Summer Job: Event Coordinator

by Community Forests International on May 21, 2013

SUMMER JOB POSTING Position: Event Coordinator Organization: Community Forests International Location: Sackville, New Brunswick Community Forests International is an start-up environmental NGO working in both Canada and Tanzania. In Canada we offer a sustainability workshop series, providing hands-on experiences in land-use and alternative living. We are seeking a enthusiastic and driven individual interested in ecology and cutting edge environmental issues. Please consider applying if you’re looking to gain skills in the not-for profit sector. This job will consist of both office and field work; coordinating events and workshops and working with community members to strengthen a positive connection to the natural environment. Duties: This position will facilitate workshops on restoration forestry, forest management for carbon offsets, backyard beekeeping, permaculture, organic gardening, horse-logging, native plant identification and use, native pollinators, and watercourse restoration; also including Acadian Forest biodiversity presentations and public engagement events.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate facilities, materials and instructors for CFI’s Workshop Series
  • Assist in education curriculum planning and co-hosting education and outreach events
  • Assist in scheduling and organizing public engagement events
  • Provide workshop information and facilitating registration for workshop participants.
  • Provide clerical support as needed
  • Participate preparation of work plans and budgets relating to the workshop series.


  • Experience in environmental science, social science, geography, biology and international development.
  • Experience coordinating events
  • Strong written oral and communication skills
  • Ability to be self-directed as well as a team player
  • Ability to facilitate and organize volunteers and workshop participants
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work outdoors and handle some minor physical labor

All applicants must be registered in full-time in the previous academic year and must intend on returning to school full-time for the 2013-2014 academic year. Community Forests International encourages everyone to apply including those from traditionally underrepresented groups such as women, visible minorities and First Nations. Wage: $12/hour, 35 hours/week Number of weeks to be determined (ending August 31 2013) To apply, please e-mail your resume and a brief covering letter to* or mail it to Community Forests International, 10 School Lane, Sackville, NB E4L 3J9 as soon as possible and not later than May 31, 2013. No telephone calls, follow-up emails or agencies please. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

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