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May 2016

We Are Hiring!

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Work with Winnipeg Trails this Summer.
We are looking for 5 people who want to work from the best “office” in Winnipeg . . our growing network of trails and protected bike lanes!

Are you interested in learning more about how cities plan for cycling and walking and accessibility?
Do you have a passion for the future of Winnipeg and its people?
Do you like nature, urban landscapes or spending time outdoors?
Do you like citizen science, city planning or helping people?
Are you social media savvy?

If you answered yes to any of the above, you might be a great fit.
Keep reading.

All applicants must be:
(a) between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
(b) registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;
(c) intending to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
(d) a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program;
(e) a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and
Refugee Protection Act* and;
(f) legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations

Two types of position types are available. We are hiring One Assistant Coordinator and Four Trails Analysts to work with us over the summer.

How To Apply:

1. Review the Job Descriptions below (Applicants may choose to apply for one or both jobs)
2. Write a short email describing why you think you would be a good fit for the position to info@winnipegtrails.ca with the subject line “Summer Job Application” and attach a brief resume.
3. Apply as soon as possible.

Assistant Coordinator Job Description

Wage: $16/hr
Timeline: Short term position representing 9 weeks @ 30hrs/week between now and September 2016. Hours will include weekends and special events.  Exact work hours and vacation time are flexible and negotiable, depending on start date and needs of project.
Workplace: Work will be carried out from home and/or on site or at our team meeting point at The Forks.

The Assistant Coordinator will be responsible for:
– Event planning and logistics on International Trails Day
– Coordinating/scheduling Winnipeg Trails participation in other Summer events
– Occasional website updates and social media postings
РCoordination of volunteer/staff  for trails counts and surveying throughout Winnipeg
– Occasional Media relations
– Understanding and promoting trails by sharing information on our new mobile application for tourism

Tasks may include:
Developing a schedule of summer events and activities including staffing requirements/volunteers
Develop a social media plan for the summer months
Regular web updates
Responding to emails
Attending workshops and design meetings
Meeting with politicians
Reviewing specific project plans
Reviewing strategic plans

The right person may display strengths in one or more of the following fields:
Communications/Writing – web content management, social media and interpersonal skills
Public Administration – understanding of decision making, policy frameworks and funding processes that lead to trails development
Environmental Design / Landscape Architecture / Planning / Engineering – some understanding of the planning, design and construction steps that lead to the development of a trail, roadway or transportation plan
Tourism and Recreation – an understanding of key concepts related to the promotion of destinations, immersive experiences, and the needs of users seeking recreation
Education – skills in communicating to the public, adults and children – an understanding of the learning process
Business Administration – an understanding of budgets, strategic planning, private sector engagement
Political Science – an understanding of public engagement, partnerships and politics
Independence and self motivation

Education:
Ideal candidate for this position is currently attending Post-Secondary (Community College, CEGEP, Technical Institute, University) studies.

Note: Some of the work will include use of mobile applications to communicate.
All applicants should have access to a working smartphone, ideally both platforms or iOS only and extra battery packs.
All applicants should be familiar with Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, the CounterPoint app for counting traffic and our own Winnipeg Trails app.

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Trails Analyst Job Description

Wage: $13/hr
Timeline:Short term position representing 9 weeks @ 30hrs/week between now and September 2016. Exact work hours and vacation time are flexible and negotiable, depending on start date and needs of project.
Workplace: Work will be carried out on site on trails throughout Winnipeg, and/or at home and/or at our team meeting point at The Forks.

Trails Analysts will be responsible for:
Evaluating the quality of Winnipeg’s Trail extensive network of asphalt, limestone, barkchip and nature trails for walkability, bikeability, barriers to accessibility, lighting, amenities like benches
Revealing new opportunities to create on road pathway connections, intersection improvements or trail surface quality changes
Raising awareness and promoting information on the trail network through public outreach, staffing booths at events
Promoting trails tourism
Content management for a new mobile app and contest
Communicating a new mobile app and contest
Collecting traffic data
Mapping data

Tasks will include:
Developing a schedule for a methodically investigating/collecting data on the trails network in Winnipeg
Helping to establishing 100 new hidden gems using our mobile app: http://www.winnipegtrails.ca/app/
Greeting members of the public while on site or at trails-related events
Attend regular meetings with the Coordinator and Assistant Coordinator
Independence and self motivation

Education:
Ideal candidate for this position is attending or just finished high school, or attending Post-Secondary (Community College, CEGEP, Technical Institute, University) studies.

Note: Some of the work will include use of mobile applications to communicate.
All applicants should have access to a working smartphone, ideally both platforms or iOS only, and extra battery packs.
All applicants should be familiar with Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, the CounterPoint app for counting traffic and our own Winnipeg Trails app.