Sustainable Life App is seeking a Community Ambassador! Why Eco-Warrior's you might wonder? We live and breathe sustainable living & consumption and want to bring aboard a team member who shares similar values and can represent our app throughout the country!
Working directly and being trained by our app’s founder, you will manage community outreach for the app and put together a plan to ultimately have each province, territory and regional area's sustainable businesses and brands featured on our app! Your days will be varied, with learning opportunities focused primarily in digital marketing and community engagement. This project requires the perfect candiate who is open to roll up their sleeves and get ready for a lot of connecting with sustainable businesses, social media groups and eco-organizations in our country!
Knowing how to search on google is a strong skill for this role. The person hired for this role must be open to communicating with various facebook groups, emailing + contacting (via phone and zoom calls) local green/environmental organizations, university sustainability groups, local vegan groups and so much more! So basically... you need to be great at communicating and be outgoing and not shy to put yourself out there! We will provide you with training and support materials (PDF’s of how to use and join the app).
You are an eco ambassador and you’ll help Sustainable Life App expand our platform.
Are an avid mobile app user - especially ones that help make this world a better place
Are a self-motivated individual who wants to inspire change!
Are able to work independently and also collaborate as a team member
Are outgoing and love meeting new people + communicating with those who share your eco values
Capable of juggling a bunch of tasks and responsibilities
Have an excellent command of written and spoken English
Have strong communication skills and a general positive attitude and outlook
Have strong organizational skills for managing multiple projects
Have the skills to and/or interest in creating digital marketing programs and campaigns + an interest in using social media for good
Have experience working with Canva, Zoom, Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google Docs (primarily simple Microsoft Excel skills)
Love listening to podcasts and in watching environmental documentaries.
Our platform’s core values - 5 Factors for Sustainable Consumption™
Impact on Human Health
Respect for Human Rights
Respect for Animal Rights
What is Sustainable Life App? We are a map-based app (Apple & Android) connecting consumers with sustainable brands and businesses in their area. We’re all about #ShopLocal and #SupportSustainable. Our goal is to grow the app so that users can use it at home and while they travel to live in line with their core values.
The app features green businesses, eco-products, and services from many industries, including: eco travel options (hotels & tours), event venues, retail shops, grocery stores, local farms, cafés, restaurants, hair salons, spas and so much more!
To apply for this position send your resume and cover letter/a bit about yourself in an email to (make sure you read all of the eligability requirements prior to applying): [email protected]
Duties and responsibilities
Create a list of sustainable businesses and brands in each Canadian province or territory and track the progress.
Research brands and businesses using google search, facebook groups, instagram, and by contacting local environmental and university/school groups who share the same sustainability values as our app.
Marketing & Customer Outreach
Contact local businesses, brands via in person (safe social distance), phone and/or email to learn about what they feel they need to learn about eco-conscious consumers to help increase their profit + give them the information they need to join the app (simple online form).
Contact environmental organizations + school groups asking them to post details about the app on your behalf and/or share details about the app in their newsletters.
Post details about the app in various local facebook groups
Encourage local influencers to share the app (DM's, email, etc.)
Send suggestions for potential guests for our podcast show + what the topic of the podcast could be to have the sustainability efforts in your province get media attention.
Knowledge and skills
Ability to reach out to businesses and brands (phone, in person and email) on behalf of the app and ability to do customer discoveries (you will be trained).
You’re interested in the sustainable/eco businesses and brands and want to be a part of inspiring change by helping solve small business and brand owners’ problems.
You want to create content that inspires + you like to focus on all aspects of a task and you're always proud of things you work on and help create.
You’re a team player, resourceful, and are a driven problem-solver.
Post secondary education - We are open to a range of educational backgrounds (Bachelors, Diplomas or Certifications) in business, media or journalism with a focus in marketing or digital marketing.
This position is being made possible through grant funding through the Digital Skills for Youth program funded by the Canadian government. In order to be elibible, candidates must:
- Be between the ages of 15 and 30, inclusive, at the start of the internship
- Be a post-secondary graduate (i.e. has completed a diploma or degree following secondary education - not currently a student)
- Not be in receipt of EI during the course of the work placement,
- Be legally entitled to work in Canada (i.e. Canadian citizen, permanent Resident or person who has been granted refugee status), and
- Self-assess as underemployed, meaning they are employed below their level of education and/or hold part-time employment, or are unemployed.
- Be able to work a minimum of 40 hours per week from early February 2021 (est start date) until March 31, 2021