We’re Hiring! Network Outreach Coordinator

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Do you want to develop your expertise in building community participation in environmental stewardship? Do you love inspiring and enabling communities and individuals to look after the lakes and rivers on their doorstep? Or perhaps you want a job that will make a tangible difference on the ground and across the region? If so, then come and work for us at the Atlantic Water Network as our Network Outreach Coordinator.

Who we are

The Atlantic Water Network (AWN) – a project on MakeWay’s shared platform – is the hub for community-based water monitoring in Atlantic Canada, collaborating with over 100 organizations to advance water science and stewardship in the region. AWN is a catalyst and support system for environmental stewardship in Atlantic Canada, directly assisting the staff and volunteers of watershed groups of all sizes and capacities.

AWN’s vision is that Atlantic rivers, lakes, and wetlands are healthy and stewarded by local communities in the long term. Our mission is to strengthen community-based water monitoring in Atlantic Canada by creating shared learning opportunities, offering tailored technical supports, and promoting local water priorities at both regional and national scales.

Thanks to funding through the Science Horizons Program, AWN is looking to broaden our network further, and provide community-based water monitoring support in all communities in Atlantic Canada.

What the role entails

As the Network Outreach Coordinator you will broaden our network of organizations and community groups and overcome barriers to participating in water monitoring and stewardship that some communities face. You will undertake strategic and responsive outreach activities to expand the Network of community partners. Your role ensures that Network support is there for all that might need it. You will undertake communication activity that raises the Network’s profile and fosters a sense of community and collaboration amongst community partners.

How to apply

Full details about the role, including the skills and knowledge we are looking for and how to apply can be found here. The closing date for applications is midnight (ADT) on July 5, 2023.

Please note this Science Horizons funded position is only open to people who are no more than 30 years old at the start of the internship, are eligible to work in Canada and are not in school full-time.

Atlantic Water Network-MakeWay is an equal opportunities organization and welcomes applications from underrepresented communities such as Indigenous and Aboriginal People, 2SLGBTQ+ persons, African Nova Scotians and other Racially Visible Persons, or women in occupations or positions where they are underrepresented. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify in their submission.

MakeWay is a national charity and public foundation with a goal to enable nature and communities to thrive together. We do this by building partnerships, providing solutions, grants, and services for the charitable sector across the country.

For more information about MakeWay, please visit: http://makeway.org/approach/shared-platform/