Employment

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 (All day)
Campaign Assistant (Winnipeg)

The Wilderness Committee is seeking a Campaign Assistant for our field office in Winnipeg. This is a full-time position based on 37.5 hours/week.
 
The Wilderness Committee is a grassroots, membership-based organization that has a history of more than 30 years on the front line of environmental battles across Canada, with offices in Manitoba, British Columbia and Ontario. We defend provincial parks and wilderness, stand up for wild species, and campaign for a healthier climate.

The Campaign Assistant is responsible for coordinating the administrative functions of the Wilderness Committee Manitoba office, including correspondence, day to day operations, finances, coordinating our door-to-door canvass and general communications. In addition, the Campaign Assistant will assist the Manitoba Campaign Director with campaign research, outreach and volunteer coordination as necessary.


You will be directly responsible for:

  •  Recruiting, hiring and supervising our door-to-door canvassers, collecting and reviewing cash outs and organizing maps
  • Responding to phone, email and mail inquiries
  • Assisting with data management, tracking expenditures, basic bookkeeping, payroll, and reporting
  • Assisting with editing and fact checking of publications
  • Developing and maintaining media and legislative tracking systems
  • Performing research for campaigns, both in the office and in the field
  • Participating in field excursions as necessary
  • Assisting with public outreach including presentations to schools, coordination of rallies and other public events, and sales of Wilderness Committee products, as determined by the Manitoba Campaign Director
  • Supporting our social media and website communications
  • Other duties as determined by the Manitoba Campaign Director

You will have:

  • At least 2 years’ experience (paid or unpaid) in a non-profit organization in the environmental or other social justice movement
  • Proven experience with basic budgeting and finances
  • A good understanding of non-profit fundraising strategies and challenges, previous door-to-door canvass experience an asset
  • Demonstrated human resources skills
  • Well organized with an eye for details
  • Strong research and written communication skills
  • An excellent communicator and people person with strong relationship building skills
  • Proven experience in project coordination
  • Computer and social media experience
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • A class 5 driver’s license

You will be:

  • Passionate about Canada’s wildlife and wild places, and the Wilderness Committee’s mission and core values
  • Analytical, creative, and used to thinking outside the box
  • Able to find humour in the face of adversity
  • Able to handle a large volume of work, with excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • A self-initiated problem solver who is reliable and enthusiastic
  • A team player
  • Committed to creating a positive and healthy workplace environment

Salary range: $30,000 per year

Closing Date: Ongoing until April 8th, 2014 at 5:00pm CST. We will be doing rolling interviews starting on April 1st, 2014.

 

The Wilderness Committee adheres to the principles of Employment Equity. We thank all candidates for their interest and regret that only those candidates who are short-listed for interviews will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS OR DROP-INS PLEASE.

 

Please send a cover letter and a resume in a SINGLE PDF with Campaign Assistant (Manitoba) in the subject line to ca [at] wildernesscommittee.org

www.wildernesscommittee.org/manitoba

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CANVASSERS (TORONTO)

The Wilderness Committee is a national environmental charity that campaigns on protecting wild lands like our boreal forest; safeguarding wildlife including our declining bee populations – due to neonicotinoid pesticides – and endangered species like the spotted owl; and promoting a healthy climate by working on issues surrounding the tar sands, pipelines and fracking.

We are accepting applicants to join our Door Canvass team. Our canvass works in residential neighbourhoods of Toronto to raise awareness of our campaigns and fundraise to support this work.

• Hours are 3:30pm to 9:30pm weekdays, weekend shifts are also available
• Full-time and part-time available
• Competitive wage plus commission
• Full training provided

To apply, please email shaine@wildernesscommittee.org or call us at 416-849-6520.


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Canvassers (Vancouver & Victoria)

Concerned about old growth forest and endangered species in BC? How about the weakening of environmental legislation in Canada, river privatization, pipelines, oil tankers, and tar sands? Engage your passion through grassroots education on our campaign issues as well as our membership and fundraising drive.  An excellent opportunity to build your communication skills and become confident in community engagement. 

The Wilderness Committee is currently accepting applications for our door-to-door Environmental Canvasser position.* Full time hours are Monday to Thursday from 4:30 to 10:00 pm, with a minimum commitment of 2 days a week. Canvassing pays dividends and helps everyone's future.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the Wilderness Committee's mandate and campaigns
  • Passionate about Canada’s wildlife and wild places
  • Committed to social causes and movements
  • An excellent communicator and people person with strong relationship building skills
  • Well organized with an eye for details
  • Skilled in administrative and financial tasks such as tracking, reporting and working with cash
  • Able to find humour in the face of adversity
  • Ability to speak a second common language is a bonus (e.g. Cantonese, Mandarin, Punjabi, Hindi, French, Tagalog, etc.)

For more information or to apply, please call our Canvass Team at 604-683-8220 and ask for Emil or email canvass@wildernesscommittee.org

To inquire about opportunities in Victoria, please contact Emily at 250-388-9292 or email at vi_canvass@wildernesscommittee.org

*Women are strongly encouraged to apply 

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Canvassers (Winnipeg)

Concerned about protecting Manitoba’s endangered wildlife? How about the weakening of environmental legislation in Canada, mining in parks, pipelines, oil shipped by rail, or fracking?

Do you want to protect the Boreal Forest and campaign for Indigenous rights?

If you enjoy sharing your passion with others the Wilderness Committee is perfect for you - we are currently looking for applications for our door-to-door Environmental Canvasser position. Part time hours in Winnipeg are Monday to Friday from 4:30 to 9:30 pm, with a minimum commitment of 3 days per week.

Canvassing builds communication skills, is flexible, gets you outdoors and helps everyone's future. Make a difference in your community and earn $10.25/hour, with great incentives for exemplary performers!
Qualifications:

  •  concern for wilderness and wildlife preservation
  •  outgoing, positive, dedicated
  •  willing to participate in ongoing education and skill-building
  •  excellent oral communication ability

Knowledge of the Wilderness Committee's mandate and campaigns is an asset but is not required. Full training will be provided.

Please clearly outline how you meet the qualifications in your application.

To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter to:
contactmb (at) wildernesscommittee.org
www.wildernesscommittee.org/manitoba

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