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Sierra Club of Canada - Prairie Chapter (2 postings)

EMPLOYMENT / 2 Contractual OPPORTUNITIES Sierra Club of Canada - Prairie Chapter 

1. Alberta Reduce Vehicle Idling Campaign Coordinator (Calgary) Job #AC2003 Application deadline - August 4, 2003 The Sierra Club of Canada - Prairie Chapter is seeking an individual to coordinate the Calgary component of the Alberta Reduce Vehicle Idling Campaign. Applicants should be committed to environmental protection and seeking job experience in an advocacy and research organization. The project is collaboration between Sierra Club of Canada - Prairie Chapter, Climate Change Central and Natural Resources Canada. The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness and change behaviours among individual drivers in Edmonton and Calgary, with regard to unnecessary vehicle idling. Responsibilities: Coordinate and implement the Reduce Vehicle Idling Campaign in 10 schools and 5 gas stations in Calgary; Organize and train volunteers for all events associated with the campaign; Communicate regularly with schools participating in the campaign; Coordinate media interviews related to the campaign. Qualifications: computer skills (word processing, Internet communication, desktop publishing); communication and presentation skills; proven management abilities and organizational skills; positive attitude and flexibility with work hours; Experience working as part of a team, or in a leadership role; strong organization, planning, and time management skills; a demonstrated ability to problem solve and work well under pressure; strong oral and written communication skills; a College or University Education, or equivalent work experience. Term: August 13, 2003 - November 28, 2003 Compensation: $3300.00/month / Location: Calgary, Alberta 

2. Smart Growth Campaign Coordinator Application Deadline - August 11, 2003 Job #SG2003 The Sierra Club of Canada - Prairie Chapter is seeking applicants for the position of Smart Growth Campaign Coordinator. Applicants should be committed to environmental protection and seeking job experience in an advocacy and research organization. The successful candidate will develop our new Smart Growth Community Capacity Building Program for Alberta. Responsibilities: Develop and launch the Smart Growth Community Capacity Building Program; Research and write the Alberta Smart Growth Toolkit; Organize and deliver a series of 10 community capacity building programs throughout Alberta; Write and coordinate media events associate with the project; Deliver presentations on the project to members, non-members and supporters; Various administrative duties Qualifications: Knowledge of urban planning issues and sustainable urban development; computer skills (word processing, Internet communication, home page development, desktop publishing); research skills; communication and presentation skills; media skills (writing press releases, organizing press conferences, etc.) an asset; proven management abilities and organizational skills; positive attitude and flexibility with work hours (some weekend work required); Experience working as part of a team, or in a leadership roleStrong organization, planning, and time management skills; A demonstrated ability to problem solve and work well under pressure; Strong oral and written communication skills; A College or University Education, or equivalent work experience. Term: September 2, 2003 - February 28, 2004Compensation: $2100.00/month / Full time: 35 hours/week Location: Edmonton, Alberta Please send your resume, cover letter, and job posting number to: Sonja Mihelcic - Chapter DirectorSierra Club of Canada - Prairie Chapter 10125-97 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5K 0B3Fax: (780) 437-3932 > E-mail: sonjam@sierraclub.caCheck out our website! www.prairie.sierraclub.ca ONE EARTH, ONE CHANCE!

(posted July 11, 2003)


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SWEDEN-CANADA YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAM

This program is aimed at Canadian citizens between 18 and 30 years. A fixed number of persons per calendar year can obtain a work and residence permit for a maximum of 12 months. The permits are not renewable and may only be used once per individual.

Permits under this program are granted on a quota basis - i.e. so many permits are granted per calendar year. This means that once the quota is filled no more permits will be granted for that calendar year, even if you fulfil all requirements.

The permit MUST be applied for and granted BEFORE entering Sweden. Applications are made at the Consulate of Sweden closest to where you live or at the Embassy of Sweden in Ottawa IF you live in the Ottawa-area. Processing time is approximately 4 weeks.

The application form to be used is "Application by employees/self-employed persons and their families for:". The form is to be completed in duplicate and is available at the Consulate of Sweden closest to where you live, at the Embassy of Sweden in Ottawa or on Forms.

Attach

  • Valid passport;
  • Two passport size photographs;
  • Proof that you have at least $ 2.000:- at your disposal.

The fee for this permit is $ 205:-.

Fee is payable at the time of application and is non-refundable

A firm (written) offer of employment is not required at the time of application and the work permit is not tied to any specific employer or position.

The applicant should have funds of at least Can.$ 2,000.- at the time of application, to ensure that living expenses can be covered until employment is obtained. Health insurance is also advisable, as the Swedish health care system is not applicable to persons who do not pay taxes or contribute towards the social insurance system.

The Embassy is not able to assist in finding a job in Sweden. However, a vacancy database (Platsautomat, Kundarbetsplats) can be found at all employment offices in Sweden (Arbetsförmedlingen). Links on the Internet to this and other services for job seekers and employers in Sweden can be found on the Internet - http://www.amv.se

SCHOLARSHIPS

THE BRUCEBO AND W.B. BRUCE FINE ART SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CANADIANS FOR 2002-2003

The Canadian Scandinavian Foundation


This page was last updated: 2003-07-11
Top pageEmbassy of Sweden in Ottawa, Canada

(posted May 21st, 2003)


Internship Opportunity

 Since 1998, the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute has been an implementing organization successfully administering a youth internship programme through a grant from the CIDA International Youth Internship Programme (CIYIP). In 2002, the institute began administering a similar programme through funding from the DFAIT Youth International Internship Programme.

 Designed as an employment program for young Canadian professionals, the Shastri Institute's role is to facilitate and offer a first-time international development work experience to a recent graduate/unemployed youth. The Shastri Youth Internship Programme aims to achieve the following objectives:

    *      To ease the transition from school to work for post secondary graduates

    *      To empower young Canadians to develop their career goals and gain a valuable international work experience.

    *      To develop and strengthen Shastri international partnerships.

Shastri has been approved for 13 internship positions for 2003-2004.

 The details of each position and the application and eligibility requirements can be found at the weblink below. http://www.ucalgary.ca/~sici/main/youthMainInternshipsNEW.html

 

 Please direct recent graduates and other potential interns to this site.

 The application deadline is June 1, 2003

 Prospective Candidates must meet the following preliminary criteria.

    * Are Canadian citizens or permanent residents;

    * Between 19 - 30 years of age;

    * Are unemployed or underemployed and NOT currently enrolled in an  educational program;

    * Recently graduated from a formal post-secondary education program.

    * Demonstrate a willingness to participate and are available for the  duration of the internship ( minimum 6 months);

    * Have NOT participated in a previous YES internship program; and

    * Must NOT have previous paid career-related international work  experience.

 

(posted April 23, 2003)


 

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OFFICER (ASIA-PACIFIC) - click here for more details

Closing date: Friday, February 28, 2003

(re-posted February 24, 2003)


 

 

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