MEJC Summer Position: Canvass Lead
Are you outraged by the government’s blind allegiance to fossil fuels? Want to channel that energy into the fight for energy justice? Join our MEJC team and spend some time this summer out in your community engaging in conversations about pipeline resistance and the movement for environmentally and socially responsible energy systems. We are looking for canvass leads, to plan and host outreach events in Winnipeg this summer. Ideally these are folk(s) who are passionate about the issues, comfortable talking to new faces, and able to organize a small group of volunteers. Canvass lead will be asked to organize 1-4 events per month, with commitment made at the beginning of each month on the dates and locations of events. Responsibilities include planning and promoting the event in advance in collaboration with digital team, coordinating volunteers at the event, and follow up. Leads will be compensated for their time and there is some flexibility in the hours worked. This position can either be taken by one person who would like to canvass regularly (approx. once a week) all summer, or by several folks who want to share the responsibilities.
We encourage all interested to apply. Priority will be given to frontline and indigenous applicants, and secondarily to those with interest/experience in energy justice work in Manitoba. We are understanding of different circumstances, experiences, and backgrounds of people, and aim to provide as much support and flexibility as possible in these positions. While MEJC operates almost exclusively by volunteers, we believe these honoraria will allow people who are not able to volunteer their time to get involved. Please keep this in mind while considering applying.
Application deadline: June 10th at 11:59pm
To apply, please send your CV and a short cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to include links to any of your previous related work.
Note: MEJC will be posting additional job openings for 1-2 part-time summer staff (approx. 20hrs/week for 4 months) over the summer. Successful applicants for these digital organizing positions are also eligible to apply for summer positions which may overlap.