Are you interested in learning, connecting, engaging with the multi-faceted groups, individuals, agencies and organizations working on environmental issues in Saint John and southwestern New Brunswick? Do you like working with people and are you a natural networker?

The NBEN (www.nben.ca) is a dynamic and innovative organization that functions as the New Brunswick environmental movement’s “central station” – a hub that serves to convene and connect people working on environmental issues in the province. We are currently looking for a motivated individual to fill the position of Environmental Networker for Saint John and southwestern New Brunswick.

The ideal candidate will be well-organized, outgoing, will have experience working with non-profit groups, and will be able to work in a multi-faceted environment where the digital interface is an integral part of the work.

Job responsibilities will include:
• Visiting and meeting with non-profit environmental groups in the region
• Attending environmental and other community events
• Sharing information about the New Brunswick Environmental Network and its programs and services
• Linking groups in the region with other groups across New Brunswick with similar interests

Requirements:
• Strong oral and written communications skills
• Strong leadership skills and inter-personal skills
• Experience in networks and partnerships
• Excellent computer skills (including websites and social media)
• Driver’s license and access to a vehicle
• Access to a telephone, Internet, and a computer

Assets:
• Experience in the non-profit sector
• Interest in environmental issues

Application deadline: Monday September 17, 2018 (will remain open until filled)
Salary: $18-$20 per hour
Location: From your home in Saint John or southwestern NB, with travel around the region
Nature of job: 5-10 hours per week, September 2018 – March 2019

Please send your resume and cover letter to raissa.marks@nben.ca
Environmental Education Intern

Description 
Falls Brook Centre is an environmental non-profit that works to foster thriving local communities through education. We support schools and communities to support environmental learning for all ages, with workshops and educational programming.

This position is to support our Education Lead in the delivery of STEM-based environmental education to rural schools in New Brunswick. Our classroom-based program, Eco-Citizens Club has strong ties to the science curriculum and has greatly increased the students' grasp and retention of environmental and scientific principles. The teachers have consistently requested for us to return to their classes as they have noticed the increase in the student's enthusiasm for the sciences and environmental education directly due to our programming.

The rural schools we attend are in some of the poorest areas of the province where resources are very tight and teachers are not able to get the same training opportunities due to their locations. In September we work out the individualized plan for the year with each teacher to address their needs and teach a component of the science curriculum to their classes with fun activities, practical applications and the real information in an age-appropriate manner. The year wraps up with a Festival where each class can present what they have learned to the other classes and schools in the program. Two classes have presented on how their schools can transition to a greenhouse to support the cafeteria, three have concentrated on carbon-neutral energy sources and a number of children have now identified environmental science or other scientific careers, others have identified technical or engineering careers. This is a large increase in the ability for these rural kids to see opportunities in the new economy instead of seeing these fields as inaccessible to them.This support position will be of great help with the in-classroom delivery of the program and will provide the Intern with opportunities to grow their organisational and communication skills under an extremely capable and kind mentor, Charlotte Flores who reinvented the Education program to what it is today.

Applicants should be passionate about the natural world and able to bring that passion to students. Someone who is outgoing, organized and bilingual would be preferred. We are based out of our office in Fredericton and make frequent trips to Carleton and Victoria counties. There are some overnight stays in the Glassville, NB area to accommodate multi-day programming.

Due to funding requirements, applicants must be between the ages of 15-30.

Duties & Responsibilities 
-Helping to build the program plan, lesson plans and activity sequences with the Education Lead, Charlotte Flores.
-Delivering the program in-classroom with enthusiasm for learning and kindness for all learning types and speeds.
-Collecting feedback from teachers, administration and students and collating it for continuous improvement.
-Designing and delivering own pieces within the program, under supervision.
-Sharing stories from the program on social media, website and other outlets.
-Delivering occasional weekend workshops or carrying out promotional activities for the organisation (booth at market, etc.).

Knowledge & Skills
Social Media experience
Public speaking
Background working with students K-12
French language skills an asset

Education Required
Bachelors degree or higher with Environmental or Education focus

Certification Required
First Aid
Criminal background check

Salary
$14/hour , 37.5 hours per week

Start date:
 
September 27, 2018
End date: March 27, 2019

Apply today by sending your cover letter and resumé to executivedirector@fallsbrookcentre.ca!
Are you interested in learning, connecting, engaging with the multi-faceted groups, individuals, agencies and organizations working on environmental issues in northeastern New Brunswick?  Do you like working with people and are you a natural networker? 

The NBEN (www.nben.ca) is a dynamic and innovative organization that functions as the New Brunswick environmental movement’s “central station” – a hub that serves to convene and connect people working on environmental issues in the province.  We are currently looking for a motivated individual to fill the position of Environmental Networker for the Acadian Peninsula region.

The ideal candidate will be well-organized, outgoing, will have experience working with non-profit groups, and will be able to work in a multi-faceted environment where the digital interface is an integral part of the work. 

Job responsibilities will include:
  • Visiting and meeting with non-profit environmental groups in the region
  • Attending environmental and other community events
  • Sharing information about the New Brunswick Environmental Network and its programs and services
  • Linking groups in the region with other groups across New Brunswick with similar interests
Requirements:
  • Strong oral and written communications skills in French and English
  • Strong leadership skills and inter-personal skills
  • Experience in networks and partnerships
  • Excellent computer skills (including websites and social media)
  • Driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Access to a telephone, Internet, and a computer
Assets:
  • Experience in the non-profit sector
  • Interest in environmental issues
Application deadline: August 31, 2018 (will remain open until filled)
Salary: $18-$20 per hour
Location: From your home in the Acadian Peninsula, with travel around the region
Nature of job: 5-10 hours per week, September 2018 – March 2019    

Please send your resume and cover letter to raissa.marks@nben.ca
Environmental Education Intern

Description 
Falls Brook Centre is an environmental non-profit that works to foster thriving local communities through education. We support schools and communities to support environmental learning for all ages, with workshops and educational programming.

This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone looking to pursue environmental education as a career or in collaboration with your future in-classroom teaching. Our education intern will work out in the field, in partnership with the Education Coordinator, for Duck’s Unlimited Project Webfoot. During this program, students visit the Muddy Boots wetland center in Florenceville, N.B. to learn about the importance of wetland habitats. The intern will also work in schools throughout New Brunswick for our Eco Citizens Club and Agriculture in the Classroom programs. Eco Citizens Club works with students in grades 3-10, using STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to brainstorm solutions to current and future environmental issues. Lessons are created to support provincial standards. The Agriculture in the Classroom program is innovative and hands-on, incorporating science, nutrition and gardening to teach students about local agriculture. There will be opportunities to develop curriculum, run workshops on topics like Bat Boxes and Pollinator Gardens, and work with our other coordinators in fields like renewable energy and permaculture.

Applicants should be passionate about the natural world and able to bring that passion to students. Someone who is outgoing, organized and bilingual would be preferred. We are based out of our office in Fredericton and make frequent trips to Carleton and Victoria counties. There are some overnight stays in the Glassville, NB area to accommodate multi-day programming.

Duties & Responsibilities 
Employee will continue to grow the Eco Citizens program by:
1. Establishing and growing relationships with shareholders in the program. This will include teachers, principals, community coordinators, business people and local politicians. Clear and quick communication will be essential for building relationships and showing reliability.
2. Researching the latest in both Environmental and Educational studies. Staff will join in to a “book club” reading, currently Drawdown edited by Paul Hawken, which expands this knowledge. They will also be expected to set time aside to read and familiarize themselves with teacher and environmental blogs. This helps to inspire the educational programming and keep current with pedagogy.
3. Gain experience writing and developing lesson plans. We currently write lesson plans for each class with varying objectives and steps. We also revise these lessons to demonstrate the real world learning. Moving these to an online database is a goal to help expand the program.
4. Being an advocate for the program at community events. This will require constant growth in public speaking and outreach.

Employee will broaden the program with more grants by:
1. Getting experience researching and writing grants. Each step will be supported by a team member.

Employee will create more support for teachers by:
1. Discussing the goals for each teacher in their individual classroom.
2. Working with teachers to establish classroom management fluidity and steps to incorporate any individual education profiles.
3. Keep current with curriculum outcomes, and education department focus.
4. Establish an online, searchable lesson plan data base with additional support for classroom teachers.

Employee will meet community needs by:
1. Developing new community workshops are a yearly goal for Falls Brook Centre. Employees will research new ideas, develop the step by step process, test the process, develop a model and then teach the workshop.
2. Participate in community events, from garbage clean up, workshops, or community wide educational programs.

Employee will bring in more technology and teach people with the most up to date information possible by:
1. Learning to expand our social media presence.
2. Create an online database for lesson plans.
3. Establish more educational technology in our programming.
4. Research, keeping us looking forward to grow our impact.

Knowledge & Skills
-Social Media experience
-Public speaking
-Like to be outside, rain or shine
-Background working with students K-12
-French language skills an asset

Education Required
Bachelors degree or higher with Environmental or Education focus

Certification Required
-First Aid
-Criminal background check

Salary
$14/hour , 37.5 hours per week

Start date: September 15, 2018
End date: August 31, 2019

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The Conservation Council of New Brunswick is a non-profit organization that creates awareness of environmental problems and advances practical solutions through research, education and interventions. The Learning Outside project emerged out of our recognition that children today have less opportunity to explore and learn in the natural world than earlier generations. The Learning Outside project aims to help children connect with nature by supporting teachers and schools in taking students outside for curriculum-linked activities in nature. We develop educational materials linked to all elementary subject areas, facilitate activities with classes, and also help schools develop outdoor learning spaces (nature trails, signage, etc.). We also work with community groups and other educators.

We are looking for a part-time assistant to help with all aspects of the Learning Outside project.

Responsibilities include assisting the project coordinator in all aspects of program delivery:
  • Working with teachers and classes on outdoor activities
  • Developing curriculum-linked modules, including activities linked to curriculum and/or subject areas and all the materials and background information required by teachers to deliver the lessons
  • Researching learning opportunities linked to New Brunswick habitats and species
  • Helping develop education materials for families and the general public
  • Helping promote, develop and facilitate community activities and workshops
  • Creating social media posts relevant to the Learning Outside project’s work
  • Helping update the Learning Outside website
  • Participating in teleconferences, meetings, etc. with our partners in outdoor nature education
  • Representing the Conservation Council and Learning Outside at various community events, information booths, etc.
Requirements:
  • Background or relevant experience in teaching/education and/or background in nature education
  • Strong interest in sharing nature, teaching about the natural world
  • Strong interest in connecting children with nature
  • Experience/interest in biology, ecology, earth sciences, citizen science, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English
  • Strong interpersonal skills / ability to communicate with all ages
  • Computer skills (including website and social media)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Project coordination, event planning, working with the public and youth
             Also considered assets:
  • Interest/experience in environmental issues (ie. watersheds, , forests, biodiversity, endangered species, climate change, invasive species)
  • Knowledge of New Brunswick habitats and species
  • Knowledge of New Brunswick curriculum
  • Proficiency in written and oral French language
  • Driver’s license
  • Experience in event organization
Application deadline: August 17, 2018

Salary:
Commensurate with experience

Location: Fredericton, with occasional travel around New Brunswick.  

Please send your resume and cover letter detailing how you meet the requirements to nadine@conservationcouncil.ca
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