Job Opportunity: Environmental Interpreter

Environmental Education Commission is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic environmental interpreter to help teach their school programs at the Brother Brennan Environmental Education Centre.

The job will usually be two days per week (including overnight midweek) from mid September until late November 2017 and will include teaching and supervision of school children (and much more) in a wilderness setting. The ideal person will have previously taught groups of children, have extensive outdoor experience, be a role model of environmentally responsibility, be a storyteller, a good team worker and have the ability to be adaptable as the need arises. Knowledge of Newfoundland ecology, flora and fauna is an asset. New and substitute teachers are encouraged to apply, as are those with experience as environmental interpreters. Current first-aid certificate and a police record check with vulnerable sector check are essential.

Pay will be about $15 an hour with, usually, 24 hours paid work per week. Meals will be provided. Own transport to the Centre is required, but carpooling may be possible.
Send applications to by Thursday September 7, 2017, please include contact information for 3 references.

JOB POSTING – Manuels River Marketing Manager

(The following was scripted by and for Manuels River)

We are HIRING! Looking for a full-time, permanent Marketing Manager here at Manuels River – are you or someone you know interested? Check out our job posting:

JOB POSTING – Marketing Manager

Job Type: Full-time, permanent
Start Date: Mid-August, 2017
Application Deadline: Monday, August 7 at 12 noon
Contact Name: Jillian Whittle, Executive Assistant
Contact Phone: (709) 834-2099 ext. 201
Contact email:

Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre is a not-for-profit science and nature centre which features a world class trilobite fossil site and collection, and features the geological, biological and human history of Manuels River. The Centre is operated by the Manuels River Natural Heritage Society, a registered Canadian charity committed to the preservation and interpretation of the natural, cultural and geological history of the river through the development of education, recreation, and conservation opportunities. If you are a dynamic individual who enjoys interacting with the public and learning through fun, then Manuels River has opportunities that are right for you.

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Salary: $16.50 per hour
Application Requirements: Cover Letter, Resume, three references, and RNC Certificate of Conduct (COC) no more than 30 days old. If time constraints necessitate, the COC can be submitted following interviews.
Who can apply: Applicants legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with provincial legislation

Job Description
The Marketing Manager reports to the Executive Director and receives guidance in terms of organizational direction and marketing and communication strategy from the Marketing and Communications Committee of the Board of Directors. The Manager is the lead for all marketing and communications, overseeing the membership program, and assisting with fundraising strategies and programs.
Primary duties and responsibilities include:
• Implementation and monitoring of a recently developed Marketing Plan for the organization
• Overall marketing, advertising, promotion and public relations for the Centre aligning with the organization’s Marketing Plan and Strategic Plan
• Working with staff to create, develop or enhance existing programs based on market research
• Creating or overseeing the creation of press releases, advertisements, promotional materials, and newsletters
• Creating or coordinating the creation of electronic and/or printed graphic materials
• Updating or coordinating the updating of the website and other digital properties including social media
• Managing and driving brand management to ensure all materials, services, and signage conform to the established brand identity
• Conducting market research and competitive analysis and research
• Tracking marketing initiatives, key performance indicators and producing regular reports for the Executive Director and the Marketing and Communications Committee
• Leading the development of the membership program, including supervision of the program’s database, monthly newsletter and other outreach
• Assisting the Executive Director and Board of Directors in developing and coordinating a major donor program
• Must be a recent graduate (within the past 24 months) of a recognized post-secondary Business program
• Must be currently unemployed
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• Experience in web design, digital strategy, digital asset maintenance, and social media is a definite asset
• Computer skills, including office productivity software; graphic design and desktop publishing experience a definite asset
• Must be well organized, able to handle multiple projects and priorities, and have a natural orientation to detail
• Ability to work independently or as part of a team

To Apply:
Mail or email resume with cover letter, 3 references and RNC COC to:
Marketing Manager Position – Manuels River
7 Conception Bay Highway, CBS, NL, A1W 3A2

Applications must be received by Monday, August 7, 2017 at 12 noon.
We thank all who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Puffin Patrol is Hiring!

Attention Students! Looking to get more involved with Puffin Patrol? CPAWS-NL is Hiring (Funding Pending)! More details are to come but generally seeking students returning to school under the age of 30 willing to work at headquarters in the evenings and weekends for the month of August with the possibility of some mornings to release the birds. In addition you will be promoting the program in communities, plus other duties as required, minimum 5 weeks. Applicants must be able to work with the public, not afraid to handle our feathered friends, and able to do social media. If this sounds like something you may be interested in, please send along a resume to

Youth Eco Internship Program

Youth Eco Internship Program (via the YMCA of Greater Toronto)
*Specifically, but not exclusively, looking for St. John’s, NL based Eco-organizations to participate.

The Youth Eco Internship Program (YEIP) gives professionals in the Eco/Green sector a chance to help youth with barriers to education under the age of 30, build skills, develop confidence and benefit from the guidance and support of a workplace mentor. Prior to their internships, the selected youth will participate in a 3 week pre-employment training at their respective YMCA, to help them gain essential tools needed to be successful in their internships. They will be compensated for their time during those 3 weeks. Internships are offered in both official languages, are full-time and practical with broadly based assignments that help a motivated person develop transferable skills needed to be successful. The 12 week internship program provides a subsidy reimbursement of the respective province’s minimum wage, for up to 37.5 hours per week, plus 4% vacation pay as well as MERCs to eligible employers/host organizations. The ultimate objective is to help youth with barriers to education find permanent employment in the Green/Eco sector following this internship program.

To participate, employers must:
· have been in operation for a minimum of 2 years;
· have a minimum of 5 full-time employees (though some flexibility);
· provide proof of, WSIB (Worker’s Safety and Insurance Board) or equivalent, and a minimum of $2 million general liability insurance;
· and must work in the Green/Eco Sector or contribute to environmental sustainability as an organization.

If interested or for more information about the program, requirements for employers, etc. please contact 


YMCA contact in Toronto:
Jesse Abell
Bilingual Job Developer, Youth Eco Internship Program
YMCA of Greater Toronto
2200 Yonge Street, Unit 300, Toronto, ON   M4S 2C6
T: 416-928-3362 e 22629  F: 647-439-4502 E:

Two Summer Positions – Oceans Learning Partnerships (OLP)

Oceans Learning Partnership is planning to hire two post-secondary students as educators this summer (May to August) with our partners.  One position will be based in Terra Nova National Park with our friends at Park Canada, and the other is a shared staff position shared between Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium, the Ocean Sciences Centre, and our program in Holyrood.  The applicants must meet the requirements for the Canada Summer Job grant (student, returning to studies in September, between ages of 15 and 30, legally entitled to work in Canada).Job Opportunity_Marine Educator_2016Job Opportunity_OLP Science Educator_Terra Nova

Conservation Corps NL Environmental and Cultural Hiring Opportunity (ECHO) Program

ECHO Application FinalECHO Application Guide 2016 FinalGreen Team or ECHO ProgramEnvironmental and Cultural Hiring Opportunity (ECHO) Program is designed to build strong connections between youth and local organizations, communities, and municipalities by providing students (ages 15-30) with training and employment opportunities through paid work placements with community-based organizations.

Each ECHO project placement must have an environmental or cultural focus. Each project must provide a direct or indirect benefit to the community in which it takes place, be completed using the resources at hand, and provide meaningful work and learning experiences to the students.


Some of the outstanding features of this program include:

  • Proposed work placements can be for individual student work, or as part of a larger project.
  • Wage subsidy: CCNL will contribute 75% of the cost of student placements while the community partner is responsible to contribute only 25%.
  • Students hired through the ECHO program will be paid at a rate of $11.50/hour.
  • Community partners can apply for a maximum of two ECHO students.
  • Community Partners can apply for 8, 12 or 15 week placements.  (Community Partners will have the choice to avail of a reduced duration if partial funding is granted.)
  • CCNL will be responsible for administering funds, assisting with recruitment and hiring, payroll, primary supervision, safety orientation and training, and provide some safety equipment for student placements.
  • Community partners devise work plans to meet the needs of the organization or community.

All the details for the ECHO Program can be found in the attached documents or at  

The deadline for the ECHO Program is February 19, 2016.

In addition to this brand new program, CCNL is also accepting applications for our 2016 Green Team employment program.  Our flagship program has been a tremendous resource for communities across Newfoundland and Labrador for more than 20 years and we look forward to another exciting season of employment opportunities for youth and working with our incredible partners to enhance and restore communities around the province!  All Green Team Program details can be found at