Lake Ontario Waterkeeper is part of an amazing community of individuals, groups, organizations, and businesses who support a swimmable, drinkable, fishable Lake Ontario. As the Swimmable Water Ambassador, you will help to build connections with people in-person and disseminate vital information about recreational water quality to this community. Our office is based in Toronto, so extra emphasis will be placed on outreach efforts to strengthen this city’s community of recreational water users.
You will be responsible for helping to keep our Swim Guide app and website up to date on a daily basis, attend events throughout the summer across the watershed, and support Lake Ontario Waterkeeper’s recreational water protection programs.
Swimmable Water Ambassador responsibilities:
Create a comprehensive list of stakeholders impacted by recreational water quality in the City of Toronto.
Engage citizens, organizations, and user groups in issues related to recreational water quality.
Attend all scheduled events from mid-May to September (evenings and weekends required).
Act as an in-person ambassador for Lake Ontario Waterkeeper and Swim Guide.
Provide on-site and “from the field” pictures and videos for our social media profiles.
Delight booth and table attendees at events with information about Lake Ontario, Toronto Sewage information.
Update Swim Guide in the morning, seven days a week, to provide thousands of people with up-to-date beach water quality information on the Great Lakes.
You are an ideal candidate for this position if:
You would love to spend your summer talking about swimmable water
You are comfortable talking and thinking about sewage regularly
You have a great work ethic and are able to accomplish tasks independently
You are motivated by the idea of helping people
You are well-spoken and outgoing
You are happy to work evenings and weekends when required for public events
You love spending time on Lake Ontario (swimming, paddling, sailing, fishing, etc)
You are comfortable using computers
You have strong Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram skills
You have a valid G-class licence (access to a vehicle is a bonus but not required)
You’re based in Toronto
Our funding requires that you are returning to school in September 2014 and are under the age of 30.
Lake Ontario Waterkeeper is committed to having a skilled, diversified workforce reflective of the Toronto community, and to the equitable representation of women, aboriginal peoples, and members of a visible minority group.
Hours: 30 hours/week. Must be available some evenings and weekends.
Start and End Date: Immediately - August 31, 2014
Location: Based in Toronto with some travel between Kingston and St. Catharines and the Kawarthas.
Application Deadline: ASAP. Applications will be reviewed and candidates selected for interviews as they arrive.