Part-Time Student Position: Communications Coordinator

Are you passionate about environmental issues? Do you have a flair for the written word? Are you up for the challenge of building an online audience using 140 characters or less?

The East Coast Environmental Law Association (ECELAW) is seeking applications for a part-time student position to be held during the 2017-2018 academic year. The successful applicant will act as ECELAW’s Communications Coordinator throughout the employment term, and will work to enhance our online profile by managing our social media accounts and assisting with the development of press releases, newsletters, and news items.

ECELAW is a charitable law organization based in Halifax, and its mandate is to support the creation and application of progressive environmental law and policy throughout Atlantic Canada. Through public education, community collaboration, and legal action, ECELAW works to make legal information accessible to those who need it most, and we advocate for the fair enforcement of environmental laws. With a small staff and a committed team of passionate volunteers, ECELAW gets a lot of work done in a day. Showcasing our work in the public arena helps us to be more effective, and that’s where you come in.

The Communications Coordinator’s key responsibilities will include:

  • Updating and maintaining ECELAW’s Facebook account;
  • Increasing ECELAW’s Twitter presence; and
  • Assisting with the development of press releases, newsletters, and news items.

The expected time commitment is 10 hours per week, and the rate of pay is $15 per hour.

This position is open to all current students. Legal training is not required, but strong writing skills and the ability to stay focused while working independently are essential. Applicants should also be fluent in sound social media practices and good social media etiquette.

Applications should include a covering letter and current résumé, 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 Ave.

PO Box 15000

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

The deadline for applications is October 6th, 2017.