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Fair Trade Campus Outreach Volunteer

 

Position Title:              Fair Trade Campus Outreach Volunteer

Department:                Sustainability Office, Physical Resources

Job Type:                      Part-time, Limited Term

Length of Position:     Sept 2016 – April, 2017

Campus:                      Waterloo

Reports To:                  Coordinator: Outreach + Programs, Sustainability Office

 

This is a competitive student leadership volunteer opportunity for Wilfird Laurier University students.

Position Summary

The Fair Trade Campus Outreach Volunteer position is an approximate 2 hours per week commitment (plus training) for a Wilfrid Laurier University student with an interest in sustainability. The focus of this position will be to plan and undertake visibility and education outreach efforts that assist in satisfying the Fair Trade Campus designation requirements. The position will work with the Coordinator: Outreach + Programs, Sustainability Office and the Marketing & Communications Manager, Food Services. The primary responsibility will be the planning and launch of an annual awareness event. More information regarding the Fair Trade Campus program can be found at http://cftn.ca/fair-trade-campus-program.

Accountabilities

  • Coordinate event planning and development
  • Plan and undertake event promotion
  • Create campus awareness strategy
  • Develop promotional materials and signage
  • Lead promotion and communications efforts
  • Other duties as determined by the Fair Trade Campus Committee

 

Qualifications

  • Wilfrid Laurier University student with a genuine interest or passion in sustainability
  • Previous experience in project management and event planning/promotion  is an asset
  • Strong time management skills
  • Demonstrated professionalism, maturity and good judgement
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently in a team environment
  • Creative design program experience is an asset (e.g., Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, etc.)
  • Desire to advocate sustainable practices and initiatives

 

Commitments

  • Weekly: approximately 2 hrs, flexible
  • Periodic events and campaigns throughout the year (varies)
  • One training day each semester (weekday)

 

Benefits

  • Gain recognition on your Co-Curricular Record
  • Increase your knowledge of sustainability
  • Gain communication, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Gain skills to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Expand your resume with transferable skills
  • Flexible hours
  • Letters of reference for outstanding service
  • Contribute to meaningful sustainability improvements on campus, notably the Fair Trade Campus designation

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Effective Communication
  • Leadership Development
  • Collaboration
  • Social Responsibility
  • Meaningful Interpersonal Relationships

How To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to the address below indicating the position you’re applying for in the subject line by Sept. 30, 2016.

Tyler Plante, Coordinator: Outreach & Programs, Sustainability Office

tplante@wlu.ca

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