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Plant 100 Hectares, Support 100 Families in Choco Colombia

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Sustinere Global
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Montréal, QC, Canada

Sustinere Global


New
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Published 3 months ago

Recurring
Weekdays
Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)

BACKGROUND:

With an average of 1.7 billion hectares of treeless land across the planet where trees could be planted, ecological restoration is one of the top climate-change solutions and Sustinere Global is working to plant 4 billion trees by 2030 to combat climate change and loss of biodiversity.

PROJECT:

Sustinere and its partners' reforestation project is in the Choco, Colombia, one of the world's most biodiverse areas, with more than 8,000 species of plants and 600 species of birds. In the 2000s, the Choco suffered 60% of the deforestation in Colombia, due to mining and logging. In addition to environmental and biodiversity degradation, the Choco faces unique economic challenges as 85% live below the poverty line, with a 32% illiteracy rate, and only 38% of teenagers going to high school. Women and girls are particularly affected, as 40% of households are single mothers. The project will restore 100 hectares of forest that will benefit 100 families with fruit trees and medicine plants. The forest will absorb 15,000 tons of carbon, and we will create a group of 50 women entrepreneurs.

VOLUNTEER'S ROLE:

The aim of the Communications & Digital Marketing Specialist role is to promote visibility and engagement for Sustinere in traditional and social media. By using your creative communication skills, you will create posts on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Website, Email Marketing), conduct outreach with media partners (social media influencers, magazine publishers, radio hosts and TV stations) and engage the public (particularly on digital media and email communications) to generate goodwill and followers for the project and organization. Moreover, you will be asked to apply your communications skills by developing a marketing strategy to support the sustainability of your inputs.

You will be well supported by the Sustinere project partners, all eager to collaborate with you to advance reforestation and climate action initiatives.

Come join a dynamic SUSTAINABILITY team!

BACKGROUND:

With an average of 1.7 billion hectares of treeless land across the planet where trees could be planted, ecological restoration is one of the top climate-change solutions and Sustinere Global is working to plant 4 billion trees…

Details at a glance

  • Virtual Opportunity

Location

738 Rue Saint-Paul Ouest, Montréal, QC H3C 0N5, CA

How to Apply

As a volunteer, you will:

-Evaluate external communications strategies currently in place. Develop a communications & marketing plan based on perceived gaps.

-Conduct informal interviews and/or focus groups with project partners involved in reforestation and green economy.

-Identify opportunities for local media content – radio, newspaper, advertisements – and draft supporting marketing content.

-Create social media posts and e-mail marketing/outreach by working with the project partners, Executive Director and Director of Partnerships.

-Have fun contributing to a great cause and making our planet greener!

Essential Academic Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or another relevant field.

Essential Professional Background:

-2 – 3 years’ work experience in a communications or marketing position

-2 – 3 years’ work experience in developing promotional content – written, visual, audio, etc.

As a volunteer, you will:

-Evaluate external communications strategies currently in place. Develop a communications & marketing plan based on perceived gaps.

-Conduct…

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