EOS Eco-Energy and Cory Allen’s Plumbing & Heating are happy to announce they are partnering to offer a sump pump bulk purchase. Homeowners in the Tantramar-Memramcook region can sign up starting today until February 24th, 2021. By participating in the bulk purchase, you get a 15% discount off a sump pump or battery back-up sump pump. The battery back-up design protects your home from costly flood damage even when the power goes off. Intended to evacuate flood waters, sump pumps are a useful investment especially if you live in a low-lying area or a flood zone. Due to increasingly severe rain events, even homes on high ground are susceptible to flooding and would benefit from a sump pump. Many insurance companies require battery back-up sump pumps now. The installation must be completed by Cory Allen’s Plumbing & Heating to be eligible for the discounted sump pump. EOS has been awarded New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund funding to coordinate this program. Please contact EOS Eco-Energy (506-536-4487 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information or to register for the bulk purchase.
EOS is an award-winning not-for-profit organization focused on helping communities address climate change in the Memramcook-Tantramar region and beyond. We are looking for a dynamic individual to complete our 2020-21 water quality monitoring program, conduct public outreach, and help us grow our watershed management program. The watershed coordinator will work out of our Sackville, NB office (following all COVID-19 safety procedures) or could possibly be a self-employed contractor.
Supervised by the EOS Executive Director, you will:
- Coordinate our watershed monitoring program for the Chignecto watersheds (water quality sampling, stream habitat assessments, data entry, analysis, map creation, report writing).
- Coordinate public education and outreach regarding watershed issues (e.g. results of this year’s water quality monitoring) through presentations/ workshops/webinars, news articles, social media, EOS newsletter, EOS website, posters/infographics, mail-outs/pamphlets, and create maps using QGIS.
- Coordinate the Chignecto Watersheds Committee and maintain committee meeting agendas & minutes.
- Assist the executive director with planning a green roof project.
- Update databases (Atlantic Datastream).
- Represent EOS on various committees (e.g. NBEN’s Water Caucus, Community of Practice, Chignecto Collaborative, Mayor’s Round Table, etc.).
- Attend workshops, conferences, events to represent EOS.
- Help with Tantramar Climate Change Week 2021.
- Assist with writing funding applications.
- General help with office tasks, volunteer lists, public inquiries, attend staff meetings, project budgeting, report writing, liaise with funders, etc.
- Note that if a self-employed contract is discussed, a specific list of deliverables and timelines will be provided.
- Knowledge or experience with watershed & water quality issues and climate change adaptation. Knowledge of the Tantramar area would be an asset.
- Knowledge or experience with watershed monitoring, water quality sampling, GPS, GIS, data analysis. Lab experience would be an asset.
- Experience writing reports. Experience writing grant applications would be an asset.
- Experience coordinating community-based projects.
- Committee, volunteer and event coordination.
- Experience working independently as well as part of a team.
- Experience with community outreach and public education including for children/youth.
- Watershed habitat identification and species identification (birds, plants, etc.) would be an asset.
- Marketing/advertising, social media, website maintenance (using WordPress) would be an asset.
- Post-secondary degree in biology, environmental sciences, chemistry or related field.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Fluency in English (French an asset). Valid driver’s licence and vehicle.
- Creative, diligent, attention to detail, responsible, energetic, excellent time management skills, strong leadership and interpersonal skills, team player, able to take initiative, excellent communication and organization skills, and self-motivated.
5-month contract (November 2020 to March 2021), 40 hours a week, flexible schedule, paid sick days. Join our energetic team and enjoy a fun, relaxed atmosphere in our beautiful office overlooking the Bay of Fundy. Potential extension, depending on funding. Possibility for a self-employed contractor.
Application procedure and deadline:
Please forward your cover letter, resume and three references to email@example.com by 5pm Thursday, October 22, 2020. If you have questions, please contact Amanda Marlin at (506) 536-4487 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can Sackville be ready for climate change? We want to hear your ideas! And you could win a $50 gift card to a local shop of your choice or an EOS sustainable lunch set!! Take a few minutes and fill in our survey: bit.ly/eos-student
Your answers will help EOS write a new guide for residents and businesses in Sackville to help them face climate change and be stronger!
Deadline: October 15, 2020