JOB OPPORTUNITY Short Term/Part-time Employment OPPORTUNITY Researcher, Sustainable Campuses Project: Sierra Youth Coalition --PLEASE CIRCULATE-- Job Classification: 12 Week Part-Time Contract Position Title: Researcher, Sustainable Campuses Project Application Deadline: Wednesday December 17th, 5pm Wage: Contract Wage $3,500.00 Location: SYC National Office, Ottawa, Ontario (This position could be done from distance. If this is your case please provide an account of how you would maintain detailed communication with the SYC National Office in Ottawa outlining the challenges you might encounter and how you would overcome these challenges). Project Overview: The Sustainable Campuses project is currently one of SYC's main focus areas. The project seeks to inspire, inform, train, and support Canadian students in the pursuit of social and environmental change through their campus. The projects main focus is to support students in the development and implementation of sustainable policies and Environmental Management Systems (EMS) for their educational institutions. The Sustainable Campuses project aims to promote a systematic approach to change in campus practices. It promotes students' efforts to work within the systems of their educational institutions in order to create permanent, institutionalized mechanisms to ensure sustainability. Project Concept: The Sierra Youth Coalition (SYC) recently launched our new database of Campus Success Stories. This database can be found on the newly designed SYC website at www.syc-cjs.org. Over the past 5 years SYC has been working to actively promote issues around campus sustainability on post-secondary schools across Canada. Many Canadian university and college campuses have implemented initiatives for sustainability over the last decade. There is a need for the documentation and publication of these best practices and case studies. This valuable information provides the best opportunity for students to learn about how to change their university by modeling themselves after other student success stories. SYC wants to capture Canadian campus sustainability success stories in a web-based database so that this information is accessible to students nationally. This would build on the toolkit by providing a venue to continually update stories. Responsibilities: 1) Conduct research on Canadian University Sustainability Success Stories, collecting approximately 1 success story for each University involved in the SYC Sustainable Campuses Network as well as outreach to campuses who are not actively involved in the Coalition activities. 2) Write and Design with the Sustainable Campuses National Coordinator and the Youth Environmental Network Coordinator project publicity and brochures. 3) Oversee the translation of collected success stories. Preferred Qualifications: q Possess knowledge of campus sustainability initiatives; q Bilingual (french/english) is an asset; q Strong writing, editing and research skills; q Ability work in flexible work environment; q Knowledge of website development could prove beneficial; q Understanding of the youth environmental movement; q Past involvement with the Sierra Youth Coalition and the Sustainable Campuses Project. For more information on this project or others of the Sierra Youth Coalition check out our 'NEW' website at www.syc-cjs.org or email us at info@xxxxxxxxxxx . You can also reach us by telephone at 613.241.1615. IT IS PREFERRED THAT CANDIDATES SEND THEIR CV, COVER LETTER AND A SHORT WRITING SAMPLE ELECTRONICALLY! (to help save paper) Put Sustainable Campuses CV in the subject area. SYC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from members of minority groups.