Career Opportunity


Outreach Coordinator - Edmonton

LOCATION: edmonton, alberta

Do you love the North Saskatchewan River and the waters that surround Edmonton? Do you want people who live in Edmonton to have access to clean water?

If you said “yes”, then you may be the next Outreach Coordinator with North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper, a Swim Drink Fish initiative.

We are a community organization looking to improve public understanding of water quality in the Edmonton area and to build public support for a clean, healthy, and accessible river. We are looking for a full-time staff member to coordinate our Edmonton office, educate the community about the Saskatchewan River watershed, and build a network of people who care about swimmable, drinkable, fishable water.


  • Share your knowledge of basic water literacy concepts (watershed, drinking water quality, swimming and boat access locations, plants and animals in the watershed, etc.) to help nurture a more water literate community.

  • Work with the Swim Drink Fish Canada team in Toronto and Vancouver to develop and deliver online and in-person educational messages, presentations and resources that will help Edmonton-area residents better understand the watershed they live in.

  • Develop and implement a plan for a new national platform for water literacy called the Water Connections Youth Program Guide. Launch a program for recruiting, training, and helping community leaders use the Guide.

  • Build Watermark water story collections that document knowledge and perspectives of water from the Edmonton community and curate and publish Watermarks to the Watermark Project website (

  • Manage North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper’s social media presence, create blogs, send email updates to Riverkeeper’s subscriber list.

  • Report on project impact, and help to secure additional grant and individual donor support for water literacy work in Edmonton.

  • Help to inspire thousands of people in the Edmonton area to become stewards of swimmable, drinkable, fishable waters.




  • A strong understanding of Alberta’s ecosystems with an emphasis on the Saskatchewan River (knowledge of other major Canadian watersheds is also an asset)

  • Enjoys spending time on the water and able to act as an ambassador for an active, water-friendly lifestyle

  • A background in education or experience leading small groups/ teams

  • At least one year’s work experience in a nonprofit or educational setting

  • Familiarity with Wordpress, knows how to post and edit content

  • Experience engaging the community through social media

  • Detail-oriented, able to organize information and content

  • Strong professional communications skills, capable of handling outreach to school organizations, media, board members, and other constituents

  • Ability write effective emails and briefing notes for manager and funders

  • Self-motivated and comfortable working independently with colleagues in different cities

  • Familiarity with database systems such as Salesforce is desired, but not required


Job Details

This is a full-time position open to all qualified candidates. Applicants between the ages of 18-30 may be included in the Canada Green Corp program. Salary range is $40,000 - $45,000 per year based on experience. The Coordinator will work from our office in downtown Edmonton.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted up to July 15, 2018 and reviewed as they arrive.

To apply, email the following information to with the subject “Edmonton Outreach Job - Your Name”

  1. In the email, write a brief letter that describes why you want this position. Tell us a little bit about yourself, your qualifications, and show off your writing style.

  2. Attach your resumé.

  3. Include names and contact information for two references.


Swim Drink Fish Canada is committed to having a skilled, diversified workforce reflective of the Toronto community, and to the equitable representation of women, Indigenous peoples, and members of a visible minority group.

Candidates will be contacted for an interview after June 18, 2018.

About Swim Drink Fish and North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper

Swim Drink Fish Canada and North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper work to protect swimmable, drinkable, fishable water by blending science, law, education, and storytelling with technology. Together, these Canadian charities empower millions of people to know and safeguard their waters through the Edmonton Water Literacy Program, Swim Guide, Watermark Project, and Community Water Monitoring. These programs help to build a national movement of active, informed, and engaged individuals working to ensure their communities can swim, drink, and fish forever.