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Environmental Education Specialist
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Manager Communications, Education and Outreach (Manager), the Environmental Education Specialist (Specialist) is responsible for the overall planning, supervising and implementation of the Environmental Education Program. The Specialist is responsible for the creation of materials and resources that support the program goals identified by the Department of Environment (DOE). The Specialist’s work will also support and impact a wide range of other program areas and divisions within the DOE including Wildlife Management, Environmental Protection, Fisheries and Sealing, and Parks and Special Places.
The Specialist is responsible for the development and delivery of environmental education programs and materials that are designed to raise awareness of conservation needs and efforts and will work with the DOE as an advisor, assisting the department to build capacity in public education. The Specialist is responsible for working closely with field staff and representatives of other organizations in order to ensure programs and materials are appropriate and delivered in an effective manner. The Specialist is responsible for maintaining and updating the extensive territorial inventory of environmental education programs and materials and will be expected to handle enquiries from the media and requests for translations if the Manager Communications, Education and Outreach is absent.
Knowledge in the development of educational, informational programs and materials and skill in the areas of visual arts, creativity and design are required for this position. Familiarity with various types of production and design using a variety of media, including but not limited to video and still photography, radio, desktop publishing, internet applications, printing, computerized presentations and with various types of production and design equipment and materials, including knowledge of maintenance and storage is also required. The incumbent should have proven written and verbal communications skills, including experience in facilitation and group presentations along with excellent interpersonal skills including experience working effectively in a multi-cultural environment; as well as experience managing projects and budgets under limited direction.
To be successful in this position the incumbent should have knowledge and understanding of environmental issues in Nunavut, including familiarity with the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement and relevant policies and legislation, understanding of local interests and concerns and the ability to integrate Inuit Qaujimajanqit (IQ) into their perspective work. The successful incumbent will have organizational and planning skills, a demonstrated ability to initiate, manage, and complete complex and concurrent projects working both independently and in teams.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized post-secondary degree or diploma in environmental education or a similar program and at least two years’ experience working in a related field.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset