Coordinator, Climate Change Education & Communication

EDUCATION
Date Posted : August 20, 2018
Job Location : Vancouver
Job Number : 79012
Job Type : Part-time
Start : September 03, 2018
Company : University of British Columbia - CALP Lab
Website : www.calp.forestry.ubc.ca; www.ubc.ca
Address : Dept.of Forest Resources Management, Faculty of Forestry; 2045-2424 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z4

Job Description

The Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP) at the Department of Forest Resources Management, Faculty of Forestry is looking for a student to join our research team working on Social Mobilization on Climate Change using Digital Tools . This position will help the CALP team integrate visuals, content, and lessons learned from our concurrent projects – Community Energy Explorer; Future Delta 2.0; Citizen’s Coolkit (& others in development) – designed to make climate change more understandable, compelling, engaging and fun. We have co-designed and evaluated these tools with high school teachers, students and staff; youth; commercial game and app designers; and other community stakeholders. We have also developed a beta version of a Teacher’s Guide providing educators with a comprehensive, structured and regionally relevant resource on climate change solutions tailored to BC’s new high-school curriculum. The Guide provides a ‘Climate Change 101’ backgrounder for teachers, with lesson plans & additional teaching resources, to support implementation in everyday classroom practice.

The main job responsibilities will include:
1. Create new content for the Teacher’s Guide based on the learning objectives, tools, and activities within the CALP tools mentioned above (& others) that aligns with the new BC curriculum mandates;
2. Design the layout of new and existing content within the Guide, using bold, easily understandable, replicable, and teacher/student friendly design. These tools will also be available online as free resources for teachers/educators for web-use and download;
3. Develop and implement a public engagement, education and awareness-building strategy for the Guide to increase its uptake within the Vancouver School Board (VSB) – our partners on this project;
4. Engage VSB teachers and other school districts through professional development day workshops, social media, press releases and print media

Student should have strong interpersonal and communications skills (written and verbal) and be highly organized for tasks involving outreach with teachers and other professionals. Additionally, student should have ability to translate climate change communication tools and resources into visual templates for worksheets, activities, assignments, field trips, etc. The position requires the skill to design and integrate complex climate change content into easy-to-use graphic packages for youth and educators.

Qualifications:
This position requires an upper level undergraduate or graduate student in Education or related field, with interest in digital media communications, climate change awareness, visualization, and some knowledge of interactive tools (such as videogames, social media, etc.). Specific background and skills needed include –

Required:
1. Experience in developing lesson plans
2. Knowledge of curriculum development, with interest in place-based education and inquiry learning
3. Previous teaching experience will be an asset
4. Proficient in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word etc.)
5. Experience cultivating and maintaining relationships with a wide diversity of partners
6. Strong interest in environmental/climate change communications
7. Good organizational and time management skills
8. Enthusiastic, responsible and a team player

Preferred:
1. Experience working with educators – both teachers working in classroom settings and informal educators (e.g. museums, NGO’s, government, etc.)
2. Experience with programs such as Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop
3. Comfortable and confident using social media platforms (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
Experience with WordPress web

Qualifications

  • Minimum experience : 1-2
  • Minimum educational level : Bachelor Degree
  • Language : English