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Summer Student Job: Outreach and Communications Coordinator

The East Coast Environmental Law Association (ECELAW) invites applications for a paid 10-week Summer Student position to be held between June 5th and August 11th, 2017. The successful applicant will act as ECELAW’s Outreach and Communications Coordinator throughout the employment term, and will work to enhance the organization’s public education programming by designing environmental law clinics for Atlantic Canadian communities.

Specific duties will include:

  • consulting with Atlantic Canadian environmental organizations, community groups, social justice organizations, and public legal education organizations to identify key environmental law questions and issues of concern;
  • conducting further research on 3-5 priority areas;
  • designing materials for environmental law clinics to be held in Atlantic Canadian communities;
  • developing an implementation plan that identifies resource and budgetary needs;
  • identifying potential funding sources and preparing funding applications.

The Outreach and Communications Coordinator will also assist with the organization’s digital communications by contributing to monthly newsletters and website content, and by providing social media support.

The Summer Student position will be funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program. As such, applicants must be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment, have been registered as full-time students during the 2016-2017 academic year, intend to return to school on a full-time basis during the 2017-2018 academic year, be Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and be legally entitled to work in Nova Scotia.

The position is open to all law students who meet these requirements, and Indigenous students, African Nova Scotian students, and students with disabilities will be given priority.

Applications should include a covering letter and CV, and should be sent electronically to [email protected]

Covering letters may be addressed to:

Lisa Mitchell, Executive Director
East Coast Environmental Law Association
6061 University Avenue
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS
B3H 4R2

The deadline for applications is May 19th, 2017.

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