Communications and Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator

POSITION TITLE: Communications and Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator
POSITION TYPE: Full-time
LANGUAGE: Fully bilingual French and English
REPORTS TO: Spur Change National Program Manager
LOCATION: The successful applicant can work remotely from locations across Canada

The Spur Change program is a 5-year initiative, funded by Global Affairs Canada, aiming to increase the effectiveness of Canadian small and medium organizations to deliver sustainable results in support of the Feminist International Assistance Policy and the Sustainable Development Goals. The main outcomes of the program are to increase the engagement of Canadian small and medium sized organizations in international development and increase the engagement of Canadians, particularly youth, as global citizens.

Spur Change is an intiative of the Inter-Council Network (ICN) a coalition of the eight Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation. The independent Councils are committed to global sustainable development, social justice and social change. As part of the ICN, the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) is managing the Spur Change program.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the National Program Manager, and in collaboration with Spur Change team members the Communications and Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and executing communications for the Spur Change Program and to implement the monitoring and evaluation plan of the Program.

Communications

  • Develop a communications strategy to support the engagement and participation of the key stakeholders and to ensure the timely and effective sharing of information.

  • Assist with the development and maintenance of a social media strategy that will promote and publicize Spur Change events.

  • Oversee the creation of information kits and resource materials as needed.

  • Contribute to the Program’s utilization of social media (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube) to promote events and share information.

  • Overseeing the design and development of the Spur Change website. Regularly update the website as needed.

  • Develop and distribute regular newsletters in both official languages.

  • Coordinate and oversee the translation of key documents as required.

  • Recruit, select and coordinate the work of qualified translators, interpreters and contractors as deemed necessary.

  • Provide support to the planning of conferences and events.

  • Supervise the documentation of events and conferences with articles, videos and pictures.

  • Develop media campaigns including the creation of media kits, media releases, and resource materials.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Oversee the execution of the Spur Change Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.

  • Develop the data collection tools (online surveys, questionnaires, roundtables) required and coordinate the data collection.

  • Write, review and edit the various program reports.

Other

  • Carry out additional tasks directly related to the successful implementation of the Spur Change Program.

  • Be responsible for working within the budget as assigned to the various areas of programming under this job description.

  • Maintain organized and comprehensive files.

Qualifications

  • Have expert communication skills in French and English (both written and verbal), and the ability to adapt communications style in a manner that is suitable and appropriate for various stakeholders.

  • Background and/or studies in public relations, communications, event coordination, communications, education or equivalent.

  • Familiarity with popular conferencing and communications media and platforms.

  • Experience with photography and video editing.

  • Have demonstrated success in a similar role with a minimum of 2 years of communications experience (preferably in a non-profit setting).

  • Have a strong understanding of international development and cooperation combined with a good understanding of global citizenship and public engagement principles.

  • Knowledge and experience in monitoring and evaluation, data collection and analysis, and reporting.

  • Have excellent organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to organize multiple tasks and appropriately prioritize activities.

  • Have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to respect the values and differences that all members of a small team bring to an office environment.

  • Have a proven ability to problem-solve and work independently.

To apply: Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, résumé, and the names of two references to spurchange@acgc.ca by 5:00 PM on Sunday August 25th, 2019.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Green Schools Nova Scotia Engagement Officers

Position: Green Schools Nova Scotia Engagement Officer
Organization: Thinkwell Shift Inc
Location: Cape Breton Region, Nova Scotia AND Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia
Term: 10 month contract

Thinkwell Shift (“Shift”) is a behaviour change company that specializes in resource conservation. We create strategies that encourage people to make lasting changes in their daily lives to conserve resources such as water, energy, and waste. In order to facilitate behaviour change, we connect with customers using various tactics to guide their path. Thinkwell Shift is looking for two Engagement Officers, one located in the Cape Breton Region and one in the Halifax Regional Municipality, who enjoys working with youth and forging relationships.

Key Job Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Deliver the Green Schools NS program for the 2019-2020 school year.

  • Prepare, schedule, and deliver presentations and activities about energy and energy efficiency both in person and remotely.

  • Provide engagements in schools and community settings to various ages including adults.

  • Communicate program offerings, goals, and resources to new and returning schools.

  • Work to actively engage with new schools and also ensure continuity of engagement with schools that enrolled previously.

  • Forge, maintain, and strengthen relationships with school communities (students, teachers, administrators, parents), program partners, and other stakeholders.

  • Provide on-the-ground support and mentorship to program participants throughout the school year.

  • Participate in meetings and training as required.

  • Participate in the identification, creation, and dissemination of program stories through social media and website content, including photographs.

  • Seize all relevant opportunities to build, support, and create excitement for the program.

  • Help conduct surveys and other evaluation methods.

  • Maintain accurate work time and expense records and submit receipts on a timely manner.

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records in the Green Schools NS database.

  • Maintain toolkit inventory.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Degree in Education, Environmental Studies, or related field (or equivalent combination of education and experience).

  • Strong spoken, written, and listening communication skills in both English. French will be considered an asset.

  • Ability to follow instructions.

  • Experience working with children and youth (elementary, junior, and/or senior high school students) in a school setting and/or programming capacity.

  • Strong skills in taking initiative, time management, priority setting, organization, planning, attention to details, team work, and interpersonal skills.

  • Public speaking and facilitation skills.

  • Skills related to working with children and youth including: strong enthusiasm, ability to manage groups, ability to inspire, motivate and gain trust, creativity, leadership, imagination and adaptability.

  • Knowledge of energy issues and energy efficiency is considered an asset.

  • Experience delivering youth programs with an environmental focus would be considered an asset.

  • Experience working in a cross-cultural and diverse environment.

  • Valid Nova Scotia Driver's License, access to a safe and reliable vehicle, and willingness to travel throughout the region or province as required.

  • A criminal record check, including a vulnerable sector check, will be required before beginning work in schools.

  • Knowledge of the Nova Scotia school system and/or curriculum outcomes and lesson plan development would be considered an asset.

  • Personal commitment to leading a sustainable lifestyle and expertise in environmental science would be an asset.

Compensation

Hourly rate: $17/hr up to 35 hours per week. 10-month contract position.

Normal working hours would be approximately Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, with some availability required on evenings and weekends.

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit your cover letter and résumé (merged as one document) electronically to olga@thinkwellshift.ca with the subject line Green Schools NS Engagement Officer. Also specify which region you are applying for!

Applications will be accepted until August 16, 2019. We thank every last one of you for applying, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.