project activities and results internally as well as to the funder and other relevant knowledge users.

* The RM Position is a full-time position (35 hours a week) for 5 years subject to a 3-month trial period, annual reviews and ongoing funding. The position must be held in Prince George, BC.

The project management office will be located at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) under the supervision of project co-lead, Dr. Margot Parkes, in close collaboration with other project leads.

Project Background

The ECHO Network: (1) is an interdisciplinary group of over 50 people across Canada including experienced health, environmental and social science researchers and practitioners; and (2) includes four regional cases (in New Brunswick, Alberta, British Columbia and Northern BC). In each regional case, knowledge-users have identified decision-support needs that demand a better integration of environment, community and health impacts. Regional cases involve a combination of health, environment and community organisations, linked with researchers at UNBC, Université de Moncton, University of Alberta, and Simon Fraser University. The project is administered through UNBC. The ECHO will provide tools and processes that connect people to a network of information, practices and people to develop a shared perspective and more
effective responses to the cumulative impacts of resource development. The research will involve four components, each linked to specific objectives, mentorship and capacity building processes over five years. The ECHO Network also involves a wider network of collaborations and partnerships across other parts of Canada and internationally.

Duties and Responsibilities

Leadership: The RM will work collaboratively with the research team to ensure that the objectives of the project are met; participate in the hiring of research staff and trainees, providing them with mentorship, leadership and supervision; provide training to research assistants and other personnel (e.g. related to computer programs, data analysis, interviewing); and foster constructive collaborative relationships and interactions with research partners, spanning government, community, First Nations and research colleagues.
Management: The RM’s key management responsibilities are to: track project progress against objectives; detect, evaluate and remedy deviations from the project plan and project conflicts; monitor the project status and prepare status reports; facilitate and actively participate in team meetings (e.g. providing regular updates on research activities); interface with relevant universities, institutions and other partners to harmonize and troubleshoot institutional needs for ethics, financial accountability, and other various tasks; monitor and manage research budget and implement cost-effective measures to optimize budget; human resource management of project staff; office management including maintenance of project files and resources; and daily management of research activities and budget.
Communication: The RM will coordinate knowledge translation and exchange activities throughout the research, with responsibilities to; organize meetings and outreach activities with relevant research partners; contribute to generating updates, preparing reports and publications; establish effective communications with project staff and research leads; and ensure timely notification of project leads regarding issues, problems and opportunities.

Qualifications and Experience

This position requires a strong networking background with experience in research implementation, building relationships with diverse research partners, knowledge translation and exchange, as well as excellent leadership, communication, and organizational skills. We are interested in candidates with demonstrated expertise in environment, community and health services fields and ability to work with colleagues from different disciplines and sectors. Preference will be given to those with experience in research team management. Additional qualifications include:
• Masters degree and/or relevant work experience
• Six years of recent, related experience
• Strong understanding of challenges implementing and integrating qualitative and quantitative research approaches
• Experience managing multi-year projects and/or networks that involve multiple partners from different sectors and institutions
• Experience with research ethics requirements
• Significant leadership and management experience in financial management, supervision, and project management, implementation, analysis, report/grant writing
• Exceptional communication skills, both in writing and verbally, and including the ability to chair committees/meetings and present findings/results. Being able to communicate both in French and English will be considered an asset.
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective and constructive relationships and strategic partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
• Demonstrated leadership and/or mentoring skills
• Strong organizational and project management skills and ability to prioritize multiple requests and meet tight deadlines in a dynamic environment.

Salary will commensurate with experience.

Deadline for Applications is Thursday February 16th. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, and names of three references to:
Margot W Parkes, MBChB, MAS, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Health, Ecosystems and Society
Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences,
University of Northern British Columbia,
3333 University Way, Prince George, BC, V2N 4Z9, Canada
Traditional Territory of the Lheidli T’enneh
Tel: +1(250) 960-681, Fax: +1(250) 960-5744
Email: parkesm@unbc.ca, www.unbc.ca/parkes and ecohealthkta.net
Communications Coordinator –

Organization: Nature NB

Location: Flexible

Start Date: September 2016

Duration: 6 month contract with possibility of continuation depending on interest and funding

Nature NB is currently seeking a Communications Coordinator to assist in developing and implementing a communications plans and to manage all communications, public relations, and marketing activities.

Responsibilities:

General:

·         Oversee the development and implementation of the strategic communications plan and guidelines

·         Support fundraising, stewardship, and other events, as needed, including planning and promotion of events.

·         Manage various education, outreach, and fundraising projects, including the annual Festival of Nature.

·         Support the Executive Director, Stewardship, Species at Risk and Education coordinators as needed.

·         Represent and promote Nature NB at events, such as fairs and trade shows, as opportunities arise.

·         Support volunteer and staff editorial committees of The NB Naturalist and Nature Kids NB publications

Media relations:

·         Develop and distribute media advisories and media releases for program and project announcements and other newsworthy events/activities.

·         Coordinate media requests and facilitating interviews for staff and board members, as well as performing media interviews, as required.

·         Develop positive relationships with print and online media outlets locally, regionally, and provincially and maintain media contact database

·         Monitoring and tracking media coverage, compiling media scrapbook, and filing digitally on database.

Social media / online communications:

·         Plan, develop, and schedule original, interesting, and relevant messages for various social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, to communicate mission and mandate to the public, as well as inform them about projects, activities, and events.

·         Plan, develop, and distribute monthly electronic newsletter, as well as update electronic mailing list on a regular basis.

·         Update website, using Wordpress content management system.

·         Observe social media trends and make recommendations for new opportunities for the Nature NB, as needed.

Design and branding:

·         Ensure the Nature NB brand is represented properly in all communications and outreach materials.

·         Design and develop informational and promotional materials such as banners, posters, brochures, fact sheets, t-shirts, and publications.

Required skills, education, and relevant experience:

·         A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing or equivalent work experience.

·         Strong interest in and passion for nature and conservation.

·         Proficient with Microsoft Office and desktop publishing software (Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator).

·         Experience working in a non-profit setting.

·         Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

·         Comfortable in leadership position and experience with public speaking.

·         Independent and self-motivated.

·         Resourceful and diplomatic.

·         Detail-oriented, with strong proofreading abilities.

·         Strong research skills.

·         Valid class 5 driver’s license.

·         Excellent organizational and time management skills, with ability to multitask.

·         Team player who works well with others and has the ability to develop and maintain positive partnerships.

·         Fluent bilingualism in English and French is an asset.

Work environment:

The Communications Coordinator can expect a fast-paced work environment with the need to manage several projects and/or duties at once. Frequent in-province and some out-of-province travel is necessary. The Communications Coordinator must be willing to work on weekends at times.

About Nature NB: We are a non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to celebrate, conserve and protect New Brunswick’s natural heritage, through education, networking and collaboration. Founded in 1972 as the New Brunswick Federation of Naturalists, the organization is presently comprised of a dozen naturalist clubs and hundreds of members across the province. In addition to encouraging a better understanding of the natural environment and awakening concern for our province’s natural heritage, Nature NB recognizes the importance of actions to preserve and maintain that natural heritage. We achieve both through various programs for youth and adults, and through the development of educational materials.

To Apply: To apply, send your cover letter and resumé to executive.director@naturenb.ca by September 11th, 2016 at 5 pm (AST). No phone calls.

Upcoming Events

Our Energy Future Community Session
Tue, May 2nd, 2017
Danny’s Hotel Suites Events Centre

Corn Hill Nursery: Pruning Seminar
Sat, May 6th, 2017
Corn Hill Nursery

ACCESS: Atlantic Community Cycling Conference on Environmental and Social Sustainability
Sun, May 7th, 2017

Action Alerts

ACTION ALERT: Reinstate funding to the Canadian Environmental Network

Friday, 03 February 2017
by Raissa Marks
The Canadian Environmental Network and its provincial affiliate networks need your help!

Historically, the Canadian Environmental Network and its provincial affiliate networks including the NBEN received annual core funding from the Government of Canada. This was used to facilitate networking on environmental issues across the country, coordinate national and provincial issue-based caucuses, coordinate ENGO participation in federal public consultation processes, and maintain open lines of communication between ENGOs and the federal government.

In 2011, as part of the across-the-board cuts to civil society organizations by the previous federal government, all federal funding to the RCEN and its provincial affiliate networks was cut. This left the national network and most of the affiliates with functioning primarily on a voluntary basis with limited capacity to do their work.

There is hope that the current government will provide for renewed funding in its upcoming budget. This funding is crucial for the survival of the national network and many of the provincial affiliate networks. A proposal has been submitted. It now needs strong and immediate support from environmental groups and individuals across the country.

This is where you come in!

Please take a few minutes to write to Prime Minister Trudeau and your MP telling them why you value the RCEN, your provincial affiliate network, or environmental networking at the national level in general. Feel free to use the template letter provided below. You can personalize it based on your experience or simply copy and paste.

Trudeau’s email is justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca and you can find your MP’s email here: http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members

Let’s show our federal politicians that a strong, well-connected grassroots environmental community is essential to a strong Canada!

Draft Template Letter:

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,

I am writing to ask that annual core funding to the Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN) be reinstated.

Historically, the RCEN provided a crucial link between environmental groups across the country, both large and small. This link was vital in helping communities address environmental issues right across the country and ensuring a robust approach to the development of environmental policy in Canada.

Since funding was cut in 2011, the RCEN and most of its provincial affiliate networks have been functioning primarily on a voluntary basis with limited capacity to do their work. This is not acceptable. A strong, well-connected grassroots environmental community is essential to a strong Canada. I urge you to reinstate core funding for this crucial work immediately.

Sincerely,

Still Time to Submit Comments - Snowmobile Trail Development up Mount Carleton

Monday, 21 November 2016
by Roberta Clowater, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter
You can still send in your comments until end of day Nov 21 (Monday) on the environmental assessment report about the proposed snowmobile trail at Mount Carleton Provincial Park. If you're not sure what to say, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - NB Chapter has summarized some of our key messages here: http://cpawsnb.org/images/upload/key_messages_EIA.pdf

Please send comments or questions to: lynn.white@gnb.ca or mail to: Lynn White, Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1.
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