Communications agent – Canada Summer Jobs

THE ORGANIZATION
Regeneration Canada is a non-profit organization that promotes the regeneration of soil health, in order to mitigate climate change, restore biodiversity, improve water cycles, and support a more productive and fair food system. We strive towards this goal by raising awareness and mobilizing Canadians about the potential of reversing climate change through regenerative soil management, and about the ways each one of us can contribute. Our activities include developing an interdisciplinary network through our membership, educational workshops, communications activities (social media, videos, awareness campaigns), presentations at events, as well as hosting the annual Living Soils Symposium.

We strongly encourage people with one or more disabilities, BIPOC people, 2SLGBTQQIAP+ people, women and youth to apply.

Priority given to women in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and to young people who have never held a job and for whom this would be their first experience, according to Canada Summer Jobs priorities.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
The communications agent’s main role will be to communicate and exchange with various key stakeholders all over Canada, including farmers, citizens, agronomists, consultants, entrepreneurs, and others within the regenerative movement, in order to develop Regeneration Canada’s network and increase the reach of the organization across Canada.

TASKS
● Research and contact farms across the country in order to develop a new project of an interactive map of regenerative farms in Canada;
● Follow up with farms on the map to gather relevant details;
● Participate in the review process of farms that apply to be on the map;
● Translate data (English & French) and input into the system, update the map database in WordPress;
● Work together with the team to continuously improve the map, its features and the review process;
● Research recent developments in different sectors related to soil regeneration in order to stay informed and keep up to date with new players within the regenerative movement;
● Engage with members and partners on our communications platform, for example by sharing research articles, news and activities related to regenerative land management;
● Participate in weekly team meetings;
● Opportunity to participate in the coordination of webinars on various topics related to soil regeneration, agriculture and the environment;
● Opportunity to contribute to other projects of the organization if interested and motivated.

PROFILE AND ADMISSIBILITY
● The candidate must be between 15 and 30 years of age and must be eligible to the Canada Summers Jobs program;
● Degree in science (biology, ecology, environment), agroecology, communications, journalism, environment or any other relevant combination of studies and experience;
● Knowledge about environmental science, agriculture and soil science;
● Excellent oral and written communications skills (in French and in English)
● Good interpersonal skills;
● Versatility, stress management and excellent organizational skills;
● Autonomy and initiative;
● Experience with WordPress (an asset).

CONDITIONS
● Part-time contract for 16 weeks, starting on or around October 14, 2020 (with possibility to extend);
● Approximately 21 hours per week, for a total of 350 hours;
● Flexible schedule, work-life balance;
● Work from home and possibility of working in a shared workspace in the Mile End (if the circumstances related to COVID-19 allow it);
● 18$ per hour.

HOW TO APPLY
Only selected candidates will be contacted.
Those wishing to submit their application should send their CV and a letter of motivation to sarah@regenerationcanada.org before September 13, 2020 at noon.