Date posted: June 26, 2020
Closing date: July 8, 2020
Job type: Temporary (8 weeks), 35 hours per week
Start Date: July 13, 2020
Location: Anywhere; Victoria or Vancouver a bonus
Dogwood is a people-powered organization driven by a shared love of B.C. We believe in a more just, equitable and sustainable province. But to get there, we know First Nations and British Columbians have to organize to take back power from political insiders and global corporations.
We’re probably best known for the No Tankers campaign. Since 2007, Dogwood and our allies have prevented a massive expansion of carbon pollution and oil tanker traffic on the West Coast. Our supporters are definitely concerned about climate change and oil spills. But we don’t just work to protect the environment.
What we’re really looking for are tipping points: moments when enough citizen pressure can rewrite a law, reverse a bad decision or convince a politician to take a stronger position. That’s when we channel large-scale citizen action — both offline and online — to lock in change for the long term.
Through the Canada Summer Jobs Program, we currently have an opportunity for a student to join our team for the summer. Reporting to Director of Organizing, the Marketing Specialist will help with community organizing and fundraising.
As part of our team, you’ll get to:
- Reach out to our volunteer base for a variety of online activities including regional team meetings, trainings, webinars and guest speaker series
- Phone donors and potential donors to build Dogwood’s strong base of individual donations
- Work with the Organizing Programs Manager to update contact records in Nationbuilder, and other digital tasks as needed
- Attend Zoom team meetings as required to become conversant with campaigns and strategies to inform recruitment calling
- Assist in online trainings
To be considered for this position, you need to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of Dogwood’s campaigns and commitment to the organization’s mission and values
- Be comfortable talking to Dogwood supporters and the public in person and over the phone
- Meet the eligibility requirements of the Canada Summer Jobs program. The successful candidate must demonstrate that he/she/they
(a) is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
(b) was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;
(c) intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
(d) is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program;
(e) is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
(f) is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.
Other personal strengths, knowledge, experience, training or aptitudes in areas of organizing, campaigning, volunteer management, familiarity with Nationbuilder, Zoom or specialized technical skills would be considered additional assets in this role and we encourage you to highlight them in your application.
If you’re interested in this position and meet the requirements, please email a cover letter and your resume ASAP to at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When submitting your application please name and save your attachments with your first and last name in the title, i.e.: “Mira_Singh_Cover_Letter.pdf” and “Mira_Singh_Resume.pdf.”
Early applications are strongly encouraged as they will be screened and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. No phone calls please. We aim to make a hiring decision by the week of July 13, 2020.
Dogwood is committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants to apply including members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons and people of all gender identities and abilities. Dogwood strives not to discriminate based on race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, political belief, age, gender, sexual orientation or class. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in Canada.