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Administrative Coordinator

Part-time, contract

Wage: $20/hour 

Organization: Climate Network Lanark

Work conditions: Remote position with some in-person meetings and events around Lanark County, 30hrs/week flexible schedule 

Eligibility: Age 30 and under

Location: Lanark County, Ontario

Job Starts: ASAP – if the job is still posted, it is still available

How to apply: Send Resume and Cover Letter to info@climatenetworklanark.ca 

Job Description

Climate Network Lanark is a grassroots organization operating in Lanark County and Smiths Falls. We build community to advocate for and take deep action on climate change locally – both mitigation and adaptation measures. Our current activities include working with the County on the development of the Climate Action Plan, advocating for municipal wetlands preservation as a key election issue, educating the public and key decision makers on the relationship between wetlands and carbon sequestering.

We are seeking a motivated, organized, experienced person  to fill the position of Administrative Coordinator for this quickly growing, new organization. The Administrative Coordinator is responsible for providing a wide range of administrative and executive support to the Board of Directors and the management team, including Database Management, Volunteer Coordination and Fundraising. The Coordinator is responsible for managing the internal flow of information to create effective Climate campaigns in our community. In each function, the coordinator will report to a board director and/or one of the members of the team, accountability for each function will be clearly delineated.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in developing skills in fundraising, grant writing, volunteer coordination, and bookkeeping/financial management. These are not necessary to be considered but experience in any or all of these skills, as well as an interest in developing them will be beneficial.

Key Responsibilities

  • Administrative Support: Book and schedule meetings, minute taking, create agendas, submit funding applications, answer and/or direct all general organization emails. Liaise with the organization’s Working Groups, core team members and board members to collect, format, file, and post articles, campaigns, events and opportunities. Distribute this information on our website, social media, newsletter.  
  • Database management: Create and manage campaigns (including but not limited to petitions, letter-writing and call campaigns), and track and build supporters using the Action Network database. 
  • Volunteer and Supporter Management: Onboard, assign and track new and existing volunteers and supporters using our existing volunteer management database system.
  • Fundraising Management: track and manage grant and donor information.
  • Assist with researching, developing and writing funding proposals.

Skills Required

  • Able to use our existing key organizational tools – Action Network Database, Google for nonprofits, and Smart Sheets
  • Or demonstrated ability to learn new software skills quickly
  • Self-motivated
  • Effective time management skills and the ability to be flexible and adaptable
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Sound judgement and strong personal ethics
  • Demonstrated ability to work on projects and activities simultaneously 
  • Proven problem-solving skills, agility, and creativity 
  • Intellectual curiosity and desire to learn
  • Excellent attention to detail, communication, and organizational skills.

Assets

  • Developed concern for the climate crisis
  • Knowledge of Action Network database and/or Engagement organizing techniques 
  • Sense of humour 
  • Optional but not necessary to be considered: volunteer coordination, grant writing, and/or bookkeeping/financial management skills

Climate Network Lanark acknowledges that Climate Change is an intersectional issue, and as such, experience in other social justice issues is relevant and valuable in this context. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or disability.

Funding Related Requirements

  • Post-secondary graduate; (can not be current full-time student)
  • Between the ages of 15-30 (inclusive) at the start of the internship;
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada*;
  • People legally allowed to work, according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations;
  • People available to work for at least six months for 30hrs/week;
  • People who are not previous participants of a federal youth employment program; and
  • People who are not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (this does not apply to previous co-op students or student interns, although this must be clearly indicated by the employer)

Communications Coordinator

Part-time, contract

Wage: $20/hour 

Organization: Climate Network Lanark

Work conditions: Remote position with some in-person meetings and events around Lanark County, 30hrs/week flexible schedule 

Eligibility: Age 30 and under

Location: Lanark County, Ontario

Job Starts: ASAP – if the job is still posted, it is still available

How to apply: Send Resume and Cover Letter to info@climatenetworklanark.ca 

Job Description

Climate Network Lanark is a grassroots organization operating in Lanark County and Smiths Falls. We build community to advocate for and take deep action on climate change – both mitigation and adaptation measures. Our current activities include working with the County on the development of their Climate Action Plan, advocating for municipal wetlands preservation as a key election issue, educating the public and key decision makers on the relationship between wetlands and carbon sequestering.

We are seeking a motivated, organized, experienced professional to fill the position of Communications Coordinator. They will work with the Co-directors to develop a communications strategy across multiple platforms, and then take a leadership role in the coordinating, writing, and designing of communications strategy materials, specifically the Engagement Organizing components. The Communications Coordinator will set agendas and facilitate the volunteer Communications Working Group, assigning tasks and following up with those volunteers. The Communications Coordinator will report to a board director and/or one of the members of the team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Strategic Development – Work with Board members to
    • Identify opportunities to establish relationships with local community groups
    • Think of innovative ways to drive online engagement
    • Identify target audiences
  • Content Creation –  Research, write and design content for multiple platforms, including but not limited to our campaigns, monthly newsletter, website, fliers, Facebook and Instagram.
  • Scheduling – Create and deliver a communications release schedule across multiple platforms so that the material is consistent and supports our key campaigns.

Skills Required

  • Familiarity with communicating on social media using diplomatic language.
  • Ability to relate complex concepts in simplified ways
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Abilities to research and write.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Sound judgement and strong personal ethics
  • Demonstrated ability to work on projects and activities simultaneously
  • Proven problem-solving skills, agility, and creativity 
  • Intellectual curiosity and desire to learn

Assets

  • Developed concern for the climate crisis
  • Familiarity with Engagement Organizing strategies
  • Knowledge of Action Network database
  • Sense of humour 

Climate Network Lanark acknowledges that Climate Change is an intersectional issue, and as such, experience in other social justice issues is relevant and valuable in this context. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or disability.

Funding Related Requirements

  • Post-secondary graduate; (can not be current full-time student)
  • Between the ages of 15-30 (inclusive) at the start of the internship;
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada*;
  • People legally allowed to work, according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations;
  • People available to work for at least six months for 30hrs/week;
  • People who are not previous participants of a federal youth employment program; and
  • People who are not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (this does not apply to previous co-op students or student interns, although this must be clearly indicated by the employer)

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