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Fair Trade Educator (remote)

9th Floor, 10111 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB, T5J 0J4 [map]
4-6 hours / monthly
* This is open to all Canadian residents, as it is a solely remote position. 

17th municipality and the 2nd largest municipality in Canada to become a Fairtrade Town on September 26, 2013. A permanent committee was struck to promote continued growth in the awareness, availability and consumption of Fair Trade products in Edmonton.

On June 15, 2016, the committee became a Registered Society with the official name of Fair Trade Edmonton Council. We are a volunteer-run organization that aims to be a reliable resource for individuals, businesses and associations interested in Fairtrade or Fair Trade and a respected promoter of Fair Trade in Edmonton and Alberta.

VOLUNTEER POSITION -Fair Trade Educator (remote) 
What we are looking for: We strive to promote the awareness and adoption of Fair Trade. One way in which we want to do this is through online education. We are looking for a volunteer that loves fair trade and wants to spread the word! As a Fair Trade Educator volunteer, you will be the lead in educating current volunteers and the public on fair trade. 

- Provide training on fair trade for volunteers 
- Deliver Fairtrade presentations/webinars to the public
- Create new presentation decks if needed 
- Plan and coordinate webinar dates and connect with guest speakers when applicable 
- Communications and coordination with other volunteers
- Option to join a 2-hour bi-monthly meeting 

Expected time commitment is about 4 - 6 hours every month. With an option to join a 2-hour bi-monthly meeting with the Steering Committee. The initial orientation session is expected to take about 1 hour.

- Strong knowledge of fair trade and Fairtrade International is required
- Have public speaking and educator experience 
- Comfortable with technology and video conferencing tools
- A passion for ethical consumerism!
Additional Details & Skills Required
How to apply: email info@fairtradeedmonton.ca with your cover letter and resume.  Subject line: Fair Trade Educator

Applications deadline: January 28, 2021, at 11:59 pm MST.
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