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Communication Strategy Development Coordinator
New Brunswick Environmental Network

Job Classification: Full-time internship contract of 9 to 12 months

Start date: ASAP

Deadline to apply: October 15, 2009

Wage: $14.00
Location: Moncton, New Brunswick
Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, with occasional evening and weekend work required

Program requirements: All applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 30, be presently unemployed, legally eligible to work in Canada and/or the province of New Brunswick and have graduated from a post-secondary institution.

The New Brunswick environmental network is a non-profit communication network linking over 80 environmental groups across the province. The network is the heartbeat of the environmental movement, with a mission “to encourage and facilitate networking and communication among member groups in order to advance their work, to protect the Earth, to promote ecologically sound ways of life and to strengthen the environmental movement in New Brunswick”.

Job Description:
Working with NBEN staff and environmental groups, the Communication Strategy Development Coordinator will develop the strategy by researching various communication tools and accessing communication expertise available through the member groups of the NBEN and other agencies. The Coordinator will be responsible for pre-testing ideas with users and engaging environmental groups in discussion and surveys to ensure that the Strategy will meet the needs of NBEN member groups and be well-received by the general public. The Strategy will include an implementation component which will be carried out by various parties including the Coordinator, NBEN staff, NBEN member groups and outsourced communications experts. The intern will also be responsible for training NBEN member groups from across the province on the various new communication opportunities available to them and how to use them to advance environmental communication.

Throughout the development of the communication plan, the Communication Strategy Development Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring current environmental information is posted weekly on the existing website, for writing and distributing the weekly environmental newsletter as well as putting together the quarterly Elements Environmental E-zine.

Requirements:
Strong communication skills in both English and French
Strong organizational and project development skills
Strong computer and keyboarding skills
Background in the environmental or non-profit sector
Experience and interest in communications

Assets:
Capable of working in a flexible work environment
Must also be a co-operative team player
Quick learner and a highly motivated self-starter

While the New Brunswick Environmental Network appreciates all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within one week of the application, please assume that we have chosen other candidates for interviews.

New Brunswick Environmental Network
236 St. George Street, Suite 432
Moncton, NB
P: 506-855-4144
F: 506-433-6111
nben@nben.ca

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