Public Information Team Member - Vancouver Office

The David Suzuki Foundation is Canada’s most trusted environmental organization and each day its Vancouver office receives many public requests and inquiries. The Public Information Team facilitates connections between the public and our staff.  We provide the first response to individuals contacting the Foundation.
 
Deliverables: 
  • Be the first point of contact for the David Suzuki Foundation at the front desk
  • Attend mandatory preparedness training
  • 3-4 hours per shift: respond to public email inquiries
  • Ongoing throughout shift - route telephone calls and welcome visitors   
  • Ongoing throughout shift - assist projects with data entry 
  • Occasional - assist other departments with one-time projects 
Skills and Knowledge Required:
  • Current knowledge and commitment of the DSF mission and vision
  • Strong communication skills, eloquent, accurate and concise writing skills and great email etiquette
  • Comfort with Microsoft Office, specifically Outlook
  • Comfort working very independently in a quieter environment
  • Friendly,sincere and professional telephone manner
  • Good judgment when dealing with sensitive issues
  • Ability to take on multiple tasks, attention to detail
Reports to:  Kim Vickers, Public Information and Office Administration Coordinator 
 
Time Commitment:
  • 6 month minimum commitment
Shifts Available:  
  • Thursdays: 12pm - 5pm
Organizational Support:
  • Successful volunteers will receive an orientation to the Foundation 
  • Supervisor and other key staff will provide the specific training and ongoing support necessary for success in this role.
Benefits to the Volunteer:
  • Gain valuable communication and public engagement skills
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of DSF programs and get to know DSF staff
  • Reference letter upon meeting time commitment and successful completion of position
  • Organic, fair-trade coffee and tea as needed!
  • Bi-annual social outings with team members
  • Access to the DSF library
  • Invitations to ongoing lunch and learns
  • Be part of DSF’s mission to protect the diversity of nature and our quality of life
Apply by: submitting your cover letter and resume as one document. Rolling interviews will take place until the position is filled. 

 



 




Specialist library archivist

We are fortunate to receive a large number of environmental books and currently have a large specialist library of around 1500 books. In order to make the library more user-friendly and accessible to staff and volunteers, we are looking for a volunteer to assess the contents, edit the collection and reorganize the shelving system using new furniture. This is a perfect opportunity for a book-loving volunteer with excellent attention to detail and enthusiasm for systematic and organized work. 
 
Tasks and Responsibilities: 
  • Create comprehensive digital catalogue of all library books, capturing title, author and date of books.
  • Assign books specialist categories 
  • Determine which books can be donated/recycled
  • Develop shelving system and shelve books accordingly
 
Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • Highly organized and excellent attention to detail
  • Comfortable using excel: experience creating and maintain spreadsheets
  • Ability to work independently 
 
Reports to: Kim Vickers, Public Information and Office Administration Coordinator
 
Time Commitment: 
  • This project is anticipated to take around 30 - 40 hours to complete. Ideally, the project will be complete by mid-June 2018.
  • The project can be completed according to the volunteer’s schedule, within office hours. Suggested schedule of one morning or afternoon a week. 
  • The project will be completed from the Vancouver office
 
Support and Training Provided: 
  • Supervisor and other key staff will provide the specific training and ongoing support necessary for success in this role.
  • Introduction to staff at the office
Benefits to the Volunteer: 
  • Reference letter upon meeting time commitment and successful completion of position
  • Organic, fair-trade coffee and tea as needed!
  • Invitations to lunch and learns and other events taking place at the office
  • Be part of DSF’s mission to protect the diversity of nature and our quality of life
  • And of course…access to the library




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