Waterlution is Hiring in the Northwest Territories for Summer/Fall 2020!
Seeking Youth Programs Assistants for mid-July – mid-Oct 2020 (flexible see below)
30 hrs per week for 8 weeks preferred, but flexible start date or hours per week for the right candidate
Hourly-rate is $16 per hour
Work from home with virtual support and mentorship from the Waterlution team
The position will last 8-16 weeks depending on the hours per week the selected candidate is available to work.
Some short evenings and weekends hours may be required for online special events. Time off during regular working hours will be given when evening/weekend work is completed.
Since 2003, Waterlution has catapulted its facilitation practice into a multi-stakeholder dialogue, encompassing a broad network of engaged, diverse individuals, organizations and communities, with the understanding that everyone has a vested interest in water.
For over 16 years, Waterlution’s dedication to promoting water awareness and opportunities for collaboration has been a catalyst in creating sustainable and innovative water management systems. In practice, Waterlution provides immersive 21st-century leadership training, coaching, mentorship and social project-building/business creation opportunities customized for youth & young water and environmental professionals.
Waterlution’s youth programs engage students and young professionals (ages 19-29) as volunteers, they receive training to educate schools across Canada, working with students ages 7-18. In the 2020 school year, engagement will be conducted online and focused on water-storytelling.
Work under the supervision of the Project Lead along with a network of summer staff across Canada to develop Waterlution’s new water-storytelling project (activities, webinars, workshops, guide books) and a contest entirely designed for youth across Canada
Pilot these activities via video chat with youth and youth groups in your region/networks.
Recruit, train, and onboard volunteers from across Canada to prepare them in facilitating the storytelling project and contest to school groups to start in Autumn 2020.
Receive training from the Project Lead on storytelling and creative writing techniques to create guidebooks for youth to share stories about water, facilitate this training to volunteers in your region.
Research and recruit strategic partnerships and prizes.
Recruit schools and youth groups to participate in the project and contest.
Prepare website content, write a blog and craft social media posts.
Attend weekly team meetings and support the administrative needs of the storytelling project. Work via phone/zoom/what’s app and google docs with the Project Lead and other summer staff throughout the week.
Support the administrative needs of the project.
Support and participate in the Water Innovation Lab Global online course on Thursdays, upon request.
Must be passionate about storytelling, youth leadership & water education
Prefer some post-secondary education in a related field (environmental studies, English/French literacy majors, cultural studies, water management, education, etc.)
Committed to life-long learning, personal growth and professional development.
Strong computer skills, experience using email (25+ emails per day), google docs or Microsoft word.
Video making and editing skills, photography, graphic design are considered an asset, please highlight these if you have them.
Work from home, you will need reliable internet access, and quiet comfortable desk space to work.
Must have a personal computer with a webcam and mic built-in, and a personal cell phone to use throughout the duration of the position.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to remain motivated, responsive and focused in a work-from-home setting.
Desired Additional Skills/Experience:
Experience working with youth and children in an educational setting.
Experience working on water-related projects.
Experience writing stories (for children is an additional asset).
Previous participation in creative writing/storytelling workshops.
Secondary language skills (French or an indigenous language).
Comfortable being features on social media in videos and photos to promote the program.
Preparing Your Application:
Submit your cover letter (include the number of hours per week you are available, and when you would be available to start), with a resume and a ~ 100-200-word (fiction or non-fiction) written story or oral storytelling video sharing a story that includes water.
Apply by the end of the day Sunday, July 5th to:
Olivia Allen - Project Lead for Youth Programs olivia.allenATwaterlution.org (replace AT with @)
No phone calls please, those selected for an interview will be contacted- we thank all those who apply!
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