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Outreach and Communications Manager Contract

MEJC is hiring a summer Outreach and Communications Manager

Role Overview

The primary responsibility of the Communications Manager is to collaborate with the Outreach and Media teams and provide leadership for outreach and communications activities. Relationship building and intentional engagement with members of marginalized and front-line communities is essential to ensure an inclusive environment that accurately represents and strengthens our community. The successful applicant should be passionate about climate  justice, have some experience with communications, and be comfortable engaging in conversation with new people. They will work closely with the other summer staff and receive regular support from a dedicated mentor from the Internal and Media team.

Specific roles and responsibilities 

Outreach events:

  • Identify opportunities for outreach and add them to the MEJC outreach calendar (contactless in-person events and online outreach)
  • Coordinate and attend outreach events (or assign a lead from the Outreach team for events you cannot attend)
  • Coordinate with the data entry team after each outreach event to pass on new sign ups

Coordinating outreach team volunteers:

  • Work with volunteer coordinator in on-boarding and training new communications volunteers
  • Coordinate and support training sessions for communications volunteers. Following-up with volunteers after each outreach event to receive feedback and build relationships, 
  • Support scheduling of outreach volunteers, in coordination with volunteer coordiantor 
  • Create and maintain Outreach team to-do list, tracking which volunteers are assigned to which tasks and following up to foster a culture of accountability and timeliness.

Content creation

  • Help write content for social media, blog posts, newsletters, and other communications of MEJC
  • Research and writing on specific issues for campaign teams, as needed
  • Research and write recommendations on how to improve communication with Northern Communities 

Training and experience required

  • Experience managing staff or volunteers an asset, but not required
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, participate in democratic decision-making, and take direction from supervisor and the larger community
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Self-motivated, driven, and organized with good time management skills
  • Passion for social and environmental justice and experience volunteering or working in a related field
  • Knowledge of internal communications and tasks platforms (e.g. Slack, Trello, Google Drive) an asset 
  • Experience volunteering with MEJC an asset

Benefits 

  • Gain experience working as a part of a grassroots team doing unique work in the environmental sector in Winnipeg
  • Build connections to a community of people with shared values and concerns
  • Develop relationships with leaders in the environmental sector across Manitoba through the existing and growing network of MEJC
  • Play a critical role in growing the movement for climate and energy justice in Manitoba through volunteer engagement
  • Spend your summer doing meaningful work and developing skills which will aid you in future work

Time and wages

All three positions involve 30hrs/week for 8 weeks at $15/hour. The majority of the work is flexible and can be done on the coordinator’s own time. The coordinator will be required to attend an initial meeting with the core team, and then regular meetings and phone check-ins with their direct supervisor as scheduled. 

Application details

We encourage all those aged 15-30 to apply, and especially welcome applicants from Indigenous and frontline communities. We are understanding of folks’ different circumstances, experiences, and backgrounds and aim to provide as much support and flexibility as possible in these positions. While MEJC is operated primarily by volunteers, we believe these paid positions will allow people who are not able to volunteer their time to get involved and to support our volunteer base. 

To apply, please send your CV and a short cover letter to info@mbenergyjustice.org with the subject “Summer Student Application 2020” Feel free to include links to any of your previous related work. 

Application deadline:

June 26th, 2020, or until positions have been filled

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