Communications and Outreach Coordinator – Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society – Ontario

Job Description
Do you love biology or nature? Are you excited about engaging the public on important environmental issues? Do you have experience in communications or outreach? Then this position is for you! We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated individual to join our team. The position will help enhance our communications to engage the public to take action against the spread of invasive species. The position will be a blend of at-home office work and in-person outreach activities, training opportunities and community events within the RDOS.

Responsibilities include:
Enhancing our online presence through social media, websites and tracking engagements
Developing educational materials, presentations, newsletters
Coordinating communication and outreach activities
Researching innovative communication strategies to reach target audiences
Planning and hosting a series of educational webinars and workshops
Presenting to diverse audiences including community groups and youth
Developing teacher guides, lesson plans and supply kits targeting middle school students
Performing regular updates to the OASISS website (Wix) and OISO website (WordPress)
Attending professional development and training initiatives
Participating in web conferences and meetings
We are a collaborative team, so you will often find yourself helping with other projects or working on something unique!

Desired Competencies
Communication: excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to express ideas openly and honestly with staff and management. An active listener.
Self-Management: self-directed, motivated, and resourceful. Able to work independently and maintain own work schedule. Takes initiative and can self manage. Has good attention to detail and superior organizational skills.
Digital Proficiency: proficient in Microsoft Office. Comfortable with learning and using digital tools (for example, social media, website editors, Zoom, and more).
Inclusive Attitude: adaptable and able to engage with people from diverse backgrounds. Values and embraces differences.
Creative: innovative problem solver. Open minded and adaptable.

Qualifications and Requirements
Graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution in a field of study related to communications, or a Biology/Natural Resource background with equivalent work experience in communications and outreach
Must provide own workspace based from your own ‘home office’
Must have a reliable vehicle to visit sites in the Okanagan-Similkameen – compensation for mileage will be provided at the current BC government rate (logbook required) based on a pre-determined marshalling point within the RDOS
Must provide your own computer, and cell phone (stipend provided)
Supplemental Information

To apply,
please submit a cover letter (optional) and resume (mandatory) in one single document that indicates how you meet our competencies and qualifications. We thank all applicants for their interest. However only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Submit your application:
Attention: Lisa Scott, OASISS Executive Director
Subject line should state: “Application – Communications and Outreach Coordinator”